Leather Technician

Smit & Zoon Netherlands (Based in: Weesp)
In this job you will be responsible for developing novel processes in the field of (re)tanning.

Since 1821 Smit & zoon international is delivering sustainable products for the high end leather industry across the world. The solutions we produce enable our clients to produce leather products for and automotive industry, upholstery and fashion industry (leather shoes, bags, etc.).  We take pride in delivering quality products tailored to the need of our clients. As a 7th generation family owned company, sustainability is in our heart and DNA. All our team members are fully dedicated to make the leather value chain largely sustainable, which fits the vision of Smit towards 2025:

                               “to create a 100% sustainable leather supply chain”.

Smit & zoon’s develops and produces premium products for the wet processes in the leather industry. Due to the development of new technologies in these fields we are currently recruiting an experienced:

                                        Leather Technician

In this job you will be responsible for developing novel processes in the field of (re)tanning. Therefore we are recruiting experienced Leather Technicians that are able to effectively test and report on our new products- and production processes.

You are tasked with:

  • Performing tanning and associated wet-end application tests in Weesp or at other Smit Group test locations;
  • Supplying complete testing programs for final approval; 
  • Checking, observing, assessing and reporting on the progress of the application process/programs and the results thereof;
  • Archiving applications/tests/results/recommendations;
  • Being a part of an energetic project team;
  • Preparing new developments for market introduction.

In this challenging position you will help Smit & zoon with the growth and ambition that we have in mind!

Your profile

  • Experience as a Leather Technician in the leather industry;
  • You have a structured working method and are accurate; 
  • You are able to report on a multitude of results comprehensively without losing the heart of the matter; 
  • You have a highly independent working attitude;
  • You are fluent in English: both writing, reading and speaking at a professional level;
  • You have a “can do” attitude and have great communicative skills;
  • The willingness to occasionally travel abroad.

We are eager to get in contact with suitable candidates.

We offer you

  • To be a part of a growing family business with a focus on sustainability;
  • Great salary combined with a variable bonus;
  • Possibilities for Personal development (both training on the job as well as training & education)

Based in Weesp, the Netherlands.


  • Name: Robin van Rijssel (Corporate Recruiter)
  • Telephone: +31 6 2836 4808
  • Email: robin.vanrijssel@smitzoon.com  

Please send your resume by mail or contact me by phone.
Introduction of candidates by Recruitment agencies is not appreciated or wanted! The unsolicited sending of resumes will be regarded as a direct application of the candidate.

NO Relocation! 
Applicants must live in the EU, preferably the Netherlands! 
Applicants outside of Europe will not be considered!

Keywords: leather technician, tanning, retanning, leather, sustainability, new technology, innovation

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Leather Technician

Nijverheidslaan 48
1382 LK Weesp
The Netherlands

Smit & zoon
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