Ammonia Refrigeration Manger

Published June 20th, 2024

Pay: $100 – $125K Salary +7.5% annual incentive bonus

3+ years of Ammonia Refrigeration experience 
Don’t need a ton of Management experience – will look at 1+ year
Onsite M-F (8 hours) but on call 24 hours

Job Title:   Ammonia Refrigeration Manager

Job Summary

To maintain Ammonia Refrigeration equipment and perform maintenance activities for buildings and equipment to support facility operations.  Ammonia Refrigeration Manager is responsible for the Plants Ammonia System and ensuring all Compliance and Safety concerns are met per the EPSM. The Ammonia Refrigeration Manger is responsible for Training, Scheduling and Managing Refrigeration Tech and to ensure Ammonia Refrigeration Tech meets all requirements and safety training to ensure Ammonia System meets and performs for buildings.


Major Tasks, Responsibilities, and Key Accountabilities

  • Complete proper and timely preventative maintenance to ensure equipment and systems in the ammonia refrigeration system (such as compressors, condensers, evaporators, pumps, vessels, valves, purge’s, etc.) operate efficiently, properly, and safely while also down time.

  • Replace defective refrigeration equipment 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 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 policies

  • 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


  • Education – High school diploma or GED. College coursework, continuing technical education or comparable business experience, documented electrical certification experience 480/ 3 phase and control voltage preferred

  • Minimum 3-5 years Ammonia Refrigeration experience required

  • 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 1yr of hire required

  • Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)

  • Must be able to Supervise a small group of para-professional staff in an organization characterized by highly transactional or repetitive processes. Contributes to the development of processes and procedures. Typically requires 3 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. Thorough knowledge of functional area under supervision.

  • Bilingual Preferred



Job Conditions

  • Independently lift up to 40 lbs frequently and 60 lbs occasionally

  • Able to sit, stand, walk bend, squat on a frequent to continual basis in a refrigerated warehouse environment

  • Able to grasp, reach, push or pull (such as boxes of product, or a hand truck) on a frequent basis

  • Able to step up onto and down from equipment as required by task (such as forklift, reach truck, etc.)

  • Endurance for continuous, fast paced work

  • Must be able to pass respirator fit test, wear respirator and may be required to wear Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) if authorized & trained

  • Able to adjust to fluctuating temperatures and withstand freezing temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Ability to work in a noisy warehouse environment

  • Ability to work at elevated heights while wearing PPE (Personal Protective

  • Equipment) for the job (such as fall protection harnesses)

  • Able to work while wearing appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)for the job (such as steel-toed protective footwear, harness, safety glasses, hardhat, gloves, insulated clothing, etc)

  • Ability to handle and physically be near products which may contain food allergens (such as fish, shellfish, peanuts, etc.)

  • Ability to utilize equipment for the job (such as computers, cell phone, handheld trackers, copiers, scanners, printers, etc.

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