Sr. Mechanical Engineer


Arabi, LA, US

Req ID:  38003
Date:  Feb 18, 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 Senior Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for providing engineering support in a high-production refinery as well as supporting large projects.



  • Prepare budgetary estimates and Decision Summary evaluations to assess the costs of potential projects.
  • Manage the execution of projects, including leading project kickoff meetings, safety briefings, establishing conditions to commence work, and return to service activities.
  • Lead a team of engineers and technicians to improve equipment effectivenes and commission new equipment
  • Incorporating standards and specifications into drawings. Including customer, local, state and national codes and safety regulations.
  • Provide troubleshooting assistance when refinery equipment is not operating properly.
  • Perform root cause analysis on equipment failures and implement countermeasures.
  • Checking drawings for thoroughness and accuracy, including self-checking one’s own drawings.
  • Collaborate with the Reliability engineer to analyze the results of Predictive Maintenance tasks and assist with optimizing the preventative maintenance program.
  • This position requires an employee to stand, walk and sit; navigate stairways and ladders; carry moderate loads and/or work at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Frequent exposure to manufacturing environments with moderate noise levels and to outdoor elements is also required.
  • Potential to be exposed to heights.
  • Travel (sometimes with extended stays) to other sites will be required as project requirements.
  • Understands safety and environmental expectations and can comply with utilizing PPE, etc. in conducting work
  • Willingness to travel to jobsites for field measurements, and assisting the installation, start-up and debugging equipment based upon the project scope of work.
  • Work Weekends and Nights as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned



  • At Least 6 years’ work experience in Mechanical Engineering and Project Management
  • A strong foundation of experience working with rotating machinery, heat exchangers, control valves, and pipelines.
  • Leadership experience with leading a team of engineers or technicians to achieve complex goals.
  • Proven experience in project management, including budget and schedule tracking.
  • Familiar with working with regulatory agencies to provide reports and documentation of required regulatory tasks.



  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering required



  • This role will potentially have a group of junior engineers directly reporting to them



  • Analytical Thinking & Decision Making
  • Business & Financial Acumen
  • Effective Communication
  • Customer Orientation
  • Establishes Trust
  • Problem Solving
  • Results Orientation & Accountability
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Self-Development 
  • Working with Ambiguity
  • Project Management
  • Execution
  • Energetic
  • Takes Initiative
  • Change Management
  • Strategic Mindset



  • 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