Technical Assistant

Job Posted: 26th November 2021

Job Title:         Technical Assistant, Scottish Leather Group

Reports to:      Process Development Lead, Scottish Leather Group

Location:         Bridge of Weir, Scotland


Role Purpose 

To support the Technical team to deliver the departmental strategy regarding product and process development and sample production. You will play a key role as the link between wet end and finish activities to ensure all relevant goals are met. You will take a proactive approach in all tasks that are required, using effective communication skills to nurture internal inter-department relationships to assist in the delivery of product/process development projects and customer samples.  

Key Accountabilities

  • Support technical team in all required activities whilst living and displaying the company values and promoting health, safety and wellbeing
  • Displays great organisational, communication and relationship skills
  • Displays good solid understanding of the entire leather making process, equipment and quality measures
  • Great time management abilities and understands all associated time restrictions to deliver effectively against department output requirements
  • Setting up sample order checklists, logging and analysing batch data, and reporting of required changes to ongoing technical trials
  • Assisting with the planning and scheduling of all sample orders and trial batches
  • Providing regular updates on batch and trial progress and communicating to the development/process team and key stakeholders
  • Responsible for interdepartmental communications regarding key trial information (Colour/Quality/Production)
  • Updating and maintaining several internal metrics to assist product/process development
  • Providing technical support, as required, to machine teams on all technical batches
  • Where necessary operating equipment or leading production teams to support the production of samples/trials
  • Supporting technical hide reviews by organising, staging, and providing feedback updates
  • Providing support and training during launch phases to assist production readiness
  • Responsible for preparation of all materials for processing (Leather and Chemicals)

Experience Desired 

  • Good understanding of leather making process, with leather operational experience
  • Displays characteristics to go above and beyond.  Is flexible and nimble and has willingness to learn and challenge
  • Basic Microsoft Office competence

Key Competencies Required 

Develop Yourself

  • Invests in Personal Development
  • Is self-aware and authentic
  • Is open to feedback

Drives for Results

  • Delivers against targets in a way that is fast, agile and in line with our company values
  • Communication 
  • Clear, concise, consistent and relevant for individual situations and understands, manages, and clarifies expectations 
  • Customers
  • Concern for external and internal customers

Attention to Detail

  • Your work is complete and accurate
  • Problem-solving
  • Recognises where problems may arise and suggests preventative measures
  • Teamwork
  • Actively develop and maintain beneficial relationships and contribute towards a common goal

Key Relationships

  • Technical management, Technical team
  • Production supervisor and all operations teams
  • Quality and Laboratory team
  • Warehouse team

How to Apply

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to


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