Quality Engineering


  • Six Sigma
  • PPAP
  • Process Improvement
  • FMEA
  • Poke Yoke
  • SPC
  • 8D
  • MSA
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • ISO Standards

In engineering and manufacturing, quality control and quality engineering are involved in developing systems to ensure products or services are designed and produced to meet or exceed customer requirements. These systems are often developed in conjunction with other business and engineering disciplines using a cross-functional approach and thus, an essential function to ensuring successful growth and continual improvement within companies wishing to drive forward into the 21st century.

We have a strong presence within the Industry sector & our reputation is second to none amongst clients, candidates and our competitors. Our consultants use exstensive industry knowledge combined with excellent people skills to ensure the right candidates are meeting with the right clients to ensure long term career & business gains.

Our candidates range from Quality Inspectors, Technicians, Auditors, Quality Engineers & Managers right up to directorship levels, therefore we are sure that we can satisfy your recruitment needs across all industries.


A Busy manufacturing organisation have a requirement for a Quality Technician.  This is a super busy organisation, dedicated to continuous improvements.  This is a superb opportunity for a Quality Technician to join a long- established supplier into the automotive industry.

If  you are keen to make your mark as a Quality Technician, you will enjoy a fruitful and long career.  This would be a wonderful stepping- stone, for a Quality Technician to learn all the techniques you will need to be a successful Quality Technician.


  • £9.18 per hour
  • Pension
  • Days
  • A fabulous opportunity to begin a career as a Quality Technician
  • Long established manufacturing organisation
  • Challenging role that will lead to further opportunities


  • Manufacture rubber moulds to customer specification 
  • Inspection of process materials
  • Verification of process controls
  • Monitoring and collating defect information
  • Analysis of data
  • Producing reports
  • Using measuring and testing equipment


  • Ideally, you will have relevant Quality experience
  • Training will be offered for the right person
  • Methodical and disciplined
  • To have the ability to use our own initiative
  • Computer literate
  • A fast learner

The role is commutable from: Stretford, Altrincham, Warrington, Wythenshawe, Wilmslow and Knutsford

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



The Quality Engineer will inspect the quality of internally and externally made components, ensuring the standard of client’s equipment maintains the correct level of quality and to review the ongoing quality level of supplied components.

You will also audit internal manufacturing processes to ensure procedures are followed and quality parts are produced.

Pay, Hours and Benefits

  • £27,742
  • Monday to Thursday, 7:30am – 4pm, 12:30pm Finish on Friday’s
  • 30 days holiday (inc statutory) plus an additional three days at Christmas
  • Healthy Pension
  • CompanyPrivate Healthcare Scheme

Commutable From: Corby, Wisbech, Spalding, Stamford, Peterborough

Quality Engineer Person Specification

  • You must have a recognised apprenticeship, this is essential
  • Experience in a wide range of machined and fabricated components
  • Knowledge of measuring equipment
  • Self-motivated
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Computer literate
  • Familiar with Epicor or other similar business system

Quality Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • The Quality Engineer will inspect all necessary components made internally and externally ensuring they have been manufactured to the correct level of quality
  • Report quality issues via non-conformance system and quarantine non-conforming parts
  • Assist with the review of suppliers and assist with organising the calibration of measuring equipment
  • Complete inspection reports for critical components
  • Ensure that spare parts are inspected without impacting the part lead time
  • Support the development of a robust quality system
  • The Quality Engineer will have occasional travel (including overseas) to suppliers

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



An Outstanding Opportunity has arisen for a Quality Engineer to join a busy, well established organisation.  You may be a Junior Quality Engineer looking to “cut your teeth” on a bigger role.

As the Quality Engineer, you will be joining a large and friendly Quality team & the Company have some very impressive Accounts on board, where the relationships are well established lending stability and consistency to your prospects.

The role of Quality Engineer, is a Double Day working shift, a combination of early starts one week, and switching to a later start the following week.


