Job Description

For over 60 years, this business has been constantly evolving their product portfolio to meet the demands and ever-changing needs for some of the world’s largest industries. From the design of their first ever product, the business has sustained manufacturing excellence, setting the industry standard.

Today they operate from a purpose built, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Northampton, where they routinely design and develop system solutions for bespoke applications.

Quality Manager Package, Benefits and Hours

  • Salary £40,000 - £45,000, negotiable dependant on experience
  • Healthy contributory pension scheme
  • Death in service
  • Income protection benefits
  • Health Insurance, together
  • Non-contractual annual profit share bonus
  • 33 days holiday 
  • 37 hours per week; Monday to Thursday 08:30am – 17:15pm, Fridays 08:30am – 12:30pm

Quality Manager Role

Client is a specialist engineering, design and manufacturing company with a worldwide reputation as an innovator in low volume, high performance solutions, across various industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy and oil & gas. 

The company has a well-established ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, amongst other accreditations. 

Taking ownership of the Quality department, the Quality Manager will be responsible for maintaining the quality management system and leading the development of a progressive culture within the business. You will drive product quality and reliability improvements whilst also establishing and implementing opportunities to increase efficiency, reduce lead times and maximise profit.

Person Specification

  • At least 5 years' experience operating as a Quality Manager, preferably within an engineering environment
  • Must be a good communicator, ability to influence with excellent fluency in spoken and written English
  • Self-starter, effective time manager and a positive and supportive line manager
  • Assertive, with diplomatic skills and a good appreciation of business and commercial needs
  • Understanding of precision engineering, machining, measurement and special processes is preferred
  • Report writing and presentation skills and proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Crystal report writing skills or ability to extract information from databases is desirable
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing systems (MRP)
  • Membership of professional body Chartered Quality Institute is preferred

Quality Manager Key Responsibilities

  • The Quality Manager will improve internal procedures and documentation
  • Analysing key performance data and report / present it to all levels of the business
  • Reviewing quality concerns, analysing root cause and implement corrective actions liaising directly with employees, customers and suppliers
  • Planning and implementation of annual internal audit plan ensuring audits conducted across all departments within the company
  • Developing supplier relationships and monitoring and reporting their performance
  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable standards, regulations and laws with respect to product quality and supply.

This Quality Manager role is commutable From: Northampton, Leicester, Coventry, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Leamington Spa, Banbury

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994



Due to continued growth, this long-standing business is looking to recruit an experienced SHEQ Manager, on a part-time basis, covering two local sites.

Reporting to the senior management team, they can offer a varied and structured career for the right candidate.

24 hours per week will be required, they can offer flexibility on days worked.

Salary: £38,000 - £40,000, dependant on experience (pro-rata)

Commutable From: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Lichfield, Cannock, Tamworth

SHEQ Manager Candidate Requirements

  • Experience working within Quality, Environmental and H&S Management systems
  • Completing internal and external audits
  • Implementation of documentation and procedures
  • Experience managing ISO standards
  • The SHEQ Manager will have experience of delivering health & safety training
  • NEBOSH Health & Safety

SHEQ Manager Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented/followed
  • Keep records of inspection findings and produce reports suggesting improvements
  • Periodically monitor and update the company training matrix and organise training as required
  • Support the investigation of accidents and near misses and produce relevant statistics
  • Keep up to date all company ISO annual accreditations
  • Periodically review risk assessments for work activities and ensure these conform to the relevant guidance
  • Set up/attend H&S representative meetings. Each month you will report findings of internal audits and any significant H&S issues to the monthly senior management meeting
  • The SHEQ Manager may be required to deliver toolbox talks to the staff should we have a significant H&S incident

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994


A busy long-established organisation now has a requirement for a Quality Manager.
They are a multi site FMCG organisation, with facilities in the UK and Europe offering a fast paced and dynamic working environment. This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced Quality Manager to make a fast impact and As the Quality Manager, you will be tasked with being responsible for all aspects of the quality function, to ensure compliance.

