Florida Crystals Corporation Operator 1 in Chicago, Illinois

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®.


This is an hourly position working as a Production Operator. The Production Operator will work in all production areas of the plant such Liquid Processing, Dry Bulk Processing, or Warehouse areas as needed.


  • The setup and operation of equipment in a safe and effective manner.

  • Preparation and handling of loading liquid and dry bulk tanks for customers.

  • Setup and proper handling of empty packaging and equipment for packaging product.

  • Moving and handling of unloading railcars.

  • Preparing and conducting sampling for the lab.

  • Cleaning and sanitizing equipment and production areas per the Master Sanitation and as instructed by the supervisor.

  • Must be able to operate and drive a forklift.

  • Complete required documentation daily.

  • Operate a Windows PC.

  • Contribute to the completion of CAPA tasks.

  • Will be required to train on Safety, GMP’s, Quality systems, Work Instructions and/or other appropriate material as needed or appropriate.

  • Adhere to and ensure all Safety guidelines are followed at all times.

  • All other duties as assigned


  • The ideal candidate will have 1-3+ years of experience in a food-manufacturing environment.

  • Prior liquid batching experience preferred.

  • Prior railcar moving/unloading preferred.

  • PLC control experience preferred.

  • Setup of liquid industrial processing equipment preferred.


  • High school diploma or GED; or equivalent experience required.


  • A minimum of 3 years in the manufacturing industry

  • Very strong technical aptitude

  • Awareness of OSHA regulations, GMP, plant safety regulations, FDA guidelines for food plant operations and environmental regulations regarding manufacturing brewery operations preferred

  • Willing to work OT, weekends and evenings; acceptance of varying and flexible schedules.

  • Demonstrated ability to clearly articulate issues, opportunities and risk when making decisions.

  • Exhibits the flexibility needed to respond to frequent changes in production requirements and/or systems and equipment failures

  • Ability to repetitively lift, bend, push, and pull up to 50lbs. Open to working in extreme weather conditions including both cold and hot temperatures.


  • Chicago, IL (Pilsen area)

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