Finishing Technician

Retanning Technician

The ideal candidate will draw on extensive experience in other world-class footwear upper leather tanneries and will have a high degree of autonomy with regard to overall management of the retanning/finishing tannery, therefore self-motivation and a willingness to take risks and face challenges are essential.

Key responsibilities and required qualifications:

• Ensures that tannery delivers quality standards in a consistent way, meeting customers’ and company expectations
• Initiative to recommend technical projects, product improvements or cost reductions
• Interact with chemical suppliers, to ensure that tannery is aware of latest technological innovation available in the international market
• Participates on the creation and development of new articles in line with directions provided by the business area
• Optimise production costs through a continuous improvements approach
• Plan and organise production schedules
• Modify systems to be environmentally friendly
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
• Creative problem solver who thrives when presented with a challenge
• Able to analyse problems and strategies for better solutions
• Flexible and able to multitask on several different aspects of a project or on multiple projects, prioritising and managing time efficiently
• Strict attention to detail
• Technical/Industrial/Leather school degree and certification with a minimum of ten years of experience as a finishing technician in a footwear tannery
• Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
• Excellent communicator: able to understand instructions and communicate effectively to his direct reports and extended team
• Promotes effective teamwork in the workplace

Candidates should send their CV and application letter by email to Federico Roth at federicoroth@youngilco.com or phone +549 11 3831 6972.