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Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Agency

Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Agency – Nigel Wright Recruitment

Our experienced Engineering & Manufacturing recruitment consultants work closely with clients helping them to recruit some of the most sought-after permanent and temporary professionals across a range of sectors. Each of our consultants specialise in a particular discipline within engineering and manufacturing, ensuring extensive market and discipline expertise to help find you the best talent for your team.

We offer an in-depth understanding of these markets and specialise in recruiting people with specialist engineering skills, with knowledge and experience covering structural, design, project management, EC&I, electronic, electrical, embedded software, chemical and mechanical roles as well as engineering support functions such as Technical Authors, Cost Controllers, Document Controllers, and Estimators.

We work with manufacturing clients helping them to identify and attract the best talent within production management, operations management, quality management, health & safety, continuous improvement, manufacturing engineering and maintenance (electrical and mechanical).

Our recruitment consultants specialising in engineering and manufacturing disciplines recruit at all levels from Technicians and Team Leaders up to Site Directors/Plant Managers and work with clients ranging from SMEs to large multinational blue-chips across all sectors.

In addition to this, our consumer & FMCG recruitment team focus purely on recruiting engineering and manufacturing professionals for clients across a number of sub-sectors within consumer goods, including food, drinks, home & personal care, fashion & lifestyle, homeware, DIY, consumer electronics, ecommerce & retailtoys & children and luxury goods.

View our 2019 North East Engineering & Manufacturing Salary, Skills and Benefits Report to find out how your salary compares to other engineering and manufacturing professionals working in the North East of England.

Typical engineering and manufacturing roles we recruit for include:

Senior leadership roles

  • Plant/Site Director
  • Operations Director
  • R&D Director
  • Site/Plant Manager
  • Operations Manager


  • Quality Director
  • Quality Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Inspector
  • Quality Technician
  • Technical Administrator
  • Technical Manager

Manufacturing / Production

  • Operations Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Production Shift Manager
  • Production Engineer
  • Production Team Leader/Supervisor

Health & Safety

  • Head of Health & Safety
  • Group/Senior Health & Safety Manager
  • Health & Safety Manager
  • Health & Safety Officer/Advisor
  • Governance Manager

Engineering & Maintenance

  • Engineering Manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Manufacturing / Production Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Maintenance Technician

Chemical Process

  • Principal Process Engineer
  • Senior Process Engineer
  • Chemical Process Engineer
  • Process Engineer

Project Engineering

  • Head of Projects
  • Project Manager/Senior Project Manager
  • Senior Project Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Graduate Project Engineer

Technical & Design Engineering

  • Technical Manager
  • Engineering Manager - Design
  • Principal Engineer
  • Senior / Lead Engineer
  • Design Engineer (Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic, Electronic etc)
  • Draughtsman
  • Graduate Engineer

Design Engineering – Technical Support

  • Tendering Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Cost Engineer
  • Technical Author
  • Estimator


Client testimonials

“Excellent communication from the start of the process through to the candidate’s start date. Throughout the process we constantly talked in terms of the relevant skills I was looking for; opinions were exchanged from both sides which helped when deciding on the correct fit for the job. ”

Gerard Brockley, Interflex Group

"We received a prompt, professional service and would not hesitate in using Nigel Wright again in the future."

Mike Meynell, Managing Director, Carroll & Meynell



"The consultants took the time to visit our site and understand the company’s needs. This made the selection of candidates much easier to manage."

Stephanie Hodgson, HR Manager, Greencroft Bottling



"High quality assessment and shortlisting of candidates"

John Devall, Water Director at Northumbrian Water Limited



“During a period of change and transformation, Formica needed to identify and attract talent into a variety of positions across its sales, marketing, operations and supply chain teams. These roles were at different levels and spread right across the European division, making this an extremely challenging process. Nigel Wright took the time to fully understand each vacancy, as well as Formica’s culture and provided insights and recommendations throughout. Each assignment was delivered by an expert in the relevant function and was managed by a dedicated account manager. This approach enabled us to have oversight of all of the concurrent recruitment activities taking place. We continue to partner with Nigel Wright in the North East and also across Europe.”

Victoria Scott, European Talent and Reward Manager at Formica



Contact our Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Team

To discuss your engineering and manufacturing hiring needs or job search please contact our Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Team. View the latest engineering jobs and manufacturing jobs.

Free Engineering & Manufacturing Salary Report

North East Engineering & Manufacturing Salary, Skills and Benefits Report 2020

This report provides insight into the salaries, skills and benefits associated with engineering and manufacturing professionals working in the North East.

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