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.



An exceptional opportunity has been created due to continuing expansion for a QUALITY AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEER.

This is a fascinating manufacturing facility, supplying into a wide range of different industry sectors, but predominantly, into precision engineering.

As the Quality and Manufacturing Engineer, you will be reporting into the Technical Manager, and you will be a key member of the team, focusing on major OEM customer requirements

You may be either a Quality Engineer, looking to expand into Manufacturing Engineer, or a Manufacturing Engineer, looking to expand into Quality, the opportunity is here!

Commutable from Preston, Skelmersdale, Leigh, Warrington, Wigan, Liverpool, St Helen’s, Blackburn, and Bolton


  • £36,000
  • Work - Place Pension
  • Early finish Friday
  • You will be joining a highly prestigious precision engineering 
  • Very busy, friendly organisation
  • Superb genuine progression available 


  • Conduct capability studies and provide analysis of results
  • Carry out audits to automotive standards
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • Problem-solving in Quality
  • PPAP’s
  • Support and coordinate the management of quality problems
  • Prepare documentation
  • Champion continuous improvements
  • Use of CMM


  • You may be a Quality Engineer, looking to expand your role to include Manufacturing Engineering,
  • Or you may be a Manufacturing Engineer, looking for more involvement in Quality
  • This is a high precision engineering organisation, and your experience should be relevant to manufacturing
  • To have the ability to close complex or minor quality issues
  • Data driven 
  • This would suit a customer facing sort of personality
  • Any CMM experience would be beneficial though not essential

There is plenty of scope within this role if you are an ambitious Engineer.

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



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 role has become available for a QUALITY ENGINEER, within a well-known manufacturing company in the Stoke-on-Trent area.

This is an especially friendly, busy organisation, where you will be fully supported in your position who have a number of sites both here in the UK and in Europe.

The role is commutable from Stoke-on-Trent, Burton Upon Trent, Congleton, Buxton, Stafford, Macclesfield, Derby and Barton Under Needwood


  • £35,000
  • Work Pension and Good holidays
  • Free parking
  • Excellent career move 
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • Long-established manufacturing Business
  • Plenty of development and progression
  • Well respected and well known
  • A genuine chance to make an impact


  • Maintain Quality Systems
  • Maintain IATF Quality System
  • Conduct internal and external Quality audits
  • PSW sign off with customers and suppliers
  • APQP process
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • 8D problem resolution
  • Monitor scrap levels
  • Non-conformance
  • Relevant Quality experience from within manufacturing
  • Ideally experience of maintenance of IATF
  • Strong knowledge of 8D and 5 Why analysis
  • Internal and external auditing experience
  • This would suit a friendly, energetic individual

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