Quality Manager Benefits:

  • £38,000 - £39,000
  • Be part of a long and successful business
  • Fast paced, dynamic working environment
  • New technology constantly introduced
  • Free Parking
  • 25 days holidays

This role is commutable from Loughborough, Leicester, Peterborough, Leicester, Oakham, St Neots’, Northampton, Oakham, Corby, Burley, Braunston, Melton Mowbray

Duties of the Quality Manager

  • Develop and maintain quality systems
  • Ensure compliance
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives
  • Manage the quality resources
  • Investigate customer complaints
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • Provide assistance with vendor development and selection
  • Site lead for customer and certification (ISO9001, BRC) audits
  • Conduct internal audits
  • Customer visits 

Requirement of the Quality Manager

  • Proven experience of implementation and management of quality systems
  • You will have gained your experience from within manufacturing
  • You will have experience of working within a continuous improvement culture
  • Ideally, you will have gained your experience within a fast- paced manufacturing environment
  • A “hands-on” pragmatic approach, will work best 
  • As would be the ability to work in a pressure, dynamic working environment

In return, you will be offered the chance to be part of a growing, busy, stable manufacturing organisation, where you will enjoy a long and enjoyable career.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994


Client is a Made in Britain company, with many, many years of history behind them. They continue to lead and innovate in their industry, due to being part of the corporation who are the leading global provider in their industry. 

Role Function

  • Reporting to the Site Lean Manufacturing Manager, the Quality Auditor will work independently within the Manufacturing Team, supporting the Assembly Tracks. 
  • This role focuses on ensuring that products that leave the assembly lines are QC compliant, by working with and improving the skills of the operators and end of line inspectors. 
  • The Quality Auditor will look to develop the Quality standards across the site, as well as developing clients own internal systems that lay the foundation for 100% Right First-Time pass rate.

Quality Auditor Salary: £35,000

Commutable From: Coventry, Solihull, Redditch, Rugby, Banbury, Daventry

Quality Auditor Key Responsibilities

  • Create PFMEA’s for existing product on the assembly lines.
  • Oversee product inspection / finalising. Carry out line checks to ensure product quality is maintained and procedures are adhered to.
  • Follow the structured checklist for every product inspection. Develop the structured checklist to improve the inspection process.
  • Record issues found, work with Manufacturing Engineers to identify root cause and apply permanent corrective action.
  • Develop existing / create new KPI’s to report on Quality/Issues found and resolved.
  • Strip and Audit Packaged products to ensure that they adhere to the QC standards & BOM’s.
  • Mentor and Coach, the team to develop skills and ensure cross training in the process areas to build flexibility.
  • Ensure a Quality first approach within the team. Raise CRNs to introduce improvements or address non-conformance.

Candidate Requirements

The Quality Auditor will have previous experience in automotive or aerospace Quality Auditing and Quality Engineering.

  • Training / mentoring operators in order to improve their inspection skills.
  • Excellent communication skills across all processes.
  • Leadership experience with the ability to challenge behaviour that is of detriment to the team.
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills and a keen eye for detail.
  • Total Quality Management Mindset.
  • Ability to challenge process managers with data.
  • Trained in PFMEA.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994


This is an exciting opportunity for a Quality Engineer to join a well-established company, with nearly 60 years of experience.

The business is a growing company, who design and manufacture specialist equipment, across many different sectors. 

Quality Engineer Package and Benefits

  • Salary £25,000 - £30,000, dependant on experience 
  • Hours 8:30am – 5:00pm, 4pm finish on Friday’s (flexi-hours are available)
  • 30 days holiday, increasing to 33 days with service
  • 4x salary – Death in service

Commutable From: Boston, Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Wisbech, Grantham, Melton Mowbray

Person Specification

  • The Quality Engineer will have a bias in mechanical engineering and the ability to read and interpret drawings
  • Experience of lean manufacturing tools and techniques, including root cause analysis, 5s, 8d, Kaizen
  • Knowledge of ATEX regulations would be preferred, but is not essential
  • Have knowledge of current ISO quality standards
  • Will be a competent IT user

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Quality Engineer will conduct root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions for process related concerns
  • Responsible for continual improvement activities to enhance the current systems
  • Conduct audits, including closing out audit findings, creating audits finding reports and determine proper corrective and preventative actions
  • Analyse internal quality failures, corrective and preventive action to determine trends and target improvement activities accordingly using tools such as Pareto analysis
  • The Quality Engineer will create and maintain company quality documentation, such as Standard Operating Procedures, Quality plans and check lists and preparation of QA reports
  • Responsible for maintaining the ongoing calibration of monitoring and measuring equipment used throughout the business. When required, develop and deliver training material to customers and end users of client products at the customer or end user's premise
  • Interface with our Engineering and Sales departments to ensure transfer to Production of new products are in accordance with approved data through involvement in DFMEAs. Maintain and police the non-conformance database.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994


Are you a Quality Manager, looking to be part of a well-established, growing team in the Birmingham area as this is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a successful business, who next year, look to be set to increase their already high volumes as demand for their products soars.

As their Quality Manager, you will be given the responsibility to maintain and improve the existing quality standards. You will also be the primary contact for all customer concerns.

