Service Technician (Journeyman) at Kennewick, WA

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Job Summary:

Kemper Northwest is a specialty refrigeration contracting company which is currently looking for a journeyman service technician to put on call rotation for its Kennewick, WA office. This individual will perform maintenance on refrigeration systems for food processing plants.



-Ability to write and follow SOP’s for system pump down procedures, including LOTO

-Be self-sufficient in meeting all field safety requirements and Plant GMP requirements

-Perform general maintenance to refrigeration systems, including addition and draining of oil at collection points, general maintenance of compressors

-Perform refrigeration system commissioning

-Perform complete tear down of compressor packages

-Remove/install compressors safely

-Perform trouble shooting on refrigeration system electrical

-Charge systems with refrigerant

-Perform coupler alignments

-Perform small valve change-outs


Job Requirements:

-Must be able to recognize hazards on the job site

-Must be able to understand a customer’s refrigeration system quickly, and determine a course of action

-Must be able to demonstrate excellent job performance, job profitability, quality, safety, and customer service

-Strong desire to learn and ability to receive and follow instructions

-Must continue to meet company goals

-Must take initiative to self-improve

-Dependability and flexibility a must

-Willingness to work overtime



-7-10 years of industrial refrigeration experience

-Must have or working toward CIRO certification through RETA

-Knowledge of process safety management

-Must maintain a clean driving record

Job type: Full-time, hourly wage, profit sharing, paid vacation, paid holidays, 401K with company match, supplemental insurance, life insurance

Compensation: DOE

Equal Employment Opportunity: We are an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability that would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with, or without, reasonable accommodation of any other protective status.

Workplace Safety: We are dedicated to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. To foster a safe work environment and provide for the safety and well-being of our employees and customers, we will not tolerate the use of drugs or alcohol at work, or employees that are under the influence of drugs or alcohol while at work. Employer reserves right in asking employees to submit to a drug test.


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