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Refrigeration Technician

Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Meadow Gold Dairy has immediate job openings for skilled Refrigeration Technician, responsible for the care and maintenance of all property and production assets. This position ensures the continued operation of machinery and equipment in an electrical, mechanical, refrigeration.
Dairy Farmers of America is a farmer-owned brand of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a dairy marketing cooperative owned by more than 12,500 family farmers. Our mark matters and it represents the wholesomeness of dairy that we share with our communities and loved ones. DFA manufactures a variety of dairy products, including cheese, butter, fluid milk, ice cream, dairy ingredients and more, under well-known and established regional brands. Our fingerprints touch thousands of brands across the marketplace, and we're passionate about delivering the simple pleasures of dairy to people everywhere, straight from our family farm-owners. At DFA, we create ice cream and are proud to provide families with fresh, delicious dairy.
By joining DFA, you can help us continue to make a difference that matters. We care deeply about the well-being of our neighbors and friends, and we celebrate the diversity of our company and our world. It takes an incredible team to deliver the goodness of dairy and enrich our communities - come join us!
$35.00/hr BOE
Maintain and perform preventative maintenance activities on ammonia refrigeration systems *
Complete accurate and timely documentation of maintenance records *
Observe and test system operation, using gauges, and instruments *
Dismantle, assemble, and install refrigeration equipment *
Maintain communication with other departments, management, and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production *
Ensure all repairs are documented. Complete all paperwork clearly, legibly, and accurately with required information. Document all required information in accordance with standard operations procedures *
Assist in maintaining parts and supplies inventory by reporting low supply levels to supervisor *
Assist operators with training or troubleshooting to minimize equipment downtime *
Stay up to date on new products, equipment, technology and techniques *
Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes *
Exhibit the ability to anticipate parts requirements for the tasks, follow proper purchasing procedures, and acquire parts ahead of anticipated task performance *
Maintain safe working conditions for employees and compliance with all state and federal regulations regarding health and safety issues *
Follow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements *
The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required
Competitive pay *
Paid vacation and holidays* *
Career growth opportunities - we promote from within! *
Comprehensive healthcare benefits *
Service recognition and employee rewards* *
Uniforms provided *
Work for dairy farm families
*varies by company and governing CBAs
Knowledge of ammonia refrigeration systems *
Advanced PLC, VFD and Controls expertise *
Perform all plant specific mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and repairs *
Freon refrigeration, where applicable, license or equivalent experience *
Able to inspect equipment, recognize potential problems, and take appropriate corrective action to prevent component failures or equipment down time *
Able to use a variety of maintenance tools *
Able to perform maintenance activities/repairs independently and assist on more complicated repairs *
Able to present options and ideas to current processes or procedures *
Able to perform task and duties without constant supervision *
Able to work effectively in a team environment *
Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing *
Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals *
Basic computer skills
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, Grand Junction , Refrigeration Technician, Professions , Grand Junction, Colorado

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