Graduate Development Program Engineer


Arabi, LA, US

Req ID:  38093
Date:  Jan 28, 2024

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal.  ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize.  The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.



The Graduate Development Program (GDP) is a two (2) year structured learning and development program for select new graduates who are hired into various disciplines of ASR Group's operations team.  


An Engineering career with ASR Group is a great way to apply what you have learned in the classroom. We offer hands on experience and the opportunity to build a foundation for your career. As part of the GDP, you will have access to support and mentorship from company leaders, technical subject matter experts, and former GDP participants who will all help guide you as you start your career with us.


We are looking for entry-level engineers in the following discipline: Electrical



  • Develop multi-discipline (chemical, mechanical, controls, industrial or electrical) proficiency during the program
  • Review technical reports (Daily, Weekly, Monthly Energy/Water)  
  • Perform basic lab tests with supervision of lab manager, prepare daily technical report with supervision
  • Produce SIPOC diagram for the department’s operations, key physical locations.
  • Participate in and lead Continuous Improvement projects
  • General electrical troubleshooting & equipment (starters, VFD, Soft starts &  breakers)
  • Perform operational & cost studies
  • Perform tasks as an Area Supervisor



  • Time Management: Having the ability to manage and monitor a large number of projects to completion.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Communication: The ability to effectively and clearly communicate information and ideas.
  • Self-starter: Have a strong sense of urgency and is deadline-oriented.  The ability to handle multiple projects at one time.
  • Emotional Intelligence.
  • Leadership: Strong interpersonal skills, and oral/written communication skills.
  • Interest in pursuing a career path as a leader in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills, to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to write clearly and accurately.



  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college/university
  • 0 - 2 years of professional work experience (including internships and co-ops).
  • Validated leadership experience through extra-curricular activities, employment and/or internship experiences is required.
  • Strong academic record (3.0 GPA or better).



  • Chalmette, LA


Legal authorization to work in the country/region where the business is hiring is required.  We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas for this position.



We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans