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Engineering Department Manager


Yonkers, NY, US

Req ID:  31542
Date:  Jun 1, 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 Engineering Manager must have the ability to lead/coordinate/manage, maintenance, repair, programs and projects for a large Sugar refinery.  In this position, he/she will be responsible for managing a team of engineers, supervisors and technicians to maintain safe, reliable, efficient operation of the refinery. He/she will report directly to the Refinery Manager and work in a team environment with the other department heads.



  • Oversee the implementation of and maintenance of the predictive and preventative maintenance programs and other reliability improvement initiatives.
  • Manage the reliability engineer and develop this role into integral part of the overall maintenance program
  • Manage the Boiler & Power House Engineer.  Work with him or her and their staff to insure the continued safe, reliable, efficient operation of the boiler and power station.
  • Manage the Maintenance Superintendent and his staff to insure that all preventive maintenance, work orders etc. are completed in a timely manner.
  • Manage the Electrical Engineer and maintain plant electrical systems.
  • Manage the Controls Engineering Group and maintain the plant controls systems.
  • Work with the other department heads on both daily and long term plans to insure that all of the various department’s goals are aligned.
  • Prepare and administer the department’s daily budget, work with the other department heads and the refinery manger to determine a major repair budget and capital budget for the refinery.
  • Work closely with the Safety, Environmental and Quality teams to ensure the refinery’s goals in these areas are attained.
  • Work with the corporate engineering team to develop capital projects, oversee the installation of new equipment and systems.  Be involved with equipment vendor and contractor selection for projects.
  • Be familiar with all federal and state safety compliance programs such as lockout tag out, confined space, burning and welding, etc.   Responsible for all engineering department safety related matters.
  • Be familiar with all federal, state and local environmental programs such as Title 5, SPCC, and hazmat.
  • Provide training and personnel develop to both new and existing employees in both technology, work practices, etc.
  • Build and maintain a teamwork oriented philosophy and hold team members accountable for their performance
  • Provide the necessary individual counselling of employees whose performance does not meet acceptable standards and take appropriate actions.
  • Keep current with technological changes that can improve the performance of equipment, promote a safer more efficient work environment.
  • Keep abreast of current laws and changes being made that may affect the operation of the maintenance department i.e. ARC Flash.



  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment – demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced team environment
  • Plant supervision a plus
  • Minimal travel less than 5%, some weekend and after hours, work may be required especially during outages for project’s or breakdowns.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products including Excel and word and AutoCAD
  • Experience with SAP and SAP maintenance module preferred but not required
  • Experience in managing projects and working with both vendors and contractors.
  • Some basic electrical knowledge preferred but not required



  • Degree in Engineering: B.Ch.E., BSEE, BSME.
  • MBA or master degree in engineering preferred
  • PE not required



  • 6 salaried direct reports



  • Strong leadership abilities coupled with excellent broad based technical skills and good business acumen. 
  • Willingness and ability to work hours in a 24/7 operation as needed to meet business demands, required. 
  • Strong organizational, planning, interpersonal, and communication skills 
  • Track record of success in Safety, Reliability, Quality, and employee involvement. 
  • Ability to promote/develop maintenance excellence is desired. Credibility and respect across the organization is important. 
  • Working knowledge of PLC-based systems. 



  • Yonkers, NY



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

Nearest Major Market: Yonkers
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City