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Refrigeration Technician

Job Function Statements - Essential Functions:
Installs, repairs, replaces, and performs preventative maintenance inspections on, but not limited to, refrigeration equipment, chilled water systems, hydraulics, waste water systems, Nitrogen generation and air compressors.
In depth knowledge of all tools and equipment applicable to trade
Responds to emergency calls, evaluates situation and takes corrective action.
Work overtime when emergencies arise in order to prevent disruption of the facility.
Maintains a high standard of safety, cleanliness, and efficiency.
Operate CMMS system and demonstrates competency
Effectively communicate with production and other mechanics to identify problematic areas of concern; provide and receive feedback and/or support through collection and analysis of information.
Must demonstrate an understanding of the company's objectives including productivity, yields, food safety, quality, customer service and cost goals. Supports achieving those goals.
Perform daily inspections, emergency repairs, and routine adjustments; follows periodic preventive maintenance schedule. Participates on safety teams.
Perform other duties as required or assigned
Preferred qualifications/skills:
Physical Requirements: the employee is required to stand for extended periods of time (duration of the shift, 8 hours or more); walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; bend continuously; or crawl. The incumbent must be able to climb stairs and ladders or step up onto a platform several times throughout the shift; and is occasionally required to sit. The employee must be able to push/pull/lift and/or move 50 pounds. The incumbent must operate powered industrial equipment, hand and power tools skillfully and safely.
Work Environment: the employee is routinely exposed to wet/cold conditions of 34 - 36 degrees and also at times hot conditions; high, precarious places (ex: 25 feet above ground level for extended hours); and outside weather conditions (rooftop). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud, which requires hearing protection.
Ability to read, write, and speak English
Must work effectively in a team setting
Effective communication skills
Familiarity with preventive or reliability based maintenance
Possess IIAR Industrial Refrigeration I
Hands on experience with cooling processes, ammonia refrigeration, vacuum pumps, refrigeration compressors, condensers, purging, and water treatment.
Have mechanical experience with a good mechanical aptitude.
Knowledge of electrical power maintenance (480V) and process controls troubleshooting (PLC level to the device level).
Desired qualifications
Pneumatic and hydraulic systems experience
Experience with HVAC system operation and maintenance
Food processing industry experience
Ability to use Microsoft computer programs: Outlook, Word, Excel
Experience:
Minimum 5 years minimum experience as refrigeration operator in a fresh food processing environment
Education:
High School Diploma/GED


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