Team Leader – Quality Control & Quality Assurance (The position has been filled)
Australia, New South Wales
Full Time
  • Great Opportunity for an experienced paints Chemist looking for the next step in their career
  • Growing and highly respected A&NZ manufacturer of road marking paints
  • Manufacturing and Laboratory facilities with a friendly & supportive work culture



Our Client who is located in the western suburbs of Sydney, is a New Zealand owned and operated business established almost 50 years ago. A well-known and industry respected manufacturer of ‘niche market’ coatings, aerosol products and chemicals, our client continues to experience substantial growth and expansion in the Australian market.

Due to this growth, our client requires an experienced Polymer/Materials chemist with experience in paints. You will have a solid background in QC and exposure to QA together with strong leadership skills. This leadership role will provide the perfect pathway to your career progression.



Reporting to the Business Manager – Australia and with one direct report, this position is ideal for an experienced industrial Chemist that has been exposed to quality systems, quality assurance and quality control. Experience with colour matching, pigments, polymer or paints will see you short-listed and on the path to the next step in your career.

The successful candidate will have leadership qualities, will be customer focused, a decision maker and able to complete tasks and projects on time. To be short-listed, you will have worked in a manufacturing environment and will have a good understanding of ISO9001, NATA and Australian Paint and Approval Scheme (APAS).

Some of the duties associated with this role include:

  • Maintain all quality and technical certifications
  • Minimise rework of batches and improve processes in timely and efficient manner
  • Ensure efficient performance of Laboratory functions with emphasis on QC of manufactured batches, colour matching and compliance to ISO, APAS and NATA
  • Coordinate new product development processes and reformulations
  • Provide management and support to supply chain ensuring smooth processes
  • Look after customer complaints efficiently
  • Perform Quality Control checks when necessary
  • Work with production staff to create SOPs
  • Update and write procedures and policies in accordance to ISO9001
  • Ensure calibration of equipment is done regularly and maintain NATA accreditation of the Laboratory
  • Provide technical training support
  • Liaise with technical Managers on projects especially on dispersions with aqueous technology
  • Ensure compliance of the entire site and the Laboratory to relevant regulations including DG licensing, GHS Systems, ISO, NATA, Transport and APAS re-certification
  • Coordinate external audits, prepare internal audits and address any non-conformances in procedures or policies



To be successful in your application you must meet the following criteria:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Science, majoring in Chemistry or similar
  • Minimum five years’ experience in a Quality Assurance and/or Quality Control within the pigments, coatings or chemicals industry
  • Colour adjustment knowledge and pigment dispersion experience will see you shortlisted
  • Sound experience in ISO9001, writing of Quality Management Systems – Policies and Procedures
  • Working knowledge of internal auditing, raising non-conformances and closing non-conformances
  • Experience working in a NATA accredited Laboratory
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment with pigment dispersions, road marking paints or coatings woudl be highly regarded
  • Experience managing various tasks within a laboratory with emphasis on QC of products and instrument calibration
  • People training and management experience will be highly regarded but is not necessary
  • Experience handling customer complaints
  • A good work ethic, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as a team member or autonomously are a must



  • Excellent career progression opportunity with one direct report
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Diverse role providing exposure to many important aspects of a manufacturing facility
  • Well respected company experiencing continuous steady growth



To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send your updated resume with a covering letter to CS Executive Group. For a confidential discussion about this role, please call Jo or Helen on +61 3 9516 0100 during office hours and +61 3 411 197 171 after hours.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of candidates we receive on a daily basis, we can only contact those with suitable qualifications and experience. If on this occasion you are not successful, your resume will remain on our database and be considered for future suitable roles.