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Working As An Ammonia Refrigeration Technician

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $41,823

    Average Salary

What Does An Ammonia Refrigeration Technician Do At Lineage Logistics

* Perform PM maintenance and repairs as directed by the direct Supervisor on compressors, condensers, evaporators, pumps, vessels, valves, purgers, and other machinery included in the ammonia refrigeration equipment.
* Replacement of defective mechanical and manual valves
* Control the equipment set points to accommodate the needs of our customers and maintain the integrity of their product.
* Maintain control of the water treatment system and associated chemicals
* Replace defective fan motors
* Remove ice buildup from evaporator drain pans, investigate the cause and correct the problem
* Work in motor room, freezer, and blast cell areas
* Drain oil from ammonia system
* Fill out daily reports as directed by the direct Supervisor
* Remove and reinstall ammonia compressors
* Perform motor alignments by use of dial caliper indicators
* Compressor and pump shaft seal replacements
* Perform oil and ammonia sampling for analysis on a regular schedule
* Work directly with all refrigeration contractors, electricians, and pipe fitters when they are working on theammonia refrigeration system to ensure that they are following all of the company safety policies and meeting work standards.
* Inspect ammonia detection system
* Ensure that all ammonia system safeguards are functioning properly at all times
* Check integrity and tolerances by the use of a micrometer
* Must be able to read and interpret P& ID drawings
* Troubleshoot electrical problems
* Ability to write SOPs, pumpdown procedures, LOTO procedures.
* Remove and install 3 phase motors
* Monitor fire safty systems.
* Lay out, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment and repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment.
* Other duties and responsabilities assigned by direct Supervisor

What Does An Ammonia Refrigeration Technician Do At JBS USA

* Maintaining refrigeration equipment and plant utilities such as boilers, air compressors, pumps, motors, valves, etc.
* Document daily activities pertaining to repairs and awareness of potential problems, as well as maintaining all necessary paperwork associated with the PSM program.
* Perform PM’s of compressors, boilers, air compressors, valves, etc.
* Communicating with Maintenance Management or fellow workers to provide information on production.
* This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.
* Maintaining neat and orderly work area using hand tools.
* Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
* Be available for weekend work and/or additional shift work

What Does An Ammonia Refrigeration Technician Do At Shelby Cold Storage Inc.

* Repairs and maintains, in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, and manufacturer's specifications, machinery and mechanical equipment, such as engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines and equipment, using hand tools, power tools, and precision-measuring and testing instruments: Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble.
* Perform routine and emergency service on ammonia refrigeration equipment.
* This includes a working knowledge of screw compressors, electrical troubleshooting all common types of ammonia central systems & control/alarm systems.
* Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts, using hoists, hand tools, and power tools.
* Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.
* Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements, using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
* Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, and straightedges.
* Starts devices to test their performance.
* Lubricates and cleans parts.
* Knowledge of ammonia refrigeration systems IS A MUST.
* Must have a general knowledge of industrial equipment and repair.
* Excellent benefits and competitive

What Does An Ammonia Refrigeration Technician Do At Nestle

* Perform Ammonia Systems and Utility Systems (Boiler, Wastewater, compressed air, sprinkler system and hot water systems) established Preventative Maintenance and identify new PM activities, as needed.
* Repair of Ammonia and Utility Systems related equipment
* Analyze and solve electro/mechanical problems related to utilities
* Continuous process improvement implementation and origination.
* Assist in the developing the technical support systems to deliver 99% reliability.
* Comply with plant regulatory programs such as Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program (RMP).
* Support project management activity relative to utility systems.
* Behavioral Attributes:
* Adaptable
* Adjust approach to match varied task requirements; Adjust behavior to others' styles; Change priorities to meet changing demands; Adjust quickly to new responsibilities and tasks.
* Communication
* Organize the communication; Maintain audience attention; Adjust to the audience; Ensure understanding; Adhere to accepted conventions; Comprehend communication from others.
* The key skills in this area are group facilitation, information sharing, ability to facilitate groups in conflict, listening, and written communication.
* Follow** **-up
* Communicate time frames; Gather appropriate information; Evaluate reports; Monitor results.
* Technical Knowledge
* Understand technical terminology and developments; Know how to apply a technical skill or procedure; Know when to apply a technical skill or procedure; Perform complex tasks in area of expertise.
* Work Standards
* Set standards of excellence; Ensure high quality; Take responsibility; Encourage others to take responsibility.
* Qualifications

