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Operator 1


Chicago, IL, US

Req ID:  27100
Date:  Nov 17, 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®.



Under direction of the Production Supervisor, the Operator packages, palletizes and ships blended batches of molasses, rice and malt products. This position is responsible for preparing, processing and monitoring the conversion of grain products into finished syrups, as well as loading and unloading trucks as necessary.



  • Ensure process controls for production, cleaning and sanitation, and evaporation are met during the shift.
  • Adhere to schedules, make adjustments when needed.
  • Troubleshoot issues with team members, find root causes, implement effective solutions, and escalate problems when needed.
  • Seek opportunities for continuous improvement and present to Calumet team.
  • Work with management on special assignments or projects as needed.
  • Ensure adherence to established product specifications.
  • Ensure adherence to company SOPs and assist in developing new SOPs, if required.
  • Ensure proper CIP and sanitary practices to prevent contamination issues.
  • Prepare materials, check and weigh ingredients and dump ingredients in proper sequence into mixers. Mix according to proper timing per specifications.
  • Follow all GMP, Safety, SQF, sanitation and quality specs and procedures; actively participate on the HACCP team.
  • Assist and perform routine maintenance, troubleshoot equipment problems, notify maintenance direct effect/direct repair when necessary.
  • Accurately complete all required daily documentation and SAP processing are completed daily.
  • Support other departments as needed. Obtain samples as required.
  • Reports to work on time and works overtime as required.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.



  • Experience working in liquid production or batch work manufacturing strongly preferred (i.e. food, chemical, beverage, etc.)
  • Experience with trouble shooting and programming of automated equipment control platforms (i.e., Allen- Bradley, Siemens PCS7, Rockwell Automation) strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to use, or learn to use, Windows PC to include MS Office and SAP



  • High school diploma or GED; or equivalent experience required



  • A minimum of 3 years in the manufacturing industry
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Awareness of OSHA regulations, GMP, plant safety regulations, FDA guidelines for food plant operations and environmental regulations regarding manufacturing brewery operations preferred
  • Willing to work weekends and evenings; acceptance of varying and flexible schedules. Must be able to work 12 hour shifts.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly articulate issues, opportunities and risk when making decisions.
  • Exhibits the flexibility needed to respond to frequent changes in production requirements and/or systems and equipment failures



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

Nearest Major Market: Chicago