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Posted October 8th

Quality Assurance Technician

Fort Smith, Arkansas


Pernod Ricard USA



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Posted October 8th

Quality Assurance Technician

Fort Smith, Arkansas






Full Time

Company Name: Pernod Ricard USA Location: Fort Smith, AR

Working for Pernod Ricard USA means creating great company every day. It means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry - and collaborating with passionate people on successful premium brands in an entrepreneurial way.

Our people are at the core of our success. Everyone adds a vital ingredient to our mix, bringing a personal touch and individual qualities that make Pernod Ricard even better. We work together with a shared commitment to our values:

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit;
  • Mutual trust;
  • A strong sense of ethics; and
  • A relentless commitment to growth.

  • Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration and encourages ongoing professional development and growth. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues. We never settle for "good enough" but stretch ourselves and our teams towards improvement and progress in all we do.

    Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at

    Position Summary

    The Package Quality Technician is in place to perform standard quality analysis, monitor supplier quality, and investigate quality problems. The technician is tasked with performing, monitoring and data entry for quality testing and procedures, relating to package and product, full goods as well as supplies. This individual will be the quality assessor, acting as a direct support to the Bottling and Material Handling Departments. The Package Quality Lead Technician will perform investigations in response to consumer complaints as well as leading supply testing and projects. Documentation and maintenance of specifications are a key responsibility.


    Conformance to Packaging Specifications:

  • Analyze and report package samples for specification verification
  • Reduced System Non-conformances
  • Rework and Product Losses
  • Report SPC data for bottling lab and packaging characteristics
  • New package testing

  • Conformance of Dry Supplies to Specifications:

  • Ability to analyze supply samples for conformance to specifications
  • Knowledge of specifications and historical files
  • Responsible for record maintenance for dry supply conformance

  • Investigation and Resolution of Non-Standard Supplies:

  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot production issues resulting in unacceptable quality
  • Responsible for direct communication to suppliers for resolution and quality assurance
  • Ability to relate specifications to current samples for conformance

  • Compliance to Plant GMP & Hygiene Standards:

  • Ensure adherence to GMP standards plant wide during production

  • Special Projects , Continuous Improvement:

  • Design and develop experiments targeting quality assurance, PRPS
  • Develop recommendations for system improvements
  • Provide analysis for utilization of current equipment
  • Provide research for utilization of new technology
  • Utilize Maintenance Connection as needed to input WO's in order to drive repairs aimed towards improving performance

  • EH&S:

  • Support the Pernod Ricard Safety Culture initiative and report any safety risk or concerns to department management
  • Must follow written PPE requirements and abide by all safety guidelines outlined in procedures and work instructions
  • Employees are required to report all accidents, incidents, and near-misses immediately. These would include all non-disabling and disabling injuries and occupational illnesses, fatalities, fires, and explosions, property damage, chemical spills, and any incident having the potential for property damage or personal injury.
  • Achieve the corporate objective on lost time accident

  • Requirements


    Bachelors degree in Food Chemistry or Packaging or two years of equivalent work experience preferred


    The physical sciences (biology, chemistry, etc.) or applied mathematics. Experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

    Technical Functional Skills:

    The physical sciences (biology, chemistry, etc.) or applied mathematics. Experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment


    Demonstrate commitment to the PR USA, Fort Smith QSE Management System policy, procedures, and dedication to the achievement of Operational Excellence, business performance, and sustainability through:

  • Producing quality products with a focus on customer satisfaction and cost effective operations
  • Identifying and reducing product safety risks and practicing good manufacturing practices
  • Practicing safety awareness and safe work practices to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees, contractors and visitors: by identifying and reducing safety risks, maintaining a clean work environment, and practicing good health, hygiene, and safety practices
  • Protection of the environment through recycling, minimizing waste, and conservation of natural resources

  • Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.

    Pernod Ricard USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

    Offers will be subject to United States local terms.

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    Fort Smith, Arkansas