Ammonia Refrigeration Technician

Direct Hire


2nd Shift: 1:30pm to 9pm – NEED 2ea!
3rd Shift: 8:30pm to 5:30am – Need 1 ea!!
($1.00 Shift Differential)

Starting Pay Rate: $27.58 – $34.00 – will go to $38.50 for a foreman level tech

Interview Process:
2. May do a MS Teams with HR

Job Description: Ammonia refrigeration Technician:

Under supervision- maintains the daily operation of all facility equipment- which is related to the operation of ammonia refrigeration systems- facility utility systems to include air- water- gas- electrical- chemical- steam- and fire sprinkler.

Responsible for installing- maintaining and repairing heating- ventilation and air conditioning systems. Other responsibilities to include performing routine building maintenance tasks and other scheduled assignments as required.

Responsibilities & Duties:
Maintains and operates the Ammonia refrigeration system and associated equipment- boilers- hot water heaters- roof top HVAC units- air compressors- O-zone generation equipment- water softening equipment- Co-generation system- and fixed fire suppression systems in accordance with all established safety procedures- as well as Company Policy and state and federal regulations and codes.
Under supervision- performs semi-specialized tasks in the maintenance of the general plant and/or office building in the skill areas of plumbing- carpentry- painting- cement applications- door repairs (personnel and industrial)- maintains building lighting- rooftop ventilation units- fire sprinkler piping repairs- building electrical- and utilities
Monitors- adjust- and maintains the waste water system and coordinates the repairs of wastewater system components including cleaning- troubleshooting- electrical and mechanical repairs.
Understands- troubleshoots- and repairs of all previously stated equipment and systems.
Conducts maintenance daily checks- logs and readings on previously stated equipment and systems.
Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on previously stated equipment and systems as assigned to maximize uptime and operating efficiency.
Identifies all parts- supplies- and services required to maintain assigned areas and shifts.
Conducts routine inspections of walls- floors- ceilings- insulations- piping- roof- parking lot- waste water system- etc.
Performs minor electrical maintenance to include but not be limited to replacement or repair of fixtures (e.g. wall switches and outlets- incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and tubes- ballast- sockets- fuses- minor appliances- cords- etc.) using appropriate hand- power and specialty tools.
Replaces or updates inoperable or old building materials and appliances (e.g. motors- belts- pumps- window glass- sinks- doors- smoke alarms- cabinets- shelves- tile- light fixtures- filter systems- patios etc.) to provide a safe- comfortable working environment for employees using various tools and materials (e.g. welding equipment- ladders- power saws- hammers- drills- etc.).

Education level:

High School Diploma.
Three (3) years of experience in the refrigeration Food Industry and ammonia refrigeration.
Work Attributes or Skills:

Basic maintenance principals regarding refrigeration- HVAC- compressed air- water- steam- gas- oil- chemical- and fire protection systems.
HAZMAT- PSM- RMP- OSHA regulations- plant Maintenance Safety Program- and GMPs affecting all aspects of PM/CM safety within the plant and facilities.
Understanding of steam principles and facility steam systems with the ability to troubleshoot pumps- valves- piping and water treatment.
Policies- procedures- methods- and processes for performing preventive maintenance in assigned area(s) of responsibility.
Measures to improve production efficiency- equipment performance- product quality- and plant safety.
Parts and supplies required to support assigned areas and shifts.
Plant’s quality standards- policies and procedures.
The Facilities/Refrigeration (Ammonia) Technician must possess the following skills:

Operate the ammonia refrigeration in accordance with all established safety procedures- codes- and regulations.
Diagnose malfunctions/hidden defects in equipment and machinery and repair of all assigned equipment previously mentioned.
Read wiring diagrams- blue prints- schematics- and manuals and logs.
Basic welding ( Stick- MIG- TIG- Soldering/Brazing).
Enter data into CMMS.
Update maintenance logs.
Implement measures to improve routine maintenance- production efficiencies- operational effectiveness- equipment performance- and safety in all assigned areas and shifts.

EPA Section 608 Universal Certification maintained
Certification of Qualification on the Delimex ammonia refrigeration system- CO2 system- PSM process and facility SOP’s
Basic welding certification through accredited vocational school.

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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