Quality Assurance Technician
The Sherwin-Williams Company
United Kingdom-Devon-Plymouth
6d ago


Job Title : Quality Assurance Technician

Position Summary

The role of QA Technician is to assist the Quality Assurance Team in maintaining a program of Quality Assurance activities by ensuring that the products manufactured and supplied by the Business are safe, legal and meet or exceed customer expectations.

Based at our Plymouth site and reporting to the Plant Quality Manager the successful applicant will become a key member of the QA team, responsible for undertaking routine testing of raw materials, product batches and finished products.

Working to and maintaining quality procedures, you will trouble shoot quality issues within manufacturing, conducting duties appropriate to your role under the direction of the QA Manager.

The successful applicant with be expected to adhere to company Health and safety Policies & Procedures and actively promote a safe working environment.


  • Carry out routine testing of raw materials, product batches and finished products.
  • To carry out all training required to meet the requirements of the role to effectively and efficiently maintain the quality parameters to specification.
  • Carry out Quality Auditing and maintenance of the Quality Systems
  • Calibration of laboratory equipment to BS ISO9001 requirements
  • Carry out General laboratory maintenance / ordering of QA consumables
  • Work in accordance with Health and Safety Regulations
  • To carry out other duties appropriate to the post under the direction of the QA Team Leader / QA Manager i.e. chemical oxygen demand test;
  • basic queries re quality, Packaging, Filling Line issues etc.


  • A sound education to GCSE standard or equivalent (Ideally including Chemistry)
  • Skilled in MS office applications
  • Attention to detail whilst undertaking QA work in a tidy and timely fashion
  • Methodical approach
  • Good written and oral communicator
  • Demonstrable numeracy and analytical skills
  • A professional, amenable approach with good attention to detail
  • A highly motivated self starter who can demonstrate initiative
  • Preferred

  • Proven track record of successfully working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a laboratory environment
  • Previous technical experience and knowledge of sealant manufacture is beneficial, however full training will be given

    Sherwin-Williams is the largest paints and coatings company in the world. With $15.8 billion in sales, more than 4,100 stores, and 140 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide.

    Our 60,000 employees across the globe are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career.

    Find yours and join us today.

    Who we are

    At Sherwin-Williams, we're proud of the company we keep our family of loyal employees. To learn about our company and our culture go to Sherwin.com / careers.

    Basic Qualification

    Please note you will need the existing right to work in the country you apply for. Sherwin-Williams is unable to sponsor work permits or visas.

    Equal Opportunity

    An equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, colour, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, disability, age pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, or any other consideration prohibited by law.

    We are committed to positively promoting equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. All applicants will be considered for employment on the basis of the job requirements and the individual’s ability and merits in meeting the requirements.

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