QA Technologist - Electrical
Poundstretcher
Kirby Muxloe - Leicestershire
16h ago

The Vacancy

QA Technologist (Electrical)

Salary - Competitive

We currently have a vacancy for a QA Technologist (Electrical) at Poundstretcher head office in Kirby, Leicester.

As a key part of our technical team, this role will be involved in a variety of technical processes including product sample approval, product artwork approval to ensure that the entire electrical product range has the necessary information and procedures in place, the product integrity and customer satisfaction is maintained to the company’s standards and in compliance with UK / EU statutory requirements.

Your role is to support QA Manager & Buying team in all matters of product quality, safety and legal requirements on new and existing products.

As a Product Technologist (Electrical) your responsibilities will include :

  • The quality and safety approval for the entire electrical range (including bespoke products) to ensure that all products meet UK and EU Standards.
  • Technically assess products in relation to the general product safety regulations and the required industry standards.
  • Research and advice testing requirements on all products within given product categories to ensure products comply with current legislation.
  • To create technical files for all products and ensure safety of imported products.
  • Check and approve artworks, instruction manuals & rating labels as required for products, ensuring they comply with legal requirements.
  • Keep up to date with industry advances, legislation and best practice. Ensure up to date knowledge and information across all functions is maintained
  • Liaise with external laboratories, far east sourcing team and suppliers
  • Dealing with any non-conformances including investigations of customer complaint, queries from external bodies, out of specification products & process and provide resolutions.
  • Occasional travel to China
  • To be successful as a QA Technologist (Electrical) you must have :

  • A good level of product knowledge especially within electrical categories, SDA's, Electrical accessories, heating, cooling, lighting, home garden etc.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in UK / EU requirements.
  • Commercial awareness, understanding the impact of their role in the launch of products and staying true to the company’s brand.
  • Experience of product development in a retail environment
  • Experience of interacting with buyers in a trading environment
  • Ability to convey technical detail in a clear and concise manner to non-technical stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to work with internal / external teams to provide workable solutions
  • Excellent communication (written & verbal), IT (including Word, Excel) and organisational skills.
  • Currently in a Technical or QA role with a minimum of 12 months experience in Electrical category in retail or a test laboratory.
  • Degree desirable or equivalent technical qualification / experience.
  • Experience in other product areas (chemicals, toys, textile) is desirable but not essential.
  • If you have the required skills and that you would like to join a leading retailer to help drive them forward during the next phase of their development, please apply with an up to date CV.

    The Company

    Established in 1981 Poundstretcher is a leading variety discount retailer for quality food, toiletries, garden essentials, and home-ware brands.

    Offering over 5,000 products at some of the lowest prices on the high street, Poundstretcher stores provide shoppers with an incredible selection of value for money items.

    With over 400 stores nationwide across our brands, Poundstretcher stocks a huge selection of great value products at competitive prices, including cleaning supplies, kitchenware, bedding, bathroom products, furniture, electric goods, children’s toys, and so much more.

    We even have a wide selection of pet care products within our Pet Hut section.

    For money-conscious grocery shoppers, Poundstretcher also offers great value prices on everyday big brand items such as food, toiletries, and household goods, along with a great range of fantastic seasonal goods.

    With Poundstretcher, you can be confident that you are getting the best deals, making your budget go further without sacrificing on quality or style.

    Employing over 6000 people nationwide across the brand's chain of outlets, Poundstretcher aims to offer great customer service and a quality selection of products at all of our stores across the UK.

    Leading Discount Retailer

    Employing over 6000 People

    400 Stores Nationwide

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