ASR Group/Domino Sugar Laboratory Analyst in Baltimore, Maryland
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, and Italy. 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®.
OVERVIEW The position of Laboratory Analyst ensures the Quality standards are met for analytical testing of raw material, in process and finished product samples. The ability to generate reports from analytical testing and effectively communicate with a cross-functional group both verbally and non-verbally is essential.
DETAILED ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform analytical testing of raw sugar discharge and blackstrap analysis
Analyze daily liquid and granulated samples to ensure compliance with company specification
Prompt reporting of OOS results as required
Cross training to provide back-up for the Microbiologist and QCI
Monitor the release of Certificate of Analysis (CoA) as required
Oversee the lab equipment and in-line equipment calibration program
Prepare batch reagents for lab testing
Perform daily composite Raw Sugar testing
Participation in continuous improvement measures to mitigate Sugar Loss
Prepare samples for environmental testing for BOD and TSS; conduct testing where necessary
Perform assigned training by stated deadlines
Comply with GMP policies for the lab and wider refinery
Participate in Stock in Process measurements and sampling
Review laboratory records to ensure compliance to SQF laboratory standards
Keep work areas neat and clean and all laboratory equipment in good working order
Other duties and projects as assigned
- Two years of industrial experience preferred
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred
High School or GED equivalent required
ESSENTIAL CAPABILITIES (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES) Core Competencies:
Analytical Thinking & Decision Making – Identifies and understands trends and/or issues; connects data points through analysis to arrive at a logical conclusion.
Business & Financial Acumen – Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the financial, accounting, marketing and operational functions of our organization; interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better corporate decisions.
Effective Communication – Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner by tailoring one's message to fit the interests and needs of the audience.
Customer Orientation – Keeps internal and/or external customer(s) in mind at all times. Strives to proactively address customer concerns and needs. Assists business partners and customers to achieve their work goals via application of their own skills and knowledge; strives to provide consistent customer satisfaction.
Establishes Trust – Gaining the confidence and faith of others by actions and words that promote being honest, forthcoming, integrious and vulnerable.
Problem-Solving – Anticipates, evaluates, diagnoses, and resolves problems in a systematic and fact-based manner.
Results Orientation & Accountability – Takes accountability, identifies, executes and drives actions to consistently achieve desired results.
Teamwork & Collaboration – Creates a climate that fosters commitment to a common vision and shared values that promote cooperation and working together through trust and support of others.
Adaptability/Flexibility – Maintaining effectiveness in varying environments and with different tasks, responsibilities and people.
Continuous Improvement – Establishes methods and utilizes specialized techniques to monitor and improve performance of systems and processes.
Self-Development – Seeks feedback on one’s strengths and weaknesses and initiates activities to increase or enhance their knowledge, skills, and proficiency in order to perform more effectively or enhance their career.
Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.