Ammonia Refrigeration Technician

Great Lakes Cold Storage
Job Description


This position requires at least five (5) years of ammonia experience working on recirculated Nh3 systems. It will also require as needed the ability to perform maintenance and repairs on all material handling rolling equipment (MHE). The Maintenance Associate is required to safely perform these functions to the proper specifications as defined by the respective equipment manufacturer using the proper tools and equipment. Performs all duties safely and accurately.


  • Ability to work on recirculated Nh3 systems
  • Ability to fix and maintain lift trucks
  • Performs regular preventative maintenance and repair service and assessment of all MHE
  • Repair, rewire and troubleshoot electrical systems
  • Test equipment after adjustment/repair to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturer’s specifications
  • Ability to work at heights from a scissor lift or forklift cage
  • Report any uncorrectable/unsafe issues immediately to the supervisor
  • Follow lock out/tag out procedures as required
  • Work effectively with immediate supervisor to minimize equipment downtime and expense
  • Establish and maintain effective communication and coordination with coworkers, and when dealing with associates at all levels
  • Ensure assigned work area is clean, secure and well maintained
  • Observe and enforce all safety rules, performs tasks and operates appropriate MHE equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks in a safe and orderly manner in an effort to prevent accidents and injuries
  • Understand and comply with all applicable company policies (i.e. attendance, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Associate Handbook, etc.)
  • Comply with all applicable state and federal laws, regulations and policies (i.e. OSHA, HACCP, AIB, etc.)
  • Perform other maintenance duties as assigned
  • Performs general plant maintenance and responds to work orders as assigned
  • Works on walk in doors, overhead doors and dock plates
  • Works on rack systems and flooring
  • Works on plumbing, hot & cold water systems, wells and septic systems
  • Performs basic carpentry work
  • Uses welding and torch work as required
  • Must be willing to work in cold/freezer work areas
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