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Ammonia Refrigeration Mechanic - 2nd Shift


Maintains mechanical and electrical ammonia refrigeration equipment.


  • Adheres to safety, food safety, quality and legal compliance.
  • Perform all work in accordance with environmental, health and safety standards, rules, regulations and practices of the facility.
  • Must be able to pass training/certifications as required for qualification.
  • Install, maintain and support all ammonia refrigeration related equipment utilized in facility/processing areas.
  • Use a variety of test equipment, machines, hand tools and computer aided equipment.
  • Respond to equipment breakdowns and production needs in an expeditious professional manner.
  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot and diagnose equipment failures or breakdowns.
  • Perform maintenance in accordance with maintenance schedules, utilizing appropriate blueprints, diagrams, sketches, national codes and verbal/written instructions.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly shop, engine room and work area.
  • Assist other mechanics when performing heavy jobs.
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends and willing to move to any shift.
  • Repair and maintenance of equipment, dismantling and assembling multiple brands of mechanical and electrical equipment, repair and replacement of defective parts, and knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
  • General understanding and compliance with all OSHA regulations, National Electrical Codes, State Mechanical Codes and other Plant/Facility Operational or safety procedures.
  • Ability to comply with and execute the established preventive maintenance and work order/repair program in place.
  • Document completed work as required by the supervisor.
  • Compliance with all other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Refrigeration (Ammonia)
  • RETA 1 Ammonia Operator Certification
  •  Previous experience and/or technical training in one or all of the following areas:
    • PLC/Electrical controls and motor circuits
    • Mechanical/Hydraulic/Pneumatic systems
    • Cutting torch/welding


  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  • Ability to read and comprehend blue prints, diagrams and schematics.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to document to effectively present information for needed records of parts or repairs.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one small group situations to customers, clients, and other team members of the organization.
  • Ability to use effective problem solving skills.


  • Ability to use mathematical functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in order to perform machine checks and setup, electrical calculations and read test equipment/measuring instruments.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance.


  • Lift, carry and push equipment.
  • Reach, bend and twist/turn in awkward positions.
  • Ability to visually differentiate items of color, up close and in the distance. 


  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment and/or clothing.
  • Stand/walk 6 or more hours per day.
  • Continuously talk/hear throughout the day.
  • Frequently squat, bend, reach, twist/turn, grip/grasp, and climb.
  • Frequently use eye/hand coordination and eye/hand/foot coordination as well as handle/finger.
  • Frequently lift up to 25 lbs from floor height to overhead and carry more than 100 feet.
  • Occasionally kneel/crawl.
  • Occasionally use fine motor tasks and taste/smell.
  • Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs from floor height to shoulder and carry over 100 yards.
  • Occasionally lift up to 100 lbs from floor height to chest height and carry up to 4 feet.
  • Occasionally lift more than 100 lbs with another person and carry 4 feet.
  • Push tool carts requiring 25 lbs of force over 100 yards.
  • Push/pull plates using up to 75 lbs of force for 25 feet.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.


  • Must be able to work in shop and production environments.
  • Constantly work in damp, wet, humid and slippery environments.
  • Constantly work near moving equipment.
  • Constantly work in extreme heat/cold (-15-90 degrees).
  • Constantly work in high noise levels requiring hearing protection.
  • Frequently work in area with fumes or airborne debris.
  • Frequently work with toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Occasionally work in high places.
  • Occasionally work with hand tools causing segmental or whole-body vibration.


  • Bump cap, hair net, safety glasses, hearing protection, and uniform.
  • Cut resistant and nitrile gloves.
  • Powered industrial trucks including lift trucks and electric pallet jacks.
  • Aerial lifts including scissor and articulating boom lifts.
  • Use of ladders including step, fixed and extension.
  • Use of shop equipment – welder, grinders, lathes, drills, presses and other metal working tools.
  • Use of various hand tools including pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches, channel locks, socket drivers, etc.
  • Use of power and pneumatic tools.
  • Use of test instruments (micrometers, calipers, etc.).
  • Use of electrical meters.
  • Use of precision measuring instruments.

Ammonia Refrigeration Mechanic - 2nd Shift

Opelika, AL
Full Time
High School

Published on 01-30-2019