Quality Engineering

'QUALITY IS NOT EXPENSIVE, IT'S PRICELESS'

  • Six Sigma
  • PPAP
  • Process Improvement
  • FMEA
  • Poke Yoke
  • DMAIC
  • 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.

 

The Quality Engineer will have responsibility for improving customer satisfaction across the product range. You will have responsibility for assuring products meet quality criteria while liaising with production to continuously improve quality standards within the factory.

The role will involve some travel as & when required.

Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary, £32,000 - £35,000 dependant on experience
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm, 1:00pm 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

Quality Engineer Person Specification

One of the following qualifications / experiences is essential:

  • Experienced Quality Inspector with experience of supplier quality management (min. 5+ years’ experience), Quality Engineer with minimum 2+ years’ experience or Educated to minimum HNC/HND level in a Quality, Engineering or Manufacturing discipline.
  • The Quality Engineer will have experience using standard measuring equipment is essential and reading / interpreting engineering drawings.
  • Electrical & Hydraulic experience would be an advantage.
  • You should have good computer skills with experience of MS Office applications specifically Word, Excel and some familiarisation with Access (experience with ERP/MRP business systems would be an advantage).
  • Ability to work under pressure; Have self-motivation and good interpersonal skills.
  • Good organisational & planning skills and demonstrate commercial acumen.
  • The individual should demonstrate fault finding & problem-solving abilities and be able to work with production and technical personnel in resolving issues. A good working knowledge of production methods (fabrication, machining, etc.) would be advantageous.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Quality Engineer will approve finished products by conducting Pre-Despatch Inspections.
  • Have the ability to use statistical methods to fault find & support solutions to technical issues and to be responsible for assuring bought in products meet quality standards (both internal and external suppliers).
  • Where non–conformance exists, use initiative to introduce suitable manufacturing containment actions while working with the supply base (internal or external) & technical personnel to achieve long-term solutions using root-cause analysis techniques.
  • Support day to day operations to ensure there in minimum impact to production as a result of quality related issues and generate quality trends and proposed actions to support internal reviews in line with TQM (Total Quality Management) requirements.
  • Provide quality inspection support when required. Auditing (& development) of suppliers as and when required and support sample inspection (whether on-site / at external supplier).
  • Support NPPD / Development Projects within the factory from design review through to build. Be actively involved to help guarantee its success.
  • Assisting in the development and auditing of quality procedures / documentation including development of the quality management system and TQM reporting

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

 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Quality Engineer to join a well-established company, with nearly 60 years of experience.

The business is a growing company, who design and manufacture specialist equipment, across many different sectors. 

Quality Engineer Package and Benefits

  • Salary £25,000 - £30,000, dependant on experience 
  • Hours 8:30am – 5:00pm, 4pm finish on Friday’s (flexi-hours are available)
  • 30 days holiday, increasing to 33 days with service
  • 4x salary – Death in service

Commutable From: Boston, Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Wisbech, Grantham, Melton Mowbray

Person Specification

  • The Quality Engineer will have a bias in mechanical engineering and the ability to read and interpret drawings
  • Experience of lean manufacturing tools and techniques, including root cause analysis, 5s, 8d, Kaizen
  • Knowledge of ATEX regulations would be preferred, but is not essential
  • Have knowledge of current ISO quality standards
  • Will be a competent IT user

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Quality Engineer will conduct root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions for process related concerns
  • Responsible for continual improvement activities to enhance the current systems
  • Conduct audits, including closing out audit findings, creating audits finding reports and determine proper corrective and preventative actions
  • Analyse internal quality failures, corrective and preventive action to determine trends and target improvement activities accordingly using tools such as Pareto analysis
  • The Quality Engineer will create and maintain company quality documentation, such as Standard Operating Procedures, Quality plans and check lists and preparation of QA reports
  • Responsible for maintaining the ongoing calibration of monitoring and measuring equipment used throughout the business. When required, develop and deliver training material to customers and end users of client products at the customer or end user's premise
  • Interface with our Engineering and Sales departments to ensure transfer to Production of new products are in accordance with approved data through involvement in DFMEAs. Maintain and police the non-conformance database.

