Operate and maintain a multi-stage air/gas system used for freezing food products and room cooling This position reports to Maintenance Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned as necessary.)

  • Operate and maintain the Air/Gas or a large refrigeration system to meet production’s refrigeration requirements.
  • Perform all preventative maintenance to the system, including draining the oil pots, oil and filter changes, annual rebuilds of compressors and valves, motor changes, and condenser/evaporator as required.
  • Document all maintenance and inspection activity in accordance with our Mechanical Integrity Program.
  • Comply to and monitor operation for compliance with all 14 elements of the Process Safety Management Program.
  • Work in a safe manner consistent with all Company rules and good work practices as specified by JSB

High School diploma or its equivalency, A.S. degree preferred. Minimum of three years experience operating large refrigeration systems including:

  • Electrical Control Systems (FES & Frick)
  • Refrigeration Piping
  • Liquid Recirculation Systems
  • Ability to Interpret Piping and Instrumentation Drawings
  • Reciprocating Compressors
  • Screw Compressors
  • Evaporative Condensers
  • Room Cooling
  • Room Cooling Evaporators
  • Lock out/Tag Out programs
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Hazardous Communications
  • Ability to withstand walking, lifting, bending, stooping, climbing ladders, walking on roofs and working in confined spaces
  • Ability to work in various weather conditions
  • Ability to lift in excess of 50 pounds
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings and technical specifications
  • Ability to read and understand complex regulatory requirements
  • Ability to conform to all OSHA, PSM, HAZMAT and Monogram EHS programs and regulations
  • Ability to learn and understand Emergency Response requirements
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent work habits in line with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Ability to demonstrate safe working habits
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work any shift, nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours
  • Ability to work efficiently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to read, write and perform basic math
  • Ability to use hand and power tools
  • Ability to work any shift, nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to follow detailed written and verbal instructions


  • 3-5 years refrigeration experience (large plant)
  • Refrigeration thermodynamics
  • Knowledge of refrigeration engineering units.
  • RETA Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator certification desirable.