Refrigeration Technician Job Description

Refrigeration Technician Job Description

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Refrigeration technician provides in depth troubleshooting of refrigeration, electrical, mechanical, and controls systems to root cause and recommends corrective action.

Refrigeration Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Accomplishes refrigeration installation and maintenance tasks on maintenance and construction projects in Iraq
Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on refrigeration and cooling equipment in accordance with the preventive maintenance program
Keeps refrigeration inventory up to date and orders replacement parts as needed
Have the ability to adjust boiler or refrigeration system’s pressures through adjustment of controls
Acts as mechanical, technical, and operational, support to all refrigeration pneumatics, hydraulics and boilers for the facility
Supports the Maintenance team in matters pertaining to refrigeration, pneumatics, hydraulics and boilers
Assures compliance to refrigeration, pneumatics, hydraulics and boilers standards set forth by maintenance management, State and Federal Regulations
Analyzes refrigeration malfunctions from performance and test equipment readings and determines appropriate repairs
Stays current on the latest technology pertaining to Refrigeration, Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Boilers
Checks air compressors, pumps, refrigeration rooms and freezers

Refrigeration Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Refrigeration Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: EPA, HAZMAT, RETA, II, CIRO, E.P.A, CARO, III, OSHA, RMP

Education for Refrigeration Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the refrigeration technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in General Education, Technical, Education, Associates, Industrial, Trades, Environmental Technology, Military, Math, Air Conditioning

Skills for Refrigeration Technician

Desired skills for refrigeration technician include:

Air conditioning
General refrigeration practices
Electrical and plumbing
Computerized Maintenance Management System
Maintaining and troubleshooting PLC controllers
Process instrumentation

Desired experience for refrigeration technician includes:

Able to work in close places such as closets, crawl spaces, attics, vaults
Associates degree in the fields of HVAC, Industrial maintenance with HVAC courses, or equivalent work experience with course certifications
Preventative maintenance on all equipment associated with the Utilities department
Acts as EPA required “Refrigerant Manager” for CFC tracking, leak detection and reporting functions
Works with all electrical components from disconnect throughout equipment
Accomplishes various projects utilizing design drawings, diagrams, and specifications

Refrigeration Technician Examples


Refrigeration Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of refrigeration technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for refrigeration technician
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of ammonia refrigeration compressors, condensers, pumps, vessels / recirculators, purgers, evaporators / RMAU’s, heat exchangers, and control valves / isolation valves while using the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s guidelines
  • Performs routine inspections and preventive maintenance on refrigeration systems, vacuum cooling system, compressors, valves, pumps and various other mechanical devices
  • Completes all required paperwork including but not limited to refrigeration management change forms, daily inspection and PM logs, emergency repair reports and ammonia leak incident details
  • Diagnoses problems and/or failures in refrigeration systems for the purpose of identifying equipment and/or systems repair and replacement needs
  • Responds to emergency calls regarding refrigeration on production floor
  • Assists with the installation of refrigeration equipment and systems
  • Interpret electrical/electronic and refrigeration system engineering drawings and prepare sketches of circuits/circuit diagram modifications
  • Mechanical, technical, and operational, support to all refrigeration pneumatics, hydraulics and boilers
  • Install, maintain and repair computerized electronic pneumatic and digital direct control devices related to the ammonia refrigeration system
  • Must be skilled in the use of electrical measuring instruments and computers
Qualifications for refrigeration technician
  • Submit reports as required by supervisor
  • Must be able to lift the safety regulation maximum
  • Knowledge of ALL principles and processes involved in supporting refrigerant functions at an overseas facility
  • 3 years Technical industrial Diploma after Secondary school / Upper –intermediate Diploma two years after high School associated engineer specialized in HVAC&R
  • Used to work environments that move quickly
  • Must be able to pass pulmonary breathing test

Refrigeration Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a refrigeration technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for refrigeration technician
  • Understands steam principles and facility steam systems with the ability to troubleshoot pumps, valves, piping, and water treatment
  • Checks temperatures, pressures, chemical levels, valves, gauges – adds chemicals if necessary
  • Checks inventory of needed parts and submits parts requisitions as needed
  • Performs preventative maintenance (PM) on equipment and obtain parts as needed
  • Completes paperwork – temperature, pressure, oil levels, chemical levels
  • Prepare equipment for installation following CCBCC set up procedures including Inspection/setup of electrical system, lower cabinet, upper cabinet and inner door
  • Service equipment to the standard set by the company and manufacturer
  • Ensure equipment is functioning accurately
  • Housekeeping, , order replacement parts, is accountable for inventory security and accuracy, maintain a safe, clean and neat work areas
  • Keep skills updated to procedures and technology needed to complete tasks
Qualifications for refrigeration technician
  • Experience in commercial/industrial maintenance and repair
  • Of the following requirements should be met to qualify for this job
  • Must have E.P.A
  • Will be required to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime including call-outs
  • 3 years Technical industrial Diploma after Secondary school / Upper –intermediate Diploma two years after high School associated engineer
  • EPA Type II or Universal

Refrigeration Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a refrigeration technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for refrigeration technician
  • Assists the building and equipment maintenance teams with general building repairs, electrical troubleshooting and repairs, and other general maintenance activities
  • Fault corrections and preventative maintenance
  • Perform tasks allocated to you by the maintenance engineer which will include repairs and participation in start up and shut down of entire areas of the plant
  • Locate and accurately log use of parts from the engineering warehouse store
  • Assist the Maintenance Engineer with the planning, scheduling and conduct of major work
  • Analyze malfunctions from performance and test equipment readings to determine appropriate repairs
  • Check temperature, pressure, chemicals, valves, gauges, compressors, pumps, refrigerators, & freezers
  • Prevent injuries by following safety procedures, GMPs, HACCP, PPE, Lock-Out Tag-Out
  • Sand and paint cold drink equipment to company standards
  • Must be able to read complex blueprints, piping, sketches, schematics and wiring diagrams
Qualifications for refrigeration technician
  • Level II R.E.T.A
  • Strong knowledge of industrial ammonia refrigeration operation in a food industry environment preferred
  • Ability to work in a team environment and perform a variety of duties
  • Candidates must possess flexible evening and/or overnight availability, including weekends
  • Working knowledge and experience with swimming pool maintenance
  • Post-trade experience in similar FIFO positions highly desirable

Refrigeration Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of refrigeration technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for refrigeration technician
  • Have thorough knowledge and working understating of an industrial ammonia refrigeration system
  • Have knowledge of electrical theory in analog, digital circuits, communication, computers, ohms law, and instrumentation
  • Leads site efforts on scheduling of refrigeration repairs and working with outside contractors as necessary to return production equipment to service after successful repairs are complete
  • Perform Line & Equipment Opening procedures
  • Pass a physical, pulmonary test, respirator fit test and meet the requirements for Haz-Mat team (Must be able to wear a Level A chemical suit) on an annual basis
  • Adhere to all Smithfield safety requirements including PPE usage, preventing and reporting unsafe acts and conditions, Lock out-Tag out procedures and Process Safety Management related items
  • Obtain RETA 1 Certificate within 1 year of hire date
  • Obtain RETA 2 Certificate within 2 years of hire date
  • Able to work 12 hour shifts 6-7 day periods and weekends as needed
  • Work in -40 to 100+ degree temperatures
Qualifications for refrigeration technician
  • Restricted Electrical License essential
  • Good computer skills, ideally 1SAP
  • Valid Australian manual driver's license
  • Cross trained on hot side equipment cold side equipment
  • Ability to move objects of 100 lbs
  • Ability to continuously learn new technology and be flexible in cross functional operations

Refrigeration Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a refrigeration technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for refrigeration technician
  • Responsible for refrigeration/HVAC repair and maintenance support to commercial accounts in the supermarket, hospitality, food and beverage industry, refrigerated storage facilities, parallel system experience a plus
  • Perform routine and emergency service on HCFC/CFC/HFO refrigeration equipment commonly found in commercial applications safely handle and record them
  • Have or be able to attain RITA certification
  • Demonstrate troubleshooting abilities
  • References Job Safety Analysis "JSA" graphics present on each work center/operation to determine Personal Protective Equipment required for safe operation and risks that are present
  • Operates motorized equipment such as boom crane, lift truck, reaches trucks, , when certified and asked to do so
  • Assembles components, tests, cleans, boxes/packs, labels, loads to pallet, and designates readiness to move to warehouse
  • Completes documents such as Final Inspection Reports, Total Quality Control sheets, , as determined by process guidelines
  • Enters product related data into computer system to track component serial numbers, scan bar codes, production rates (percent good), track physical location
  • Observes alarms (audio/visual), TAKT timer, control limits, , to determine status of work and product
Qualifications for refrigeration technician
  • Extensive walking per day
  • Extensive driving per day
  • EPA card required
  • Installation of refrigeration components such as compressors, evaporators, condensers, motors and blowers
  • Knowledge of the HVAC or refrigeration tools, materials, and test equipment
  • Reads gauges and instruments, and adjusts mechanisms such as valves, controls, and pumps to control level of fluid pressure and distribution in systems

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