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Maintenance Technician


London, LND, GB

Req ID:  22483

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®.



Operation and effective maintenance of all plant/equipment used within the packing areas, with emphasis on the improving plant availability & reliability.



  • Ensure the highest standards within Safety, Quality, Hygiene and Environmental.
  • Operate all Packing Lines as a key primary function, but with the ability to train and develop employees and agency workers to maintain flexibility within the workforce.
  • Reactive maintenance on equipment with packing, process and utilities areas, but with primary focus on the sticks, sachets and tablet packing lines when running.
  • Perform planned maintenance to packing lines, and also to the Golden Syrup Process and boiler plant when required and time permits.
  • Provide where necessary HT cover for the site following the appropriate training and assessment.
  • Assist the Reliability Engineer in the planning & scoping of planned line overhauls, including spares lists.
  • Assist in completing RCA (Root Cause Analysis) on component failures, generating and implementing modifications & improvements to address reliability and performance issues within the plant.
  • Provide cost estimates for improvement and support capital requests for improvements when not operating or maintaining.
  • Record usage of spares in SAP in order to maintain accurate SAP inventories.
  • Involvement of Pre-Delivery inspections & installation of new plant for area of responsibility, when required.
  • Participate in capital projects at all stages of implementation through to commissioning.
  • Mentor, train and advise on engineering practices and Maintenance issues at all levels.
  • Flexible working within a recognized Shift System.



  • Comparable experience of maintenance within an automated continuous process environment, which includes PLC and HT systems.
  • Knowledge of Health, Safety & environmental systems & procedures
  • Experience of planning and organising engineering tasks often involving contractor resources.
  • Relevant experience of operating and maintenance within an automated process or packing operation
  • Experience of Predictive/Preventative maintenance techniques and regimes.



  • Ideally HNC/NVQ4 in an engineering discipline. 
  • Multi-skilled in a range of engineering trades.



  • None



  • Self-motivated with desire for continual personal development.
  • Demonstrates ability for problem solving and providing long term solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.



  • Plaistow Wharf, London




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.

This year Tate & Lyle Sugars has been certified as one of Britain's Top Employers for the third year running.