Packaging GDP
Sidul Acucares
Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
há 2 dias

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®.


The Graduate Development Program (GDP) is a two (2) year structured learning and development program for select new graduates who hired into the ASR Group Engineering team.

An Engineering career with ASR Group is a great way to apply what you have learned in the classroom. We offer hands on experience and the opportunity to build a foundation for your career.

As part of the GDP, you will have access to support and mentorship from Company leaders, technical Subject Matter Experts, and former GDP participants who will all help guide you as you start your career with us.


  • Develop a more in depth understanding of the packaging process.
  • Obtain a good overview of the whole area - specifically the machinery, process and day-to-day operations. Further understand roles and responsibilities.
  • Obtain a detailed understanding of packaging machines in each line - know the key parts of the machinery and how they function.
  • Understand how planned maintenance is carried out and what process is followed by Technicians and what they look for or check during the planned maintenance.
  • Understand what an overhaul is and its implications.

  • Understand common and unique faults in the area and reactive work carried out.
  • Get perspectives of issues and challenges from Technicians.
  • Contribute : Make recommendations for potential continuous improvement projects in this area and implement where possible
  • Plan and organize how the projects in each area should be approached (from root cause analysis to changes or new design concepts) speaking with Technicians, Operators and shift managers demonstrating technical, organizational, planning and project management skills.
  • Build relationships with colleagues in the area.

  • Update and develop key documentation, P&ID’s, and all packaging procedures for sustaining the knowledge.
  • Provide guidance to the Shift Managers on the most appropriate ways to react to particular packaging issues.
  • Carry out the functions of the supervisor role, dealing first hand with people management and packaging operations issues with guidance and supervision.
  • Assist in co-ordinating problem solving effort requiring technical input.
  • Assist in managing Safety, Hygiene, Environment and Quality consistent with the Sidul policies to achieve continuous improvement : keep SOP’s (Standard Operations Procedures) and GMP’s (Good manufacturing Practice) updated and ensure compliance;
  • ensure technical focus is consistent for legislative and regulatory compliance.

  • To assist on control measures to reduce the risk of intentional contamination of Sidul products food defence.
  • Proactive and committed to continuous improvement by supporting all related activities in packaging area
  • Develop, maintain and review appropriate service level relationships with support services e.g. supply chain, warehouse and Purchasing.

  • Time Management : Having the ability to manage and monitor a large number of projects to completion.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving : Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Communication : The ability to effectively and clearly communicate information and ideas. Able to coach / training operating teams.
  • Self-starter : Have a strong sense of urgency and is deadline-oriented. The ability to handle multiple projects at one time.
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership : Strong interpersonal skills, and oral / written communication skills.
  • Interest in pursuing a career path as a leader in a manufacturing environment
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills, to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to write clearly and accurately.
  • Prior related internship experience is a plus
  • Flexible & effective co-ordination skills : team working nature combined with team leading potential.
  • Ability to work complex situations and comply with dead-lines.
  • Knowledge of safety / environment management systems such as risk assessment, auditing and permits to work.
  • Some understanding of automatic control systems and project management.
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (PPT, Excel, Word) and SAP.
  • Fluent in English

  • Experience / Knowledge in managing aspects of Safety, Hygiene, Environment and Quality (IFS, ISO 9001 & HACCP).
  • Preference on Experience / Knowledge in Continuous Improvement tools.

  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial and Controls) from an accredited college / university.
  • For more than 100 years, our employees have taken pride in Making Life a Little Sweeter by providing our customers and consumers with quality service and sugar products.

    Our commitment to that principle drives us in all that we do and encourages us to uphold our company’s high ethical standards of business conduct to ensure our continued success.

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