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 Looking for a new position in industrial refrigeration? This is the place to look! The postings rotate, so check back often for updates! 


Cheney Brothers, Inc. - Ocala, Florida and Riviera Beach, Florida 


McCain Foods USA, Inc - Burley, Idaho

Rich Products Corporation - Crest Hill, Illinois

Burris Logistics - All locations

AMS Mechanical Systems, Inc - Midwest

TRJ Refrigeration Inc - Ventura County area, Southern California


Please view details for all positions below:

Cheney Brothers, Inc.

Ammonia Refrigeration Technician

Ocala, Florida and Riviera Beach Florida



Cheney Bros. Inc. a Florida based family owned broad line food distributor is looking for someone to join the Refrigeration Team in our maintenance department. Ideal candidate will have extensive (5yrs) experience in Ammonia Refrigeration and PSM/RMP-based maintenance programs, be mechanically inclined, with basic working knowledge of equipment, electrical, plumbing and general building maintenance. 

We are 92+ years strong and growing so if you are looking for an amazing opportunity, have the skills we are looking for and are a team player with excellent communication skills we want to talk to you!! Excellent starting pay as well as a complete benefit package including 401K. 

Locations: 2801 W Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, Fl 34475 & One Cheney Way., Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 


To apply visit or email Christine Thein at



Various Positions

Hiring for All Locations


RSCS, a full-service commercial and industrial refrigeration construction and service company headquartered in Mesa, AZ, is hiring: 

- Service Techs (AZ / CA / TX / NV / UT / HI)
- Engineer (AZ or CA)
- Estimator (AZ)
- Project Manager (AZ)
- Branch Manager (CA) 

- PSM Services Manager (AZ)
- Sales - all RSCS territories

To confidentially inquire about a position, contact Susan Farley at Learn more about RSCS at



McCain Foods USA, Inc.

B&R Supervisor

Burley, Idaho



McCain It’s All Good is our philosophy. As a food manufacturer, our business is driven by good people, making good food, from good ingredients – and the result is food that makes people feel good. But McCain It’s All Good is not just about the food we make, it’s about how we conduct ourselves in every aspect of our business. The McCain It’s All Good philosophy underpins everything we do.

McCain Foods is a world-leading food company and one of the largest manufacturers of frozen potato specialties. We also produce other foods, including pizza, appetizers, vegetables, oven meals, and desserts and our products can be found in restaurants and supermarket freezers in more than 160 countries around the globe. A privately owned company headquartered in Canada, we generate annual sales of CDN$7 billion, employ 18,000 people globally, and operate 46 production facilities on six continents.


McCain Foods Burley, Idaho Plant is currently looking for a Boiler & Refrigeration Supervisor and a Boiler & Refrigeration Lead.


B&R Supervisor:

The B&R Supervisor is responsible for the efficient maintenance and operation of the boilers, air system, fire system, and refrigeration equipment at the optimal operating level for each piece of equipment. Additionally, the B&R Supervisor is responsible to oversee all activities related to steam generation or freezing the product. The B&R Supervisor will accomplish this by directing, coordinating, and planning the work and activities of the B&R Department personnel


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.
  • Extensive understanding, knowledge of, and experience with PSM programs.
  • Intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with CMMS – SAP experience preferred.
  • Three to five years of experience in ammonia refrigeration, boiler operation, and project management; and/or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Project management experience preferred.
  • Prior experience and training with emergency response plans and procedures.

B&R Lead:

The B&R Lead is responsible for ensuring boiler and refrigeration systems are in working order by operating, maintaining, and modifying the systems as necessary. The B&R Lead accomplishes this task by maximizing the utilization of all B&R resources, including personnel, time, and materials.


  • Completion of one year toward an Associate degree (A.A.) or the equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; a minimum of six (6) years of related experience and/or training in boilers, refrigeration, and related department systems; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • RETA CIRO certification is preferred.
  • Must have an understating of PSM.
  • Must have computer skills necessary to navigate through multiple computer programs and accurately record data pertaining to the equipment.
  • Must have the ability to perform calculations, percentages, area, circumference, volume, and math operations of addition and subtraction.
  • Must have proven leadership skills.


