Harvest Diesel Mechanic Welder in Clewiston, FL at U.S. Sugar

Date Posted: 10/7/2021

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Job Description

Job Description

The Multi-Craft Harvest Mechanic/Welder will safely, accurately, and efficiently, maintain, service, and repair sugar cane harvesting and related equipment in a fast paced, team based, and constantly changing work environment. Multi-Craft will be responsible for performing accurate diagnosis, overhaul, and repair of all equipment, performing time based repairs and inspections, performing welding repairs and fabrication, and must be able to follow procedures and planned work schedules while responding to emergencies as directed by supervision.  The scope of the job duties encompasses all facets of equipment maintenance within Harvest Operations.

Job Requirements


  • Ability and motivation to perform job functions safely, correctly, and efficiently, which include:
    • Operate various lifting devices including proper rigging procedures
    • Accurately read, understand, and interpret (paper, electronic, etc) shop manuals, wiring diagrams, hydraulic schematics, flow charts, parts books, etc
    • Full understanding and operating knowledge of scanners, multi-meters, flow meters, etc.
    • Visually identify leaking/loose/worn/broken/dirty components on cane harvesting and industrial equipment including but not limited to cane elevators, cane harvesters, tractors, air compressors, and other support equipment
  • Able and motivated to listen, learn, gain experience and judgment, and follow accepted repair industry standards, in order to plan and accomplish a variety of tasks with minimal supervision
  • Must actively and effectively assist team members as required
  • Must have commitment and dedication to reducing equipment downtime and failures
  • Must have clear communication skills and a strong desire to learn
  • Must meet all of the Journeyman Harvest Mechanic qualifications
  • Must meet all of the Journeyman Harvest Welder qualifications
  • Must have at least 10 years of work experience in the mobile equipment and/or vehicle maintenance field.
  • Furnish and utilize the necessary tools and equipment in performance of the required job functions. Tools listed on the Harvest Journeyman Mechanic Minimum Tool list and the Harvest Journeyman Welder Minimum tool list are required to begin job
  • Basic working ability utilizing desktop/laptop/thin client computers in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, etc. and other computer programs
  • Maintain detailed records of maintenance activities including the use of a computerized maintenance management system.
  • Order parts per work management process
  • Perform mathematical calculations pertaining to the job
  • Accurately use and read tape measures, micrometers, dial indicators, calipers, and other related measuring instruments, read and understand mobile equipment instrumentation
  • Disciplinary action and work history
  • Ability to work with others and or alone with minimum supervision
  • Ability to read, speak and write English
  • Ability to follow instructions and communicate information pertaining to the job.
  • Ability to follow proper safety and housekeeping procedures pertaining to the area
  • Ability to work anywhere within the company and in variable/extreme weather conditions
  • Must successfully complete any required orientation, training, and continuing education courses
  • This position will be required to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime
  • Must have a valid Florida driver’s license Class E or above
  • Must be capable of obtaining a forklift certification within 30 days of job award
  • Capable of obtaining mobile crane certification
  • Must have successfully completed the TOST and/or Ramsey Test

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

The work environment characteristics and physical requirements described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Working Conditions:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works and drives in outside weather conditions on a regular basis
  • Working conditions may be rainy, hot, cold, humid, dusty, foggy etc. depending on the weather.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud
  • Duties of this job are occasionally performed in an office environment
  • Employee may be required to drive a vehicle for extended time periods

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, crawl, climb, work at moderate heights, use hands to handle and/or move various objects, tools and/or controls, reach with hands and arms, use balance, talk, hear, and see. Occasionally sit while travelling and/or testing equipment
  • Heavy lifting, climbing, squatting, working from heights and standing for extended periods
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to operate and use all equipment necessary and use common office equipment
  • Ability to move or handle various items generally weighing between 0-75 pounds. Ability to lift and carry up to 75 pounds and occasionally lift more than 75 pounds

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Employees will be expected to follow any other instructions, and perform any other duties, as may be required by supervision.