Sr. Packaging Controls Engineer


Crockett, CA, US

Req ID:  38175
Date:  Apr 1, 2024

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 Sr. Packaging Controls Engineer is responsible for maintaining instrumentation and control systems in support of plant production, quality, GMP and safety goals. Design and implement changes to the instrumentation and control systems in the plant. This person will also manage capability development and sustaining programs for controls and electrical technicians.



  • Designs / supports both control and manufacturing execution systems.
  • Supports companywide infrastructure for existing systems and serves as high level resource for operating systems and applications for Manufacturing Processes.
  • Propose, design, and implement the Algorithms needed to sustain continuous improvement based on manufacturing direction.
  • Conduct automation feasibility studies for practicality and potential return on investment.
  • Prepare and submit the controls design and implementation phase of projects.
  • Develop logic and algorithms for both discrete and analog control of processes and implement.
  • Develop HMI applications to meet the needs of operations.
  • Innovate to maintain our competitive edge and meet the needs of the end user.
  • Assure the integrity of control and information systems through security and redundant system backups.
  • Document and develop systems for consistency.
  • Provide operation, maintenance and technical support/training to production and maintenance personnel.
  • Maintain health of Process Control Domain Infrastructure and existing Manufacturing Information Systems.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects with overlapping tasks and work independently with minimal supervision.



  • 5+ years of hands-on controls and instrumentation experience in Packaging improvement projects and working with packaging lines design and install
  • Previous job experience in high-speed packaging
  • Previous food industry experience preferred
  • GMP Practices, Sanitary Design, and OSHA regulations knowledge is highly preferred  
  • A demonstrated ability to select and apply sound engineering practices and principles to the design and development of high volume consumer products packaging
  • Strong background and proven results in Leading Continuous Improvement efforts through the application of Lean Manufacturing and 6 Sigma Activities, TPM or WCM.



  • A bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related discipline from an accredited college/university, with related coursework required or equivalent work experience.



  • Effective leader of internal project team efforts and site activities of contractors on assigned projects



  • Demonstrated knowledge of one or more of the following:  Wonderware System Platform & InTouch, Allen Bradley PLC systems (PLC5, SLC500, and ControlLogix) and associated I/O systems, Allen    Bradley VFDs / Soft Starters / Servos, Allen Bradley Centerline MCCs, process instrumentation (analog valves & transmitters)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written to work effectively with peers, plant operating staff, and other engineering resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems, develop solutions, and quickly implement their strategy to minimize system failures.
  • Strong project and time management skills and demonstrated ability to complete projects in a timely manner within budget.



  • Crockett, CA


Pay Range

  • $99,000 - $184,000
  • The pay rate for the successful candidate will depend on the candidate’s qualifications and prior experience.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland