Exide Technologies

  • Quality Assurance Technician

    Job Locations US-AR-Fort Smith
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The QA Technician will support the management of process quality controls throughout the lead-acid plant. The QA Technician will help to collect, analyze, and report on data about product and process critical characteristics. This position also supports production and customer related issues with standard troubleshooting tools to determine root cause and corrective actions. Work direction comes from Quality Engineer(s), ISO Coordinator, and the Quality Manager.


    This position will be first shift with some occasional test checks on off hours.


    • Gain working knowledge of all processes in the lead-acid plant
    • Gain working knowledge of all lab testing processes in the quality lab
    • Follow all established SOP while performing QA testing in production or QA laboratory
    • Review and recommend revisions (as necessary) to quality system documentation
    • Collect and maintain data from critical processes for analysis and reporting
    • Perform calibrations of equipment when required
    • Performs other responsibilities and duties as assigned
    • Perform job function in a safe and healthy manner according to plant guidelines


    The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented individual who is capable of managing their own workload to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    • High school graduate or GED equivalent
    • Completion of technical vocational studies, or quality technician certified (i.e. ASQ)
    • Previous industrial quality experience is preferred
    • Proficiency in math, reading, and writing
    • Skilled in written/verbal/electronic communication
    • Good computer skills including use of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and other software (Google Suite is a plus)
    • Ability to define problems and draw valid conclusions on the work that needs to be performed
    • Communicate and maintain records of results and prepare required reports.
    • Maintain working area, equipment and tools in functional and safe condition.

    The physical demands described here 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 with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Able to see, hear and speak; able to sit, stand for at least two hours at a time; sit, bend, crawl, squat, kneel and climb; able to use both arms and hands; to use a computer and peripherals, and lift 40 pounds from floor level; able to wear respirator and other PPE as required, able to climb stairs. Able to work extended shifts and weekends as needed.

    Able to work inside or outside the plant environment and in all climate conditions. Exposed to lead, fumes, chemicals, operating equipment, and vehicles.


    EEO Statement

    Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

    About Exide

    Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.


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