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Company: United States Sugar Corp
Location: Clewiston
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Hourly Rate: $26.95

Location: Clewiston, FL

Midway between West Palm Beach (east) and Fort Myers (west). A town where you are truly able to enjoy the outdoor activities: fishing, hunting, biking, hiking.

Job Description

The Journeyman Harvest Welder will safely, accurately, and efficiently, maintain, and repair sugar cane harvesting and related equipment in a fast paced, team based, and constantly changing work environment. Welder will be responsible for performing accurate welding repairs, fabrication from layout, blueprints, and oral instructions, of all equipment and structures, 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 welding repair and fabrication in an efficient and cost effective manner with a minimum amount of supervision.


  • Ability and motivation to perform job functions safely, correctly, and efficiently, which include:
    • Heavy lifting, climbing, squatting, working from heights and standing for extended periods
    • Operate forklift, bucket truck, boom truck, carry deck, and other mobile equipment
    • Operate various lifting devices including proper rigging procedures
    • 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
    • Accurately read, understand, and interpret (paper, electronic, etc) layout prints, blueprints, etc
    • Full understanding and operating knowledge of SMAW(stick), GMAW(MIG), and GTAW(TIG) welding equipment, oxyacetylene welding and cutting equipment, and air carbon arc cutting 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 know and understand the principles and fundamentals of all aspects of welding including basic metallurgy
  • Must have strong analytical skills in determining why a component or structure failed and be able to accurately repair/correct the underlying cause to prevent repeat failures
  • Must be proficient in all aspects of SMAW(stick), GMAW(MIG), and GTAW(TIG) welding, oxyacetylene welding and cutting, and air carbon arc cutting
  • Must be able to repair, fabricate, hardface, and assemble complete structures or components of equipment, utilizing layouts and/or blueprints following industry accepted standards
  • Must be able to accurately use metal forming, cutting, grinding, and shaping tools such as presses, punches, brakes, pipe benders, threaders, optical tracing tables, grinders, and drills, in order to bend, shape, and cut parts to be welded, bolted, screwed, or riveted together
  • Must be able to remove and re-install nuts, bolts, screws, rivets, covers, guards, steps, handrails, etc., to gain access to repair site
  • Must have at least 5 years of industrial fabrication and welding experience. A technical school welding certificate (with at least a 1,000 hours of instruction) may be substituted in lieu of 2 years of work experience
  • Furnish and utilize the necessary tools and equipment in performance of the required job functions. Tools listed on 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 including ordering parts per the 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 be capable of obtaining a forklift certification within 30 days of job award
  • Capable of obtaining mobile crane certification
  • Must have a valid Florida driver's license Class E or above
  • Must have successfully completed the TOST and/or Ramsey Test
  • Must have successfully completed the 6G welding test

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
  • 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.

Keywords: United States Sugar Corp, Pembroke Pines , Welder, Other , Clewiston, Florida

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