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Florida Crystals Corporation Controls 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 Control Systems Engineer II 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.


  • Designs / Supports both control and manufacturing execution systems.

  • Supports companywide infrastructure for existing systems and serves as a 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.

  • 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.


  • 3+ years of controls and instrumentation experience required

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment required


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


  • Bachelor's degree in Controls or Electrical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited college/university with related coursework required.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of one or more of the following: Wonderware System Platform & InTouch, Allen Bradley PLC systems (PLC5, SLC500, and ControlLogix) and associated I/O systems, Allen Bradley VFDs / Soft Starters / Servos, Allen Bradley Centerline MCCs, process instrumentation (analog valves & transmitters).

  • Microsoft Windows and Server 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.

  • Strong project and time management skills and demonstrated ability to complete projects in a timely manner within budget.

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