Requisition Number: 175055
City: Dillon
State: SC
Description/Job Summary
The purpose of a Refrigeration Technician is to safely operate the ammonia refrigeration system and its related equipment by adhering to Standard Operating Procedures and Perdue Safety Procedures; to diagnose system problems and make repairs; maintainthe ammonia refrigeration system ensuring a safe work environment, ensuring compliance with all applicable safety and environmental laws; and ensure records are maintained and retained to ensure safe, effective and efficient operations. Must have 2 - 3 yearsexperience.
1 Pass a physical, pulmonary test, SCBA fit test and meet the requirement for a HAZMAT Team Member annually.
2 Use personal protective equipment properly when required by federal, state or company policies, requirements, or procedures.
3 Comply with all federal, state and company safety requirements.
4 Must be able to operate all refrigeration systems in the plant and to safely isolate and pump down any section of all systems.
5 Must be able to do all startups, shutdowns and defrost procedures on all plant refrigeration systems.
6 Must be able to control the function of all refrigeration systems in the plant:
1. Area temperature B. Ice production C. Water temperatures
7 Must be able to perform all operational procedures:
1. Rounds B. Oil draining C. Oil Adding D. Posting all logs
8 Proficient and working knowledge of all department personal computers and use of software.
9 Must be able to do all emergency shutdowns, startups, resets & restart failed equipment and put all systems back on line.
10 Must be trained on all refrigeration SOPs.
11 Must have a clear understanding and demonstrate that understanding of the relationship between pressure and temperature in a refrigeration system and of refrigerant expansion with pressure temperature variables.
12 Must understand heat transfer in a refrigeration system.
13 Must be able to do all PM procedures in refrigeration.
14 Must be qualified to do auger maintenance.
15 Perform maintenance activities such as, but not limited to, bearing and belt replacement, coupling alignment, etc.
16 Must be able to do opening procedure.
17 Must be qualified to receive or transfer ammonia in all plant systems.
18 Must be qualified to do routine maintenance on:
A. Ammonia compressors B. Air compressors C. Ammonia liquid pumps D. Ammonia system controls
E. Air system controls F. Air system drying equipment G. Refrigeration system condensers
19 Must be able to direct and train operators.
20 Perform other related task as assigned by management.
21 Must be able to perform all Senior Refrigeration Technician requirements prior to being promoted from Technician.
20 To be eligible for promotion:
1. Must have been in current position for twelve (12) months
2. No more than two (2) OSHA recordables within a twelve (12) month period and has worked six (6) months without an incident.
3. No more than two (2) unexcused absences.
4. No active disciplinary records.
5. Must be able to perform all senior technician requirements prior to being considered for promotion
6. Obtained all certifications
Required Experience
Must have 2 - 3 years HVAC experience with certification in R22 and R410.
Required Education
High School Diploma or GED equivalent with strong reading, communications, math, writing, and analytical skills.
Preferred Education
Associate degree in Industrial Refrigeration.
Required Qualifications
Working knowledge of Occupational Safety Health Administration (O.S.H.A.) (in South Carolina it is known as Labor, Licensing & Regulation LLR ); knowledge and experience using computers (PCs) and software (Excell, Word, Power Point); knowledge ofammonia refrigeration systems; and knowledge of the Process Safety Management (PSM) Program. Must have mechanical aptitude. Must pass and/or be licensed on: pulmonary test and medical physical, SCBA fit test certification, Lock-Out / Tag-Out certification,hot work permit requirements certification, confined space entry requirements certification, and pass all requirements and certifications to be a member of the HAZMAT Team. Must supply own tools necessary to operate and perform preventative inspections.
Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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