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Packaging Engineer


London, LND, GB

Req ID:  36795
Date:  Mar 13, 2023

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®.



What will you be doing?

To support the optimisation and technical improvement of our production packaging line, both equipment and processes. Working in a team of 3 you will work with your supervisors to identify and manage medium sized projects, improving the way operating problems are dealt with and implement corrective actions to ensure no future failures – we call it the 100-year fix!


You will;

  • Assist in managing the technical and plant related aspects of Safety, Hygiene, Environment and Quality consistent with procedures and targets to meet legislative and regulatory compliance.
  • Use continuous improvement techniques/tools (ie. Lean Six Sigma)
  • Development of systems to measure key plant technical performance and output
  • Lead and assist in coordinating problem solving effort requiring technical input
  • Identify non-optimal plant operations (including use of utilities/energy, sugar loss, material waste) and work with the operations/engineering teams to improve packaging/process operation


This role is based on site in our Thames Refinery in London.


What are we looking for?

  • Educated to degree level, preferably in Mechanical/Manufacturing/Chemical engineering
  • Relevant working experience in a similar manufacturing operation /role
  • Good technical understanding of process flows and unit operations
  • Technical knowledge of packaging operations would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of safety, hygiene, and environment regulations
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated with a desire for personal development


Training – We will support you by providing the tools to identify and pursue your own personal development plan, having dedicated time to discuss performance, development, and career progression. Full training will be provided whether that’s learning on the job, community volunteering experiences, mentoring, secondments or formal learning like apprenticeship and leadership programmes. We want you to achieve you full potential!


What can Tate & Lyle offer you

Our Reward philosophy at ASR Group is through merit-based pay which enables us to recognize your personal contribution and encourages your development and advancement.


We are proud of the suite of benefits we offer and there’s more to share with you as you go through our recruitment process!

  • 26 days annual holiday plus bank holidays
  • 9.2% Company Contributed Pension Scheme (when you contribute a minimum of 3%)
  • 3 Volunteering/ Charity Days per year
  • Employee Assistance Programme



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.