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Equipment Operator Area 3 in Clewiston, FL at U.S. Sugar

Date Posted: 1/6/2019

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Job Description





Equipment Operator EEO: Laborers & Helpers – Seasonal Dept: Farming Operations

Seasonal Position – Area 3





The Equipment Operator position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of various farm equipment.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate a variety of farm machinery and equipment in varying conditions (i.e. heavy traffic, isolated areas, weather, populated areas, etc).  Equipment may include but is not limited to one or more of the following:  tractor, disc, cultivator, water tank, etc.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to make necessary adjustments to the equipment to accommodate changing field conditions and advise Area Manger and/or designated management team member of any problem areas and/or unusual conditions in a timely manner.  
  • Understand and recognize the limitations of the various farm equipment.  
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform service and preventative maintenance functions on a wide range of farm equipment; identify any unusual mechanical changes in the operation of equipment; communicate the state of repair or disrepair to appropriate representative. 
  • Operate basic GPS system and onboard computer.
  • Complete accurate record of time worked according to time tracking procedures.
  • Maintain consistent open lines of communication with Area Manager and management team; promote team atmosphere. 
  • Comply with environmental regulations, safety rules and standards.  Must understand and adhere to all USSC and Agricultural Department’s policies and procedures, including but not limited to, safety policies and procedures. 
  • All other duties as directed by management representatives.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Solid working knowledge of equipment and related agricultural operations. 
  • Must be able to work independently, demonstrate flexibility and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload. 
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.  Exercise good judgment and solid thought process.
  • Ability to apply and adapt to practices and techniques to the special requirements of senior management. 
  • Ability to freely access all areas of the farms, groves and plant including offices, various equipment, etc.
  • Ability to operate and use all equipment necessary.
  • Ability to safely work on an isolated farm location or in a location where work is being performed with minimal supervision
  • Ability to move or handle various items generally weighing between 0-65 pounds; ability to lift and carry up to 65 pounds.
  • Ability to work varied hours and days. 
  • Will be expected to work outside in all kinds of weather.


The above declarations are not intended to be an “all-inclusive” list of the duties and

responsibilities of the job described.  Employees will be expected to follow any other

instructions and perform any other duties, as may be required by supervision.


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