Assistant Product Technologist

Posted 23 January by The Range

We are a Sunday Times Price Waterhouse Coopers top track 250 company. One of the UK’s fastest growing privately owned companies.

Our retail concept is simple - we offer 'mid-price' home, leisure and garden products, drawing together everything that could be needed for the stylish home at affordable prices.

As a result of our expansion plans and our continued ongoing success we are seeking an Assistant Product Technologist, to be based at our Head Office in Plymouth.

Scope of duties.

  • Administer Pre-shipment inspections, DUPRO, social compliance audit bookings & related paperwork
  • Assist in evaluating packaging and Instruction Manuals to ensure accuracy for all data.
  • Prepare documentation and product specifications based on technical information.
  • Ensuring labelling is correct
  • Checking that production methods meet legislation guidelines.
  • Monitor & assist on various product introduction projects and related activities.
  • Inputting of data for product quality, safety and due diligence documentation.
  • Analysing test & inspection documentation and certification with third parties.
  • Working on own initiative, accurately adhering to both rapidly changing deadlines/timescales
  • Guiding, advising and having the communication skills to relay complex information back to colleagues and suppliers.
  • Requesting and processing of technical related data from buyers or suppliers.
  • Process improvements.
  • Direct liaison with buying teams, suppliers, other departments & service suppliers.
  • Reviewing internal & external complaints & conducting compliance checks
  • Collating and analysing data and charts against defined parameters.
  • Proactively identifying and analysing potential problems and proposing commercially acceptable solutions.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Excellent planning, organisational and time management abilities gained in a fast moving commercial organisation
  • Ability to react swiftly to changing requirements and pressure
  • A demonstrable practical or technical background.
  • PC literate with experience of working with Microsoft Office packages.
  • Excellent written & verbal skills.
  • A keen eye for attention to detail.
  • Experience in retail or factory QC or admin.
  • Experience of the risk assessment process
  • Wide knowledge or experience of product groups and how products are constructed .
  • Good lateral, analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Hands-on approach, preferably from a manufacturing, electrical or mechanical assembly environment.
  • Experience & understanding of specifications, drawings and component level problem solving
  • Knowledge of 8D, Six Sigma and other quality tools

Required skills

  • Office Skills
  • Product Design
  • Test Equipment

Reference: 34302639

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