Refrigeration Technician 1

Job Locations US-CA-Turlock
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/4/2017 1:26 PM)
Functional Group


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.


Under general supervision works independently performing routine general maintenance and repair throughout the warehouse. Must be proficient in the troubleshooting and repair of refrigeration systems.


Essential Functions:

  • Performs operation, repair and adjustment of refrigeration system. Monitors system performance and determine when system is not operating correctly.
  • Performs routine maintenance on various types of warehouse equipment in accordance with OSHA Standards.
  • May be required to work in the areas of building maintenance and/or MHE maintenance at times.
  • Test, maintain, and evaluate equipment performance using instruments such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, pyrometers, and pressure gauges.  Test and calibrate HVAC equipment
  • Maintain tools and machinery in good condition and use tools and equipment carefully as instructed
  • Conducts test of safety equipment to ensure OSHA and operational standards
  • Maintains accurate preventive maintenance records
  • Follow attendance policy, show up for work on time and ready to work assigned shift
  • Answer security alarm calls as needed
  • Keeps work area clean and performs housekeeping duties as required
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts, if required, including on call
  • Performs related work and other job assignments as required


Physical Requirements:


  • May be required to tolerate working environment with inside controlled temperatures of negative 15 degrees Fahrenheit and outside ambient temperatures (including heat, cold and precipitation)
  • Must tolerate heights up to 35 ft. and be able to access evlevated platforms and catwalks
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, push, pull, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch
  • Must be able to use hand and power tools
  • Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Able to pass a physical and respiratory exam









Education, Training & Professional Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred
  • 3 years maintenance experience
  • RETA Refrigeration Course 1 required, with RETA Regrigeration Course 2, RETA Electrical 1 and Garden/Lanier Operator 1 preferred.  However, as a condition of employment, selected candidates will be required to complete (2) courses per year until all RETA courses are completed.  Strong work experience will be considered in lieu of Training Courses during the initial hiring process.
  • Knowledge of various types of equipment in maintenance trades
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Must have intermediate level knowledge of OSHA PSM program
  • 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
  • Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management System (SAP Preferred)
  • Knowledge of general wareouse practices
  • Strong communication skills
  • Matematical and documentation skills necessary
  • Ability to work with hands in mechanically oriented situations
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, as well as interpret pencil sketches and diagrams



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


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