  • £25,000 - £35,000 - Dependant on experience
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact
  • Great opportunity for a Junior Quality Engineer, or an established Quality Engineer, looking for a busy, friendly business


  • Reporting into the QHSE Manager
  • Ensuing supplied parts conform to high quality standards
  • Continuous improvements of the Quality Systems 
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • PPAP submissions
  • 5 Whys, 8D, FMEA and Ishikawa
  • Conduct final quality inspections


  • It is essential that you have Quality Engineering experience, gained from within a high- volume manufacturing environment
  • Customer and Supplier exposure
  • Hands on Inspection experience
  • To have a high energy level and be able to react to constantly changing goal posts
  • Happy to work a Double Day shift pattern

The role is commutable from Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Worcester, Telford, Birmingham and Aldridge ,Tipton and Dudley

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


An outstanding opportunity has arisen for an experienced QUALITY MANAGER so would you like to be part of a busy, friendly, manufacturing organisation, where as their QUALITY MANAGER you will be given the opportunity to provide customer, supplier and support on a daily basis regarding concerns and planning.

If you are a QUALITY MANAGER looking for stability, and long- term stability, this is just the opportunity for you.  This would suit an ambitious and passionate QUALITY MANAGER


  • £50,000 - £55,000  Dependant on experience
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact


  • On a day- to- day basis, manage/organise a large number of Quality Engineers and Inspectors
  • Ensure that all Quality Engineers are trained and ensuring that they work together as a team.
  • Co-ordinate the receipt, response and monitoring reports from the customer ensuring containment action is taken
  • Root cause analysis
  • Provide technical / quality support to manufacturing in order for them to be able to produce efficiently and to the correct quality requirements. 
  • Ensure Quality process audits are carried out/monitored against schedule and corrective/preventative actions are implemented. 
  • QS9000, APQP, PPAP, FMEA and other Quality Reporting Systems. 
  • Ensure that all quality related documentation is completed accurately
  • Liaise with the Quality Manager in order to identify, recommend and source new equipment. 
  • Ensuring quality standards are maintained. 
  • Communicate and co-ordinate Quality data/results/findings and 8D’s quality information amongst all internal departments in order to ensure compliance. 
  • Provide support in the preparation and maintenance of documentation and systems in order to comply with IATF/ISO9001. 
  • Co-ordinate, maintain and interpret statistical information supplied by customers, internal sources, suppliers and contractors 
  • Ensure that product inspection procedures, reports and documentation are accurately completed 
  • Ensure FMEA and Control Plan are regularly reviewed 
  • Review on a regular basis when 8D’s, APQP or any other product or process changes/concerns occur. 


  • It is essential that you can demonstrate significant Senior Quality Engineering experience
  • You will have gained your experience from within a high- volume manufacturing environment
  • Fully experienced with the use of Quality tools, such as APQP, SPC, Control Plans and Root cause analysis
  • 8D problem solving 
  • A proactive problem solver
  • This role would suit a dynamic Senior Quality Professional, who thrives on challenges.

The role is commutable from Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Worcester, Telford, Birmingham and Aldridge 

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


Reporting to the Operations Director, this is a standalone quality management role. The department consists of this Senior Quality Engineer and a CMM Programmer.

You will be responsible for managing and improving the efficiency of The Quality Assurance Department.  Reducing Non-Conformance costs and aiming for right first time with zero customer complaints.  Progressing towards total quality ownership of all employees.

Review and update operations and processes to ensure that they conform to established total quality standards.

The position is titled ’Senior Quality Engineer’, but its effectively a Quality Manager role, with this individual running the quality department. 