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

 

Are you a Quality Manager, looking to be part of a well-established, growing team in the Birmingham area as this is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a successful business, who next year, look to be set to increase their already high volumes as demand for their products soars.

As their Quality Manager, you will be given the responsibility to maintain and improve the existing quality standards. You will also be the primary contact for all customer concerns.

This role would suit either an experienced Quality Manager, or a Senior Quality Engineer, who is looking for that chance to move into a Quality management role.

The role is commutable from Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Redditch, Solihull, Hall Green, Tyseley, Dudley, Tamworth, Birmingham, Brownhills, Worcester, Cannock and Aldridge 

BENEFITS for QUALITY MANAGER

  • £45,000 (flex)
  • Busy, stable customer base
  • Long established organisation
  • Huge potential for growth within this role
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

DUTIES OF QUALITY MANAGER 

  • Resolution of customer concerns
  • Day to day control of Quality department
  • Lead, manage and be the main point of Quality on site
  • Maintain and develop existing Quality systems
  • Champion Continuous Improvements in Quality
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • Mentor your team and identification of training needs
  • Supplier Development
  • Internal audits
  • Manage absenteeism and holidays

REQUIREMENTS OF QUALITY MANAGER

  • You are either currently a Quality Manager or a Senior Quality Engineer looking to move into a Quality Manager role
  • Essential that you have experience of working in a manufacturing environment
  • Customer and Supplier exposure
  • This is a busy, challenging role and would suit an energetic, ambitious, highly motivated Quality professional

Are you up for the challenge?  Waste no time and send your CV ASAP!

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

 

A leading manufacturer are seeking an experienced Head of Safety, Environmental and Quality to lead with all Quality, Environmental, and H&S  strategy, processes, policies, legislation and legal obligations across all site operations within this expanding business.

HEAD OF SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND QUALITY ROLE BENEFITS:

  • Excellent Company pension
  • Private Healthcare and life assurance
  • Competitive Salary package
  • Holiday purchase scheme and long service awards

DUTIES OF THE HEAD OF SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND QUALITY ROLE:

  • Lead the development of Quality, Environmental, and H&S strategy, objectives/targets and implementation of best practices. 
  • Prioritise QEHS actions/initiatives and successfully transfer these to operational plans relevant to the level of risk.
  • Ensure QEHS systems and policies are applied across all departments.
  • Provide advice on legislative requirements / codes of practice.
  • Develop and maintain quality and environmental systems compliant with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure systems compliance and continuous improvement.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE HEAD OF SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND QUALITY ROLE:

  • Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health and/or Environmental
  • Associate level certification to IEMA and/or general certification in NEBOSH
  • Minimum 5 year’s, experience in QEHS Management gained ideally within a manufacturing, chemical, or food/fmcg environment.
  • Experience in dealing with regulatory agencies (HSE, Environment Agency, Councils)
  • Understanding and experience of Safety / Environmental Management Systems inc ISO 40001 and ISO 9001
  • A superb communicator (written and verbal) with excellent planning, time management and organisation skills.
  • We are seeking a confident leader who holds the ability to inspire and motivate team members to exceed goals.

The HEAD OF SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND QUALITY ROLE is commutable from: Aldridge, Lichfield, Tamworth, Walsall, Cannock, Stafford, Burton on Trent, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham and surrounding areas.

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

 

A leading organisation are now seeking an experienced Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety (QEHS) Manager to lead with all Quality, Environmental, and H&S processes, policies, legislation and legal obligations across all site operations within an expanding, global business.

