Specialist, Automation Controls
Fort Worth, TX 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description

TX Whiskey Ranch

Careers that unlock the magic of human connection

Who we are

Pernod Ricard is a global premium spirits and wine company. We're the team behind leading brands such as ABSOLUT Vodka, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Malibu, Kahlua Liqueur, Beefeater Gin, and Avion Tequila, as well as many more superior wines and exquisite champagnes!

Position Summary

This position will provide a high level of Automation Control expertise to the Fort Worth - Whiskey Ranch facility. It will be the key contact for new processes and upgrades as well as analyzing difficult issues with existing equipment. This position will be expected to help deliver the transfer of Controls knowledge to Maintenance employees and ensure that specific documentation is up to date and relevant. Will work with maintenance as needed. Will also have Project Engineering responsibilities.


- Capital and Special Projects Management

  • Manage Special and Capital projects as assigned by the Engineering Manager. Supervise contractor work, track spending vs. budget, and coordinate work with production departments. Create timelines, work orders and purchase orders. Complete required Engineering documentation including Commissioning/Decommissioning forms, new equipment setup requests, Scope of work, etc.
  • Assist other project managers in the implementation of PLC control processes in new projects.

- Technical/Automation Support - Maintenance Support

  • Provide analysis and technical support to production operations. Understand facility controls requirements. Improve production performance. Provide long term solutions to facility issues. Assist with Maintenance.

- Project Development

  • Create Request for Quote (RFQ) documentation for quote requests, locate equipment vendors and contractors suitable for the project, manage the vendor selection process, create and submit AFE to obtain capital funding for projects.

- Training

  • Provide/source training for Maintenance Technicians - PLCs, drives, servos, etc.

- PLC Program Management

  • Identify gaps, analyze processes and ensure appropriate backup documentation is maintained. Work with corporate IT-OT, site license, etc. as needed.

- EH&S - QSE - Continuous Improvement

  • Support the Pernod Ricard Safety Culture, Quality and CI initiatives and report any risk or concerns to department management. Work with site and corporate teams to fix and improve all areas.
  • Must follow written PPE requirements and abide by all safety guidelines outlined in procedures and work instructions.
  • Support the Pernod Ricard Safety Culture, Quality and CI initiatives and report any risk or concerns to department management. Work with site and corporate teams to fix and improve all areas.
  • 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.


  • Relationships: List those in and outside the Company with whom the job holder has regular, work- related contact and describe the nature of the interaction.
  • Internal: Engineering/Maintenance Manager, Engineering Supervisor, Maintenance Supervisor, Department Managers, Project Managers, Maintenance Technicians and Accounting.
  • External: Service providers and equipment manufacturers, Engineering partners.
  • Financial Responsibility: Limited- Participates in goal setting and accountable for own, limited budget or asset administration and goals.



  • Minimum of five years' experience with control processes.
  • Proficient in Programming Logic Controllers (PLC).
  • Experience in Design/Drafting tools and CAD.
  • Experience with configuring and designing HMI/OIT systems.
  • Familiar with Industry Standards UL and CE.
  • Familiar with Vision Systems (e.g. Cognex).
  • Experience with various Motion Controllers/Actuators.
  • Experience and skill in troubleshooting control system issues and electrical systems issues.
  • This position requires strong skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, project planning, coordination with contractors, maintenance and other departments, and excellent communication skills.
  • Must work well with other employees, be a creative thinker, results oriented, focused and have a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Organizational skills are essential to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks.
  • Knowledge of industrial equipment such as conveyors, pumps, filtration systems, cleaners, fillers, cappers, labelers, packers, material handling systems, etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safety hazards and appropriate precautions as defined by OSHA safety regulations.


Demonstrate commitment to the PRUSA Fort Worth 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.

Working Conditions

  • General Office: Work is performed in a typical office environment. Limited demands for movement and lifting. Normal visual, hearing and language acuity required for correspondence and computer usage.
  • Field Environment: Work is performed in a typical field environment with moderate demands for movement and lifting. Normal visual, hearing and language acuity required for correspondence and computer usage. Frequent travel by land and/or air in diverse weather conditions is required.
  • Physical/Skilled Labor: Work is performed in a general production area and/or office environment with regular demands for moving, lifting/carrying/lowering up to 50 pounds, standing, walking, climbing, and pushing. Normal visual, hearing and language acuity required for correspondence and computer usage.


  • Occasional travel is required. Estimate less than 5% of time

Working at Pernod Ricard is all about igniting conviviality in that all that we do. Derived from the French word, convivialite...it means human connection, authenticity, friendly, and jovial. Conviviality is energy and spirit with a splash of je ne sais quoi and is a core philosophy around how we live and work at Pernod Ricard. Here, we are team players, dream makers, trailblazers, movers and (cocktail) shakers. We have a passion for living life to the fullest, making a new friend every day, and realizing our potential as people and as a business!

The salary range for this role, based in Texas is $79,000.00 to $108,700.00, range will vary if outside of this location. Base salaries are determined during our interview process, by assessing a candidate'sexperience, skills against internal peers and against the scope and responsibilities of the position.

Ready to work with spirit? Read on...

Life and perks at Pernod Ricard

Proud to belong - Just as we help to create moments that matter for our customers, we lead by example every day...bringing our whole self to work and building bonds that celebrate the human spirit, diversity, and foster deep connections.

Empowered to soar - We set high expectations and seek to get the most out of life. Through flexibility and a hybrid workstyle, as well as unique learning opportunities, generous tuition reimbursement, and one-of-a-kind learning programs, we passionately grow our skillset.

Committed to care - We are deeply committed to the long-term sustainability of our people, our industry, and our planet. We call this return on responsibility. From environmental sustainability to supporting local communities, our commitment is steadfast.

Inspired to dream - We treasure new experiences and are proud to develop as people, not job titles. From rich immersive learning programs in Paris to exciting high-profile events, we blend a love of exploration into all that we do.

Plus, great benefits and perks to toast to a life filled with support including:

  • Competitive compensation including performance bonuses
  • Domestic & international career development opportunities
  • Competitive paid time off plan + wellbeing days
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Product allowance to enjoy on Pernod Ricard products
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • BetterUp Care wellness benefits including nutrition, sleep, executive coaching, etc.

And much, much more! Check out PRUSABenefits.com to view our extensive people programs and support.

Pernod Ricard USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It employs qualified individuals based solely on ability, training and experience, and does not and will not, discriminate for or against any employee or applicant for employment or promotion based upon actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service or any other classification protected by law. Offers will be subject to United States local terms.

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


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
5+ years
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