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Job Title:

Harvesting Mechanic II


FL, South United States, USA


U.S. Sugar

Industry Sector:


Industry Type:

Food & Beverage Products and Processing

Career Type:

Skilled and Technical Trades

Job Type:

Full Time

Minimum Years Experience Required:




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Job Description

The Harvest Mechanic II will safely, accurately, and efficiently, maintain, service, and repair sugar cane harvesting and related equipment in a fast paced, team based, and constantly changing work environment.



Job Responsibilities

  • Safely, correctly, and efficiently repair and maintain Harvest Equipment including but not limited to cane elevators, cane harvesters, tractors, air compressors, and other support equipment
  • Perform time based repairs and inspections
  • Perform basic diagnosis of equipment failures
  • Change parts and components on equipment
  • Operate support equipment such as bucket truck, boom truck, carry deck, and other mobile equipment
  • Operate various lifting devices including proper rigging procedures




  • 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 have at least 3 years of work experience in the mobile equipment and/or vehicle maintenance field.  A Heavy Equipment Program or similar Certification from a Technical College may be substituted for 2 years of work experience.
  • Must obtain MAC/609 certification within 90 days of job award
  • Must obtain forklift certification within 30 days of job award
  • Must successfully complete any required orientation, training, and continuing education courses
  • Must have a valid Florida driver’s license Class E or above (Class B CDL is preferred)
  • Must have successfully completed the TOST and/or Ramsey Test
  • Must have basic computer skills and the ability to learn basic Microsoft Office programs, order parts, and maintain detailed records of maintenance activities via a computerized maintenance management system
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language in order to comprehend instructions and communicate information on the job to ensure personal and co-worker safety on the work site.
  • Must have the ability to work anywhere within the company in variable/extreme weather conditions and work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime.
  • Must possess and utilize the necessary tools and equipment in performance of the required job functions
  • Demonstrate the physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to visually identify leaking/loose/worn/broken/dirty components
  • Demonstrate the ability to listen, learn, gain experience and judgment, work with others, and follow accepted repair industry standards in order to plan and accomplish a variety of tasks with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow instructions, safety and housekeeping procedures, and planned work schedules
  • Demonstrate motivation to learn the basic principles and fundamentals of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, HVAC, and pneumatic theories
  • Demonstrate commitment and motivation to reducing equipment downtime and failures
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately use and read tape measure, micrometers, dial indicators, calipers, read and understand mobile equipment instrumentation
  • Demonstrate basic operating knowledge of scanners, multi-meters, flow meters, torque measuring devices, etc.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use shop manuals, wiring diagrams, hydraulic schematics, flow charts, parts books, etc.
  • No active disciplinary action and good work history



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 position will be reporting to Tony Navarrete, Gary Pendergrass, Ed Shays, Brian Whitehead, or Jeremy Bellew.

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.

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Job Post Date: 08/25/22
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