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Process Engineer II


New Orleans, LA, US

Req ID:  20802

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 Process Engineer II is responsible for improving production efficiency by developing & executing process improvements relating to quality, productivity, equipment reliability, safety and yield. Lead process improvement by identifying root causes of specific quality & operations issues by gathering & evaluating relevant data & working with Quality Assurance and plant operations. Is also responsible for improving existing operations and manufacturing technologies and provides technical support to the Chalmette Refinery.



  • Responsible for developing methods of improving the existing process through automation, process developments and new technologies.
  • Works with Control Engineers to optimize Process Controls to fine tune process control points to achieve efficiencies and improved quality.
  • Assist process superintendents and supervisors as needed to troubleshoot issues in the process.
  • Strives to constantly improve the energy efficiency of the process and the refinery.
  • Manages process projects and tasks as assigned by the process manager.
  • Works within all safety, environmental, food safety and food security procedures.
  • Performs lab testing to support improvements.



  • Five years of Chemical/Process Engineering experience desired;  prior knowledge in Food industry or Consumer Product Goods is preferred
  • Previous work experience developing or assisting in the development of new processes/procedures
  • Prior involvement with supporting multiple capital projects
  • Experience supervising employees or leading a project including employees in a unionized work environment is a plus



  • B.S. degree (or higher) in Engineering (Chemical preferred) or related field from an accredited college/university.



Strong engineering fundamentals with proven abilities and practical experience in the following areas: 

  • Process optimization
  • Data-based decision making using data from different sources
  • Lean Six Sigma for triggered events and proactive improvements
  • Unit operations, understanding and continuous improvements
  • Process measurement and control systems
  • Maintenance techniques and systems for reliable operation
  • Troubleshooting hardware and processes
  • Managing multiple projects, tasks and deadlines
  • Organizational skills, attention to detail and follow through on agreed actions
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio.  Wonderware, SAP an advantage
  • Food manufacturing, GMPs, HACCP, SQF.  Safety standards and regulations
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Must be able to perform lab testing to support improvements.
  • Ability to learn the process associated with processing sugar cane



  • Chalmette, LA



Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans