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Graduate Development Program Engineer


Toronto, ON, CA

Req ID:  34644
Date:  Nov 20, 2022

Redpath Sugar is located on Toronto’s historic downtown waterfront and has been a part of Canada’s heritage for more than 160 years.  Our brand is the oldest food-related trademark in Canada and is recognized across the country.  Redpath Sugar is part of ASR Group, the largest cane sugar refiner in the world.



The Graduate Development Program (GDP) is a two (2) year structured learning and development program for select new graduates who hired into the ASR Group Engineering team. 


An Engineering career with ASR Group is a great way to apply what you have learned in the classroom.  We offer hands on experience and the opportunity to build a foundation for your career.   As part of the GDP, you will have access to support and mentorship from Company leaders, technical Subject Matter Experts, and former GDP participants who will all help guide you as you start your career with us.


We are looking for entry-level engineers in the following discipline: Chemical  



  • Develop multi-discipline (chemical, mechanical, controls, industrial or electrical) proficiency during the program
  • Review technical reports (Daily, Weekly, Monthly Energy/Water) 
  • Perform basic lab tests with supervision of lab manager, prepare daily technical report with supervision
  • Produce SIPOC diagram for the department’s operations, Key physical locations.
  • Participate in and lead Continuous Improvement projects
  • General electrical troubleshooting & equipment (starters, VFD, Soft starts &  breakers)
  • Perform Operational & Cost Studies
  • Perform Tasks as an Area Supervisor



  • Time Management: Having the ability to manage and monitor a large number of projects to completion.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Communication: The ability to effectively and clearly communicate information and ideas.
  • Self-starter: Have a strong sense of urgency and is deadline-oriented.  The ability to handle multiple projects at one time.
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership: Strong interpersonal skills, and oral/written communication skills.
  • Interest in pursuing a career path as a leader in a manufacturing environment
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills, to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to write clearly and accurately.
  • Prior related internship experience is a plus



  • B.S. or M.S. in Chemical Engineering from an accredited college/university.
  • 0 -2 years of professional work experience (including internships and co-ops)
  • Validated leadership experience through extra-curricular activities, employment and/or internship experiences preferred.



  • Toronto, Canada


ASR Group is an equal opportunity employer. Legal authorization to work in the country/region where the business is hiring is required.  We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas for this position.


For more than 100 years, our employees have taken pride in “Making Life a Little Sweeter” by providing our customers and consumers with quality service and sugar products. Our commitment to that principle drives us in all that we do and encourages us to uphold our company’s high ethical standards of business conduct to ensure our continued success