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Quality Control Inspector


Baltimore, MD, US

Req ID:  26674
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®.


The Quality Control Inspector (QCI) conducts quality testing for the Refinery’s products, maintains calibrated instrumentation, enters data into SAP for generation of Certificates of Analysis (COAs), conducts environmental sampling and analysis, and participates in other projects as assigned by the supervisor.  The position is typically weekly rotating 8 or 12-hour shifts for 24-hour coverage, including variable weekend shifts.



  • Performs routine quality analyses such as sediment, grain size distribution, color, brix, polarity, pH, and environmental analyses
  • Monitors and maintains calibrations for lab equipment
  • Monitors lab instrument performance makes adjustments and/or alerts supervision to instrument problems
  • Reports to Supervisor the general condition of equipment and recommends replacement when necessary
  • Entering raw data into multiple databases and maintain a chronology of entries
  • Collects environmental samples at multiple sites throughout the refinery during sugar detector TOC alarm conditions and weekly sampling protocol
  • Analyzes environmental samples to determine sucrose levels
  • Upholds standards for work area cleanliness
  • Maintains required records and documentation
  • Enters data into SAP for the generation of COAs
  • Communicates results to interested stakeholders and abides by the Lab’s high customer service standards
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned


Essential Skills and Capabilities:

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to maintain varied hours
  • Must be able to communicate both in written and verbal formats to various skill levels of employees
  • Must support food safety and food quality systems by auditing refinery areas and systems as well as by data collection and analysis
  • Must be familiar with effective inventory management practices
  • Must be able to effectively multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Must be able to analyze data for trends and to interpret and apply company and customer specifications
  • Must have abilities to operate and troubleshoot laboratory equipment in a safe and proficient manner
  • Performs testing used to make significant financial decisions
  • Able to work both independently and in a team environment
  • High regard safety as a core value
  • Must have technical writing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and other Office applications
  • High attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Ability to walk, stand, and lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis


Education Requirements

  • Minimum of two years of college in science or business field or equivalent work experience 

Professional Experience:

  • One (1)+ years experience in an analytical or laboratory environment
  • Previous Quality inspection experience preferred
  • Previous experience requiring mathematical and scientific skill sets preferred
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment preferred 



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

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore