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Refrigeration Technician Lead

Company: Tyson Foods
Location: Amherst
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Refrigeration Technician Lead



Wage is $30-$34/hr DOE.

Internal Job Description
This position is responsible for leading and coordinating the activities of the team directly involved with the operation and maintenance of the support systems for a manufacturing facility (Ammonia Refrigeration System, Compressed Air System and Steam System and all related sub-systems). This position is trained as a member of the facility’s Hazmat Response Team and is required to meet physical requirements as a member of the Hazmat Response Team. Operate and maintain ammonia for refrigeration and perform routine preventative maintenance on refrigeration equipment, and make repairs as required to maintain proper food temperatures according to USDA and company standards. Maintain ammonia evaporators and their control stations to ensure adequate temperatures in specific areas to meet USDA and company standards. Maintain ammonia condensers to ensure efficiency and liquid levels in the ammonia vessels remain at the required points which completes the refrigeration cycle. Maintain boilers and steam controls to facilitate processing, cooking and sanitation processes based on USDA and production requirements. Conduct chemical testing to maintain appropriate levels in the water to allow optimum performance of equipment and to prevent scaling of the tubes. Maintain ammonia vessels and liquid pumps to adequately supply ammonia or oil or both to the appropriate areas to ensure that required temperatures are achieved as required per USDA and company production standards. Additional duties as assigned by management. Must be flexible regarding work hours & schedule, overtime required.

Ability to lift, push, and pull up to 75 lbs. occasionally

Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. frequently

Ability to stand on hard surface for up to 12 hours per day

Ability to work in confined spaces, walk, climb, bend and stoop

Repetitive gripping, pushing and pulling

Frequent overhead work

Temperature ranges from 40-75 degrees, wet/humid conditions, slippery floors in some areas

Basic math skills; percentages, fractions and measurements

Personal Protection Equipment:

Hearing protection, safety glasses, proper footwear.


Shift start: 5:00AM
Shift length: 10 hours
Monday-Friday, some weekends and evenings required

  • Health, dental, vision insurance - available after 90 days
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) plan

  • Must pass drug screen
  • Must pass background check
  • Can lift 75 lbs
  • Must be at least 18+ years old

About Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods is one of the world's largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp®, and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it's available and raise the world's expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company had 121,000 team members at September 29, 2018. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land, and environment entrusted to it.

Keywords: Tyson Foods, Cleveland , Refrigeration Technician Lead, Other , Amherst, Ohio

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