Lead Refrigeration Technician-1st shift

1 month ago
Functional Group
Advertised Schedule (e.g. Monday-Friday; 9:00am-5:30pm)
Monday-Friday; 7AM-3:30PM


Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food and beverage industry supply chain, and to play our part in ensuring families across the US and overseas can sit down together to eat.


Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 165+ temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina, and Canada. In North America we have over 11,000 associates and offer a wide variety of employment opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


This position is located in our Indianapolis, IN facility.


Must meet all skill criteria of Master Maintenance Mechanic, leads and coordinates the work of other mechanics and able to step in and replace the supervisor in his absence.


Essential Functions:

  • Performs all preventative maitenance, repair and adjustment of refrigeration systems and electrical work in accordance with OSHA Standards
  • Test, maintain, and evaluate equipment performance using instruments such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, pyrometers, and pressure gauges
  • Tests and calibrates HVAC equipment
  • Reviews inspection and repair reports and observes progress of work on major overhauls to evaluate efficiency and work quality
  • Inspects completed work for compliance to blueprints, specifications, and safety standards
  • Troubleshoots equipment and recommends corrective action
  • Maintains tools and machinery in good condition and uses tools and equipment carefully as instructed
  • Maintains batteries and chargers in working order in accordance with OSHA Standard
  • Maintains accurate preventive maintenance records
  • Follows attendance policy, arrives to work on time and ready to work assigned shift
  • Keeps work area clean and performs housekeeping duties as required
  • Performs related work and other job assignments as required


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to lead a crew of workers in performing maintenance and equipment operations; handles difficulties that occur at the work site; makes certain job is completed;
  • Ability to give directions to other maintenance associates;
  • Ability to schedule and assign tasks
  • Team skills - must have strong relationship building skills
  • 10+ years maintenance mechanic experience
  • Fully competent to a high degree in refrigeration, electrical, and mechanical knowledge
  • Ability to work with hands in mechanically oriented situations
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, as well as interpret pencil sketches and diagrams
  • Ability to supervise and inspect work performed by all levels of maintenance associates
  • Ability to work flexible shifts, if required, including ability to be on-call 
  • Ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions, must be able to get along with co-workers without exhibiting behavioral extremes
  • Ability to perform work activities requiring reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others and respond appropriately to feedback from a supervisor
  • Strong communication skills

Tools and Technology Required:

  • Knowledge of various types of refrigeration equipment in maintenance trade
  • Knowledge of ISO
  • Knowledge of SAP preferred
  • Microsoft knowledge preferred
  • Forklift certification


Educational Requirements:

  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • Candidates with RETA courses preferred (However, as a condition of employment, selected candidates will be required to certify in all (8) course during the first 24 months)
  • HAZMAT trained candidates are preferred (However, as a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to be trained in HAZMAT, obtain and maintain the certification)


Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer  EOE/AA M/F/D/V DFW


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