Electrical & Instrumentation Technician in Clewiston, FL at U.S. Sugar

Date Posted: 10/19/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are hiring for future openings

Position located in Clewiston, FL 

Hourly Rate $32.71

Position Summary:  Reporting to the Electrical Controls Supervisor, this is a shift-work position with periodic overtime, including nights, weekends, and holidays, working independently or in a team, safely and efficiently maintain, install, and repair electronic equipment, and diagnose malfunctions using applied knowledge and experience.

Essential Duties

  • Abide by all Company policies outlined in the Employee Handbook and comply with all Company, Local, State and Federal regulations relating to Health, Safety, Operations, etc.
  • Successfully participate in and complete all training sessions, safety classes, pre-shift meetings, and/or certifications related to the position.
  • Have knowledge of, and proficiency in, trouble shooting, installation, fabrication, maintenance, repair and testing of Analog/Digital control loops, PLC’s, various valves, transmitters, controllers, probes, electronic, pneumatic, automatic controls, frequency drives, various motor starters, motors and electrical equipment, power and lighting panel boards, instrumentation and controls, analog and digital control loops, and power distribution equipment, 480V, 240V, 208V, 120V.
  • Have knowledge of, and proficiency in, trouble shooting and installing AC/DC multi-wire control systems.
  • Applicant must demonstrate the ability and proficiency to perform essential job functions such as:
  • respond to, repair, and/or assist others in breakdowns;
  • use tools and read tape measure, meggers, multi-meters and/or other related metering and measuring equipment, and perform mathematical calculations pertaining to the job;
  • maintenance of written documentation pertaining to the job, including documenting all maintenance and work orders using CMMS;
  • read and apply processes and procedures according to operating and maintenance manuals;
  • operate overhead crane, forklift, man lift;
    • precisely calibrate various measuring instruments;
    • operate PLC equipment using a touch screen;
    • perform load calculations for sizing of wire and breakers according to NEC specifications, and selection and installation of conduit.
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow proper safety and housekeeping procedures pertaining to the area.
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn and implement Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).
  • Demonstrate the ability to work the posted schedule with shift work and overtime as necessary.
  • Ability to learn medium and high voltage Power Distribution Systems, i.e. 13.8kVA and lower.

Job Requirements


  • Must have positive results from Company-designated tests designed to measure basic skills, job skills, mechanical aptitude and/or other interests, skills and characteristics.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older and have a good work record and disciplinary history.
  • Applicant must be able to read, write and speak the English language in order to comprehend instructions on the job, over the radio, and in the classroom, and to ensure personal and co-worker safety on the work site.
  • New hires must pass a drug test and other pre-employment background screening, and successfully complete any required training or orientation course.
  • Must possess basic computer skills and an aptitude for working with and interpreting graphics related to process equipment.
  • Demonstrate the physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job. Applicant must be in good health and physically able to perform all phases of the work.
  • Applicant must have colored vision and the use of both hands to be able to identify and manipulate colored wiring, and to read electrical schematics and perform layout work.
  • Must be capable of obtaining forklift certification within 30 days as necessary.

Working Conditions:

80% of the work environment is conducted in an open outdoor environment, exposed to heights and rapidly changing temperatures including extreme heat, weather conditions, blowing dust and particles, burning bulk and liquid fuel, while wearing PPE (i.e.: hard hat, goggles, hair net, ear plugs, arc flash suits and equipment and/or full body chemical resistant suites), regularly climbing stairs and/or ladders, kneeling, crawling, bending, stooping, reaching, and walking on uneven ground containing trip hazards. 

20% of the work environment requires routinely lifting, loading, pushing and pulling of up to 50 lbs., regular exposure to live electrical current, electronic industrial magnets, and pressurized steam, routinely using heavy equipment and machinery with moving parts, and occasionally accessing enclosed/confined spaces; may be fitted for and wear a respirator.

This information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by associates in this position.  It is not designed to contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.  This description supersedes and previous or undated descriptions for this position.  Management has the right to add or change the duties for this position at any time.