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Packaging Automation Technician


New Orleans, LA, US

Req ID:  29682
Date:  Jun 18, 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 and Italy.  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®


Starting Rate: $35.00



The Packaging Technician operates, installs, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs and dismantles packaging equipment and related equipment.



  • Monitors equipment operations and makes adjustments and/or repairs (mechanical and/or electrical) on various types of packaging and related     
  • equipment such as but not limited to baggers, case erectors, case sealers, packers, etc. as necessary
  • Installs and dismantles packaging and related equipment
  • Performs preventative maintenance work
  • Operates various packaging equipment
  • Reports to Supervisor the general condition of equipment and recommends replacement when necessary
  • Responsible for keeping required records and documentation
  • Responsible for cleanliness of machine(s) and work area
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned



  • At least two (2) years of skilled electrical experience using and troubleshooting voltages up to 480 or more in a manufacturing/industrial environment is required
  • Must have a working knowledge of electrical test equipment, electrical circuits and power supplies, gearboxes, motors, agitators, actuators, valves, wiring and unwiring of equipment
  • Previous experience as a Packaging Technician or Journeyman Electrician is preferred
  • Experience in PLC troubleshooting, Fanuc robotic controllers, and/or hydraulic and pneumatic fields is also preferred



  • High school diploma or GED required
  • NCCER certification is required



Ability to:

  • Troubleshoot and repair packaging machine problems with competent speed and accuracy under time and delivery constraints
  • Work from electrical schematics, blueprints, drawings, sketches, layout, and other specifications both verbal and written
  • Program and maintain coder systems, metal detectors, and check weighers
  • square, lace, replace, and track all types of conveyor belts
  • Align, tension, and replace all types of power transmission devices (v-belts, sheaves, chain and sprockets, bearings)
  • utilize his/her tools and equipment in a safe and proficient manner
  • Start the machine and observe the operation to detect malfunction(s) of the machine
  • Work independently as well as a team player
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime

Must be able to:

  • Work within precise limits and standards of accuracy
  • Set up and operates shop tools and perform simple metal work
  • Use all power and hand tools normal to the trade

Physical requirements include the ability to:

  • Lift up to 50lbs
  • Reach, push, pull, lift, carry, and manipulate materials and tools
  • Walk, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, stoop, crawl, and climb constantly throughout the shift
  • Reach, bend, twist, rotate, push and pull frequently; Climb up and down ladders; Work in confined spaces



  • Chalmette, LA



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

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans