Quality Technician (Rotational)

Job Posted: 11th January 2022

Job Title:         Quality Technician (Rotational), 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 and 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 and prior to despatch to ensure that it meets internal and external specifications
  • Support new product assessments against specified standards
  • Assist in identifying faults and determining root cause and corrective actions
  • Work with internal and external customers on quality matters e.g. panel exercises, hide assessments/grading, etc.
  • Ensure that paperwork and data records are accurate, up to-date and issued to the relevant personnel/stakeholders
  • 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
  • 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 as well as 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 as well as customer roadmaps
  • 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 & 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 and deliver factual, concise reports that can be presented to all levels within both the organisation and 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 prioritising 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 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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