To apply for these positions, please visit the McCain Foods website at, and then select the “Jobs/Careers” tab where you can view and apply for all current job openings with McCain Foods. To locate these jobs more quickly, use “Burley” as a key word search. 



Rich Products Corporation

Refrigeration Technician

Crest Hill, Illinois



Accomplish the continuous effective freezing and frozen storage of food products and ingredient materials and cooling of the physical plant buildings through the effective and efficient operation, maintenance, and repair of all plant ammonia and nitrogen refrigeration systems and associated freezers, air conditioning, and chilled water systems. The scope of this position will include actual operation of the various systems, preventive maintenance, and mechanical and electrical repair. Contribute to the profit and well-being of the Company by performing tasks in a safe, efficient, quality-conscious, and cost-conscious manner and by working in a cooperative manner with his/her supervisor and co-workers.



Using prior training and application of that training to specific Company equipment, maintains and repairs assigned machine systems. Performs specific preventive maintenance, operating, mechanical and electrical repair, troubleshooting, and other tasks and techniques to keep equipment in operational condition to meet production and storage needs. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • keeping logs and other information on operating results and problems
  • analyzing information to determine preventive maintenance plan
  • troubleshooting problems to appropriate solution and physically repairing equipment
  • using common maintenance hand tools and specialty tools to repair and maintain equipment
  • inspecting equipment by sight and sound, and reading gauges and other measuring devices on a routine basis to assure optimum operating condition
  • reading equipment manuals, blueprints and other sources of information to build knowledge and assure appropriate operation and repair of equipment
  • ordering parts and supplies to maintain equipment
  • rebuilding equipment
  • maintaining all work areas in a clean manner in line with plant requirements of Good Manufacturing Practices, including sweeping debris off the floor, picking it up and placing it in the proper waste container, disposing of paper, plastic or other packaging material into the proper trash container, pushing trash carts or carrying tubs of waste materials to proper disposal area, using a low-pressure water hose to wash down work areas (consistent with plant waste water and sanitation policies), or using a rubber squeegee to push water off the floor toward and down floor drains
  • Applies all safe work practices and uses all personal safety equipment required in performing tasks to assure his/her own safety and that of co-workers; works in a safe manner at all times; performs tasks within guidelines of good maintenance techniques and applicable codes.
  •  Applies all GMP requirements, both personal hygiene and housekeeping, associated with these tasks
  • Keeps work area clean at all times, in line with plant procedures on housekeeping, waste water, and solids management.
  • Applies all product safety and quality requirements associated with the process at assigned positions.
  • Identifies problems associated with assigned systems on an on-going basis through collection of data, tracking downtime, and personal inspection and determines if solution is within his/her training and knowledge; if so, corrects problem; if not or if not sure, communicates to appropriate resource and resolves with the help of this resource. Knows who these resources are.
  • Develops and maintains a good working relationship with Team Coordinator and other managers, team members, and other co-workers. Resolves problems and conflicts in an acceptable manner that shows respect for the other person(s).
  • Cooperates and shows commitment to team goals and efforts; attends team meetings and participates in them to the best of his/her ability.
  • Works to understand (primarily via the gain sharing plan and team meetings) overall impact of his/her job on team productivity and plant profitability; maintains high level of personal productivity and contributes suggestions for work process improvements to Team Coordinator or at team meetings.
  • Follows plant rules and policies and Company code of ethics in performing job.
  • Assists in orienting and/or training other team members on assigned tasks as requested.
  • Uses electrical, pipe fitting, pneumatics, and hydraulics skills to assist or support other maintenance technicians as time allows or plant needs require.


Experience maintaining an industrial ammonia refrigeration system, including vacuum systems, screw compressors, blast freezers, storage freezers, condensers and chilled water cooling systems required; experience in maintaining nitrogen flash freezers and Reco and Frigoscandia brand freezers highly desired; electrical, pipe fitting, hydraulics, and pneumatics experience in the course of mechanical experience desired.

Basic business requirements such as attendance, punctuality, good work habits, good personal hygiene; basic education in communication, reading, and arithmetic such as would be learned in high school; specific technical training in (1) the theory of ammonia refrigeration and nitrogen freezing systems and (2) the mechanical and electrical maintenance of industrial-sized refrigeration systems; microprocessors; 110, 120, 220, and 480 Volt 3-phase AC electricity; pipe cutting, threading, fitting; conduit installation; wiring; pneumatics; hydraulics.

Thoroughly skilled in all aspects of the mechanical and electrical maintenance of industrial food freezing systems; ability to read technical manuals and blueprints and apply to learning specific Company systems follow policies and rules; effectively communicate with peers and superiors; work in a safe and efficient manner; work effectively with other people in a work group or team; ability to analyze work requirements, make a work plan and accomplish tasks without constant supervision; ability to provide leadership to others working on similar tasks.



The persons performing these tasks will be working at floor level on concrete floors coated with a slip-resistant compound; standing on perforated metal platforms; climbing equipment or ladders; ascending to roof; crawling under equipment; entering and working in freezers, compressor room, other indoor areas of the plant, and outdoors to perform inspections, maintenance and repairs. They must carry hand tools and be able to use these as well as specialty tools to perform tasks. They must be able to reach overhead, routinely lift up to 30 pounds of parts and supplies, occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds of parts and supplies, and work in pairs when required to lift some motors, etc., that may weigh up to 100 pounds. They must be able to apply the force required to remove or tighten fasteners that hold machinery together.


To apply send your resume to Briget Roberts at



Burris Logistics

Ammonia Refrigeration Technician

All Locations


Reports to: Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, Facilities Maintenance Manager or Plant Engineer depending on location


Purpose: To maintain ammonia refrigeration equipment, and perform maintenance activities for buildings and equipment in order to support facility operations.


Supervisory Responsibility:
No direct supervisory responsibility but may be responsible for leading projects or mentoring other team members skill development.

Essential Functions:

  • Embody the Burris Philosophy of “Make It Happen, Get It Right, I am Burris”
  • Regular and consistent attendance
  • Supervise, train and mentor team members (if applicable)
  • Actively support the Burris Culture on a daily basis by:
    • Interacting in a cooperative and professional manner with other team members,
      supervisors, customers and vendors even in difficult situations
    • Utilize open, two-way adult-to-adult communication
    • Supports achievement of company business plans, strategies and objectives by
      coordinating the use of shared resources with other departments and locations
    • Ensuring tasks and documentation are completed neatly, completely, accurately
      and timely
    • Being cooperative, flexible and open to change to ensure a “win/win” outcome
    • Promote exceptional (WOW) Customer Service by building and maintaining
      effective communication with carriers, vendors internal and external customers in
      order to develop innovative solutions to meet customer needs and ensure
      product quality and services are never compromised
    • Providing the safest workplace possible where individuals feel a personal sense
      of responsibility for their safety and the safety of team mates, to include safe
      operation of equipment, reporting maintenance needs or unsafe practices,
      following GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards in warehouse
      locations, and maintaining a neat and clean work environment free of hazards.
      Working safely is a condition of employment at Burris Logistics
  • Complete proper and timely preventative maintenance to ensure equipment and
    systems in the ammonia refrigeration system (such as compressors, condensors,
    evaporators, pumps, vessels, valves, purgers, etc.) operate efficiently, properly, and
    safely while also minimizing down time.
  • Replace defective refrigeration control and manual valves as needed
  • Control the equipment temperature set points to accommodate the needs of our
    customers and maintain the integrity of the product.
  • Maintain control of the water treatment system and and associated chemicals
  • Ensure all paperwork and reports are accurate, completed on time and meets OSHA
    and EPA regulatory requirements
  • Monitor third party maintenance vendors working near or with ammonia refrigeration
    system to ensure compliance with company, OSHA, and EPA safety polices
  • Perform ammonia and oil sampling for analysis on regular schedule
  • Train team members on ammonia leak and spill procedures, coaching those team
    members who require additional training to meet the standard
  • Participate in leak and spill drills to meet requirements
  • Actively participate in Emergency Response planning for location
  • Inspect, test and calibrate ammonia detection system as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  •  Education - High school diploma or GED. College coursework, continuing technical education or comparable business experience preferred
  • Minimum 2 years Ammonia Refrigeration experience
  • Knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM), or ability to receive in-house PSM training within 90 days required
  • Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator (CARO) Level 1 certification from Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA) or Refrigeration Operator Class 1 license or ability to obtain within 180 days of hire required
  • Ability to complete 24 Emergency Training Course within 90 days of hire required
  • Ability to complete the 8 hour Emergency Training refresher course annually required
  • Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) preferred
  • Ability to understanding and comply with EPA and OSHA policies, procedures, programs and safety management
  • Ability to read and interpret Process and Identification drawings
  • Ability to read and interpret Piping and Instrumentation diagrams
  • Ability to use measuring tools including but not limited to dial indicators, calipers, micrometers, pressure gauges, etc.
  • Ability to utilize good hand-eye coordination and depth perception to operate various Material Handling Equipment (MHE) during ammonia repairs
  • Knowledgeable in computer usage to include email, word processing, spreadsheets
  • Ability to remain calm and focused while prioritizing requests from multiple sources
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Ability to accommodate flexible schedules to meet the needs of the customer to include nights, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to utilize equipment for the job (such as computers, cell phone, handheld trackers, copiers, scanners, printers, etc.)
  • Ability to Travel - minimal