Commutable From: Oxford, Bicester, Aylesbury, reading, Swindon, High Wycombe

Person Specification

  • A minimum of three years recent experience in a Senior Quality Engineer or Quality Manager, with the ability to train employees in quality related subjects.
  • CMM Programming, PC-DMIS experience is essential. CMM certification would be highly advantageous.
  • GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance).
  • Experience of AS9100 certifications.
  • Sound knowledge of inspection techniques, including:
  • the ability to interpret mechanical engineering drawings and determine appropriate measuring techniques.
  • the ability to produce credible inspection and associated reports.
  • Mechanical Engineering Qualification and an ISO 9000 Auditor qualification ideally.
  • Previous experience in managing Quality Management System.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Senior Quality Engineer will assure product quality and strive for continual total quality improvement. Develop cost effective processes to ensure that total quality is promoted.
  • Maintain relevant ISO and AS EN 9100 certifications or equivalent and any other area of “best practices”.
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Quality Department; all forms of inspection and testing including, 1st off Intermediate and Final Inspection and compiling analysis reports and to supervise on inspection methods 
  • Provide QA training, including training of Operators in all aspects of inspection techniques and equipment, including the preparation of inspection equipment work instruction.
  • The Senior Quality Engineer will produce FAIR & 8Ds and undertake CMM programming as required.
  • Assisting in the effective management of the entire measurement and test equipment calibration system. 
  • Managing NCR database and provide quality assurance to ensure continuous improvement and managing External and Internal Audits.

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


A position has become available for a QUALITY ENGINEER / MANAGER, within a manufacturing organisation. This is a unique role, within a busy manufacturing company.  As the Quality Engineer / Manager, you will be given responsibility for all aspects of Quality & maintain and build on their already robust quality processes and to ensure conformity.


  • £25,000 - £35,000
  • Complete responsibility for Quality
  • Excellent Pension
  • Self- Managing
  • You may be a Quality Engineer, looking to step up in your career
  • Friendly, medium sized organisation


  • Root cause analysis
  • Implementation of corrective actions
  • Customer / Supplier visits
  • Use of Quality Tools
  • Develop quality, cost, delivery, and performance measures
  • Resolve customer issues
  • Maintenance and development of Quality Standards and Systems Plan and conduct audits of the Quality Management Systems 
  • Responsible for establishing and ensuring correct reject and quarantine procedures are followed.


  • It would be advantageous if you are familiar with IATF 16949, but this is not essential
  • Relevant Quality experience gained from within a manufacturing environment
  • FMEA, SPC and Control Plans
  • Customer and Supplier liaison
  • A proactive, “can do” approach, happy to use your own initiative

This would be a great opportunity, if you are either a fully experienced Quality Manager, or a Quality Engineer, looking for that next step up into Senior Management

You will be given this exciting opportunity to work with exceptional people, if you have the required Quality Engineer / Management experience and knowledge and think that you can make a real different to this business, then what are you waiting for?

This Quality Managers role is commutable from Birmingham, Redditch, Worcester, Coventry, Studley, Halesowen


Probe Recruitment is looking to appoint Trainee Recruitment Consultants to join our growing and successful team.   

Ideally you will be driven, a quick learner, hardworking and resilient, as these traits will enable a Trainee Recruitment Consultant to quickly build a successful patch and grow their earnings.

Some of the features that a Trainee Recruitment Consultant can expect from working for Probe include:

  • An Outstanding Commission Scheme – You could earn up to 30% on the fees that you generate, and you can earn commission on 100% of your billings.
  • Highly Competitive Basic Salaries – Commensurate with experience.  
  • A Structured Career Development Pathway – To Team Manager or Principal level.
  • A Highly Knowledgeable Team - You will work with some highly experienced and successful Consultants, some of whom have worked here for over 21 years.
  • Reduce Your Daily Commute - If you live in North Birmingham, you could cut the time and cost of going into the city each day.
  • Free Car Parking Provided 
  • Pension & Healthcare Provided – After a short qualifying period.
  • An Excellent Working Environment – This is a very friendly office culture, and we adopt a mature approach to KPI management.
  • Incentives - We run a regular individual and team-based incentives, where you can win prizes and Michelin Star meals.  We also value and reward longevity with long service awards.

If you are a driven individual, ideally with some sales experience, and would like to be become a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, I’d be very keen to discuss this opportunity with you in greater detail.  

