Equipment Manager in Clewiston, FL at U.S. Sugar

Date Posted: 5/19/2023

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Job Description

Why U.S. Sugar?

Employees are our most valuable asset. When we succeed, our employees succeed. Many have an ownership stake in our privately held business through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). As we grow, we hire new employees who are knowledgeable, energetic and committed to keeping us on the cutting-edge of our industry. We reward them with challenging work, opportunities to learn and grow, competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a supportive work environment where safety is our top priority.

Position Summary:  Reporting to the Administration Director, this is a salaried-exempt position, responsible for the planning, directing and coordinating all activities related to equipment operations. Monitoring and tracking equipment on daily basis, maintaining dispatch sheets, preparing purchase orders of rented equipment, purchasing small tools and supplies, issuing purchase orders, preparing budget analysis of repairs and rentals, reconciling vendor accounts, inspecting equipment periodically, coordinating training program for operators to know about new equipment and updating registration and related insurances.

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 periodic Company designated safety training, supervisory and management skills training and/or certifications related to the position.
  • Ensure maximum equipment capacity through sound maintenance practices.
  • Develop staff through appropriate coaching, training, and discipline in order to build a cohesive team of equipment experts. Will be responsible for subordinates quality and quantity of work, and all final decisions concerning hiring, firing, transferring, promoting, demoting, and scheduling.
  • Develop and implement department needs and scheduling plans to cater for anticipated daily production and business units and equipment needs and requirements, using close personal relationships with Factory Management.
  • Maintain a high-level of personal knowledge on current technology and management techniques to acquire and maintain industry mastery.
  • Promote and enforce a safe work environment and safe working practices, conforming to environmental standards, and identify improvements where possible.
  • Identify the need for capital improvement and maintenance or repair projects, working in cooperation with Maintenance Planners and Project Engineers to ensure inception.
  • Prepare Union Notices and make all decisions regarding personnel and working conditions in accordance with Union agreements and all rules and policies as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Complete annual and semi-annual production and maintenance reports for Board of Directors, President, and as required
  • Provide periodic on-call coverage for emergency response, and may occasionally be required to provide management coverage when necessary.
  • Develops schedules and procedures for and ensures adherence to routine maintenance and non-routine repair of all equipment in the company’s fleet.
  • Collaborates with Project Superintendents, Foremen, and other staff to manage and reduce expenses.
  • Establishes and ensures adherence to the maintenance schedule for all equipment and vehicles.
  • Manages acquisitions of new equipment and sales of depreciating equipment.
  • Drafts and presents reports on department operations and expenses.
  • Prepares and implements departmental budget.
  • Develops and enforces procedures, policies, and safety protocols for the department.

Job Requirements


  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of fleet management and operations.
  • Excellent managerial and supervisory skills.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prepare and adhere to a budget and to monitor and reduce expenses.
  • Proficient with MS Office.
  • Applicant must be able to read, write and speak the English language in order to comprehend instructions on the job and in the classroom, to communicate via radio, to write and interpret policies and procedures, and to ensure personal and co-worker safety on the job.

Working Conditions:

30% 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, and/or full body chemical resistant suites), regularly climbing stairs, kneeling, crawling, bending, stooping, reaching, and walking on uneven ground containing trip hazards. 

70% of the work environment is conducted in an environmentally controlled office, operating computerized equipment containing colored flashing lights sound indicators while using repetitive hand and eye movements.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

United States Sugar Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.