JBS USA Refrigeration Technician in Elkhart, Indiana
Job Title: Refrigeration Technician
Our Company, Your Opportunity:
Nearly 150 years ago, Gustavus Swift founded Swift & Company. He was a true pioneer whose passion and innovative spirit transformed the meat industry. This commitment to transformation mirrors that of Swift Prepared Foods today. Swift Prepared Foods is the prepared foods arm of JBS USA, one of the world’s largest meat companies. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. This is an opportunity for people who want to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.
To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.
Scope of Position:
The Refrigeration Technician is responsible for maintaining all aspects of the ammonia refrigeration system, boiler, booster water, waste water/sewer, compressed air, fire suppression, HVAC and building maintenance tasks as needed. They are also responsible for preventive maintenance and emergency repairs on all equipment as needed.
Maintain and complete work orders and preventive maintenance paperwork in a timely manner
Maintain a log book of all breakdowns and corrective actions taken
Complete daily rounds on all equipment; this includes weekends and holidays, 365 days a year
Schedule shutdowns of equipment and machinery for repairs and maintenance without disrupting production
Troubleshoot equipment mechanically and electrically for any issues
Utilize time effectively to best minimize equipment downtime and repairs
Be safety-minded and follow lockout-tagout (LOTO) procedures for all equipment that is being worked on
Be a team player and not afraid to ask for guidance or help when needed
Be on call when needed and able to work alone if the situation calls for it
Receive and follow training on LOTO, fall protection, confined space, hot work, and any other training deemed necessary to perform the job safely and effectively
Order materials and parts as needed for stock or repairs of equipment
Maintain clean mechanical rooms at all times with no exceptions
Work with several outside vendors and technicians in a professional manner
Assist maintenance technicians with mechanical troubleshooting and repairs as needed or as directed by maintenance leadership
Other duties as assigned
At least two years in a refrigeration or boiler room preferred.
Operator 1 and Operator 2 preferred.
Strong working knowledge of industrial maintenance and electrical functions
Able to learn and follow directions from management and team leaders
Able to follow and implement safety rules
Able to read and write in English
Proficient with time and prioritizing work
Able to use a computer for the functions of the engine room and email
Able to be SCBA certified for Haz-Mat
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds
Ability to work 12 hour shifts is required
Plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold (non-weather related), and working near moving mechanical parts
Noise level in the work areas can be loud, especially in the ammonia compressor room
Will be regularly exposed to outside weather in all conditions
Will be regularly exposed to chemicals used in the plant and for maintenance processes
Able to climb ladders and stairs regularly
Able to climb under and over piping and equipment as needed
If interested, please apply at jbssa.com/careers.
Swift Prepared Foods is an equal opportunity employer.
Salary Class: Exempt