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PA1 Console Relief


London, LND, GB

Req ID:  24602
Date:  Jan 12, 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®.




To safely operate and/ or centrally control plant in a safe and environmentally friendly manner, optimising plant to produce the required output to customer quality specifications and lowest cost.



  • To understand and operate safe systems of work such as Permit to Work (inc. HWP and CSP) and TBRA.
  • Assist in the development of detailed work instructions or TBRA’s to be used to improve safety/ quality/ efficiency in the plant, for training of other personnel and standardisation of operation of the plant. Review and ‘sign off’ relevant TBRA’s and work instructions every two years.
  • Ensure compliance with Environmental and Quality policies and procedures.
  • To operate all PA1 / Recovery processing plant to the required safety, environmental, quality, hygiene and output standards liaising with the Field and Maintenance Teams, Shift Manager on shift and in conjunction with the Area Manager on day work.
  • To monitor and control the Refining operations using the control system (Allen Bradley, Orsi and Hewlett Packard). Liaising with the Packing and Distribution teams, Senior Process Technician, Field Operating teams, Maintenance Technicians and Utilities staff to produce the appropriate product mix, to the current operating plan, in the most energy efficient manner.
  • To maintain a clear and concise log of events during the shift, accurately recording production throughput using both written and keyboard skills.
  • Ensuring a detailed handover to following shift
  • To direct Field Technicians / Operators activities to ensure all available resource is utilised to maximum effect resulting in efficient plant operation.
  • To interrogate the process control systems using trend analysis, the alarm database and an in-depth understanding of the Refining process to identify plant deviations from the norm.  Take corrective action as required and identify plant improvements making appropriate recommendations.
  • To modify plant parameters in response to operating conditions outside of the refining area to ensure the optimum production decisions are made with due regard to safety, cost, quality, plant capacity and plant capability.
  • Present and demonstrate the process control systems to internal and external customers ensuring a professional and competent Company image is portrayed.
  • Propose CI (continuous improvement) ideas and take part in CI teams where appropriate.
  • Involvement in project specification and commissions



  • Operation of plant in compliance with all SHHEQ standards.
  • Adherence to Operating Procedures.
  • Achievement of required final product production targets.
  • Optimisation of energy, water and steam usage and minimisation of sugar loss.
  • Clarity, accuracy and presentation of all reports, records and communications.


In Console role:

  • Up to 1.15 million tonnes raw sugar per annum.
  • Several hundred control loops within the control systems (AB, Orsi, HP).
  • £500m sugar throughput per annum.
  • £10m utilities per annum.
  • Raw syrup clarification process


In PA1 role, operational units:

  • Affination machines, mingling system, feed bands and melting system;
  • Carbonatation and lime plant;
  • Filtration – Gaudfrin filters, Putsch presses and associated plant;
  • Decolorisation – MMF’s, Decol plant, Regen, and Cal;
  • Evaporation plant - evaporators, pumps, plate heaters and Filtomats;
  • Recovery plant.



  • Previous experience in refining, process or a related food industry
  • A good understanding of Refining Operations, both practical and theoretical.



  • Educated to HND / A level standard preferably with a science base.



  • Knowledge of safety, environment, hygiene and quality procedures applicable to area of work.
  • Good team worker and communicator with a flexible approach to work.
  • Excellent computer skills and understanding of control systems.
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate data leading to decision making.
  • Good interpersonal skills.



  • None



  • Thames Refinery, 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.