Ammonia Refrigeration Technician

  (#9924) - Santa Maria, CA
Industry: Food Manufacturing
Industry: Warehousing and Logistics

Troubleshoots and maintains ammonia freezing & cooling systems.



  • Troubleshoots and maintains ammonia freezing & cooling systems in Santa Maria, CA

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Maintains ammonia freezing & cooling systems ensuring the cleanliness and safety compliance of the ammonia refrigeration equipment, performing proactive maintenance, working closely with Lead mechanic, and keeping supervisors informed of system issues.
  • Must be able to dawn a respirator, work in low temperature environments while troubleshooting and repairing freezer equipment.
  • Proactively seeks methods of improving systems by communicating with other system technicians within and outside the company.
  • Complete PSM, RMP, and CalARP programs required documentation
  • Works with management to ensure effective organizational design and that roles are correctly organized, defined, documented and communicated to all employees.
  • Ensures effective safety procedures, tools and record keeping are managed through site leadership.
  • Adheres to company GMP’s (good manufacturing practices), safety procedures and all other quality processes.
  • Wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) when required.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and five years of related experience and/or training.  RETA certification a plus. Electrical back ground with three phase circuits and motor controls a plus.


  • Five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Manufacturing environment experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Candidate must possess a strong working knowledge of ammonia freezing & cooling systems.  
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing practices is beneficial.
  • Outstanding verbal, written, multi-tasking and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to create momentum and foster organizational change. 
  • Bilingual in Spanish is beneficial. 
  • Must have a working knowledge of MS Word and MS PowerPoint software, and be proficient with MS Excel software.
  • Experience with Ceridian is beneficial.

Travel Requirements:

  • None

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Approximately; 100% of work is performed in an agricultural or manufacturing environment.  
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