Smithfield Foods

  • Ammonia Refrigeration Tech, Distribution Center

    Job Locations
    US-NC-Tar Heel
    FLSA Status
    1st Shift
    IndSPR- Engineering Maintenance
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    The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


    The Maintenance Technician III will monitor, maintain and repair ammonia refrigeration equipment.

    Core Responsibilities

    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

    • Ensures the safe operation of equipment and machinery, safe use of tools and safety of others working in the immediate area.
    • Operates, repairs and maintains all assigned equipment, to include all ammonia equipment, compressed air, dehumidification equipment, steam, cooling systems, air and water filters, plumbing, heat exchangers, water treatment, heaters, level controls and water systems.
    • Performs troubleshooting and repair electrical systems, electrical controls, electric motors, pumps, gearboxes, blowers/fans.
    • Resolves equipment malfunctions by evaluating performance breakdowns, identifying root cause, safely repairing the equipment, and taking actions to prevent recurring failures.
    • Coordinates with supervisor regarding all short term repairs and long term repairs to minimize production downtime.
    • Ensures all assigned work and preventative maintenance tasks are completed in a timely manner.
    • Follows all work instructions and documents all appropriate records to meet requirements set forth by OSHA, EPA, USDA and plant management.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.




    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • High School Diploma or or general education degree (GED) and 2+years of experience required.
    • Post-secondary education and/or trade certification is preferred.
    • Proficiency with PSM/RMP and HAZMAT, as well as a universal certification in HVAC is desired.
    • Experience logging work orders and PMs into computerized tracking systems preferred.
    • Must be able to work flexible hours with some overtime hours depending on the need of the business.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment & Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
    • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

    Work Environment & Physical Demands

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • The DC environment will include extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical equipment such as forklifts/hi-lifts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
    • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the loading areas.

    EEO/AA Information

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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