Refrigeration Technician


To conduct equipment repair, preventive maintenance procedures, maintain and operate the boiler and steam systems, compressed air systems, operation of the mechanics and refrigeration and odor control systems of the Simmons facility in a safe and efficient manner.


Repairs, replaces, corrects or affects equipment as needed to ensure equipment operates correctly and efficiently according to productions requirements.

Acts as leader for less skilled employees. Accomplishes layout work for each project as needed.

Consults with engineers and vendors as needed. Serves as a member of the HAZMAT team and be trained.

Plans work for each project assigned. Read and understand flow diagrams.

Performs required safety and operational checks on the hot water system, CO2,O3 (ozone), compressed air, and odor control systems. Initiates and maintains all required records using Office,ASA/MHA, or other software pertaining to maintenance, calibration, or safety checks, and consults with engineers/vendors as needed.

Acts as a trainer for other employees.

Plays active role in maintaining, adhering to Process Safety Management (PSM) program as well as initiating any documentation to back up Management of Change activity. Such as line breaks, hot work, and P&ID's.

Physical Activities: Ability to work in a wet, noisy, dusty, humid, hot or cold environment with noise levels above 90 decibels. Ability to walk and stand on feet for more than 8 hours per shift. Ability to climb 50 feet of stairs / fixed ladders. Ability to climb stairs / fixed ladders to height of 100 feet once per shift. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Frequent pulling, pushing and reaching. Requires frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting. Ability to enter confined spaces. Requires working off man lifts, scissor lifts, or ladders. Ability to work with various chemicals and identify and use PPE in accordance with MSDS/SDS sheets.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Fall arrest harness, hard hat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety foot wear, respirator. Will use rubber boots, gloves, hair net(s), and any other protective equipment as needed or required; will use all welding, electrical and mechanical tools, SCBA equipment when required.

Travel: Minimal.

Technical Experience: Must have experience or vocational training in welding, electrical or mechanical repair, and refrigeration. Must be able to take and successfully pass boiler knowledge test, ammonia operator and PSM test. Demonstrates ability to weld, accomplishes electronic, mechanical repair, and/or hydraulics with special emphasis in refrigeration and working with ammonia in order to meet production requirements. Basic computer abilities. Preference for experience working with PLC and OPTO 22 software.

Industry Experience: Preference for experience in Industrial Maintenance/ Ammonia Refrigeration.

Minimum Education: Must be able to read, write and speak English. Performs basic math. Must be able to pass Pulmonary Function Test and company issued Ammonia Operator Level I & II training, and PSM training.

Preferred Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D. Vocational training in one or more of the following fields: welding, electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical, boilers, or ammonia refrigeration.

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