Quality Technician (Night Shift)

Job Posted: 26th November 2021

Job Title:         Quality Technician (Night Shift), Scottish Leather Group 

Reports to:      Plant Quality Manager, Scottish Leather Group

Location:         Paisley, Scotland

Quality Inspection of Leather

Role Purpose

Being part of the Quality and Laboratory Team, the role of Quality Technician is to be responsible for the monitoring of hide, leather and cut-part quality to ensure that it meets prescribed standards and supplying data to illustrate performance.

This role will require close collaboration with our production operations, technical teams, associated quality and laboratory functions, sales & account management teams, customers to ensure the delivery of a robust quality control system.

Key Accountabilities

  • To monitor product at all stages of its throughput, including receipt from suppliers, at each operation within the process, across all shifts and prior to despatch to ensure that it meets internal and external specifications
  • To support new product assessments against specified standards
  • To assist in identifying faults and determining root cause and corrective actions
  • To work with internal and external customers on quality matters e.g. panel exercises, hide assessments/grading etc
  • To ensure that paperwork and data records are accurate, up-to-date and issued to the relevant personnel/stakeholders
  • To ensure that equipment used is calibrated, results are recorded and in safe working order
  • To gather relevant data on specified operations to monitor performance and where required produce reports
  • To support New Product Introduction processes collecting measurements, providing support for PPAP/PSW and generation of documents as required
  • Conduct audits and compliance checks on product, process and system as directed
  • Maintain departmental quality database (Visual Menu, Quality excel data and PowerBI)
  • Supplier and customer quality performance data collection
  • Hide selection (grading) performance
  • Process compliance (e.g. PSI non-conformance reports, compliance checks, audits and internal NC's)
  • Number of audits complete against schedule
  • Number of compliance checks conducted against schedule
  • Quality of reports and their delivery performance
  • Quantity of continuous improvement initiatives actioned/closed
  • Depot95/96/99 transactions processed
  • Collation of visit reports
  • Customer roadmaps
  • To attend customer sites to support quality reviews
  • Ensure environmental, health, safety and wellbeing standards are adhered to
  • Responsible for safe conduct of self and others with regards to tools, equipment, chemicals, and health and safety regulations

Experience Desired 

  • Appropriate degree qualification essential
  • Quality Assurance practitioner essential
  • Experience within automotive / manufacturing environment preferred
  • Knowledge of business interfaces
  • Ability to problem solve and deliver factual, concise reports that can be presented to all levels within both this organisation and our customers

Key Competencies Required 

Develop Yourself 

  • Invest in personal development, is self-aware, authentic and open to feedback

Drive for Results 

  • Delivers against targets in a way that is fast, agile and in line with our Company values

Attention to Detail 

  • Your work is complete and accurate


  • Clear, concise, consistent and relevant for individual situations and understands, manages and clarifies expectations
  • Teamwork 
  • Actively develop and maintain beneficial relationships and contribute towards a common goal
  • Problem Solving 
  • Recognises where problems may arise and suggests preventative measures

Key Relationships

  • Operations team
  • Technical team
  • Quality and Laboratory team 
  • Commercial and Sales Managers 
  • Colour team 
  • Cutting team
  • Customers

How to Apply

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to careers@scottishleathergroup.com

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