QEHS MANAGER ROLE BENEFITS:

  • Competitive salary of up to £40,000 dependent on skills and experience
  • Annual bonus
  • Excellent Company pension
  • Private Healthcare and life assurance
  • Opportunity to work from home up to 2 days per week

DUTIES OF THE QEHS MANAGER:

  • Lead the development of Quality, Environmental, and H&S objectives/targets and implementation of best practices. 
  • Prioritise QEHS actions/initiatives and successfully transfer these to operational plans relevant to the level of risk.
  • Ensure QEHS systems and policies are applied across all departments.
  • Maintain current quality system and quality manual and manage Internal and external quality Audits.
  • Lead the completion of H&S incident investigations and Learning Reviews.
  • Set up systems to obtain and maintain ISO 18001
  • Ensure Environmental compliance across the business and set up systems to obtain and maintain ISO 14001.
  • This role will require occasional overseas travel.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE QEHS MANAGER

  • Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health and/or Environmental
  • Associate level certification to IEMA and/or general certification in NEBOSH
  • Minimum 5 year’s, experience in QEHS Management gained within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in dealing with regulatory agencies (HSE, Environment Agency, Councils)
  • Understanding and experience of Safety / Environmental Management Systems inc ISO 40001 and ISO 18001
  • A superb communicator (written and verbal)
  • Proactive, hands-on approach

The QEHS Manager role is commutable from Evesham, Alcester, Worcester, Cheltenham, Stratford upon Avon, Droitwich, Tewkesbury, Bromsgrove and surrounding areas.

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

 

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

  • Reporting to the Site Lean Manufacturing Manager, the Quality Auditor will work independently within the Manufacturing Team, supporting the Assembly Tracks. 
  • This role focuses on ensuring that products that leave the assembly lines are QC compliant, by working with and improving the skills of the operators and end of line inspectors. 
  • The Quality Auditor will look to develop the Quality standards across the site, as well as developing clients own internal systems that lay the foundation for 100% Right First-Time pass rate.

Quality Auditor Salary: £35,000

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

Quality Auditor Key Responsibilities

  • Create PFMEA’s for existing product on the assembly lines.
  • Oversee product inspection / finalising. Carry out line checks to ensure product quality is maintained and procedures are adhered to.
  • Follow the structured checklist for every product inspection. Develop the structured checklist to improve the inspection process.
  • Record issues found, work with Manufacturing Engineers to identify root cause and apply permanent corrective action.
  • Develop existing / create new KPI’s to report on Quality/Issues found and resolved.
  • Strip and Audit Packaged products to ensure that they adhere to the QC standards & BOM’s.
  • Mentor and Coach, the team to develop skills and ensure cross training in the process areas to build flexibility.
  • Ensure a Quality first approach within the team. Raise CRNs to introduce improvements or address non-conformance.

Candidate Requirements

The Quality Auditor will have previous experience in automotive or aerospace Quality Auditing and Quality Engineering.

  • Training / mentoring operators in order to improve their inspection skills.
  • Excellent communication skills across all processes.
  • Leadership experience with the ability to challenge behaviour that is of detriment to the team.
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills and a keen eye for detail.
  • Total Quality Management Mindset.
  • Ability to challenge process managers with data.
  • Trained in PFMEA.

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

 

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

 

This is an opportunity for you to join a highly successful Manufacturing business based in Droitwich as a Quality Engineer. Working Days, Monday to Friday within a well established company.

If you are an ambitious, energetic QUALITY ENGINEER, who is looking for a dynamic, busy, fast paced environment, with genuine prospects, then we  would love to hear from you!

In exchange for their expertise Quality Engineer will receive:

  • A competitive salary of £30,000 - £35,000 depending on skills and experience.
  • Working Days Mon – Fri, early Friday finish
  • Busy and friendly manufacturing organisation
  • Opportunity to develop skills and make an impact.

Key Roles & Responsibilities for the Quality Engineer:

  • Visit customer / supplier plants
  • Ensure corrective actions are implemented
  • Arrange sorting of stock for Quality flow outs
  • Monitor customer/supplier returns
  • Investigate company supplier problems related to quality
  • Root cause analysis

Skills & experience required for the Quality Engineer:

  • 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 Droitwich, Worcester, Stourport, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Stourbridge, and surrounding areas.

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

 

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

If you are an ambitious, energetic 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 QUALITY ENGINEER, you will have the day-to-day control of quality assurance activities and provide support to APQP quality related activities.

BENEFITS

  • £30,000 - £35,000
  • 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

DUTIES OF THE QUALITY ENGINEER

  • 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

REQUIREMENT OF THE QUAILTY ENGINEER

  • 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

 

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