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.


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.


An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER

Do you have experience as a SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER?  Would you like to be part of a busy, friendly, manufacturing organisation, where as their SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER, you will be given the opportunity to provide customer, supplier and support on a daily basis regarding concerns and planning.

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


  • £40,000 - £50,000 - 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 the Quality Engineer/s 
  • 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


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


We are seeking an experienced Plant Quality Manager to join a global organisation in the Lichfield area. 

The organisation has a long and established history of supporting some of the biggest car makers in the world and has an excellent reputation for suppling high-quality products and components to its global wide customer base. 

Plant Quality Manager Package & Benefits

  • Salary is £50,000 - £55,000.
  • Bonus - up to 12% of Basic Salary 
  • Pension
  • Private Medical
  • Company Car

The Plant Quality Manager will represent the customers voice within the production plant and ensure the expected level of standards and procedures are adhered to. 

The main purposes of the role are:

  • To be the management representative according to ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 and ensure that all standards and procedures are compiled to. (Customer standards o S/R Standards & Orgainations Excellence System procedures)
  • Represent the customer within the plant and acts accordingly.
  • Participate to the definition of the plant quality objectives, monitor progress and implement corrective action in case of deviation.
  • Be responsible for the complaint management for both customers and suppliers ensuring that complaints are managed in due time by using adequate Problem-Solving techniques (ex. QRCI) and that 8D reports are robust and regularly updated in QSS.
  • Manage the quality department (budget, recruitment, allocation of resources, personnel development)
  • Have the authority and the responsibility to stop any process or product delivery in case of serious non-conformance (customer expectations, safety and regulations issues, or similar)

Qualifications and Experience 

  • The ideal candidate for the Plant Quality Manager will have:
  • Minimum education level: Engineer Bachelor/Master or equivalent.


  • A number of years related experience in a manufacturing environment (automotive industry preferred)
  • High technical expertise and understanding.
  • Great skills in the application of MICROSOFT standard software (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to work in a matrix- organization.
  • Able to work under pressure, tight timelines and still deliver good results.
  • Good in verbal and written communication. 
  • Able to collect and analyse data. Familiar with SPC.
  • Knowledge of various Quality system methodologies: 8D- 5 Why´s, LEAN manufacturing, Pareto data analysis, FMEA, PPAP, etc.
  • Deep knowledge of Customer standards and ISO 9001/ IATF 16949 requirements 

This Plant Quality Manager's role is Commutable Form: Birmingham, Coventry, Derby, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Burton

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


An International manufacturing company in the Birmingham area, now have a requirement for a CMM Programmer.  This, is a busy, multiple site manufacturing organisation are looking for an experienced CMM Programmer


  • £30,000 - £35,000
  • 27 Days Holidays
  • Paid Overtime
  • Healthcare
  • Pension


  • To create and modify CMM programmes 
  • Develop CMM programmes for new products and ensure PPAP requirements are met
  • Carry out Product Audits to schedule
  • Provide support to manufacturing areas to ensure CMM equipment is fully operational, and manufacturing are able to conform to the Control Plan
  • Carry out measurement analysis work for various departments as and when required 


  • Experience of work experience in programming CMM programmes
  • Good Knowledge of PC/DMIS
  • Good knowledge of measurement principals 
  • Ability to read technical drawings
  • Happy to work Double Day shifts

The role is commutable from Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Telford, Tamworth, and Cannock

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


Are you a QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER looking for your next career move?  as an exceptional opportunity has arisen for an experienced QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER  to support the Quality Manager, within a busy manufacturing facility. 

As the QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER, you will provide a quality assurance function at this facility. 

