Ammonia Refrigeration Technician


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Logansport, IN

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

BHJ USA, LLC. is a leading supplier of fresh/frozen meat blends to both the wet and dry pet food industries. Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager, responsible for all aspects of the HVAC/Refrigeration ammonia system to ensure efficient operations in the processing of raw materials for the pet food, pharmaceutical and feed industries by performing the following tasks:

•    Operate and maintain all engine room and other equipment including boilers, pumps, chiller, cooling tower, compressors, condensers, and electrical systems to ensure that there are no interruptions to production and that all equipment is safe to operate. Recommends significant repairs to Plant Manager and obtains bids from vendors.
•    Responsible for maintaining, repairing, and examining refrigeration systems, working specifically with ammonia refrigeration. Maintains any updates for equipment information and repair files are completed in full
•    Develops, updates, and implements Preventative Maintenance (PM) programs and documents the completion of PM’s
•    Responsible for ensuring that an inventory is kept of important spare parts and tools needed to avoid downtime in production
•    Monitor BOD and pH levels in waste water and evaluate existing procedures versus establishment of own waste water treatment facility. Prepare cost comparison analysis and make recommendations to VP-Operations and Plant Manager.
•    Develop a Proposal for a Sustainability Policy for Company. After implementation, responsible for maintaining updates.
•    Assist Maintenance Manager in developing plans for efficient plant operation and monitoring and enforcing safety in plant. Arrange for safety repairs and updates as needed
•    Responsible for the facility’s PSM & RMP Program & Refrigeration Systems in consultation with Corp. and external refrigeration company’s. Follow procedures and document as required. Notifies Maintenance manager, Plant Manager and Corp. Refrigeration coordinator of major repairs or replacements that are needed.
•    Demonstrate leadership in the implementation and support of a safety focused culture
•    Lead in the training and development of employees by managing performance and creating an environment in which they have the opportunity to succeed.
•    In consultation with Plant Manager, responsible for ensuring plant operates in compliance with all laws and regulations

•    Responsible for obtaining and retaining MSDS Sheets as needed
•    Adhere to all safety guidelines and wearing of all required safety gear (PPE)
•    Adhere, support, and enforce all company policies and procedures
•    Adhere to attendance guidelines of the company

H.S. or GED is required along with at least 2 years experience. Must have valid driver's license and all required licenses and certifications from federal and state agencies to operate and maintain a refrigeration, ammonia, and HVAC.

Will be frequently exposed to cool and wet conditions. Must be able to lift up to 30-40 pounds on a frequent basis and be able to work around raw beef, chicken or other similar raw materials and odors.

We support a drug free workplace and conduct pre-employment drug screening. Must be authorized to work in the U.S. We participate in E-Verify. EEO Employer.