Refrigeration Utilities Technician - Laurel, MD

Manufacturing/Operations Laurel, Maryland



We’re starting a new chapter in our journey as Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, now part of Froneri. Having nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S with a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love, and the backing of a global pure-play ice cream organization, we’re poised to accelerate growth.
Headquartered in the Bay area, a hub for up and coming food trends, we focus on both the future and the present. In both our offices and our factories, we are determined to overcome obstacles, learn from failure, and raise our game. With a renewed focus on frozen treats, our tight-knit team of ambitious innovators are fully immersed in the business and encouraged to flex and make decisions quickly. We are committed to pursuing every great idea and delivering the best ice cream experience to our consumers, when are where they want it.
Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career has in store for you.
Main Purpose of the job
This is a hands-on, proactive, technical position that requires attention to detail, safety awareness, mechanical aptitude, and the ability to work independently as well as with your team. The primary objective is to maintain and operate the ammonia system as well as other utility systems throughout the entire facility safely and efficiently. This will be achieved by ensuring that equipment is available for production. Reactive maintenance is dealt with quickly and accurately. Developing a clear knowledge and understanding of the factory, products, and machinery.
Job Description/Requirements:
  • Ensure that production lines are functioning properly to increase efficiency and minimize waste
  • Actively monitor and evaluate equipment for needed maintenance
  • Address all utilities support calls in a timely manner 
  • Anticipate working independently unless the task requires additional team support in which case you should contact your supervisor
  • Ensure all work areas are clean, organized, and maintained to GMP standards
  • Spare parts are always correctly booked out and accounted for
  • Performs Maintenance Tracking Sheet (MTS) inspections for the Mechanical Integrity of the Ammonia Refrigeration Systems
  • Performs IIAR Bulletin 109 Inspections for the Ammonia System Equipment
  • Work to ensure all Utilities Systems are inspected, maintained, and are operational in a safe, reliable manner to comply with regulatory requirements. Utilities Systems include but are not limited to, Ammonia Refrigeration, Compressed Air, Boilers, Steam, Condensate Return, Glycol, Brine, HVAC, Fire Sprinklers, Fire Pumps, Fire Risers, Wastewater Pretreatment, and Natural Gas
  • Carry out required/preventive maintenance and replace worn/broken parts, providing feedback on frequency
  • Utilize observations and data to track and repair premature equipment failures
  • Ensure that maintenance tasks adhere to company food safety polices. Ensure that all parts and tools are sanitized before use on the production floor
  • Ensure all working practices comply with company rules and procedures
  • Maintain full and up to date records of all equipment, repairs, and parts
  • Promote the Froneri culture of treating the business as yours
Ability to handle multiple and complex tasks, solid understanding of control circuits, ability to read schematics and troubleshoot mechanical, electrical and process components, basic PC skills, record keeping and reporting. 
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • RETA certification as a Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator (CIRO) preferred.
  • Hazmat Certification preferred.
  • 5-Years of Ammonia Refrigeration experience preferred.
  • 2-Years of Boilers and Compressed Air experience preferred.