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Powder Mill Operator


New Orleans, LA, US

Req ID:  35212
Date:  Nov 19, 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.  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 primary function of the Powder Mill Operator is to monitor the production of soft sugar and ensure the efficient function of machinery.



  • Starts, stops, and observes operation of mill unit as required. This includes mixing bin, mixture hopper, powered sugar elevator, powdered sugar screw, powdered sugar supply belt, pulverizing machine, dust collectors, mills, etc.
  • Changes settings on machines as directed; opens and closes water valves and air vents.
  • Changes valves on dust collectors.
  • Regulates sugar flow from chutes into supply belt; keeps chute free flowing.
  • Cleans out any excess sugar remaining inside mill before starting unit.
  • Dumps specified amount of corn starch and tallies number of bags dumped; hauls empty bags and palette to specified area.
  • Takes, labels, and carries samples to the laboratory as directed; delivers written report from laboratory to foreman.
  • Picks up empty cartons and sweeps area as required; pushes trash in truck and empties at designated area and returns empty truck; positions loaded truck in box maker area.
  • Notifies mechanics and foreman if malfunction develops that cannot be corrected by self.  



  • One year previous work experience in an industrial/manufacturing facility.  
  • Previous experience in a food manufacturing facility is preferred



  • High school diploma or GED is required



  • Lift up to 50lbs
  • Use hands and arms to 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
  • Work in confined spaces
  • Work independently as well as a team player
  • Climb up and down ladders
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime
  • Must be able to perform tasks wearing required PPE such as but not limited to protective footwear, clothing, safety glasses/goggles, etc.
  • Must regard safety as a core value; Must be able to work safe and in a proficient manner



  • Starting Rate: $22.69



  • Chalmette, La.




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

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans