Ammonia Systems Technician

  (#8929) - Indiana
Industry: Food Manufacturing

Responsible for ensuring the systems safe and reliable operation of utilities systems (Ammonia Refrigeration, Boilers, Compressed Air, and Water Supply)


Ammonia Systems Technician - Fort Wayne, IN​


Job Purpose Statement:  

Reporting to the Industrial Services Manager, the Ammonia Systems Technician is responsible for ensuring the systems safe and reliable operation of utilities systems (Ammonia Refrigeration, Boilers, Compressed Air, and Water Supply). This entails completing utilities maintenance and operation tasks/processes; meeting all safety concerns; contribution toward installation work as it pertains to utilities systems.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform Ammonia Systems and Utility Systems (Boiler, Wastewater, compressed air, sprinkler system and hot water systems) established Preventative Maintenance and identify new PM activities, as needed.
  • Repair of Ammonia and Utility Systems related equipment.
  • Analyze and solve electro/mechanical problems related to utilities.
  • Continuous process improvement implementation and origination..
  • Assist in the developing the technical support systems to deliver 99% reliability.
  • Comply with plant regulatory programs such as Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program (RMP).
  • Support project management activity relative to utility systems.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Adaptable – Adjust approach to match varied task requirements; adjust behavior to others' styles; change priorities to meet changing demands; adjust quickly to new responsibilities and tasks.
  • Communication - Organize the communication; maintain audience attention; adjust to the audience; ensure understanding; adhere to accepted conventions; comprehend communication from others. The key skills in this area are group facilitation, information sharing, ability to facilitate groups in conflict, listening, and written communication.
  • Follow-up – Communicate time frames; gather appropriate information; evaluate reports; monitor results.
  • Technical Knowledge – Understand technical terminology and developments; know how to apply a technical skill or procedure; know when to apply a technical skill or procedure; perform complex tasks in area of expertise.
  • Work Standards – Set standards of excellence; ensure high quality; take responsibility; encourage others to take responsibility.

Position Requirements:

  • One to three years “hands-on” mechanical experiences in the areas of ammonia refrigeration, natural gas-fired boilers, and compressed air systems.
  • Working knowledge of Process Safety Management program (PSM) relative to Ammonia Refrigeration Systems.
  • Experienced in writing Standard Operating Procedures for equipment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively participate in problem-solving meetings.
  • Flexible/adaptable to changes in the business environment.
  • Able to work collaboratively across functional boundaries.
  • Must be able to read and follow blueprints, drawings, and schematics.
  • Familiar with PLCs, process instrumentation, and process drawings.
  • Experience in a CMMS environment, preferably MP2.
  • Intermediate computer skills including; MS Office, Outlook, etc.
  • Must speak, read and write English.

Education and Minimum Years of Experience:

  • High School degree or general education degree (GED)
  • 2 - 5 years of industrial high speed manufacturing maintenance experience, preferably in the food industry
  • 1 - 3 years mechanical experience in ammonia refrigeration
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