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Sr. Reliability Engineer


Crockett, CA, US

Req ID:  26322
Date:  Oct 4, 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 Reliability Engineer will provide engineering support to the maintenance department to lead the equipment reliability program. This includes improving equipment reliability, operating efficiency, safety and service quality to the refinery.



  • Improve the reliability of refinery equipment through the development and implementation of improved preventive maintenance activities. Oversee the predictive maintenance program.
  • Plan and direct the development, execution, and completion of maintenance projects including concept development, detailed engineering design, scheduling, procurement and construction.
  • Assist in troubleshooting problems, diagnosing and recommending repairs, develop repair scopes, create design and fabrication drawings.
  • May supervise the maintenance employees and contractors during weekend maintenance shutdowns and in the completion of maintenance projects.
  • Maintain and update equipment files and records. Set up and order spare parts.
  • Help maintain performance standards for maintenance department and monitors efficiency, while maintaining reliability and safety standards. Identify issues and implement improvement plans and initiatives to achieve department and plant goals. Develop and recommend capital and engineering projects to support improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure that all standards and requirements for food safety and quality are maintained as they pertain to the maintenance department.



  • 5 years of experience, including supervision, in maintenance and engineering in a manufacturing environment.
  • Desired experience with the following equipment: belt conveyors, screw conveyors, bucket elevators and cranes.  Process equipment; evaporators, condensers, heat exchangers, piping, pumps, motors, rotary dryers, kilns and vacuum pans.
  • Experience with the development and design of process and instrument diagrams. 
  • Basic electrical, instrumentation and process control experience.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required preferably in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college and/or university OR a minimum of ten years of maintenance technician experience in an industrial setting or equivalent military training.



  • Demonstrated experience and skills with plant maintenance, food safety and GMP, problem-solving and continuous improvement techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and CMMS, SAP preferred 



  • Crockett, CA


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

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland