Roving Operator Mechanic - PG Journeyman in Clewiston, FL at U.S. Sugar

Date Posted: 5/11/2023

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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 Team Leader, this is a shift-work position with periodic overtime and recall requirements, including nights, weekends, and holidays, working independently and with minimal supervision, safely and efficiently troubleshoot, maintenance, repair and/or install refractory and related boiler equipment to ensure a continuous supply of boiler fuel and steam transfer, including conducting scheduled maintenance inspections, breakdowns, and cleanouts.

  • 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.
    • Operate forklift, manlift, and other heavy equipment as needed, using both feet and hands to manipulate applicable foot and hand controls simultaneously. Provide relief for operators when necessary.
    • Use a radio to verbally communicate with Power Plant staff, take and receive directions from Team Leader, CCR Operator, and/or Roving Operator Assistant.
    • Inspect, maintenance, lubricate, repair, breakdown, clean up, and/or install boiler and boiler components, scrubbers, furnaces, motors, drives, bearings, electronic magnets, boilers, valves, pumps, conveyor systems, hydraulics, turbines, gear boxes, fans, feed water pumps, and align couplings, sprockets, sheaves, and other equipment. Document maintenance using CMMS.
    • Read blueprints and layout work, use oxygen/acetylene torch and other mechanic tools, consult operating and maintenance manuals, use and read various precision measuring instruments such as tape measures, dial indicators, calipers, and micrometers.
    • Monitor boiler chemistry, analyze data and ensure boilers are supplied with an adequate supply of properly mixed chemicals.
    • Operate inside enclosed/confined spaces, or from raised platforms or heights utilizing lifting devices or proper rigging procedures, in accordance with OSHA requirements.
    • Maintain all related safety equipment and tools of the trade.

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.
  • 2 years experience as a mechanic, industrial maintenance, pipefitting, steam boiler operation, and/or completion of an applicable certification program.
  • Successfully complete a job sample prior to hire.
  • Operational proficiency in computers and software to conduct accurate data entry.
  • New hires must pass a drug test and other pre-employment background screening, and successfully complete any required training or orientation course.
  • 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.
  • Obtain forklift certification within 30 days of employment.

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, limited visibility, 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, squatting, reaching, and walking on uneven ground containing trip hazards. 

20% of the work environment requires routinely lifting, loading, pushing and pulling of up to 55 lbs. unassisted, regular exposure to caustic chemicals, electronic 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.

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.