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



Client puts their employees at the heart of what they do as without them, they wouldn’t be where they are today. Their shift patterns are 12 hour shifts from 18:00 – 06:00, rotating on a weekly basis. In a nutshell, you work 7 out of 14 days (That means you are only working half of the year!)

Quality Auditor Salary: £24,083

Commutable From: Northampton, Corby, Peterborough, Leicester, Rugby

  • Role Function

The key focuses for the Quality Auditor is to audit the factory systems against agreed standards to ensure that the factory is complying to agreed practices at all times.

Candidate Requirements

  • The Quality Auditor will have experience in an FMCG environment
  • Customer focus to understand the needs of different customers
  • Have a clear understanding of good ethical practice
  • Able to demonstrate understanding and awareness of health & safety
  • Demonstrate knowledge of GMP & HACCP

Quality Auditor Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for carrying out audits in all areas of the factory, raising any findings from audits with the appropriate person/department to enable compliance.
  • Preparation and sampling of ingredients, finished product and swabbing to agreed schedule.
  • Calibration of designated equipment to agreed frequencies.
  • Collect, collate and filing of documentation as part of the due diligence.
  • Logging samples onto designated systems as required.
  • Responsible for ensuring quality and food safety policies and procedures are being adhered to throughout the factory using various methods and tools.
  • Imputing and trending of data to use in site and customer KPI reports to agreed frequency, where applicable.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Updating Policies and procedures and documentation to maintain ongoing approval to site certification and approval. Attend the site HACCP and TACCP meetings as required.
  • Liaise with suppliers over raw material non-conformances raised.
  • Monitor the site Pest Control arrangements.
  • Liaise with NPD team regarding new products launches, factory trials etc. collate information for QAS and line standard documentation.
  • The Quality Auditor will carry out audits of product being produced and setting up and evaluation of finished products through taste panels/QAS on site.
  • Support site metal detection arrangements. Investigate reported complaints, internal quality issues and investigate internal foreign body findings.
  • Assisting in preparation and delivery of samples to customers. Monitoring environmental policies and performance within the factory and wider environment are being adhered to.

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


Are you an experienced Quality Engineer, who is thinking about a career change for the New Year?

A very busy, friendly manufacturing organisation have a requirement for a Quality Engineer which is a fantastic opportunity to join a World class manufacturing organisation, who are going from strength to strength.  Not only can they offer you a competitive salary package, but the stability of working with a busy, friendly organization, and where your future prospects would be very positive

Quality Engineer Benefits

  • £28,000 - £35,000
  • Very friendly, busy organisation
  • Income protection
  • Superb long-term prospects
  • Work - place Pension
  • Good holidays
  • Free parking

Quality Engineer Duties:

  • Lead and facilitate 8D process
  • Manage customer related issues
  • Implement containment issues
  • Lead assembly dimensional analysis
  • Support APQP quality related activities
  • Maintain SPC and Control Plans
  • Internal Audits
  • Supplier liaison

Quality Engineer Requirements:

  • Strong Quality Engineer experience from within a high- volume manufacturing environment
  • ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 experience
  • Strong exposure to SPC and Control Plans
  • Supplier liaison experience
  • Customer focused
  • To have the ability to thrive in a challenging, fast paced environment

We can offer an IMMEDIATE START if needed

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


An ambitious engineering company are seeking a Quality Manager on a 3 – 6 month contract to recommend and implement required improvements and changes to the QMS. The company design, manufacture and provide mechanical engineering solutions into the automotive aftermarket and fleet industries. On the back of a strong year the company are in a period of growth and now require a Quality Manager to shape and implement Quality policies, plans, systems, and training.  


  • Fixed Term contract 3 - 6 months.
  • Daily rate in the region of £250 / day


This is an opportunity for an experienced Quality Manager to take ownership of the QMS by reviewing current Quality systems and shape and implement improvements and changes to internal procedures and documentation. 

Your Main Duties Will Be To

  • Demonstrate and lead a quality compliance culture, setting the required quality standards for product and processes as well as identifying and driving continuous improvement to quality systems / processes.
  • Manage the company QMS processes and infrastructure to ensure continued compliance and fitness for purpose.
  • Review quality concerns, analyse root cause and implement corrective actions.
  • Create, improve, and review standard operating procedures.
  • Develop, plan, and implement an annual audit plan, aligned to ISO9001
  • Develop key supplier relationships in relation to quality performance.


  • Candidates will need to demonstrate proven experience within Quality Management in a manufacturing / process environment and will hold a relevant qualification eg CQI/IRCA or equivalent.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of ISO9001
  • Proven analytical skills and logical approach, including evidence of the use of quality tools
  • Excellent communication, relationship building, and negotiation skills, and a “hands on” approach.

The QUALITY MANAGER position is commutable from Gravesend, Dartford, Gillingham, Bromley, Croydon, Maidstone, Sittingbourne, Sheppey, Grays, Romford, Rainham, Brentwood, Seven Oaks and surrounding areas.

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


The Planner / Buyer will be responsible for purchasing and negotiating fabrication materials from one or more vendors in support of the site strategy.  This requires evaluating vendor quotes and services to determine the most desirable suppliers, a familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the manufacturing procurement field. 

Planner / Buyer Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary £28,000 - £30,000 dependant on experience
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm, 1:30pm finish on Friday’s (37.5 hours per week)
  • The opportunity to work within a globally recognised business
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Managed Occupational Health service
  • Retail shopping discount programme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Bike to Work scheme

Commutable From: Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Burton upon Trent, Coventry, Tamworth

Planner / Buyer Candidate Specification

  • Minimum of 2 - 5 years of procurement experience, preferably in a heavy manufacturing or industrial environment.
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office. (Word, Excel, Outlook), with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Purchasing & Engineering Change experience in an MRP environment
  • Strong ability to assess engineering drawings and proceed to RFQ based on supplier capability, strong negotiating skills, ability to multitask, prioritize work and work closely with other departments.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the procurement field.
  • Be able to take responsibility for resolution of issues.
  • You should be self-motivated, and results orientated and be able to work to time constraints & use own initiatives to solve problems.

Planner / Buyer Key Tasks

  • Buying responsibility for designated fabrication vendors to support plant & chamber production.
  • Ensure inventory levels are kept within set targets.
  • Support efforts to reduce RAW & WIP inventory.
  • Identify opportunities & support efforts to reduce cost.
  • Support NPPD activities, when requested.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Works with operations, planning and organizing all tasks.
  • The Planner / Buyer will review purchase request for material via MRP or manual purchase requisition.
  • Monitor purchase orders & net demand schedules to ensure required ‘need dates’ are achieved.
  • Must be able to develop excellent working relationship with both internal and external customers as well as suppliers.
  • Maintain supplier relationships in order to drive cost reductions while continually achieving the highest level of quality material.
  • Ability to interface with company and supplier senior management. Excellent negotiation, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Plan & expedite the required material to ensure availability to meet production demand whilst maintaining inventory levels to a minimum and in line with set targets.

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


We are a well-respected employer within the manufacturing sector and are seeking to recruit proven Multi Skilled Maintenance Technician to join our established maintenance team. 


  • £37,500
  • Paid Overtime at Premium Rates
  • Enhanced Sick Pay Scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Stable Working Environment. 

Duties of a Maintenance Technician    

  • As a proven Multi Skilled Maintenance Technician you will be required to undertake both planned and reactive maintenance across our plant, which will require you to have experience of supporting plant and equipment within either a fast-paced manufacturing, process or production environment.

Requirements of a Maintenance Technician    

  • Ideally you will be apprentice trained but must be qualified either Electrically or Mechanically and have some understanding of Plc Controls and Robot applications. However you must be multi skilled in your abilities. Having gained your Maintenance experience from supporting plant and equipment within a fast paced manufacturing, process or production environment. 

The role is commutable from Lapworth, Leamington Spa, Stratford Upon Avon, Southam & Warwick

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Maintenance, Reliability & Service Recruitment Support since 1994


Probe Technical Recruitment is looking to recruit a Maintenance Electrician on behalf of a leading manufacturing company with a few sites in the UK. The role of Maintenance Electrician will require you to carry out Maintenance work preventative and corrective) in line with the schedule and processes defined by the command line.  


This is a 3-shift role with a mix of Morning, Afternoons and Nights:

  • Salary £39,000 with shift allowance  
  • Auto enrolment Pension 
  • Overtime paid at premium rates 
  • 25 + 8 days Holiday 

Along with an NVQ Level 3/ HNC/ City & Guilds in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, the ideal Maintenance Electrician must come from a manufacturing/ heavy/ castings environment. 

The Maintenance Electrician role will include the following:

  • Ability to read and understand both electrical and mechanical drawings 
  • Knowledge of carrying out Maintenance on robots
  • Knowledge of PLCs
  • Experience carrying out both Electrical and Mechanical tasks.


We are keen to talk to Maintenance Engineers and Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineers, and candidates who can commute to Coventry, Solihull, Redditch, and Banbury.


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