Refrigeration Technician

at DeWafelbakkers in North Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Refrigeration Technician completes the day-to-day activities of the Refrigeration Department to ensure meeting the department and overall plant goals of safety and quality. Perform work in a manner that complies with all federal, state, local, IIAR, RETA, SQF and company rules and regulations and with optimum regard to plant safety and Good Manufacturing Practices.

Essential Job Functions

    • Oversee and manage Anhydrous Ammonia Refrigeration Systems including monitoring and trending, troubleshooting and repairs (Compressors, condensers, fans, microprocessors, frequency drives, etc.
    • Operate and maintain the Process Safety Management and Risk Management Plan.
    • Perform system responsibilities that include plant processes in a GMP environment. The system includes Blast Freezing Equipment along with temperature-controlled environments for food storage.
    • Monitor, maintain, and/or improve continuously all aspects of refrigeration department, including specifications, sampling, procedures, methods, deviations, equipment, supplies, records, books, files, etc.
    • Maintain and perform the facility environmental testing program to assure compliance with all customer and regulatory requirements.
    • Work closely with production, maintenance, and warehouse personnel to effectively resolve and eliminate plant and process problems.
    • Communicate daily all pertinent information regarding system operation and maintenance to department management.
    • Work in conjunction with maintenance and other refrigeration technicians to cross train on system maintenance to obtain adequate coverage across all shifts.
    • Assist management in developing standard operating procedures, daily work schedules and duty cycles for all repairs and maintenance, relating to refrigeration equipment.
    • Interpret and understand plans and specifications, schematics, operating and maintenance manuals for applicable systems.
    • Maintain plant boiler and hot water systems.
    • Participate in the Plant Safety Committee when applicable..



  • High School diploma


  • Technical College/RETA Ammonia Refrigeration Operator certification



  • Technical knowledge of ammonia refrigeration systems.
  • Ability to stand on feet in a plant environment for up to 12 hours.
  • Ability to lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds on a regular basis, and occasionally more pounds inside and outside of the facility.
  • Ability to stand, twist, reach, and bend on a regular basis.


  • Experience in a food manufacturing and packaging environment.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

  • Slip resistant footwear
  • Apron or smock or uniform
  • Company supplied gloves
  • Hairnet/beard net
  • Ear, eye, and head protection gear
  • Other PPE such as protective eyewear or gloves may be required depending on task.

 Employees Supervised: None

Work Environment: Typical food manufacturing environment with regular exposure to heat and cold environments depending on the area assigned.

Equipment Used:  Electrical meters and maintenance tools

Safety Sensitive Position: Yes

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Job Posting: 3206666

Posted On: Jan 18, 2022

Updated On: Feb 18, 2022