Quality Technician (Nightshift)

Job Posted: 11th July 2022

Location: Paisley, Scotland 


Role purpose

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

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


Key accountabilities

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


Key Competencies Required


  • Respond positively to feedback and be open to incorporating these into your way of working.
  • Treat every experience as an opportunity to learn something new
  • Ask others for help and advice.
  • Undertake regular self-development aligned to your role or future roles.

Attention to Detail

  • Consistently provide accurate, complete, and quality work and information.
  • Demonstrate brilliant execution by delivering work on time, being thorough, and applying high standards to everything you do.


  • Actively develop and maintain beneficial relationships and show commitment to outstanding teamwork.
  • Proactively listen to, consider, and embrace diverse ideas and styles.


  • Achieve results by prioritizing workload, effective time management, and showing efficiency with resources available.
  • Monitor plans and makes changes when targets go off track.
  • Show energy and determination to drive action through to completion.


  • Respond positively to change and look for new ways of working that improve efficiency.
  • Be open to trying new ideas.


  • Develop and deliver clear, concise, consistent, and relevant information (verbal and written) to meet the needs of the audience. Understands, manages, and clarifies expectations.

Problem solving

  • Act on own initiative without being prompted.
  • Demonstrate drive to make a positive difference to business performance.
  • Have a positive outlook, channel your energy into finding opportunities and solutions, even in times of uncertainty and ambiguity.
  • Always seek valid information to solve and eliminate root causes of problems/ issues.

Customer Service

  • Focus on customer (internal and external) needs and satisfaction.
  • Maintain and enhance effective cross-functional business partnerships through demonstrated integrity.


Key relationships

  • Operations Team
  • Technical Team
  • Quality & Laboratory Team
  • Commercial & 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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