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FIFCO USA Ammonia Refrigeration Technician in Rochester, New York


The Ammonia Refrigeration Technician will oversee the safe operation, daily monitoring, and maintenance of a large-scale ammonia refrigeration system, and provide assistance to the Chief Stationary Engineer and Maintenance Engineer to ensure assets are managed in accordance with IIAR, EPA, OSHA and applicable State and Local Codes.

STATUS: Full Time

LOCATION: Rochester, NY

DEPARTMENT: Utilities Maintenance

SHIFT: 12-hour rotating shifts; weekends, holidays and OT as needed



  • Oversee and manage the ammonia refrigeration, glycol, and CO2 systems. This includes monitoring, trending, troubleshooting and repairs on compressors, condensers, fans, and their cooling systems

  • Log hourly rounds on all refrigeration, air, glycol, CO2, and related equipment

  • Operate and maintain various rotary screw and reciprocating compressors

  • Responsible for housekeeping and clean-up of refrigeration machine rooms, and all equipment assigned to each individual

  • Maintain plant air systems and compressors

  • Perform daily monitoring and water testing of condensers and pasteurizers

  • Log on into computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) on a daily basis for PM work orders and training

  • Communicate daily all pertinent information regarding system operation and maintenance to other operators, department managers, and maintenance teams

  • Assist the team with maintaining the Process Safety Management Program (PSM)

  • Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), properly wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and follow all safety and company policies at all times

  • Perform other various job duties as needed

  • Actively exhibit a commitment to support a diverse and inclusive work environment


  • Must pass a City of Rochester R-4 refrigeration exam within 1 year OR hold a minimum R-4 refrigeration license

  • Must be able to pass a physical exam for SCBA use

  • Must obtain OSHA HAZMAT 24hr. certification within 90 days (Company will pay for the training/certification)

  • Must be willing to join RETA (Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association)

  • Must be willing to attend all safety programs offered through employer


  • Must be able to push, pull, climb, crawl, bend, lift at least 25 lbs., and operate hand tools and machinery as needed

  • Must be able to stand/walk for long periods of time on concrete floors (up to 10 hours per day)

  • Exposure to outside weather during portions of shift, brewery environment, cleaning chemicals, crowded physical conditions, moderate-to-high noise levels, and extreme fluctuation of temperatures

  • Required to pass a negative pressure respiratory mask fit test


  • Generous Benefits with options to fit your life

  • Blue4U Discounts

  • Retirement Options with employer contributions

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Gainsharing Bonuses

  • Union Support

  • Tools and tool replacement options

  • Culture of pride and community involvement

  • And of course, beer!

Pay Rate: $30.21 - $37.96/hr depending on certifications and experience.

The referenced pay range represents step pay rates for this job, as set forth in the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Individual pay will be set in accordance with terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

*Drug Testing Statement: After a conditional offer of employment, a covered employer may require job applicant to submit a drug test

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

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