Refrigeration Tech

Hollister, CA 95023

Posted: 06/21/24 Industry: Driver Job Number: 1797125

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Refrigeration Tech to join our team in Hollister, CA!

Job Title: Refrigeration Technician | Pay Rate: $27-$35/hr | Shift: Graveyard

Summary of Position: 

This position works independently to ensure timely, effective coverage and maintenance of (ammonia refrigeration, HVAC, boiler/steam, and compressed air systems) the position also provides mechanical and technical process support throughout the facility. Other tasks will be assigned as needed. 

Essential Duties for all Employees

Maintain a clean and safe work environment that promotes work safety and product integrity. Must follow all Safety, HACCP & GMP requirements always. 

Adaptable to a fast-paced environment. 

Willing to be flexible to accommodate changing business conditions. 

Ensure cleanliness around facility, freezer, and production area. 

Job Specific Duties & Responsibilities: 

Perform all preventative maintenance to the system, including draining the oil pots, oil and filter changes compressors, condensers, evaporators, pumps, vessels, valves, auto purges, and other machinery included in the ammonia refrigeration equipment, air compressors, air dryers, HVAC, and boilers/steam. 

Observes and record temperature and pressure readings for system and equipment and adjusts controls to obtain specified operation of equipment. 

Makes periodic inspection of equipment and system to observe operating condition and need for repair or adjustment. 

Remove ice buildup from evaporator drain pans, investigate the cause and correct the problem. Work in engine room, cooler, freezer, and IQF areas 

Work directly with all refrigeration contractors, electricians, and pipe fitters when they are working on the ammonia refrigeration system to ensure that they are following all of the company safety policies and meeting work standards. 

Comply to and monitor operation for compliance with all elements of the Process Safety Management Program.  

Document all maintenance and inspection activity in accordance with our Work Connection Program Must follow company s GMP s, SOP s, Plant Rules, and Policies 

Maintain control of the water treatment system and associated chemicals 

Work with a sense of urgency to complete tasks safely, effectively, and efficiently 

Must be able to follow written and oral instructions. 

Responsible for keeping work area clean. 


Minimum of two (2) years experience operating large refrigeration systems including: 

Multi-stage Ammonia Compression Systems, Knowledge of safety criteria for Ammonia Systems based on IIAR Standards 

Electrical Control Systems (FES & Frick) 

Ability to Interpret Piping and Instrumentation Drawings 

Liquid Recirculation Systems, Evaporative condensers, Evaporators, Room Cooling & Freezing Screw Compressors 

Physical Requirements: 

55% Walking, 15% bending, 5% squatting. 

25% Walking up and down stairs & ladders. 

30% Reaching, 70% manual dexterity and fine motor skills, Lifting approximately 50 lbs. Working environment inside: Cold 40 to 100 degrees, outside varied weather conditions
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