Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Tech

Engineering Riverside, California


Position at JBS USA Food Company

Job Title:              Ammonia Refrigeration Technician 
Department:         Refrigeration Maintenance       

 Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining refrigeration equipment and plant utilities such as boilers, air compressors, pumps, motors, valves, etc.
  • Document daily activities pertaining to repairs and awareness of potential problems, as well as maintaining all necessary paperwork associated with the PSM program.
  • Perform PM’s of compressors, boilers, air compressors, valves, etc.
  • Communicating with Maintenance Management or fellow workers to provide information on production. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.
  • Maintaining neat and orderly work area using hand tools.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Be available for weekend work and/or additional shift work.
  • Use required PPE and follow all safety guidelines of the Company.

 Qualifications: (Required/Desired)

 Skills & knowledge needed for the effective performance of essential job functions:

  • Must have one (1) or more year of verifiable ammonia refrigeration experience.
  • RETA Certification or equivalent technical training is a plus.
  • Strong electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills.
  • Able to use required tools/equipment for maintaining and repairing ammonia refrigeration system(s) and utilities.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical schematics and blue prints as they pertain to the plant ammonia system(s).
  • Able to perform in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience with screw and reciprocating compressors, Cornell recirculation pumps, HVAC units, boilers, air compressors, and associated control systems.
  • Must be willing and able to acquire Hazmat Responder Certification and be an active part of the Hazmat Response Team. This includes HAZWOPER training and Certification.

 Physical requirements:

  • Pass a respiratory physical and wear required PPE (respirator).
  • Able to climb stairs and ladders daily.
  • Good eye sight (with or without corrective lens).
  • Able to work at variable heights (up to 50 ft.).
  • Able to lift a minimum of 70 lbs. in weight.

 Environmental conditions:

  • Variable conditions if working out of doors. Inside facility cold and wet.