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Process Engineer R&D


Boca Raton, FL, US

Req ID:  25005
Date:  Apr 8, 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 Process engineer will join the New Product Development (NPD) group as a thought leader, focused on process development and understanding.  In this role, they will manage ongoing projects by providing timelines and partnering with cross-functional teams to accomplish project goals.   The individual will execute both pilot and production plant trials, gather and analyze data, then develop preliminary findings.  This individual will also prepare written reports to aptly provide feedback and direction to the team. Additionally, this individual will work with management to identify and deliver cost savings by leveraging continuous improvement practices and assessing new technologies that drive efficiency.



  • Timely development and completion of technical projects through the “stage gate process” to meet the expectations of our customers
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of laboratory and pilot plant activities in order to provide new product samples, experimental data, & test results
  • Undertake process development trials as necessary to transfer new or improved processes from the bench scale to pilot plant scale
  • Assist in the transfer of new or improved processes to the commercial scale, including their commissioning
  • Prepare reports, specifications, designs and presentations to communicate findings and best practices with other ASR business units
  • Develop training materials and participate in training ASR staff as needed; adhere to training timelines as prescribed
  • Prioritize tasks to ensure business and team objectives are met
  • Contributes to producing design guides and templates to ensure consistency across projects
  • Monitoring of manufacturing KPI systems and assessing opportunities for continuous improvement



  • Safety - Ensure safe design and operation in consideration of new product, equipment and process development by deploying suitable disciplines and procedures.  Follow all ASR safety protocols while working in the Laboratory, Pilot Plant and in other areas (i.e. other refineries or non-refinery operations).
  • Process Engineering - Provide process evaluation and process design for active and prospective projects. Develop detailed documentation of NPD processes for commercialization either internally or externally.  Management and operation of equipment in the Pilot Plant for product trials and experimentation.
  • Innovation - Supports the development of new products and processes to provide viable, technical solutions, for implementation within production facilities throughout ASR Group.  Analyze data from pilot plant trials and production operations to determine where and how improvements can best be made. Assist in the development, sharing and implementation of best practices.
  • Team - Works closely with other members of the R&T Department, NPD Team and Operations Managers to ensure activities are aligned with business needs.



  • 1-3 years of Process Engineering experience
  • 0-3 year of plant and pilot plant operations experience
  • Awareness of sugar processing industry is preferred



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution is required
  • Chemical Engineering degree is highly preferred



  • Business and Financial acumen in a corporate business setting  
  • Project Management Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to understand internal demands as they relate to the business
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to analyze complex information and perform root cause analysis
  • Ability to recognize areas for Continuous Improvement strategies; recommend and implement CI strategies as assigned
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers and foster strong, open lines of communication across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of proprietary business information at all times
  • Ability to effectively manage time, including the ability to prioritize, work within assigned deadlines, and work independently or collaboratively to accomplish organizational objectives
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects while maintaining quality & accuracy standards
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, Word, and Outlook on an Advanced Level
  • Experience in MiniTab is preferred
  • Experience in calibration for spectrophotometry is a plus
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time



  • Boca Raton, FL


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

Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami