Industrial Refrigeration Technician at Burr Ridge IL

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Position Summary:

Ability to troubleshoot, maintain and operate various systems and components:  industrial ammonia, refrigeration equipment, boilers, hot water and steam systems, fire and ammonia detection systems, glycol and compressed air systems and all components attached to the previous systems.

Major Responsibilities:

•     Capable of troubleshooting, repairing and overhauling equipment within close tolerances.

•     Perform routine electrical and mechanical problem-solving on refrigeration and utility equipment.

•     Perform Preventative Maintenance (PM's).

•     Support factory by operating and maintaining industrial refrigeration equipment efficiently and safely.

•     Document Work Orders (WO) using Computerized Maintenance Management System (SAP-PPM Plant Maintenance).     

•     Effectively communicate with Operators, Peers, Supervisors and all levels of management on a daily basis.

•     Provide enthusiastic support where needed and complete other duties as assigned by Team Leader.

•     Demonstrate Engagement by being a project lead or CVS.

  • Understand and adhere to Lock-Out/Tag-Out (LOTO) Procedures, Confined Space Procedures and all other Plant Safety/Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements related to supporting machinery uptime.



•     High School Diploma or equivalent.

•     Technical Degree/Trade Certification or 5 plus years equivalent work experience required.


  • Associate's Degree in a Technical discipline, preferably in Industrial Maintenance Technology or HVAC.
  • Successful completion of Mars Apprenticeship Program
  • 5 years or more industrial ammonia experience.



  • Possess a fundamental understanding of Electrical, Mechanical drawings and P&IDs.


  • Possess a fundamental understanding of industrial ammonia refrigeration systems.


  • Possess a fundamental understanding of steam boilers, heat trace, glycol and air systems.


  • Possess a fundamental understanding of HVAC systems.
  •   Ability to troubleshoot AC/DC Electrical components (up to 480VAC 3 Phase) including motor    starters, switches and sensors found on all assigned equipment using basic test equipment such as  multi-meters and amp probes.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed to support production needs and to conduct multi-task work in a very fast paced work environment


  • Willingness to develop required Technical Skills


  • Possess an advanced understanding of AC/AC Electrical (up to 480VAC 3 Phase), electrical and mechanical drawings and P&IDs in order to solve problems in a timely manner.
  • Possess an advanced understanding of industrial ammonia refrigeration systems to solve problems in a timely manner.
  • Possess an advanced understanding of steam boilers, heat trace, glycol and air systems.
  • Possess ability to lead projects.
  • Possess an understanding of PLC programs.
  • Possess an advanced understanding of HVAC systems.


  • City of Chicago Boiler license or equivalent, Universal EPA Refrigerant license.

Completion of RETA Operator 1 & 2 courses preferred; In lieu of RETA course - successful completion of industry recognized Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration training (Stellar, Frick, GCAP/Lanier or employer comparable training program), equivalent in scope will be considered.

  •    RETA CIRO certification preferred
  •    Required to be trained in HAZMAT, obtain and maintain the certification.


Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent lifting/carrying (10-50 lbs.).

•       Frequent pushing/pulling (50-200 lbs.).

•       Frequent handling/gripping/bending/stooping.

•       Ability to work at elevated heights off a ladder or platform, climb stairs, leaning over equipment.

•       Ability to stand and / or work on feet for extended periods (minimum eight hours in one shift)

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