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About Quality at Sika

Sitting within the R&D function, the UK Quality team contributes to ensuring the quality of Sika products; maintaining the standards and certifications that we have worked hard to achieve.  In the UK, Sika have offices in Welwyn Garden City, Preston, Leeds and Wishaw.

The Quality Team in Preston support two manufacturing facilities through their QA/QC activities:

Incorez:    A leading manufacturer of polyurethane and epoxy technology

Sika Liquid Plastics:  A technology leader in the field of liquid applied coatings and waterproofing membranes

Purpose of the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join an evolving team striving for Quality 4.0.  The QC Technician ensures efficient and effective operation of the QC function; maintaining standards of raw material and product quality in line with ISO9001 and internal processes to ensure customer requirements are met.

What’s In it for You?

The Opportunity: 

  • Carry out the day-to-day quality control processes within operations and lab-based environments
  • Ensure that raw material, in-process and final product testing is effectively and accurately carried out
  • Accurately record results using SAP
  • Advise on corrective actions and appropriate recording methods to maintain manufactured product within specification
  • Perform additional quality-related testing and investigation
  • Undertake quality lab-related administration tasks
  • Assist in preparation of new QC specifications
  • Contribute to implementation/improvement of test methods/procedures
  • Maintain the laboratory areas
  • Maintain a high standard of laboratory cleanliness
  • Ensure that test equipment is properly and correctly used, calibrated, and maintained to specified standards and that safe working practices are adopted at all times.
  • Ensure that adequate materials are available in the laboratory in order to fulfil the Quality Control function.

The ultimate aim is to improve the quality of Sika, its products, its services and the outcomes it creates, not only at Preston but across the whole UK business.

The Rewards:

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, and a sweep of great benefits. We pride ourselves on our total reward package:

  • Holiday 25 days rising to 28 days with service, plus bank holidays
  • 37.5 hours a week (06.00-14.00, Monday-Friday)
  • A company pension contribution of up to 10%
  • Private healthcare for you, with option to add family
  • Group life cover at 6x your annual salary
  • Global Income Protection (PHI)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Selected discounted Sika products

The Support:

You will have the opportunity to work alongside the existing team at Preston as well as the wider Quality team across the UK.  This is a diverse group with a range of experience and a commitment to improving manufacturing quality.  Our people and teams are our most important asset – we will continue to ensure that the contribution of every individual is made to count and valued accordingly.

You will be provided with a detailed induction plan, receiving one-to-one training initially and then be given the opportunity to increase autonomy in line with self-development.  We are committed to professional and personal development.

The Skills:

We are looking for a pro-active individual from a quality, R&D or related scientific background:  A fast learner with a keen eye for detail, we want you to work in a systematic and methodical manner.

The Future: 

This position will allow the successful candidate to progress into a variety of roles across numerous business areas within a global company

Tu experiencia - Nuestras fortalezas

  • Experience of working in a QC/R&D laboratory (essential)
  • A proactive approach to EHS (essential)
  • Experience of using MS Office (essential)
  • Experience of using SAP (desirable)
  • Good interpersonal skills – able to form good working relationships with other departments
  • Ability to problem-solve

We would encourage applications from those with experience of working in a laboratory environment.

Sobre Sika

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for waterproofing, bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building sector and motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 101 countries around the world and manufactures in over 300 factories. Its more than 27,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 9.3 billion in 2021.