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Mill Utility Worker in Clewiston, FL at U.S. Sugar

Date Posted: 1/6/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Reporting to the Team Leader, this is a rotating-shift work position with periodic overtime requirements, including weekends and holidays, working independently and with minimal supervision, safely and efficiently maintain the cleanliness within the area of Milling Operations, and assist Milling personnel where needed.

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.
  • Use power washing equipment, firehoses, mops, extension poles, shovels, rakes, pitchforks, brooms, wheelbarrows, and other hand and power tools to clean, move, and transport garbage, liquids, and other materials. May be assigned to assist mechanics and other maintenance staff as necessary.
  • Will be required to continuously monitor, and be stationed on the Milling tandem during active grinding to keep troughs, bypass chutes, juice pans and milling area clean in order to prevent chokes or other production stoppages.
  • Will be required to carry and operate a portable two-way radio in order to maintain constant communication with the Team Leader and shift personal at all times.
  • May be required to operate a man-lift or other industrial equipment as needed, using both feet and hands to manipulate foot and hand controls simultaneously.
  • Ability to pass pulmonary function test.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Demonstrate 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 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, and to ensure personal and co-worker safety on the job.
  • New hires must pass a drug test and other pre-employment background screening, and successfully complete any required training or orientation course.
  • Obtain forklift certification within 30 days of employment.

Working Conditions:

80% of the work environment is conducted in an uncovered environment, exposed to heights and rapidly changing temperatures including extreme heat, weather conditions, blowing dust and particles, loud noise, and limited visibility while wearing PPE (i.e.: hard hat, goggles, ear plugs, full-body suits, and respirators); regularly climbing stairs or ladders, kneeling, crawling, bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, and walking on uneven ground containing slip and trip hazards.  Will routinely work while lifting, loading, pushing and/or pulling of up to 55 lbs. unassisted.

20% of the work environment is conducted in enclosed/confined, or tight, spaces using lock-out/tag-out practices and artificial light, working around wet or dripping, moving machinery with sharp edges, reaching above the head while crouching, standing, or laying prone. Will be fitted for 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.

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