Maintenance Refrigeration Hourly


Position at Pilgrim’s




  • Must be certified in ammonia refrigeration or related field.
  • Must have technical training in ammonia refrigeration with documentation or one-year experience in the operation of industrial ammonia refrigeration systems.
  • Must have a good understanding of the basic refrigeration cycle.
  • Must be able to read and understand Piping and Instrument diagrams.
  • Should have a basic understanding of P.S.M. as it relates to the refrigeration mechanic.
  • Must be able to identify the main components of a refrigeration system and how they interact.
  • Must become familiar with and adhere to all general plant and refrigeration safety policies within the first 6 months of employment.
  • Must have a good work history and attendance record
  • Must have a good history of safe work practices
  • Must be able to work any shift, weekends, holidays, and be on call for plant emergencies as they arise.
  • Must be able to work at heights of 40 to 60 feet.
  • Must pass M-4 maintenance test with a score of 80% or higher
  • Must possess basic mechanical abilities
  • Must be able to learn the basic day to day functions of the refrigeration system within a 45 day trial period
  • Will work with refrigeration operators and learn all safety and machine operation procedures
  • Must do the required paperwork involve with the ongoing mechanical integrity of the ammonia refrigeration system
  • Must have excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Will perform all other duties as directed by Refrigeration Management.
  • Must obey all USDA, HACCP, plant, and safety rules & regulations.
  • Must be directly involved with process safety management and will aid in company compliance with all government regulations concerning ammonia refrigeration.
  • Must have or purchase and maintain all tools required to work in this position.
  • Must communicate to Refrigeration management any situation or issues needing to be addressed on a daily basis.

Will be required to participate on the Hazmat team, which will require the following:

  • Must pass Hazwoper training.
  • Must pass Confined Space training.
  • Must pass pulmonary function and respirator fit test.
  • Must pass Hazmat physical.

Must possess and demonstrate the following basic electrical skills:

  • How to use a standard volt/ohm meter
  • How to read and use an amp probe
  • Must be able to read and understand electrical schematics
  • Must be able to troubleshoot 110, 220, and 480-volt 3 phase electrical circuits.

Must demonstrate basic welding skills