- Maintain and operate two stage ammonia systems, boiler systems, air systems, main water systems and their subsidiary equipment in a safe, efficient and competent manner.
- Diagnose and repair equipment
- Ensure the continuous training and competency of all refrigeration technicians/ engineers
- Conduct routine plant temperature checks and observe equipment operation to ensure all are within parameters and if not, act accordingly.
- Routine maintenance and repair decisions must be acted upon independently.
- In event of equipment malfunction, requires ability to make decisions on what level contact needs to be made (i.e. Supervisor, Loss Control, or if extreme emergency Fire Department).
- Purchase of equipment and equipment repair parts.
- Unscheduled shut down of equipment (excluding an emergency).
- Conduct preventive maintenance and re-build equipment as necessary
- Troubleshoot and repair equipment
- Insure all refrigeration equipment is functioning in a safe and optimal manner
- Monitor and record all reading to document operation of the equipment and the system. Report any unresolved discrepancies immediately to the Refrigeration Lead or Supervisor
- Train lower classification technicians
- Help maintain and improve quality and food safety, to insure compliance with company quality standards and USDA regulatory requirements.
- Must be able to work with minimal supervision
- Must have a minimum three (5) years on job experience in industrial refrigeration, preferably with two stage ammonia systems.
- Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
- Must be a trained First Responder – Level A suit qualified
- Must be a trained Haz-Mat responder at 40-hour level
- Must be certified in Confined Space training
- Must be current on CPR/First Aid certification
- Must be trained in lock-out tag-out and safe work practices
- Must have proven ability to understand refrigeration blueprints, PHA’s, SOP’s as well as knowledge of completion of MOC’s as certified by Maintenance Management
- Must be able to interpret and identify valves and equipment using P&ID’s.
- Must have proven experience in ammonia system pump-downs and repairs.
- Must be able to monitor and identify abnormal operating pressures, temperatures and conditions within the Refrigeration system and make adjustments or repairs to correct any issues.
- Must have proven knowledge of chemical testing for cooling towers and ammonia system contaminants
- Must have proven knowledge of air compressor systems as certified by Maintenance Management
- Must have proven knowledge of industrial refrigeration systems as certified by RETA at the Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator (CARO) level
- Must have current RETA certification at the Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator (CARO) level
- Must have proven knowledge of refrigeration electrical control system troubleshooting as certified by in house Electrical Technician
- Must have proven knowledge to include theory, operation, and troubleshooting of two stage ammonia systems
- Must be able to bend, stoop walk and stand for prolonged periods of time
- Must be able to climb and work from ladders and in confined spaces safely
- Must be able to work from high altitudes, catwalks and roofs
- Must be able to lift over 50 pounds
- Must be able to work on wet concrete floors
- Must be able to work overtime, weekends and times dictated by production equipment requirements/needs.
- Must be able to submit and pass a criminal background check.
- Must have working knowledge of HVAC systems and possess a EPA 608 Type II and III or Universal certification.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.