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Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor


New Orleans, LA, US

Req ID:  24621
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®.



The Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for directing and coordinating the maintenance operations, with specific focus on the key Maintenance Mechanic function, to meet objectives in quality, reliability, safety, costs and on-time delivery.  The Maintenance Supervisor  drives a culture of safety through leading by example, setting expectations and standards, and reinforcing positive behaviour during the course of daily business.  This individual recognizes areas of need and develops action plans to correct issues ultimately leading successful efforts to correct identified needs.



  • Directs the maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment by eliminating hazards, training employees, and promoting safety awareness throughout the facility; oversees all incident reporting and root cause analysis.

  • Takes corrective action to reduce safety risks, maintenance problems and/or waste in order to maximize continuous availability of refinery equipment.

  • Reviews, approves, and schedules maintenance work orders.  Provides resources and inspects work in progress and after completion for accuracy and timeliness.

  • Coordinates daily maintenance work to ensure maximum equipment up-time while utilizing the available equipment, tools, materials, and manpower.

  • Directs maintenance personnel to achieve continuous operation while also ensuring maximum efficiency of repairs

  • Monitors maintenance tasks to ensure compliance with quality and GMP requirements.

  • Develops and implements the preventative maintenance program for equipment and/or facility in accordance with manufacturer’s and/or engineering guidelines. Manages resource allocation and scheduling of the program. Ensures proper maintenance of department’s records on all equipment and company property.

  • Interfaces with outside vendors for equipment and parts purchases. Collects technical data on equipment to be used for modification or replacement. Submit proposals for new equipment or part purchase.

  • Reviews costs and takes action to eliminate or minimize unnecessary spending including consumption of supplies and machine parts.

  • Supervise special maintenance/engineering projects and ensure highest level of workmanship. Assists in the preparation and completion of technical and non-technical documents, training, production, and maintenance procedures, drawing packages, and other related documentation for the project.

  • Ensures that all areas and equipment are maintained in good housekeeping condition.

  • Reviews time cards for accuracy.

  • Conducts daily safety contacts and monthly safety meetings.

  • Prepares and tracks scheduling and cost of expenditures for contracted and major maintenance projects.

  • Assists the Reliability Engineer/Planner in the development of the Weekend Shutdown Maintenance Work plan and other outage plans as required.

  • Insures compliance of all Company policies and procedures



  • Must have a minimum of 5 years hands on experience in the operation and maintenance of  various types of mechanical and operational equipment

  • Experience working as or supervising machinists required

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an industrial, refinery, military setting required

  • Thorough knowledge of machine shop operations and equipment



  • Vocational/Formal Training program/Military CNC OR BDE Machining or Machinist experience required

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency required



  • Responsible for the direct supervision, scheduling, direction, deployment and safety of team machinists within in a union environment

  • Manages up to 20 machinists/mechanics on weekends in a union environment



  • Must have strong background in mechanical maintenance

  • Prior experience with the successful implementation of modifications and/or upgrades to increase maintenance reliability

  • Must be familiar with NDT methods and be able to interpret vibration and oil analysis reports

  • Intermediate computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office is required

  • Experience with a computerized maintenance management system will be required; SAP experience is preferred

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office is necessary; basic operation of general office equipment

  • Must have a high level of communication skills, including the ability to write and interpret reports

  • Ability to work occasional overtime on weekdays and weekends




  • Chalmette, LA   



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

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans