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Reliability Engineer II


New Orleans, LA, US

Req ID:  30725
Date:  Jun 5, 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®.



This role is responsible for engineering support to the maintenance department to help improve equipment reliability, operating efficiency, safety and service quality to the refinery.



  • Improve the reliability of refinery equipment through the development and implementation of improved preventive maintenance activities.
  • Oversee the predictive maintenance program.
  • Plan and direct the development, execution, and completion of maintenance projects including concept development, detailed engineering design, scheduling, procurement, and constriction.
  • Assist in trouble shooting problems, diagnosing and recommending repairs, develop repair scopes, create design and fabrication drawings.
  • Maintain and update equipment files and records. Set up and order spare parts.
  • Supervise the maintenance employees and contractors during the weekend maintenance shut downs and in the completion of maintenance projects.
  • Help Maintain performance standards for maintenance department and monitors efficiency, while maintaining reliability and safety standards. Identify issues and implement improvement plans and initiatives to achieve department and plant goals. Develop and recommend capitol and engineering projects to support improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure that all standards and requirements for food safety and quality are maintained ad they pertain to the maintenance department.



  • Experience required with the following equipment: Belt conveyors, screw conveyors, bucket elevators, and cranes. Process equipment; evaporators, condensers, heat exchangers, piping pumps, motors, rotary, dryers, kilns, and vacuum pans. Experience with the development and design of process and instrument diagrams. Basic Electrical, instrumentation and process control experience.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university OR ten years maintenance technician experience in an industrial setting.



  • Demonstrated experience and skills with plant maintenance, food safety, and GMP, problem solving and continuous improvement techniques. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and must be proficient with Microsoft Office, SAP, AutoCAD.



  • Chalmette, LA



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

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans