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Florida Crystals Corporation Mechanical Engineer I 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. 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 will provide engineering support to the maintenance department to help improve equipment reliability, operating efficiency, safety and service quality to the refinery.


  • Support the maintenance team through execution of engineering activities as directed by the Engineering Manager

  • Oversee the major maintenance program including budget, schedule and execution

  • Recommend, plan, develop and execute capital projects to support maintenance, powerhouse, and plant initiatives

  • Plan and direct the development, execution, and completion of maintenance activities including concept development, detailed engineering design, scheduling, procurement and construction

  • Assist in trouble shooting problems, diagnosing and recommending repairs, develop repair scopes, create design and fabrication drawings

  • Maintain and update equipment files and records. Set up and order spare parts

  • Supervise maintenance employees and contractors during weekend maintenance shut downs and as otherwise needed in the completion of maintenance activities

  • Help maintain performance standards for maintenance department and monitor efficiency, while maintaining reliability and safety standards

  • Identify issues and implement improvement plans and initiatives to achieve department and plant goals

  • Ensure compliance with all standards and requirements for safety, food safety and quality as they pertain to the maintenance department


  • Demonstrated experience and skills with plant maintenance, food safety and GMP, problem solving and continuous improvement techniques

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, SAP and AutoCAD


  • 5 years of experience, including supervision, in maintenance and engineering in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience required with the following equipment: belt conveyors, screw conveyors, bucket elevators and cranes, and process equipment: evaporators, condensers, heat exchangers, piping, pumps, motors, rotary dryers, kilns and vacuum pans

  • Experience with the development and design of process and instrument diagrams

  • Basic electrical, instrumentation and process control experience


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering from an accredited college and/or university OR a minimum of ten years of maintenance technician experience in an industrial setting or equivalent military training

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