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Packaging Maintenance Team Manager


Crockett, CA, US

Req ID:  25205
Date:  Sep 28, 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 primary responsibility of the Packaging Maintenance Team Manager is to improve the reliability, efficiency, safety, and quality of the Packaging in the Crockett Refinery Department.



In coordination with the Packaging Engineer, develops, proposes and implements capital and major repair projects to improve operation and/or reduce the cost of operations. Leads the packaging maintenance team in the maintenance, repair and upgrading of all packaging systems including changes and improvements in maintenance and repair methods. Has the responsibility for meeting or exceeding established key results for the Production Department (efficiency, cost, safety, sanitation, regulatory compliance and organizational development/accountability).


The Packaging Maintenance Team Manager reports directly to the Packaging Department Manager, directly supervises the Packaging Maintenance Supervisors, and has daily contact with Packaging Supervisors, the Packaging Engineers, Procurement, Corporate Engineering, and other supervisory and engineering staff members.


  • Reviews daily packaging operation with respect to overall efficiency, product requirement, and current established production schedule.
  • Directs the daily activities of the Packaging Maintenance Supervisors to ensure coordination of proper priorities.
  • Reviews the previous day's operation with the Packaging Department Manager and informs the Department Manager of current actual problems and expected problem areas that could affect customer delivery, product quality, or production line capability.
  • Reviews the shutdown maintenance and cleaning schedules to assure that maintenance and cleaning are done effectively, with no adverse effect on production rate.
  • Develops and implements plans to improve substandard performance.
  • Determines the long range needs of the packaging maintenance department and develop plans that implement solutions.
  • Develops and maintains an effective organization and good working climate by organizing the staff into a working team of motivated employees.
  • Conducts performance evaluations on a timely basis and establish performance goals.
  • Develops and leads the packaging maintenance team in the transition to a culture of accountability through the development and implementation of a 30, 60, and 90 day transition plan. Ensures that all packaging maintenance employees are actively participating in teams using monthly and or weekly measurable results as benchmarks for success.



  • 7-10 years of experience in maintenance, engineering, or operations 
  • 3 or more years of experience leading a team in an industrial setting or equivalent military leadership
  • Proven ability to lead, supervisor and make decisions, and to coach and train employees in a team environment
  • Food production/processing experience is preferred
  • Supervisory experience in a union environment preferred



  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field from an accredited university or college; or equivalent experience.



  • Supervises the Packaging Maintenance Supervisors, and through them, the hourly workforce of the department.



  • Analytical Thinking & Decision MakingIdentifies and understands trends and/or issues; connects data points through analysis to arrive at a logical conclusion.
  • Business & Financial AcumenDemonstrates knowledge and understanding of the financial, accounting, marketing and operational functions of our organization; interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better corporate decisions.
  • Effective CommunicationExpresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner by tailoring one's message to fit the interests and needs of the audience.
  • Customer OrientationKeeps internal and/or external customer(s) in mind at all times.  Strives to proactively address customer concerns and needs.  Assists business partners and customers to achieve their work goals via application of their own skills and knowledge; strives to provide consistent customer satisfaction.
  • Establishes TrustGaining the confidence and faith of others by actions and words that promote being honest, forthcoming, integrious and vulnerable.
  • Problem-SolvingAnticipates, evaluates, diagnoses, and resolves problems in a systematic and fact-based manner.
  • Results Orientation & AccountabilityTakes accountability, identifies, executes and drives actions to consistently achieve desired results.
  • Teamwork & CollaborationCreates a climate that fosters a commitment to a common vision and shared values that promote cooperation and working together through trust and support of others.
  • Change Management – Achieves success through change: identifies opportunities for improvement and innovation, removes barriers and resistance, and enables behaviors that support desired outcomes.
  • Develops Others – Plans for the growth of others, diligently addressing performance issues and conflicts, both at the individual and organizational level with the purpose of achieving results through the activities of other people.



  • Position is located in the Crockett, California


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

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland