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Refrigeration Technician / Ammonia Operator

Company: Peco Foods
Location: West Point
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Fulfilling all duties as necessary, described within the Refrigeration Operator job description, & abiding by all the requirements. Follow all Company policies & procedures such as GMPs, Food Safety, PSM/RMP, Lockout Tagout, Confined Space, etc. Check ammonia valves of the manufacturing plant, outside, condenser, & exhaust fans. Execute complex repairs & major overhauls to system components & associated equipment, utilizing original equipment manufacturer's recommendations & specifications and/or other recognized & generally accepted good engineering practices. Understand complex electrical schematics, PLC control functions, & Electrical Distributions systems & the ability to troubleshoot root causes & determine proper repairs. Perform charging, evacuation, & pressure testing of system vessels & components during projects & Line Equipment procedures in accordance with established policies & industry standards. Perform installations & replacements of refrigeration system components & associated equipment, within the guidelines set forth by the management of change procedure. Analyze system data & trending values to determine the need for increased maintenance frequencies or improved maintenance procedures & safe work practices. Assist department management in the supervision & documentation of contractor activity & performance on or around the process equipment. Participate as a trained team member for chemical releases or spills as required. Assist in the operation, maintenance, & continuous improvement of other utility systems. Identify & report any suspicious or abnormal situation to the manager. Abnormal situations would be:
Product tampering Willful product adulteration Unauthorized employees in restricted areas Situation where a belief that product adulteration may be occurring Equipment malfunction that may put product wholesomeness at stake
Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications and Requirements:
2 years of verifiable Ammonia Refrigeration experience preferred. Experience with operation & maintaining ammonia refrigeration systems in excess of 10,000 pounds of ammonia. RETA based Industrial Ammonia Operator training program preferred. Hazmat training preferred. Knows machines & tools, including their designs, uses, repair, & maintenance. Possesses the skills needed to repair, maintain, & troubleshoot machinery. Experience working in a fast-paced environment. Able to use critical thinking to identify strengths & weaknesses of alternative solutions or approaches to problems.
Physical Demands:
Must be able to stand & walk for long periods of time. Standing/walking 100% of the workday. Lifting various weights on an as needed basis. Must be able to bend, stoop, & climb steps. Able to work at heights & in dangerous places where balance is poor, specifically on a roof. Working in an organic environment with various temperatures. Able to wear an Air Purifying Respirator and a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus. Medical evaluation, physical examination & pulmonary testing for Hazmat purposes (required for pre-employment & annually thereafter).
This job description is not a comprehensive list of duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee. Management may change or add duties and responsibilities at any time without notice.

Keywords: Peco Foods, Oxford , Refrigeration Technician / Ammonia Operator, Professions , West Point, Mississippi

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