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Refrigeration Technician - 2nd Shift

Darien, Wisconsin
Title: Refrigeration Technician - 2nd Shift 

Location: Darien, Wisconsin

For this position, sponsorship would not be available now or in the future​.

  • Train with and assist senior refrigeration mechanics in the proper care, operation and maintenance of all plant refrigeration and steam system equipment.
  • With minimal or some direct supervision, perform operation, installation, overhaul, and preventative maintenance activities on all assigned plant equipment ensuring efficient operation.
  • Complete work orders as assigned.
  • Assist in analyzing refrigeration, steam, and facility water system equipment/component operation through logs and trend analysis.  Detect defects and assist in initiating repairs before major breakdowns occur.
  • Initiate continuous improvement activities pertaining to facility power systems (refrigeration, steam, water).
  • Safely and effectively operate power tools, i.e.: drill press, grinders, milling machine and lathe, etc.  Perform sheet metal fabrication, shear and brake.
  • Assist in the maintaining, installation, operation, and repair of boiler and pressure systems and all equipment incidental to these systems.
  • Follow and enforce plant wide and equipment safety rules/procedures.
  • Maintains all assigned logs.
  • Any other duty assigned by management.

  • Routinely perform all duties and meet the qualifications of a Refrigeration Mechanic “B”.
  • Completion of a two year technical college degree program for industrial refrigeration maintenance or:
  • Hold a current RETA certification or equivalent as a Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator (CIRO) and a minimum 2 years of experience in operation and maintenance in ammonia refrigeration with practical and demonstrated experience pertaining to a Refrigeration Mechanic “B”.
  • Must have working knowledge of ammonia, Freon, boilers, compressors, motors, pumps, sheet metal, grease, oil and belt applications.
  • Be self-motivated and demonstrate skill, initiative and judgment to make decisions and communicate these decisions with departmental supervisory for approval.
  • Have basic knowledge of plant electrical AC/DC power and control systems associated with refrigeration equipment to provide support in equipment installation, trouble shooting and repair of refrigeration and boiler electrical components.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform precision welding meeting food plant sanitary standards using MIG wire-feed, and heli-arc on stainless steel applications.  Be able to perform precision cutting using a plasma torch.
  • Be able to demonstrate the routine performance of preventative/proactive maintenance activities on all assigned equipment based on both technical manual and work order directed requirements.  Properly submit and maintain required records as assigned.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge for equipment technical manuals operating and safety procedures and periodic maintenance requirements.
  • Properly use CMMS program (MP2) for maintenance related activities, research, reference material, and work order completion.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently.
  • Must be physically capable of performing all duties.
  • Must be aware of all safety rules/procedures and be willing to follow them.
  • Hours: Monday through Friday 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm CST
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