Benefits on offet to the Quality Assurance Engineer:


  • £40,000

Duties of the Quality Assurance Engineer:

  • Responsible for producing quality specifications 
  • Validation of new or existing processes in conjunction with Process Engineering
  • Investigating and resolving quality issues
  • Identify and implement quality tools, such as Six Sigma and Lean
  • Supporting the internal quality audit function
  • Prepare summary reports for management review
  • Coordinate activities relating to CAPAs / NCRs and SCARs
  • Maintain the Quality Management module
  • Addressing QA issues

Requirements of the Quality Assurance Engineer:

  • Minimum HNC / HND in Engineering or related Quality discipline.
  • Relevant experience in a Quality Assurance role
  • Regulatory affairs experience beneficial but not essential
  • A trained internal auditor
  • Highly preferable if you have knowledge of the medical industry
  • It would be advantageous if you have knowledge of Six Sigma but not essential
  • Must have the ability to be able to work in a clean room environment


Probe Technical Recruitment, a Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Specialists since 1994


An URGENT requirement for a Quality Control Analyst has arisen within a long-established manufacturing company in the Birmingham area.  

Supplying into many different industry sectors and having the advantage of being well established, this is an unusually stable opportunity, that would suit a Quality Control Analyst who is looking for a long-term career path, that can offer you genuine prospects.  The products they manufacture are unique and reach into a vast range of different industry sectors.

Benefits on offer to the QUALITY CONTROL ANALYST:

  • £22,000
  • Generous Pension
  • Healthcare
  • 36.5 Hour working week
  • Early Friday Finish
  • Days Role
  • Outstanding Prospects
  • 25 Days holiday


  • Carry out analysis, of raw material and samples at all stages of process, both routine and non-routine, to standard operating procedures.
  • Carry out analysis, to aid in the development and improvement of, plant process and Quality Control standard operating procedures
  • Operate, calibrate and check analytical equipment, observing good laboratory practice
  • Under supervision of the Quality Control Manager, carryout the investigation of equipment and material failures.
  • Maintain samples of material for correct storage, in designated areas and keep the store areas in good order, noting material shelf life.
  • Maintain reagent and equipment stock levels and ensure reagents are within expiry dates
  • Prepare small samples for customers and despatch as per required instructions

Requirements of the QUALITY CONTROL ANALYST:

  • HNC/HND in Chemistry or equivalent / higher
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working 'hands on' in an analytical laboratory
  • Competence in a variety of analytical testing and equipment (including HPLC and GLC)

What are you waiting for?  An Immediate start can be offered


Probe Technical Recruitment, a Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Specialists since 1994


Are you a CMM Operator / Programmer looking for an immediate start as our Client i slooking for one to fulfill a 3 month contract which could extend up to 6 months with a choice of shifts – DOUBLE DAYS or NIGHTS

As the CMM Operator / Programmer, you will be operating and programming the CMM machines for a major manufacturinmg business.

Benefits on offer to the CMM Operator / Programmer:

  • 3 month fixed term contract with strong possibility of extending to 6 months
  • Choice of DOUBLE DAY shifts or NIGHTS

Duties of the CMM Operator / Programmer:

  • To programme and operate the CMM using the online/ offline systems
  • To produce dimensional reports which are both accurate and robust demonstrating the status and condition of sample parts, including PIST scores and SPC when required
  • To support production and ensure parts are measured to cad / fixtures / drawings, working to PPAP standard ensuring ok parts are produced for the customers on time while reporting any non-conformances
  • To produce accurate measurement reports using CMM
  • To provide additional Support to the project Quality Engineers with gauge R&R and SPC
  • To provide ISIR to support the PPAP, 
  • Support and Assist with First off and any other Quality issues and investigations 
  • These duties are not ‘limited’ or ‘fixed’ and you may be required to take on      additional reasonable responsibilities, as our business needs change.

Requirements of the CMM Operator / Programmer:

  • Previous experience in operating CMM machines especially PC- Dmis & ITP software 
  • Previous Quality experience.
  • Ability to read cad / drawing data and understand GD&T 
  • Computer Literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft
  • Must be able to work as part of a team and be prepared to be flexible as deadlines & priorities sometimes change
  • Ability to communicate confidently at all levels is essential
  • Organised 
  • Good Time and Attendance record   .

Contact me straight away for this exciting oppoirtu nity


Probe Technical Recruitment, a Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Specialists since 1994