• Quality Engineer

    Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    # of Openings
  • Company/Location Overview

    The Sazerac Company, established in 1850, is a leading North American spirits supplier, and owner of many of the industry’s most venerable distilling companies – Buffalo Trace Distillery, The Glenmore Distillery, and A. Smith Bowman Distillery.  In 2014, Sazerac was awarded one of the spirits industry’s highest honors – Distiller of the Year by the International Wine & Spirits Competition. The Louisville, Ky. branch of The Sazerac Company has been named a “Best Places to work in Kentucky” four times!


    Sazerac is an independent, American family owned company; whose vision is to become one of the industry’s most desired places to be.  Sazerac attributes its success to a unique blend of history, culture, brands, relationships, innovation, technology, and most importantly, its people.  


    For more information, please visit: www.sazerac.com.

    Job Description/Responsibilities

    Sazerac is in search of an experienced quality engineer to join our Corporate Quality Team. This is a NEW role for the organization. The Quality Engineer serves as a resource for each of our facilities to perform Kaizen events, identify improvement opportunities, as well as, conduct root cause analysis and problem solving events. He/she conducts supplier audits and supplies feedback to the Procurement team about improvement opportunities and the quality of supplier corrective actions. 


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Conducts audits at the plants and at suppliers to identify gaps in the systems and opportunities to improve quality and food safety

    • Works with the Quality Managers and other department managers to identify and opportunities to improve quality and food safety systems and develop plans to implement the improvements.

    • Trains employees on how to use good problem solving techniques.

    • Conducts problem solving sessions to identify and eliminate the causes of quality and food safety issues.

    • Serves as a RCPS subject matter expert for the plants Analyze data to identify trends Stay up to date on changes in regulatory requirements and industry trends

    • Hands on implementation of GMPs, PRP, and Global Standards


    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor Degree

    • At least 5 years of experience driving change in an organization

    • Demonstrated success in the design and implementation of process improvement initiatives

    • Customer service oriented with the ability to work well under pressure

    • Ability to formulate compliance solutions acceptable to both Government Agencies and Company Plants

    • Ability to travel (up to 25%)

    • Ability and willingness to work non-traditional hours (nights/weekends)

    • A valid driver's license

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles

    • 3 years Experience designing and/or implementing OSHA, HACCP, USDA programs

    • Bilingual (English - Spanish)

    • Bilingual (French - English)

    • Knowledge of processing/batching activities


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