Ammonia Refrigeration Technician

Feb 29, 2024 | Job Openings

Duckwall Fruit is looking for an Ammonia Refrigeration Technician!

The Ammonia Refrigeration Technician operates ammonia gas cooling systems to refrigerate rooms to provide refrigeration for cold storage processes by performing the following duties:

1. Open valves on equipment such as compressors, pumps and condensers to prepare system for operation and start equipment and auxiliary machinery.

2. Observes temperature, pressure and ampere readings for system and equipment and adjusts controls or overrides automatic controls to obtain specified operation of equipment.

3. Records temperature, pressure, and other readings on log sheet at specified intervals.

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

5. Repacks pumps and compressors, cleans condensers, and replaces worn or defective parts.

6. Responds to alarms as required.

7. Performs other duties as assigned by the Refrigeration Supervisor.

General Requirements:

1. Person must be willing to work long and sometimes erratic hours during the season, including nights and weekends, to keep essential equipment in repair and operation.

2. Person must be willing to work under ambient cold storage conditions, i.e. temperatures as low as 25 degrees F.

3. Must be able to wear an OSHA approved respirator when required for the Emergency Response team.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Physical effort applied may include: Lifting, Pulling, Reaching, Manipulating, Carrying, Pushing, Shoveling, Keying/typing, Climbing.

Average hours per week:

  • 40+, depending on time of season

Pay Frequency:

  • Weekly

Schedule:

  • Weekends as needed
  • Holidays as needed
  • Overtime

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction
  • Innovative — prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $22.67 – $33.49 per hour

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • HVAC: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s license (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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