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SRDP Packaging Engineer


South Bay, FL, US

Req ID:  36852
Date:  Mar 16, 2023

Florida Crystals is a leading domestic sugar producer and North America’s first fully integrated cane sugar company, guiding our sugar from farm to table.  We are America’s first and only producer of certified organic sugar, grown and harvested in the United States. Our renewable energy facility is the largest of its kind in North America and provides clean energy that powers our sugar operations, which helps us reduce our use of fossil fuels.  Florida Crystals also sustainably farms rice, sweet corn and other vegetables in rotation with our sugarcane.  Our rice mill is the only rice mill in Florida. 



The SRDP (Sugar Rotational Development Program) is designed so the new employee will be exposed to variety of learning experiences in the field. We have experienced professional management to lead you in developing your skills and practical knowledge in your field. Your opportunity to be in a growth-oriented sugar business will not be surpassed anywhere. Our family of companies includes Florida Crystals, Domino Sugar, C & H Sugar, Redpath Sugar, with refineries and packaging & distribution facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Florida Crystals provides a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes bonuses and transportation assistance.



It is a unique opportunity for the right college graduates to gain professional experience in the Sugar Industry. The positions are located at our facilities in western Palm Beach County. Florida Crystals Corporation is a leading domestic sugar producer that owns 155,000 acres of land, two sugar mills, a sugar refinery, a biomass renewable power plant, and a rice mill in Palm Beach County. These facilities farm and harvest sugarcane and rice for processing at the local mills. The position reports to the packaging Manager, the successful candidate will undertake a Packaging Engineer graduate training program.  



The initial purpose of the Packaging Graduate position is to learn about and obtain a broad experience of the packaging operations and our business generally. Very quickly, the Packaging Graduate position will then be required to contribute a high level of energy to the execution and continuous improvement of the packaging operations, based on their learning and experiences.  Success in this role is based upon being able to demonstrate clear value to the business by executing against key objectives.




  • Understand key packaging performance metrics including OEE
  • Work on optimisation projects to provide continuous improvements in safety, hygiene, equality and OEE performance
  • Evaluate new product development and packaging equipment investment opportunities
  • Participate in line and equipment upgrades and installations, ensuring projects are delivered on time and to the required specification
  • Develop projects to reduce packaging overweights, packaging material wastage and remelt
  • Work alongside the engineering team to ensure correct and relevant engineering documentation is available
  • Use knowledge and experience to anticipate and mitigate engineering issues
  • Assist the maintenance team to ensure maintenance activities are carried out efficiently
  • Obtain a good understanding of the refinery process
  • Obtain a full understanding of key safety, health and environmental hazards in each area and know how they are managed



  • Complete 11 months on crew, covering for shift supervisor/shift maintenance leads
  • Experience supervising packing operations and provide cover for supervisors and managers where appropriate



  • Anticipation – Ability to anticipate operational needs, issues and problems and be proactive in addressing such needs
  • Analytical Skills – Ability to analyze information and made deductions based on information. Ability to track and report data, as needed.
  • Communication Skills – excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Computer Proficiency – Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), control systems and preferably some SAP knowledge  
  • Edge – Well organized, ambitious, courageous, flexible but decisive, with the ability to communicate and effectively influence others
  • Energy – High positive energy to take on continuous business challenges in a fast-paced environment. Persistence and determination to drive to solutions despite obstacles and/or competing priorities
  • Ethics & Integrity – High degree of personal integrity at all times
  • Execution – Attentive to detail and demonstrated ability to deliver on accountabilities in order to help the business and the team be successful.  Track record of high-performance
  • Judgment/Decision-Making – Smart, with the ability to think through issues and make wise decisions, often without all facts and information or high levels of direction.
  • Leadership – potential leadership capability and ability to engage people
  • Problem-Solving & Opportunity Identification – Ability to frame clear problem statements and use objective information and data to help solve complex business challenges and generate options and solutions
  • Teamwork/Collaboration – A great team player with a great attitude, good customer service orientation, and focused on delivering outstanding results
  • Working Independently & Efficiently – Ability to work independently and with a diverse population



  • Experience of working in a Manufacturing or Production environment preferable
  • Clear understanding of Safety and Quality standards



  • Associate Degree (or higher) in Engineering, Packaging Science or related field from an accredited college / university.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami