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Shift Mechanic (Journeyman) in Clewiston, FL at U.S. Sugar

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

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Job Description

Position Summary:  This is a shift-work position with periodic overtime and recall requirements, including nights, weekends, and holidays, working independently or in a team, safely and efficiently maintain process and related equipment to ensure high availability.

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.

  • Using a computerized work order system, plan, schedule, and conduct regular preventative maintenance inspections of all equipment and work areas to identify hazards, clean equipment, and repair and maintain operational condition of facilities and equipment.

  • Maintain inspect, troubleshoot and repair processing equipment such as pumps, screw conveyors, belt conveyors, hydraulic systems, centrifugals, gear boxes, fans, pipe fittings and valves.

  • Maintain all related safety equipment and tools of the trade.

  • Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish a variety of complicated tasks with minimal supervision.  Must have knowledge of liquid process and transfer equipment, including, but not limited to, pumps, motors, conveyors, centrifugals, agitators, and auxiliary equipment.

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.

  • New hires must pass a drug test and other pre-employment background screening, and successfully complete any required training or orientation course.

  • Must have in-depth understanding of the liquid transfer process and a minimum of 3 years of experience operating and/or maintaining moving/rotating equipment, or applicable experience in maintenance of similar heavy industry.

  • Must possess basic computer skills and an aptitude for working with and interpreting graphics related to process equipment.

  • 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.

  • Must have basic rigging skills such as the correct use of slings and chain-falls.

  • Must have ability to use a cutting torch and perform simple welding tasks such as tacking.

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, and limited visibility 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. 


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