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OK Foods - a Bachoco Company Refrigeration Technician - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Shift in Albertville, Alabama

Job Title:Refrigeration Technician in Plant 1

1st Shift6:00am 2:00pm

2nd Shift2:30p-- 11:30p

3rd Shift11:00pm - 7:00am

Bachoco OK Foods offers competitive wages and benefits to include but not limited to:

  • Start rate based on previous experience.
  • \$1/hour weekly attendance incentive.
  • \$1/hour night shift premium (Only for 2nd and 3rd Shift Positions).
  • Pay Increases at 30- and 90-Days.
  • Referral bonus.
  • Outstanding Benefits (401K, Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance and more).
  • 7 Paid holidays.
  • Vacation after 90-days.
  • 2 Personal days/year after 90-days.

Primary Responsibility:

This position operates and maintains the refrigeration system, including spiral freezers, in order to ensure the continuous operation of the refrigeration equipment and to prevent ammonia leakages. Depending on the assigned plant, the position will deal with Freon, Ammonia and/or Liquid Nitrogen. When not working on refrigeration work the technician will perform general maintenance duties.

Responsibilities and Tasks

This position operates and maintains the refrigeration system in order to ensure the continuous operation of the refrigeration equipment and to prevent ammonia leakages.

Diagnose refrigeration equipment problems on a daily basis and isolate possible malfunction causes.

Troubleshoots refrigeration equipment problems by performing electronic, electrical, or mechanical maintenance and repair.

Perform daily duties involving, but not limited to, the following equipment: chiller, spiral freezer, ice machine.

When not performing refrigeration

Minimum Skill Levels and Work Experience

Minimum of 2 years general industrial maintenance experience in food manufacturing industry required, preferably poultry industry experience

Must be able to comprehend, speak, read, write, English fluently

Must be able to work any day including Saturday or Sunday if needed; Ability to work 12 hour shifts/7 days on, 7 days off

Basic computer skills required

Knowledge of poultry refrigeration machinery strongly desired including compressors, chillers, ice machines, condensers, evaporative coilers, etc.

Experience in evacuating ammonia in closed loop systems. (pump down) a strong plus

Ammonia/Refrigeration skills a strong plus

Experience using CMMS a plus

HVAC or CFC experience a plus

Preferred Skill Levels and Work Experience

Must be physically fit enough to be on the HAZMAT entry team. No beards allowed due to having to wear a SBA (self-breathing apparatus).

Occasionally lifts up to 100 lbs.

Frequently and constantly walks (including stooping, kneeling, crawling, and climbing steps and ladders) throughout the facility.

Frequently uses visual skills to inspect equipment, machinery, and facilities.

Constantly subject to extremely wet and cold environments as well as extremely wet and hot environments.

Frequently talks and receives auditory information.

Frequently uses fine finger and hand manipulation skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in a wet and cold environment (45 +/- F)
  • Ability to work in a humid and warm environment (90 +/- F)
  • Ability to stand for blocks of time as needed up to 8 hours per shift
  • Exposure to noise (\>85 decibels) and moving production lines
  • Must be able to lift up to 70 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairwells

An Equal Opportunity Employer to include women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. Apply in person at 5000 US Hwy 431, Albertville, AL 35950,or call: 256-279-0643, or go online: www.okfoods.com/careers Founded more than 80 years ago, OK Foods has grown from a livestock and poultry feed manufacturer to join one of the worlds leading chicken producers, Bachoco.

Bachoco OK Foods produces the highest quality chicken products for the U.S. market. Currently, the Bachoco OK Foods family includes more than 4,00 team members who are dedicated to consistently producing high-quality chicken products and nourishing people around the world.

*Notice to Third Party Recruitment Agencies: Please note that Bachoco OK Foods and its subsidiaries do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of an executed Recruitment Services Agreement, there will be no obligation to any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without an agreement, Bachoco OK Foods and its subsidiaries shall explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, shall be deemed the property of Bachoco OK Foods.