Refrigeration Technician

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Organizes and performs advanced service, repairs, troubleshooting and overhauls to Anhydrous Ammonia Refrigeration System(s) in a manner that complies with federal, state, local, IIAR and RETA codes and standards, as well as, company rules, PSM/RMP policies, safe work practices and RAGAGEPs.


* Fulfilling all duties as necessary, described within the Refrigeration Operator job description, and abiding by all the requirements therein.

* Checking ammonia valves located on the roof of the manufacturing plant, outside condenser exhaust fans.

* Executing complex repairs and major overhauls to system components, and associated equipment, utilizing original equipment manufacturers recommendations and specifications and/or other recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices.

* Understanding complex electrical schematics, PLC control functions, and Electrical Distribution systems and the ability to troubleshoot root causes and determine proper repairs.

* Performing charging, evacuation, and pressure testing of system vessels and components during projects and Line Breaking procedures in accordance with established policies and industry standards.

* Performing installations and replacements of refrigeration system components and associated equipment, within the guidelines set forth by the management of change procedure.

* Analyzing system data and trending values to determine the need for increased maintenance frequencies or improved maintenance procedures and safe work practices.

* Assisting department management in the supervision and documentation of Contractor activity and performance on or around the process equipment.

* Planning resolutions to system deficiencies as noted in the various PSM audit tracking logs and maintaining all required information and documentation to support the activity.

* Providing mechanical and technical guidance and expertise to Operation Level Refrigeration Operators to continually improve the education, experience skill set within the department.

* Participating as a member of the Emergency Response Team and responding to events including chemical releases and spills.


EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

EXPERIENCE: Two years of verifiable Ammonia Refrigeration experience.

CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE: RETA based Industrial Ammonia Operator Level II training program. RETA Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator (CIRO) program. Hazmat Technician Level and maintaining the Annual 8-hour refresher training.

FIT-FOR-DUTY MEDICAL APPROVAL: Medical evaluation, physical examination pulmonary testing for Hazmat purposes. Required for pre-employment and annually thereafter. Periodic testing may be needed when business necessitates (i.e. after exposure to hazardous material, serious health changes).


* Possesses the skills needed to repair, maintain and troubleshoot machinery.

* Able to use critical thinking to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions or approaches to problems.

* Knows machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair maintenance.

* Able to wear an Air Purifying Respirator and a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.

* Able to respond to emergency situations and fill various roles on emergency response team.

* Able to work at heights and in dangerous places where balance is poor, specifically on a roof.
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  • Negotiable
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  • Re-637351
  • Permanent
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