What Does An Ammonia Refrigeration Technician Do At Allied Reliability Group

* Keep area clean and orderly.
* Coordinate all procedures related to a shutdown of the plant or emergency shutdown of individual pieces of facility equipment or machinery.
* Provide quality troubleshooting and coordinate repairs as needed.
* Provide upkeep and preventative maintenance to utilities, plant facility, and machinery as needed.
* Organize and coordinate work and demonstrate control of ammonia, steam, glycol, air, and water systems.
* Perform maintenance to refrigeration system in accordance with Process Safety Management guidelines.
* Maintain records on the preventative maintenance program for all systems.
* Perform necessary line changeovers, start-ups, and shutdowns.
* Perform job in a safe and efficient manner as directed by company procedures.
* Keep and maintain any record or statistical data as needed.
* Perform any other duties as assigned by Maintenance Management.
* General labor and sanitary requirements involving normal motion patterns with low to average manual dexterity such as, but not limited to, the use of hand tool, reading of instruction manuals and blue prints, and working in tight and confined spaces and exposure to abnormal environmental conditions.
* Must be able to pass a Background Check.
* No felonies last 7 years
* Must be able to pass a Drug Screen.
* Minimum qualifications for this position are as follows
* Reading, writing, and math comprehension at 8th grade level.
* Must pass PFT (Pulmonary function Test).
* Possess two (2) year minimum of trade or technical skill set, such as, but not limited to Welding, Electrical, HVAC, Industrial Maintenance, or Ammonia.
* Preferred qualification for this position are as follows, but not limited to:
* High School Diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
* Possession of State of Arkansas boiler License.
* Possession of Ammonia Refrigeration certification.
* CB
* Req ID No.: 2017

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How To Become An Ammonia Refrigeration Technician

Jobs in this field typically do not require any formal education beyond high school. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job. They start by doing simple tasks and watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.


Many maintenance and repair workers learn some basic skills in high school shop or technical education classes, postsecondary trade or vocational schools, or community colleges.

Courses in mechanical drawing, electricity, woodworking, blueprint reading, mathematics, and computers are useful. Maintenance and repair workers often do work that involves electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning systems or painting and roofing tasks. Workers need a good working knowledge of many repair and maintenance tasks.

Practical training, available at many adult education centers and community colleges, is another option for workers to learn tasks such as drywall repair and basic plumbing.


General maintenance and repair workers usually start by watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers. They begin by doing simple tasks, such as fixing leaky faucets and replacing lightbulbs. After gaining experience, general maintenance and repair workers move on to more difficult tasks, such as overhauling machinery or building walls.

Some general maintenance and repair workers learn their skills by assisting other types of repair or construction workers, including machinery repairers, carpenters, or electricians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.


Some maintenance and repair workers decide to train in one specific craft and become craftworkers, such as electricians, heating and air-conditioning mechanics, or plumbers.

Other maintenance workers eventually open their own repair or contracting business. However, those who want to become a project manager or own their own business may need some postsecondary education or a degree in construction management. For more information, see the profile on construction managers.

Within small organizations, promotion opportunities may be limited.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. These workers interact with customers on a regular basis. They need to be friendly and able to address customers’ questions.

Dexterity. Many repair and maintenance tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Troubleshooting skills. Workers find, diagnose, and repair problems. They perform tests to figure out the cause of problems before fixing equipment.

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  • Spanish


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Top Skills for An Ammonia Refrigeration Technician


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Top Ammonia Refrigeration Technician Skills

  1. Air Compressors
  2. Boiler System
  3. Ammonia Refrigeration System
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Monitor Air Compressors, Chill Water, and Steam System.
  • Performed additional work on company boiler systems.
  • Performed preventive maintenance on all parts of ammonia refrigeration systems to assure all equipment is working safe and properly.
  • Perform duties with strict adherence to Process Safety Management and Process Hazard Analysis programs.
  • Maintained and repaired refrigeration systems including two ammonia systems, seven conventional refrigeration units and commercial HVAC.

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