Sr. Reliability Engineer
American Sugar Refining, Inc.
London, England
1d ago
source : Happy Monday

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®.


  • Management of Technicians and Contractors in execution of improvement projects.
  • Manage capital projects up to £300K in individual value managing contract staff / resources to meet all reliability requirements.
  • Management of Packaging planned / preventative maintenance contracts, responsible for improvement work.

  • Plant reliability measured in downtime and lost opportunity
  • Reduction in the number of repeat plant failures
  • Meet SHHEQ and budgetary objectives

  • Work safely and ensure all employees and contractors under their supervision work safely.
  • Provide detailed engineering input to specified maintenance activities, advising on best practice through updated technology where appropriate.
  • Lead capital projects utilitising both internal and contractor resources to provide value for money plant improvements resulting in less downtime and a more efficient process.
  • Work closely with the Maintenance Manager and Area Maintenace Leader's in the investigation of plant failures through RCA, suggesting plant replacements or upgrades to remove repeat failures.
  • Ensure spares are correct and carry out supplier audits to ensure quality standards and value for money.
  • Increase productivity levels through developing and supporting a culture of problem solving and continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for improving reliability and engineering uptime through the implementation of best practice maintenance principles.
  • Mentor, train and advise on engineering practices and maintenance issues at all levels.
  • Participate in RCM studies of TLS plan to derive and system optimum maintenance regimes.
  • Administer and review SAP maintenance system for budgeting, historical trend and reliability analysis.

  • Demonstrated planning skills, budgetary control skills, problem solving and a methodical approach.
  • Proven leadership skills with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of Health, Safety & Environmental systems and procedures.
  • Demonstrable ability for people management, activity planning and problem solving, providing long term solutions.
  • High levels of intiative and self motivation.

  • At least 5 years practical "hands on" experience of plant maintenance within an automated continuous environment, which incorporates PLC and HT systems.
  • Experience of Predictive / Preventative and RCM maintenance techniques and regimes.
  • Experience of Continuous Improvement with a desire for continual personal development.
  • Experience of planning and organising engineering tasks including internal and contractor resources.

  • Degree in and engineering discipline or substantial experience of maintenance and reliability improvement within an FMCG packaging operation together with a minimum of HNC / NVQ4 in an engineering discipline, ideally multi-skilled.
  • At Tate & Lyle Sugars, the group's values are the cornerstone of our success.

    Leadership - our goal is to be the leader in every arena in which we compete. Teamwork - our strength is magnified when we work together.

    Integrity - honesty and trust are the foundation of our success. Service - we know that the people and communities in which we operate are crucial partners to our success.

    Sustainability - the member companies of ASR Group are committed to sustainable agricultural and business practices.

    This year Tate & Lyle Sugars has been certified as one of Britain's Top Employers for the third year running.

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