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Controls Engineer

Company: Florida Crystals / ASR Group
Location: Yonkers
Posted on: September 10, 2023

Job Description:

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 Control Systems Engineer is responsible for maintaining instrumentation and control systems in support of plant production, quality, GMP, and safety goals. Design and implement changes to the instrumentation and control systems in the plant in support of business objectives.


  • Designs / Supports both control and manufacturing execution systems.
  • Supports companywide infrastructure for existing systems and serves as high-level resource for operating systems and applications for Manufacturing Processes.
  • Propose, Design, and Implement the Algorithms needed to sustain continuous improvement based on manufacturing direction.
  • Direct the activities of others to implement designs.
  • Conduct automation feasibility studies for practicality and potential return on investment.
  • Prepare and submit the controls design and implementation phase of projects.
  • Develop logic and algorithms for both discrete and analog control of processes and implement.
  • Develop HMI applications to meet the needs of operations.
  • Innovate to maintain our competitive edge and meet the needs of the end user.
  • Assure the integrity of control and information systems through security and redundant system backups.
  • Document and develop systems for consistency.
  • Provide operation, maintenance, and technical support/training to production and maintenance personnel.
  • Maintain the health of Process Control Domain Infrastructure and existing Manufacturing Information Systems.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects with overlapping tasks and work independently with minimal supervision. WORK EXPERIENCES
    • 2 years controls and instrumentation experience required, OR 2 years of equivalent experience in a manufacturing environment EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
      • Bachelor degree in Engineering from an accredited college/university with related coursework OR equivalent experience with controls. ESSENTIAL CAPABILITIES (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES)
        • Demonstrated knowledge of the following: ArchestrA System Platform, Wonderware InTouch, Allen Bradley PLC systems (PLC5, SLC500, and ControlLogix), VB Scripting and Microsoft SQL Server.
        • Windows 2012, Windows 2008, Win 7 operating systems.
        • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written to work effectively with peers, plant operating staff, and other engineering resources.
        • Demonstrated ability to identify problems, develop solutions, and quickly implement their strategy to minimize system failures.
        • Demonstrated understanding of controls systems engineering.
        • Strong project and time management skills and demonstrated ability to complete projects in a timely manner within budget.
        • Must be willing to support a 24/7 operation LOCATION OF ROLE
          • Yonkers, NY

            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.

Keywords: Florida Crystals / ASR Group, Yonkers , Controls Engineer, Engineering , Yonkers, New York

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