This position is responsible for operating, maintaining, and repairing the facility's refrigeration systems in order to maximize throughout while optimizing quality and adhering to safe operating procedures. This position is also responsible for assisting in the upkeep, repair, and operation of the facility's ammonia refrigeration systems including: tunnel freezer and blast cell freezers, flake ice machines, RSW chillers, and the Mess Halls various freezer and cooler units. During the processing season, optimal operation of the refrigeration equipment is crucial to the facility's overall efficiency. The refrigeration system has a capacity of 14,000+ lbs. of Ammonia, three 500 hp. Howden Screw compressors directly driven by two 3412 CAT engines, 150hp. Mycom recip. Compressors, 600 & 200hp Vilter screw comp. and three cooling towers.
This position requires working 7 days a week, 12+ hours a day in wet, cold conditions. There are areas within the plant that contain moving and loud machinery where hearing protection, other safety and personal protective equipment is mandatory.