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Controls Engineer II


London, LND, GB

Req ID:  35081
Date:  Nov 22, 2022

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®.


ASR Group’s companies have more than 150 years of experience taking sugar cane from the field to the table.  Our expertise in every aspect of the cane sugar process is without equal.  We are the largest vertically integrated cane sugar refiner in the world.  Our nine refineries are found in five countries across the globe and collectively can produce more than six million tonnes of sugar.  We also own and operate sugar mills in the United States, Mexico and Belize.  As an expert in raw sugar procurement, our reach spans more than 40 countries and our network of partners and suppliers has never been stronger.  Our brands are leaders in their respective markets.  We sell our branded and private label sugars, sweeteners and syrups in the grocery, food service, industrial and pharmaceutical channels in the Americas, Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, India and Asia.



Reporting to the Senior Controls Engineer the successful candidate will have responsibility for maintaining and enhancing the Company’s control systems at the Plaistow Wharf site.



  • Maintain and enhance control and instrumentation, hardware and software whilst ensuring process & packing operations perform to the optimum level.
  • Communicate with all levels of personnel to ensure understanding of changes to the control systems
  • Provide specialist control systems and instrumentation knowledge to the process for capital projects and assist with replacement of legacy systems when required.
  • Evaluate changes/upgrades to process control systems and make recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Contribute to the definition of standards for the development and maintenance of process control systems within the site



  • None



  • Plaistow based with occasional support at Thames.



  • Solid project management experience
  • Excellent understanding of a range of process control tools and techniques, but specifically Allen Bradley contrologix platforms and Wonderware ArchestraA.  In addition, some Siemens S5 & S7 experience would be beneficial.
  • Good knowledge of syrup processing and sugar packaging operations



  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline or equivalent experience



  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Creative problem solver
  • Independent Self Starter/Team Player
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (PPT, Excel, Word)
  • Ability to speak with a high level of professionalism and presence to individuals or groups at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to anticipate problems before they occur to eliminate or mitigate issues
  • Good written skills and ability to provide documentation

At Tate & Lyle Sugars, the group's values are the cornerstone of our success.

Leadership - our goal is to be the leader in every arena in which we compete. Teamwork - our strength is magnified when we work together. Integrity - honesty and trust are the foundation of our success.Service - we know that the people and communities in which we operate are crucial partners to our success. Sustainability - the member companies of ASR Group are committed to sustainable agricultural and business practices.