Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Description


Our 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

To support continued growth and development, client is looking for an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer. This is a great opportunity to join a leading business.

  • The Supplier Quality Engineer ensures that the supply chain companies continually develop their process in line with the design intent and verify their systems to ensure they are compliant with the end customer’s needs. 
  • The SQE will support the SCM Manager / Quality Engineer responsible for delivering all aspects of the Supplier Quality Assurance function. 
  • Work in a team environment with suppliers to develop and implement best practices that emphasise defect prevention, reduction in variation and waste and provide for continuous improvements in meeting all customer requirements. Collect root cause analysis and provide corrective feedback to prevent line stops due to supply issues. 
  • Manage the customer specific requirements and offer technical support to suppliers. Responsible for ensuring that the products produced meet quality standards required to minimise quality costs and maximise customer satisfaction whilst ensuring that procedures and processes are adhered to. 
  • Manage the customer specific requirements and offer technical support. Work on multiple phases or sub-tasks of projects or entire projects of high complexity

Supplier Quality Engineer Salary: £35,000, 39 hours per week

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

Candidate Requirements

  • Supplier sourcing management using the PPAP system is essential
  • Automotive experience is preferable
  • ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Qualification is preferable
  • Experienced in root cause analysis techniques
  • Self-sufficient and good organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills across all processes
  • Leadership experience
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Trained in PFMEA

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Supplier Quality Engineer will lead supplier interface from inception through to start of production.
  • Work with purchasing to assess potential suppliers to ensure compatibility with the company Quality expectations.
  • Manage part approval processes for parts on new projects, ensuring that pre-production builds have the right part, to the right Quality and at the right time.
  • Managing quality concerns relating to allocated suppliers. Monitor and control conformity of production within the supply base.
  • Supporting the supplier to resolve quality issues to ensure product quality and supply.
  • Support manufacturing with new model build concerns to ensure build plans are maintained and issues are addressed in a controlled and constructive manner.
  • Conduct supplier selection audits to assess capability and suitability. Working closely with the Purchasing department to ensure suitable supplier selection and feedback on supplier performance concerns.
  • Assist with creating quality standards for new models and train manufacturing on model quality requirements.
  • Working within the Quality team to create and implement new systems to act as a robust foundation for a brand-new Quality department.

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




To utilise quality and engineering skills in the provision of professional inspection, testing and improvement service in maintaining ‘best in class’ status.

The Quality Engineer will also apply enthusiastic initiative in problem-solving and the development of an ‘in-house’ customer service and supplier initiatives.

Quality Engineer Package and Benefits

  • £34,000 - £36,000. Negotiable dependent on experience
  • £4,200 bonus
  • 30 days holiday (including statutory), rising to 34 days with service
  • 5% employer pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Private medical insurance (after a qualifying period)
  • Early finish Friday’s

Commutable From: Milton Keynes, Leicester, Peterborough, Rugby, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Banbury, Market Harborough, St Neots

Person Specification

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience gained within Quality Engineering environmental Management (ideal industry being automotive / aerospace) – desirable, not essential.
  • Degree or HND in Engineering Management systems or mechanical engineering.
  • Significant knowledge and experience in controlling management systems in quality within an engineering or production/manufacturing environment.
  • Managing multidisciplined quality teams.
  • Working knowledge of ISO9001.
  • Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) & ATeX experience would be useful, but training will be given. 
  • Produce 8D’s, RCCM’s.
  • Chartered status in Quality (CQI) and a Metallurgist would also be advantageous but isn’t essential.

Quality Engineer Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

Culture and Improvements

  • Instrumental in the development of a culture of determining root cause and providing cost-effective solutions.
  • Become an active Operational process owner / team member. Ensure the continuous development of the Quality Management System (QMS) in consultation with the Operations management team.

Systems and Compliance

  • Involvement in external accreditations such as ISO 9001- & third-party audits.
  • Ensure that a continued proactive and inclusive approach to Quality standards are maintained and practically complied with throughout the entire business by liaison with all levels of the business

Measurement, Analysis, Root Cause and Action Management

  • Lead timely completion and drive action achievement for Root Cause Analysis determined by NCR’s and scrap reports. Lead Quality investigations and subsequent improvements.
  • Provide guidance on Quality tools and techniques to drive Quality improvement. Conduct scheduled Quality audits (as leader/member of audit teams). Monthly reporting to Quality Engineering Manager including relevant Key Performance Indicators. Lead improvement Kaizen and 8D teams.

 Communication and Training

  • Instrumental in the operation of the monthly Quality Improvement meeting. Contribute to communication formats – Quality Flashes, Toolbox Talks, 8D. Identify needs, promote and initiate relevant Quality and related skills training. Support in the continued development of Quality Induction Training.


  • Utilise relevant materials testing skills in providing a timely service in support of production activities – Dye Pen, Ferrite, Surface Checking, etc. Manage departmental material testing regime – external tests. Record events using recognised systems.

Customer Interface

  • Liaise with customer representatives with respect to physical checks and inspections (in line with customer order and documentation requirements). Input of specific inspection activities to enable the development of ITP’s.

Supplier Interface

  • Proactive liaison with relevant internal departments in problem-solving with suppliers. Immediate supplier liaison on problems associated to deviations to standards, specifications and drawings.

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



A very special role has become available for a Senior Quality Engineer where you will have the chance to join a World-renowned organisation, who supply their products into a wide range of different industry sectors.

They have over 250 facilities world-wide, with up to 70,000 staff employed & their products are supplied into not only the automotive, defence, motorsport, and aftermarket.

This is a Senior role within the Quality department, which will be predominantly focused on leadership and core problem-solving skills so if you are a Senior Quality Engineer who is thinking about your next step in your career, but need a stable, growing organisation, this could be just the right next step for you.

The role is commutable from Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Coventry, Rugby, Knowle and Tamworth


  • £45,000 - £50,000
  • Smart pay Pension Scheme with 6% Employer contribution
  • Life Assurance x4
  • Attendance bonus paid annually of £540
  • 33 days holiday with one-week shutdown in summer and Christmas
  • Free car parking
  • Subsidised canteen facility
  • 37.5 hour working week with an early finish on Fridays
  • Growing, Stable, Progressive organisation


  • APQP and PPAP submissions
  • Manage customer containment activities 
  • Lead problem-solving activities, using techniques such as Ishiawa and 5 Why
  • Produce 8D reports and corrective action plans
  • Lead Quality improvement projects, primarily scrap reduction and external cost reduction
  • Customer and Supplier visits
  • Control Planning
  • Auditing
  • Gauging and calibration
  • Lead Quality Engineering and Technician’s


  • It is essential that you have lead Quality within a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • Your leadership skills are important, as you will be expected to lead change and challenge
  • Strong problem -solving skills
  • Data and results driven
  • This is a key role within the Quality function and your drive, motivation and enthusiasm will be welcomed

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


This is an opportunity for you to join a highly successful Manufacturing business based in Banbury as a Supplier Quality Engineer (SQA). Working Days, Monday to Friday within a dynamic and fast paced environment, with genuine prospects. 

In exchange for their expertise Supplier Quality Engineer will receive:

  • A competitive salary of £35,000 - £40,000 depending on skills and experience.
  • Working 8am – 5pm Mon – Thurs, 8am – 1.30pm Fri
  • Pension, life assurance, free parking, uniform
  • Busy and friendly manufacturing organisation

Key Roles & Responsibilities for the SQA Engineer:

  • Manage the Plant SQA/SQD Function to improve quality in line with targets.
  • Manage and develop Supplier partnerships
  • As part of a team manage NPI 
  • Management of APQP and PPAP
  • Management of the supplier problem resolution process (8D problem solving)

Skills & experience required for the SQA Engineer:

  • You will ideally hold an Engineering degree with a specialisation in Quality.
  • Successful candidates will hold SQA experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment, ideally within automotive supply.
  • I would be keen to hear from candidates who are passionate about Quality, results oriented, with strong written and oral communication skills.

The role is commutable from Banbury, Bicester, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Oxford and surrounding areas.

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



Due to an upcoming retirement, a long-standing partner is recruiting a replacement HSEQ Manager.

This role is available on a full time or part-time basis (2 – 3 days per week).

The Company has over 30 years of experience, they are accredited and tested to some of the highest and most stringent standards, offering an all-in-one solution, including design, consultation, manufacture, installation and maintenance of projects.

Their goal is to be the number one supplier in their industry.

HSEQ Manager Salary: £25,000 - £35,000, dependant on experience (full-time or part-time hours available)
Hours: 8am – 4:30pm

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

HSEQ Manager Candidate Requirements

  • NEBOSH General Certificate.
  • IOSH Minimum membership – TechIOSH
  • Working towards C&G Level 5 qualification in Occupation Health and Safety Practice
  • IEMA Approved Associate Certificate
  • IEMA Membership minimum IEMA Associate
  • Quality qualification minimum Lead Auditor

HSEQ Manager Key Responsibilities

  • The HSEQ Manager will lead, develop & manage the behavioural SHEQ programme to include all current systems.
  • Monitor & maintain systems certification to CE Marking EN1090-1, ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001 & RISQS Rail audits.
  • Determine & schedule audits to maintain systems accreditation and undertake internal audits.
  • Deliver toolbox talks & assist in the identification of training needs for employees amongst other responsibilities.
  • Provide expert support & advice for the site's behavioural HSEQ programme & to lead site-wide initiatives aimed at improving fair culture on site(s).
  • Act as the human factors specialist for the site, providing expert advice to the team on human performance into various HSEQ systems.
  • Give specialist human factors support to the branch & provide expert input into incident investigations, human failure analysis & change management.

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


We are looking for a SENIOR QUAILTY ENGINEER, to join a busy, manufacturing organisation. 

If you are an ambitious, energetic SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER, who is looking for a dynamic, busy, fast-paced environment, with genuine prospects, then this is the job for you!

This is an International multi-site organisation; the sky is the limit where your career could go. 

As the SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER, you will have the day-to-day control of quality assurance activities and provide support to APQP quality related activities.


  • £50,000
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Busy and very friendly manufacturing organisation, very pleasant working environment
  • A genuine chance to make an impact
  • Other Benefits to be confirmed


  • Day to day control of quality assurance activities
  • Develop the relationship with the Quality Manager
  • Support APQP quality related activities
  • Control Plans and Product validation
  • Lead assembly dimensional analysis
  • SPC, Control Plans and Quality Alerts
  • Customer 8D reports
  • Ensure robust containment
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions


  • ISO 9001 and IATF 16949
  • Good knowledge of auditing as well as risk-based thinking
  • To have gained your experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Excellent knowledge of Controls Plans and SPC
  • Energetic and passionate about Quality
  • This would suit a Quality Engineer who is looking for long-term prospects and commitment

The role is commutable from Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Burton Upon Trent, Uttoxeter, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Stafford, Cannock, Loughborough, and Aldridge

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



This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Account Manager who has strong experience in the Manufacturing or IT Sales/Solutions industry. As the Account Manager it will be your role to grow sales with the existing accounts and new accounts. 

  • Starting Salary - £45,000 + DOE
  • Very high Commission Scheme  
  • Hybrid Working
  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • Company Car + Onsite Parking 

If you have experience as an Account Manager from either the Manufacturing or IT Sales/Solutions/Software background, then this could be the ideal position for you. 

Account Manager Duties:

  • Deliver commercial presentations, proposals & negotiate on behalf of the company
  • Attend customer meetings and provide monthly and quarterly sales forecasts
  • Identify, implement & manage revenue growth campaigns
  • Promote the cross-selling of equipment, service & consumable products
  • Respond to RFP (Request for Proposal), RFQ (Request for Quotes) & commercial tenders on behalf of the company

Account Manager Requirements:

  • Experience in a similar role, proven track record of sales success.
  • Preferred experience in a Retail B2B environment IT solutions related sales experience.
  • Experience of an established Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and its application and importance in day-to-day duties
  • MS Office proficiency with a good understanding of IT, software & IT solutions
  • Full driving license

This is an exciting role and suitable for someone who has previously worked as an Account Manager, Sales Manager, Account Director, Business Development Manager, Area Sales Manager or Sales Manager

This role is commutable from: Birmingham, Tamworth, Worcester, Derby, Burton on Trent, Coventry, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Cannock, Walsall, Telford or Rugby

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994



We are a well-respected employer within the region and are seeking to recruit proven Electrically qualified Facilities Engineer, to join our onsite team. 


  • £33,000
  • Paid Overtime at Premium Rates
  • Above Average Holiday Entitlement
  • Company Pension
  • Early Friday Finish.

Duties of a Site Facilities Engineer   

  • As a proven Facilities Engineer you will be required to undertake both planned and reactive maintenance to the sites electrical infrastructure and building services associated to the facility. 

Requirements of a Site Facilities Engineer   

  • Have a proven background in undertaking Electrical Installation work (single & three-phase) 
  • Have Experience of undertaking general DIY tasks 
  • Ideally Have Experience of undertaking statutory maintenance checks on Compressed Air Infrastructure, Fire Suppression Systems and Sub Stations. 

The Site Services Engineer role is commutable from Alcester, Bromsgrove & Redditch

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



A fantastic opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer to join a growing team at a global company based near Droitwich Spa. My client is a world leader in aluminum formed components. 

My client is looking for a Maintenance Engineer to join their PM shift who will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of all production equipment, keeping down-time to a minimum. 

Maintenance Engineer Role Benefits:

  • Salary £38,291.60 - £39,29160
  • 25 Days Holiday + BH  
  • Company Pension. 
  • Free Parking.
  • Sick pay. 

Duties of a Maintenance Engineer include:

  • First-line contact for emergency breakdowns.
  • Liaise with cell leaders, production, and operations managers. 
  • Planned, Preventative and predictive maintenance. 
  • Deal with suppliers. 
  • Replacement of worn parts. 
  • Be able to work on own initiative. 
  • Project work. 
  • Implement health and safety on site.

Maintenance Engineer Requirements include: 

  • Time served qualifications. (NVQ Level 3, BTEC Level 3, HNC, HND) 
  • Electrical and Mechanical Knowledge. 
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems. 
  • PLC Knowledge. 
  • Be able to read mechanical and electrical drawings. 
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and procedures. 
  • Flexibility to travel between two sites. (Both Local).
  • Robotic Knowledge.

An overall brilliant opportunity to join a very well-established company in the Worcestershire area. If this sounds like the ideal opportunity for you please apply to find out more details.  

This Maintenance Engineer position is commutable from: Kidderminster, Droitwich Spa, Worcester, Bromsgrove, Stourport, Redditch and surrounding areas.

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