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Refrigeration Technician

Company: Perdue Farms
Location: Dillon
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.SummaryMaintains, repairs, rebuilds and adjusts refrigeration, boiler andcompressed air equipment in areas of responsibility by analyzing, calibrating, replacing, repairing or rebuilding all equipment and machinery within established guidelines. Safely operate the ammonia refrigeration system and related equipment by adhering to Standard Operating Procedures and Perdue Safety Procedures. Must have all required personal tools and have the ability to learn to use and operate hand tools and industrial shop equipment. Must be able to work swing shifts.Principal and Essential Duties & ResponsibilitiesPass a physical, pulmonary test, SCBA fit test and meet the requirement for a HAZMANT Team Member AnnuallyUse personal protective equipment properly when required by federal, state or company policies, requirements, or procedureComply with all federal, state and company safety requirementsMust be able to operate all refrigeration systems in the plant: Area temperature, ice production and water temperaturesMust be able to perform all operational procedures: rounds, oil draining, oil adding and posting all logs. Proficient and working knowledge of all department personal computers and use of softwareMust be able to do all emergency shutdowns, startups, resets and restart failed equipment and put all systems back on lineMust be trained on all refrigeration SOPsMust have a clear understanding and demonstrate that understanding of the relationship between pressure and temperature in a refrigeration system and of refrigerant expansion with pressure temperature variablesMust understand heat transfer in a refrigeration systemMust be able to do all PM procedures in refrigerationMust be qualified to do auger maintenance. Perform maintenance activities such as, but not limited to, bearing and belt replacement, coupling alignment, etc.Must be able to do opening procedureMust be qualified to receive or transfer ammonia in all plant systemsMust be qualified to do routine maintenance on: ammonia compressors, air compressor, ammonia liquid pumps, ammonia system controls, air system controls, air system drying equipment and refrigeration system condensersMust be able to direct and train operators. Perform other related task as assigned by managementMust be able to perform all Senior Refrigeration Technician requirements prior to being promoted from TechnicianMinimum EducationHigh school or equivalentExperience Requirements2 -4 years. Must pass operator certifications CARO and/or CIRO. Must be able to read and use dial gauges, micrometers, etc. in the alignment of motors, pumps, etc. experience in ammonia or Freon refrigeration, boiler operations and compressed air. HVAC experience with certification R22 and R410Experience PreferredReading and analytical skills preferred.Environmental Factors and Physical RequirementsWhen in a plant environment:Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity.May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db.May be exposed to dust, feathers and all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.Occasional exposure to carbon dioxide vapors 10ppm and chlorine less than 20 ppm.Able to stand for several hours.Work may include lifting (up to 50 lbs), reaching, bending, pushing boxes on conveyor assembly.Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Perdue Farms, Fayetteville , Refrigeration Technician, Professions , Dillon, North Carolina

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