This role would suit either an experienced Quality Manager, or a Senior Quality Engineer, who is looking for that chance to move into a Quality management role.

The role is commutable from Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Redditch, Solihull, Hall Green, Tyseley, Dudley, Tamworth, Birmingham, Brownhills, Worcester, Cannock and Aldridge 


  • £45,000 (flex)
  • Busy, stable customer base
  • Long established organisation
  • Huge potential for growth within this role
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • A genuine chance to make an impact


  • Resolution of customer concerns
  • Day to day control of Quality department
  • Lead, manage and be the main point of Quality on site
  • Maintain and develop existing Quality systems
  • Champion Continuous Improvements in Quality
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • Mentor your team and identification of training needs
  • Supplier Development
  • Internal audits
  • Manage absenteeism and holidays


  • You are either currently a Quality Manager or a Senior Quality Engineer looking to move into a Quality Manager role
  • Essential that you have experience of working in a manufacturing environment
  • Customer and Supplier exposure
  • This is a busy, challenging role and would suit an energetic, ambitious, highly motivated Quality professional

Are you up for the challenge?  Waste no time and send your CV ASAP!

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994


This is an excellent opportunity, for an experienced Assistant Training Manager, to work with an established leader in their market, who are part of an international manufacturer, operating from a new, start of the art facility.

They have a great work environment and a real family feel on-site, which you would be welcomed into.

The businesses growth continues, with revenues doubling this past two years, with further revenue increase expected going forward, including a recent acquisition of another company, further extending its product offering and expanding the geographical sales of the business.

With UK based assembly, the operations focus is on providing high quality products, customised to each customers unique requirements in short lead times, whilst maintaining a cost base competitive with imported products.

Hours and Benefits

  • 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • 10 – 15% company performance bonus
  • A family feel working environment
  • New, state of the art facility
  • Huge company growth is continuing
  • 33 days holiday

Commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

Role Function

Reporting to the Training Manager, the Assistant Training Manager will help manage a new training facility, taking day to day control of the design and delivery of theory and practical training packages for clients comprehensive product range and technology training modules.

Assistant Training Manager Candidate Specification

  • The Assistant Training Manager will have experience in delivering both theoretical and practical training
  • Qualified to City & Guilds 3667-2 or -3
  • BT Openreach approved trainer (preferable)
  • Minimum of five years’ experience installing outside plant fiber networks underground and over head
  • Comprehensive knowledge of fiber cable preparation, splicing, connectorisation, cleaning, inspection, use of optical test equipment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of underground and overhead deployment including cabinets, poles, closures, MDU’s and customer connections

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Copper LAN, Fiber LAN, Fiber to multiple connections
  • Design and delivery of technology training modules
  • Develop and deliver customer tailored, nationally recognized training programs both theory and practical
  • Liaising with product Management and R&D teams to ensure comprehensive training packages are developed for the latest products in a timely fashion
  • Be able to work with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop training plans and programs for client’s product portfolio
  • Administer and manage student registration and certification 
  • Deliver and assess training programs
  • Cultivate a continuous professional development culture within the Fiber to the Home community

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Field Based Technical Sales Executive to join the UK arm of a global manufacturer who serve the logistics, warehousing and industrial sectors. 

The company have been trading for 50+ years and count household names amongst their bustling client roster. They are looking for a dynamic, technically minded individual to follow up leads and close deals which their strategic partners will deliver for the customer.

The Technical Sales Executive position will suit a technically minded person, with a background in electrical or mechanical engineering, who is looking to move into sales. The Technical Sales Executive role will also suit an experienced salesperson who has electrical/mechanical solutions.

The Technical Sales Executive will receive the following benefits:

  • Salary of £26,000
  • Uncapped Commission (Y1 OTE £35K+)
  • Company Car
  • Pension
  • Healthcare (after qualifying period)
  • Extensive training
  • Progression opportunities 

The Technical Sales Executive will be responsible for the following: 

  • Following up leads for new sales opportunities
  • Demonstrating the benefits of the products and solutions
  • Closing opportunities 
  • Meeting and exceeding targets
  • Travelling to customer sites across the UK

Candidates for the Techncial Sales Executive position will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Background in electrical or mechanical engineering 
  • And/Or several years sales experience in an industrial setting
  • Self-starter and motivated

This is a field based sales role. Candidates will also travel to the company’s HQ in Europe for full training.

Commutable from Birmingham, Nottingham, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Worcester, Cheltenham, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby, Leicester, Telford, Kettering, Peterborough

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994