You can initiate that conversation by applying via this advertisement, or you can call or contact me directly – andy.davies@probejobs.co.uk / 0121 321 4311.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Technical Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


This is an opportunity for a Quality Control Engineer to join a growing company at their site in Droitwich to monitor, verify and report all aspects of fresh produce quality through intake, packhouse and despatch environment.

This is a new position due to expansion and significant investment and you will have the opportunity to make your mark on this department. This company has grown from strength to strength and you will be joining them at an exciting time at their automated packaging and distribution facility.

Quality Control Engineer Role Benefits:

  • £30,000 - £33,000 salary
  • 20 days holiday, rising to 25 days with service + paid Bank Holidays.
  • Company Medical package + pension 
  • Perkbox
  • We have opportunities on Days 9am - 6pm or PM shift 12pm – 9pm

Quality Control Engineer Role Description

In this role you will be overseeing Quality of the product from intake, through to packhouse and despatch. Duties will include:

  • Inspecting the product on arrival to determine the quality of product, document and       record findings accurately. 
  • Ensure any problem loads are dealt with in a timely manner and reported to the line Manager.
  • To inspect and supervise the dispatch of the finished product to customers, verifying all product meets the required specifications and labelling requirements prior to dispatch (positive release).
  • To engage in the monitoring of the product throughout its shelf life and report any issues noted to the line Manager.
  • To identify any issues with product performance as soon as they arise.
  • Collate data to produce KPI's on the quality performance of suppliers.
  • This position will require you to use your own judgement and make decisions regarding product performance.

Quality Control Engineer Skills and Qualifications

  • Successful candidates will hold a minimum 2 yr’s experience within Quality Control, ideally within fresh produce or food.
  • I would be keen to hear from Quality Engineers, Controllers, Technicians, or Inspectors, who have worked with fresh produce or food.
  • If you hold excellent attention to detail, are flexible, and able to work as part of a team, then we would love to hear from you!

In return you will joining a growing organisation at this modern facility. You will have the opportunity to make your mark on the Quality department in this integral role at an exciting time for this business. 

This position is commutable from: Worcester, Kidderminster, Redditch, South Birmingham, Bromsgrove and surrounding areas. 

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


Recruitment Consultant – Sutton Coldfield

Are you an experienced Recruiter or Salesperson, who perhaps loves what you do, but not where you do it?  Does specialist and niche interest you more than big and generalist?  Would you be inspired by, working with highly knowledgeable colleagues who could make you better at your job? If this has piqued your interest, please read on, as our two current vacancies may be of interest.

A common question I receive is, do I need experience?  There’s no doubt that it can be an advantage, particularly at first, but it’s your attitude to sales, and how you would build a successful long-term business, coupled with an openness to develop which is more important than experience.  If you possess these attributes, then you would do well here, just as others have, in some cases for 20 years.

With Probe, it’s not so much what you do, but how you do it that’s important.  Our Consultants are relationship builders rather than archetypal Salespeople.  They work with clients to help resolve a problem, rather than see a client as an opportunity to make a quick buck.  They understand that if they do the right things by their clients, those relationships should look after them in the future.

But this is of course a sales role, and there would be targets, but you would be supported to achieve those targets, and you would enjoy all of the normal trappings of working within an established recruitment consultancy of nearly 30 years, such as an outstanding commission scheme, a structured career pathway, incentives, and working with an amazing team.

If you have some recruitment or sales experience, ideally within a technical field, and would like to find out whether we could be a good fit for you, then please contact Andy Davies directly – andy.davies@probejobs.co.uk / 0121 321 4311.


A producer of electromechanical products in the West Midlands, are now seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer to support their Customer Application Team, with the investigation, report writing and inspection of returned and on-site customers products with faults and issues. 

The company has a long-standing history of developing and producing innovative products for the process and manufacturing industry sectors and are focused on delivering a range of products that are market leading and offer their customers the latest in electronic and mechatronic applications.


