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Refrigeration Technician I in Lodi, CA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 8/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


CA Lodi

Job Type:

Production Maintenance

Job Posting Title:

Refrigeration Technician I

Job Description:

Department:          Maintenance

Start Time:  06:00 pm * Start time may vary by up to 1 hour earlier or later to align with production needs.

SUMMARY:  Under minimum supervision, the Refrigeration Technician l performs daily maintenance and repair of all facility refrigeration systems, as well as, maintenance of the heating and cooling equipment within the facility, ensuring optimal performance and efficiencies. Responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems according to all safety procedures, including State and Federal regulations.


  • Acts as mechanical, technical, and operational, support to all refrigeration pneumatics, hydraulics and boilers for the facility
  • Supports the Maintenance team in matters pertaining to refrigeration, pneumatics, hydraulics and boilers
  • Assures compliance to refrigeration, pneumatics, hydraulics and boilers standards set forth by maintenance management, State and Federal Regulations
  • Analyzes refrigeration malfunctions from performance and test equipment readings and determines appropriate repairs
  • Understands steam principles and facility steam systems with the ability to troubleshoot pumps, valves, piping, and water treatment
  • Stays current on the latest technology pertaining to Refrigeration, Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Boilers
  • Checks temperatures, pressures, chemical levels, valves, gauges – adds chemicals if necessary
  • Checks air compressors, pumps, refrigeration rooms and freezers
  • Checks inventory of needed parts and submits parts requisitions as needed.
  • Performs preventative maintenance (PM) on equipment and obtain parts as needed
  • Completes paperwork – temperature, pressure, oil levels, chemical levels, etc.
  • Performs other assigned duties as required


  • Understands equipment hazards to prevent injury to self and others – understands company policies on safety and follow procedures – GMP’s, (Good Manufacturing Practices), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), PPE  (Personal Protective Equipment) Lock-Out Tag-Out
  • Reports any potentially unsafe practices/conditions to the Lead or Supervisor
  • Is able to safely lift items up to 50lbs – motors, parts - asks for help when lifting heavier items
  • Recommends changes to improve safety standards
  • Is certified to use the motorized Pallet Jack, Fork Lift, Scissor Lift, Boom lift, Chain Hoists, Hydraulic lifts, Lock-out Tag-out – ensures safe operation of all machinery, tools and equipment
  • Responds to emergency situations to resolve immediate safety concerns
  • Maintains proper housekeeping and safety standards


  • Will work in variations of temperature from extremely cold to hot conditions
  • Most positions are located in areas with loud noise and will require the employee to wear protective ear plugs
  • Other conditions include flour dust, wet floors, occasional smoke and fumes from chemicals (ammonia)
  • Main activities will be frequent walking, occasional lifting and standing


  • These positions have no supervisory responsibilities
  • Works as a team member and supports others when major problems occur
  • Works closely with Plant Supervisors and Leads, Electricians and Mechanics


  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions
  • Technical Skills – Air conditioning and heating codes; refrigeration tools, materials and test equipment; reads and understands schematics; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills to the benefit of the individual and the company; uses skills to increase the skill level of others through training and personal development
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens to others ideas/issues; responds well to questions
  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts the success of the team above his/her own interests; supports everyone's efforts to succeed; maintains a positive attitude; generates ideas and suggestions that improve the team’s performance, the efficiency of the process or the quality of the products
  • Ethics - Treats people from own and other cultures with respect; works with honesty and integrity; upholds organizational values
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; is consistently at work and on time
  • Flexibility and Adaptability – Must be able to deal with sudden changes in scheduling; fills in on other positions to help out when needed
  • Language skills – Should be able to read and write the necessary documents and procedures in English. In addition, should be able to communicate clearly in English any work direction, instructions or feedback. Ability to speak Spanish a plus
  • Mathematical Skills – Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measurement, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent
  • Computer skills – Able to input and retrieve the necessary information from the various databases


  • Technical College or equivalent 2 years work experience in the field of Refrigeration, Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Boilers
  • Ability to use a computer for purpose of data entry and reporting
  • Food industry experience preferred but not required.
  • Able to read, write and speak English; bilingual (Spanish) a plus

HAZMAT or RETA certification

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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