• Full Time
  • Salinas

Website Fresh Express

Refrigeration Technician:

Essential Functions:

Installs, repairs, replaces, and performs preventative maintenance inspections on, but not limited to, refrigeration equipment, chilled water systems, hydraulics, wastewater systems, Nitrogen generation, and air compressors.

  • In-depth knowledge of all tools and equipment applicable to trade
  • Response to emergency calls evaluates situations, and takes corrective action.
  • Work overtime when emergencies arise in order to prevent disruption of the facility.
  • Maintains a high standard of safety, cleanliness, and efficiency.
  • Operate CMMS system and demonstrates competency
  • Effectively communicate with production and other mechanics to identify problematic areas of concern; provide and receive feedback and/or support through collection and analysis of information.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of the company’s objectives including productivity, yields, food safety, quality, customer service, and cost goals. Supports achieving those goals.
  • Perform daily inspections, emergency repairs, and routine adjustments; follows periodic preventive maintenance schedule. Participates in safety teams.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

Physical Requirements:

Required to stand for extended periods of time (duration of the shift, 8 hours or more); walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; bend continuously, or crawl. The incumbent must be able to climb stairs and ladders or step up onto a platform several times throughout the shift and is occasionally required to sit. The employee must be able to push/pull/lift and/or move 50 pounds. The incumbent must operate powered industrial equipment, hand, and power tools skillfully and safely.

Work Environment:

Routinely exposed to wet/cold conditions of 34 – 36 degrees and also at times hot conditions; high, precarious places (ex: 25 feet above ground level for extended hours); and outside weather conditions (rooftop). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud, which requires hearing protection.

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English
  • Must work effectively in a team setting
  • Effective communication skills
  • Familiarity with preventive or reliability based maintenance
  • Possess IIAR Industrial Refrigeration I
  • Hands-on experience with cooling processes, ammonia refrigeration, vacuum pumps, refrigeration compressors, condensers, purging, and water treatment.
  • Have mechanical experience with a good mechanical aptitude.
  • Knowledge of electrical power maintenance (480V) and process controls troubleshooting (PLC level to the device level).

Desired qualifications

Pneumatic and hydraulic systems experience

  • Experience with HVAC system operation and maintenance
  • Food processing industry experience
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish/Vietnamese/Cambodian)
  • Ability to use Microsoft computer programs: Outlook, Word, Excel


Minimum 5 years minimum experience as refrigeration operator in a fresh food processing environment


Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED

Must pass a drug and background check.

Please apply at http://www.freshexpress.com/careers


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