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Refrigeration Technician

We need a motivated, self-driven Refrigeration Technician to work in Reedley. This position is responsible for preventative maintenance and trouble shooting of an industrial ammonia refrigeration system (3,000 TR, twelve compressors totaling 3,475 HP and 300,000 square feet) as well as all other physical systems associated with a cold storage facility such as electrical, water and general building maintenance and repair.

Expectations

  • Execute daily refrigeration system maintenance to meet or exceed Company standards for storing fresh produce.
  • Work with staff to evaluate data and coordinate process control changes.
  • Does maintenance of process equipment and facilities infrastructure.
  • Performs regulatory and process control testing and inspections and review procedures and quality control to insure compliance with all applicable standards and regulations.
  • Prepare for and respond to ammonia refrigeration system emergencies.
  • Collaborates in maintenance and construction projects.
  • Identifies equipment repair and improvement needs.
  • Request equipment replacement parts, chemicals and supplies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 5 years of related experience required
  • RETA or IIAR Certificates or technical school training desired
  • In evaluating candidates for this position, the Company may consider a combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of industrial ammonia refrigeration system design, maintenance, and operation.
  • Ability to utilize consultation and advisory data and information such as plant operations reports and policies, engineering reports, State and Local regulations and standards, purchase orders, non-routine email correspondence, OSHA regulations, computer software, operating manuals and organizational analysis.
  • Skilled at performing basic algebra, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; and to calculate percentages and decimals.
  • Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness, and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of an entire project, multiple projects or unexpected situations.
  • Ability to recognize and identify similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes and sounds associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks.
  • Ability to work under generally safe cold storage conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as toxic agents, noise, electrical currents and temperature may cause some discomfort and pose some risk of injury.
  • Ability to communicate concisely, tactfully and courteously orally and in writing in English with Company personnel.
  • Conversational Spanish is a plus.

Working Conditions

  • Available 24X7 during storage season in order to insure that product is always handled and stored under optimum conditions.
  • You may have to work 12-14 hours a day and sometimes 6-days a week during our busy season (May-October).
  • This position reports to our Cold Storage Superintendent.

Submit your résumé to: j.a.ramirez@gerawan.com

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