  • £28,000 - £32,000
  • Pension – Contributions
  • 33 Days Holidays 
  • Bonus
  • Career Development  

The Quality Assurance Engineer will be part of a four-person team, dealing with customers across the globe. It will liaise with other internal departments, such as R&D and Operations to ensure faults, inspection reports, findings and legacy issues are quickly dealt with and recommendations implemented. 

Quality Assurance Engineer's Duties will include:

  • Inspection and Analysis of faulty products 
  • Technology upgrade investigation 
  • Fault Finding
  • Report Writing
  • Customer Liaison 
  • Developing and enhancing internal Quality procedures 

The right candidate for the role of Quality Assurance Engineer will have:

  • A formal qualification in engineering (Mechanical, Manufacturing or Electronics)
  • Have 3 years plus industry experience within a Quality / Quality Assurance remit. 
  • Be familiar with 8D’s and conducting root cause analysis for internal and customer non-conformances.
  • Be familiar of working with internal QMS procedures.
  • Have a Mechanical or Electromechanical product or device inspection background.
  • Strong communications skills
  • Willing to travel internationally (2 – 3 times a year)
  • Excellent report writing skills.

This is a great opportunity for an engineer to join a global facing Quality and Solutions Team, that will offer a successful applicant excellent career prospects within a fast-growing organisation.

This Quality Assurance Engineerr's role is commutable from: Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Worcester, Kidderminster, Coventry, Redditch.

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


An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a QUALITY SYSTEMS ENINGEER within a busy, friendly, manufacturing organisation, where as their QUALITY SYSTEMS ENGINEER, you will be given the opportunity to provide advice and guidance to the management team relating to IATF16949 & CCC accreditation.

Quality Systems Engineer Benefits:

  • £30,000 - £35,000 - Dependant on experience
  • Bonus
  • Enhanced Insurance Schemes
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, extremely friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

Dutie of Quality Systems Engineer:

  • Provide advice and guidance to the management team relating to ISTF16949 and CCC accreditation
  • Looking for ways to improve business systems best practice by development of policies and procedures
  • Control of documentation
  • Ensure compliance to standard Operating procedures in all aspects of Quality Management
  • Ensuring compliance to IATF 16949
  • Provide assistance with the ISO14001:2015 environmental audits and OHSAS Health and Safety audits
  • PPAP submissions and APQP

Requirements of Quality Systems Engineer:

  • Working knowledge of APQP and PPAPS
  • TS16949 internal auditing / 
  • Lead Auditor
  • CCC Accreditation
  • Internal Auditing experience
  • Good experience of working with Suppliers
  • It would be beneficial that you have gained your experience from within a manufacturing environment

The Quality Systems Engineer's role is commutable from: Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Telford, Birmingham, Tamworth, Derby and Stafford and Ashby-De-La-Zouch

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


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a SHIFT QUALITY ENGINEER where you could be part of a busy, friendly, manufacturing organisation, where as their QUALITY ENGINEER you will be working within the guidelines of the QMS.

If you are a QUALITY ENGINEER  looking for stability, and long term stability, this is just the opportunity for you.

This is Double Day shift, working across mornings and afternoons


  • £32,000
  • Excellent Pension
  • Excellent Holidays
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact
  • Huge demand for their products, offering long term stability and growth
  • Life assurance


  • Monitor internal and customer’s KPI’s and taking corrective action where necessary
  • Manage stock transactions through SAP
  • Answer customer concerns
  • Support resolution
  • Analysis of rejects
  • Explore process improvements
  • Implement deviations for supplier quality requests
  • Maintain Control plans
  • Prepare and submit PPAP’s
  • First off samples management
  • Verification of quality of parts


  • Good knowledge of customer specific requirements
  • To have gained relevant quality experience within manufacturing
  • Experience of calibration and measurement devices management
  • Supplier management experience
  • Good knowledge of PPAP’s, APQP and FMEA
  • Happy to work a combination of morning and afternoon shifts

This is a fast paced, dynamic and challenging environment.  This makes this role a highly rewarding position and would suit an energetic and progressive Engineer

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