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Process Engineer

Location: 

Baltimore, MD, US

Req ID:  26902
Date:  Sep 30, 2021

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®.

 

POSITION SCOPE

To reduce cost, maximize process efficiency, and drive high-quality standards within ASR Group’s assets. A key objective of this position is to assist ASR Group’s assets in a cross-functional manner through the rapid development of new processes, continuous improvement of existing processes, and knowledge transfer of industry best practices.

 

POSITION STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES AND KEY DELIVERABLES

  • To evaluate, develop, and implement integrated process and product solutions for any ASR Group operation, including product quality and consistency, cost, energy, capacity, efficient use of resources, safety and environmental.
  • To ensure that business-approved projects are implemented at the plant scale in a timely, cost-effective and safe manner by using a combination of process experience and data-driven decision making.
  • Enhanced cross-functional networking (R&T, Quality, NPD, Refineries, Non-Refineries)

 

DETAILED ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead a variety of R&T projects and support cross-functional teams based at any ASR Group location. Primary focus will be on the USA assets, with travel to the ASR Group assets in the North Americas, and 1 or 2 visits per year to Europe may be required.
  • Transfer of knowledge on proposals for planned work, and results of executed work to be communicated to all levels by high standard reporting, presentations and other appropriate methods.
  • Work proactively and flexibly with a number of teams within the ASR Group network (R&T, Quality, NPD, Refineries, Non-Refineries).
  • Work to organize pilot plant work to scale up from lab results and collect data/results for effective plant scale up. These trials could be completed anywhere in the ASR Group network.
  • To provide chemical engineering expertise for internal consultancy.

 

ESSENTIAL CAPABILITIES (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES)

  • Self-starter that is able to work unsupervised for long periods.
  • Able to plan, allocate resources and budget projects.
  • Robust understanding of statistical modeling/analysis and the ability to apply statistical concepts towards the planning, execution, and analysis of projects in the pipeline.
  • Strong working knowledge of mass and energy balances as well as Step Change management and Continuous Improvement methodologies.
  • The ability to interpret and utilize mass and energy balances as well as process models to provide direction for ongoing projects in order to maximize effectiveness of team effort and provide fast-track but high quality completion of projects.
  • Fundamental knowledge base of process engineering with the ability to convert this knowledge into cost-effective, technically feasible solutions through close collaboration in a team environment across multiple functions/disciplines.
  • Excellent communication and team working skills, ability to develop good working relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate highly technical concepts and results to all levels and audiences.
  • Creative, quick learner, highly numerate and computer literate.

 

ESSENTIAL WORK EXPERIENCES

  • Demonstrable practical and design experience in a wide range of process engineering.
  • Knowledgeable in the use and interpretation of process simulation.
  • Practical, with laboratory, pilot and plant scale experience.
  • Experience in working with Food-Grade/GMP processes.
  • Skilled in understanding the scale up of processes from lab to pilot plant to full scale, with particularly strong input into what can and cannot be made to work cost-effectively on the commercial scale.

 

ESSENTIAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • BS/MS in Chemical or Process Engineering
  • 2-3 years of plant experience

 

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


Nearest Major Market: Baltimore