Packaging Maintenance Team Manager


Arabi, LA, US

Req ID:  37543
Date:  Nov 19, 2023

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 Packaging Maintenance Team Manager is to provide necessary technical support and leadership, to direct, facilitate, and coordinate the performance, development, and improvement of the overall operation. This position has the responsibility of establishing/maintaining a capable, continuously improving, high-quality workforce with focus on improving plant equipment reliability, quality, process, and efficiency at the lowest sustainable cost.



  • Manages and leads a team of supervisors to deliver quality and quantity of production to meet demand.
  • Directs and manages Maintenance resources to meet and exceed all safety, health and environmental regulations.
  • Ensure the development of sound predictive and preventative maintenance programs which will reduce unplanned shutdowns and continuously improve plant reliability, profitability and product quality.
  • Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
  • Develops or revises standard operational and working practices
  • Compiles, analyzes, stores, and retrieves production data.
  • Drives Continuous Improvement initiatives within the Packaging department



  • Experience in a technical role required (maintenance, engineering and/or operations), preferably in a federally regulated packaging environment
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of related management experience, including overseeing supervisors and managing a multi-departmental manufacturing/ production operation.
  • Food or beverage packaging production experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience designing and driving process improvement in a food (or similar) manufacturing environment



  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from a 4-year college or university in Engineering, or similar field preferred.
  • Continuous Improvement or quality certification(s) strongly preferred.



  • This person would assist in supervising approximately 80 hourly employees in a unionized setting.



  • Must possess quantifiable leadership skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, holidays and rotating shifts.
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Strong people skills to manage a large, diverse employee group have the ability to train others.



  • Chalmette, LA



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