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QA Technical Assistant - 6 months FTC

Watford, Hertfordshire

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Wickes are a digitally led, service enabled organisation with a project in every home.


We are looking to recruit a Quality Assurance Technical Assistant to support and assist the Category Technical Managers with the implementation of new legislation that affect Wickes suppliers and products, whilst ensuring compliance in the changing landscape of product safety, ethical and sustainable sourcing. This role will initially be for a period of 6 months with the possibility to extend.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Ensure all non-compliance issues are identified and appropriate remedial action taken through direct contact with appropriate supplier contact prior to product approval.  

  • Maintain technical files to the required level of detail and content based on risk as part of the evaluation and approval process.

  • Provide analytical support through data evaluation highlighting areas of risk that may require further attention by the senior technical team

  • Support the technical & programme management team on the latest key objectives and range activity as required

  • To assess and review product related information and communication to ensure that it is technically correct and complies with legal requirements.

  • Establish relationships with the technical/Quality contacts at Suppliers and specialist service providers such as Test Houses, Trade Associations etc. associated with the assigned product category

  • Ensure the Category Technical Manager and Head of Quality is informed immediately where it is identified that a Supplier has failed to adhere to agreed requirements/specification resulting in an unacceptable level of risk to the overall business

What are we looking for?

  • Educated to A Level or equivalent.


  • Some Knowledge of QA Practices and methodology.


  • Some Knowledge of British & European product safety & technical standards and associated compliance certification.


  • Some knowledge of product legislation and Environmental impact.


  • Experience of factory manufacturing processes and best practice would be desirable.


  • Resilience in following through business critical issues.


  • Persuasive approach to problem solving at all levels.


  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to a broad spectrum of individuals


  • Well organised with the ability to plan workload to achieve deadlines.


  • Good numeracy skills and conversant in Google Docs and Google Sheets.


  • Full UK drivers licence and access to a car.


What can we offer you?

Wickes’ culture is a best kept secret; it’s a collaborative, down to earth, fun and inclusive environment where people feel part of a winning team. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.
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