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Mechanical Engineer II


Yonkers, NY, US

Req ID:  29424
Date:  May 10, 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 Mechanical Engineer II will be responsible for providing engineering support in a high-production refinery as well as supporting large capital projects.



  • Prepare budgetary estimates and Decision Summary evaluations to assess the costs of potential projects.
  • Prepare Scope of Work documents for work execution and material procurement for large projects.
  • Review designs for large capital projects to ensure the long-term reliability needs of the plant will be satisfied.
  • Manage the execution of capital projects, including leading project kick-off meetings, safety briefings, establishing conditions to commence work, and return to service activities.
  • Lead project teams of engineers and technicians to commission new equipment.
  • Drive a Change Management process to close out projects, including creating a Bill of Materials in a Computer-Based Maintenance system, creating Preventative Maintenance tasks, and training technicians on the operation and maintenance of new equipment.
  • Incorporating standards and specifications into drawings. Including customer, local, state, and national codes and safety regulations.
  • Provide troubleshooting assistance when refinery equipment is not operating properly.
  • Perform root cause analysis on equipment failures and implement countermeasures.
  • Checking drawings for thoroughness and accuracy, including self-checking one’s own drawings.
  • Collaborate with the Reliability engineer to analyze the results of Predictive Maintenance tasks and assist with optimizing the preventative maintenance program.
  • This position requires an employee to stand, walk and sit; navigate stairways and ladders; carry moderate loads and/or work at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Frequent exposure to manufacturing environments with moderate noise levels and to outdoor elements is also required.
  • Potential to be exposed to heights.
  • Travel (sometimes with extended stays) to other sites will be required as project requirements.
  • Understands safety and environmental expectations and can comply with utilizing PPE, etc. in conducting work
  • Willingness to travel to job sites for field measurements, and assist in the installation, start-up, and debugging equipment based upon the project scope of work.
  • Able to work and support teams in a 24/7 operating environment



  • At Least 3 years’ work experience in Mechanical Engineering and Project Management
  • A strong foundation of experience working with rotating machinery, heat exchangers, control valves, and pipelines.
  • Proven experience in project management, including budget schedule tracking, leading project teams, and any associated contractor work.
  • Familiar with working with regulatory agencies to provide reports and documentation of required regulatory tasks.



  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or a related field required



  • This role will indirectly provide project-related leadership, direction, and guidance as part of the general scope of work to internal stakeholders



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

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