Physical Demands (Warehouse Environment)

  •  Must be able to independently lift up to 50 pounds frequently and 100 lbs occasionally
  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, bend, squat on a frequent to continual basis in a warehouse environment
  • Must be able to push, pull or reach on a frequent basis
  • Must be able to step up onto and down from equipment as required by task
  • Must be able to climb ladders and tolerate heights
  • Must be able to adjust to fluctuating temperatures and withstand freezing temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Must be able to work in a noisy warehouse environment
  • Must be able to pass respirator fit test, wear respirator and may be required to wear SelfContained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) if authorized & trained
  • Must be able to respond and perform physical demands of weather emergencies
  • Must be able to work while wearing appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for the job (such as steel-toed protective footwear, harness, safety glasses, hard hat, gloves, insulated clothing, etc)

This job description is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of responsibilities, duties or activities. Additional duties may be needed and/or assigned to ensure the needs of the internal and external customers are met.


To apply email resume to or visit


AMS Mechanical Systems, Inc

Ammonia Refrigeration Service Technician



Ammonia Refrigeration Service Technician – Journeyman Status or 5 + Years Experience


Ammonia/Freon Refrigeration Mechanical Contractor

Leading Ammonia Refrigeration and Industrial contractor in the Midwest seeking to add multiple experienced industry talent to the Ammonia / Freon Industrial Refrigeration area.


*Excellent benefits and pay.

*Additional training can be provided for qualified candidate.

Currently seeking an Ammonia Refrigeration Technician with a minimum of five (5) years of progressive work and field – hands on experience on Ammonia Refrigeration Systems including the following: Maintenance, Repairs, Retrofit Projects, Troubleshooting, Repair, System Pump Out, Process Safety Management (PSM), Customer & Account Management.

The Ammonia Refrigeration Technician must also have minimum of 3 years field experience and working knowledge of screw and reciprocating compressors, electrical troubleshooting all common types of ammonia central systems, & control/alarm systems. Experience working on or with multiple manufacturers systems is a plus (Frick, FES, Vilter, Mycom, Etc.)

Additional certifications beneficial but not required to be considered for position.

  • RETA 1&2 Certification
  • CIRO Certification
  • Previous education at accredited college
  • PSM education
  • 24 Hour Haz Mat Response Training and updated refreshers

Responsibilities of the Ammonia/Freon Refrigeration Technician:

  • Responsible for refrigeration repair and maintenance support to our existing industrial accounts in the food and beverage, refrigerated storage, pharmaceutical, and process industries.
  • Perform routine and emergency service in all applications.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities as a journeyman service technician including paperwork, documentation, customer relations, communication, repairs, troubleshooting, managing PM schedules.

 Requirements of the Ammonia Refrigeration Service Technician:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressive work experience in ammonia refrigeration service.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and adherence to all work safety policies, procedures and governing requirements. Ability to work unsupervised or with limited supervision as a service technician.
  • Minimum 3 years field experience.
  • Valid Driver's license and a safe driving record.
  • Must be able to pass Respirator Fit Test.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, detail oriented and highly motivated
  • Available to travel outside of area on occasion.
  • Availability to be perform on-call duty rotation nights and/or weekends as required
  • Basic computer skills (electronic documentation)

Please send resumes to Kenny Jones at


TRJ Refrigeration Inc.

Refrigeration Mechanic-Technician

Ventura County area, Southern California

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TRJ Refrigeration, a leading refrigeration design-build company, specializing in cooling systems for the food industry is seeking a first-class experienced individual. Our company is involved in producing specialty proprietary cooling systems primarily for the agricultural and fishing industries. Though the main duties will focus on servicing equipment, we offer employment to an individual who is interested in getting involved in all phases of the development of the systems we build, including manufacturing and installation.


TRJ Refrigeration is committed to improving our customer’s systems by providing quality services, products and solutions that earn their trust and build lifetime relationships. We are proud of our diverse, high-performance team work environment and we strive for continuous improvement through keen focus on growth, effectiveness and a sense of urgency. Individuals who are driven to earn our customers' trust and business every day, who act with integrity, who treat everyone fairly and value diversity, and who are accountable for their actions are welcome to show interest in becoming a member of our winning team. Visit our website at to see the many different and interesting systems we currently build.


Responsibilities/Skills/Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in heavy commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment and systems.
  • Servicing, troubleshooting and maintaining ammonia and halocarbon based systems
  • RETA and EPA Certification (can certify on the job if necessary)
  • Perform mechanical repairs and service various systems
  • Good knowledge of reciprocating and screw compressors
  • Ability to independently troubleshoot systems accurately and in a timely manner
  • High level of electrical and mechanical diagnostic skills required
  • Maintain safety standards and a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Experience with refrigeration systems for the Produce Industry is an advantage.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Sells preventative maintenance product extensions and maintenance agreements to customer
  • Bonus compensation programs available
  • Strong knowledge of basic electrical theory
  • Read and interpret documents such as schematics
  • Must be familiar with safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures manual
  • Computer skills necessary
  • Brazing skills required, copper to 3 5/8”
  • Welding experience a plus
  • Capable of heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.)
  • Background check to include drug test, DMV and criminal
  • Report directly to owners
  • Able to work in Ventura County area, Southern California, occasional out of state
  • Salary level depends upon experience

To take advantage of this excellent opportunity, above industry average salary, and first class benefits package including profit sharing and medical insurance and work truck, email a resume to: or fax to 805-240-3430.





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Industrial Refrigeration Tech

Johnsonville Sausage Countryside Plant – Sheboygan Falls, WI

Industrial Refrigeration Tech

Johnsonville Sausage Countryside Plant – Sheboygan Falls, WI

National Frozen Foods Corporat


Primary Responsibilities:

Manages all maintenance, security and safety activities for specific facilities. Responsible for managing the maintenance service and repairs in the areas of refrigeration, material handling equipment, and all related facilities maintenance and equipment.


Tasks Performed:


- Day-to-day operation of the maintenance department that includes an ammonia refrigeration cold storage warehouse

that houses more than 10K of anhydrous ammonia, material handling equipment, and all other maintenance related


- Scheduling all shifts for proper workload


Safety, Sanitation, Security

- Ensuring location security (opening and closing procedures).

- Equipment and facilities maintenance to ensure safe and efficient operation.

- Coordinate and audit warehouse safety programs to ensure a healthful workplace and compliance with all OSHA, USDA and FDA regulations.

- Responsible to ensure that refrigeration system is working properly and that proper temperature levels are maintained for all stored product.


Labor Management

- Maintaining a personnel structure and staffing level to meet goals and deadlines in an effective and efficient manner.

- Conducting written performance evaluations.

- Progressive dis

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