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Plant Quality Control Inspector - 1st Shift

Springdale, AR
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Want to learn how to make juice? Lassonde Pappas & Co. is a US Leader in beverage manufacturing dedicated to our team members, customers and consumers satisfaction. We remain committed to our small-town roots and rural values. Hardworking and caring are qualities that make our teams special. Since 1942, we’ve been producing delicious products for our customers across the country!

To provide the best for our customers, we focus on building the best team by creating and advancing an inclusive environment amongst our diverse workforce. If you’re passionate about customer satisfaction, reliable, and committed to being and doing better, join us!

We value each of our employee’s total wellbeing. To support employees in all stages of their wellness journey, we have a robust benefits program including: medical, dental, and vision coverage options, growth and development potential, along with 401-K, Life & Disability Insurance, PTO, Tuition Reimbursement, Health Fairs, Gym Membership Discounts, and so much more!


The Plant QC Inspector will be responsible for ensuring the lab equipment is calibrated, perform analysis on incoming concentrate, and act as the QA representative for off-shift hours (second and third shifts). Perform production line audits and other food quality responsibilities. This role reports to the Quality Manager and is based out of our Arkansas location.

Shift: 7am - 3:30pm

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Inspect material and products for conformance to specifications using fixed or present measuring instruments
  • Ensure materials and products are in accordance with established tolerance levels for quality and performance and are not irregular or damaged
  • Perform calibration on all lab instrumentation inside the lab and on the production floor – including following a schedule and logging the actual calibration.
  • Collect and archive run samples into excel log and place them in “retained samples” area
  • Prepare samples for customer sales and corporate for shipping. Ensure batching group has appropriate samples for color/flavor comparisons
  • Perform analytical testing, such as Brix, acid, color and sensory tests on incoming concentrates and tankers to ensure they meet industry, Company and customer standards before accepting them
  • Assist blenders and filler operators with any analytical tests needed to support production
  • Randomly check for quality of our product on the floor to ensure product is in spec
  • Accountable for food safety, food quality and regulatory requirements for their position
  • Encouraged to notify management about actual or potential food safety issues
  • Adopt and maintain all SQF requirements for their position
  • Empowerment to work with supervision to resolve food safety and food quality issues within their scope of work
  • This role will be required to taste test product as needed, up to a couple ounces per test.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • One to two years of lab related experience
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be detailed oriented and can multi-task
  • Must have excellent time management skills

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Quality Control experience
  • Experience in the food/beverage industry
  • Previous experience in Manufacturing or production environment
  • Ability to direct, coach and train others.
  • Consultative, influential, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.


This position requires sufficient physical ability to work in a production setting.

FREQUENT: Ability to talk and hear; ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, stoop, bend and/or crouch; push/pull; lift up to 50 pounds; use of hands and fingers to operate machinery/equipment and all manual and electronic equipment in area of responsibility. Exposure to wet and humid conditions and fluctuations in ambient temperature (seasonal).

OCCASIONAL: Squatting, kneeling, ability to reach above and at shoulder height. Ability to wear a dust mask, and perform Confined Entry using LOTO program. Exposure to toxic and corrosive chemicals.

This job description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of the responsibilities that are required to successfully perform in this position. Other duties as assigned are part of every job description. The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential job functions.

Lassonde Pappas & Co., Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



Springdale, AR
72764 USA



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