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Florida Crystals Corporation Process Engineer II in Yonkers, New York

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 Process Engineer II is responsible for technical support of refinery operation with specific emphasis on process improvement through continuous improvements, process changes and hardware upgrades. Scope of improvement efforts to be primarily throughput, energy and water efficiency, safety, environment and quality.


  • Review existing operations and identify opportunities for improvement using sound engineering principles.

  • Use continuous improvement tools as the primary methodology to identify, quantify, direct and implement refinery improvements.

  • Work with operators to understand the current state and collaboratively develop and implement process improvements.

  • Justify, design, install and commission capital projects up.

  • Technical liaison including production/maintenance employees, plant technical and management resources, corporate engineering and R&D organizations.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with process operations in a manufacturing environment required.


  • Bachelor degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or similar science/engineering degree from an accredited college/university with related coursework required


  • Effective leader of internal project team efforts and site activities of contractors on assigned projects


  • Demonstrated ability to challenge the status quo and be a change agent for process improvements.

  • Confidently use sound engineering principles to challenge existing operations and develop improvements.

  • Experience of continuous improvement methodology e.g. Lean Six Sigma tools.

  • Ability to confidently engage operators to understand the processes that are in place and provide coaching during improvements.

  • Experience of successfully leading teams to make changes through capital projects or large operating changes.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization.

  • Demonstrated project design/development experience

  • Able to prepare PFD’s & P&ID’s with electronic CAD tools

  • Familiar with broad range of process systems & material handling equipment

    The expected pay range for this position is $80,000-$149,000 and will depend on the candidate’s qualifications and prior experience.

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.