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Refrigeration Technician

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Tyson Foods, Inc.

Zeeland, MI

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SUMMARY: This position is responsible for operation and maintenance of the ammonia refrigeration system, HCFC systems, hot water, air compressors, waste treatment operations and their safe and efficient operations. Must be able to understand and work within the rules and standards of OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM), and EPA Risk Management Program (RMP). Must be able to work within a total team environment and be able to effectively deal with team members, members of the management team, operations personnel, as well as contractors. Must have a foundational knowledge in troubleshooting and repair of mechanical, electrical, refrigeration and other systems under the areas of assigned responsibilities. Be willing to participate in training and skill development in all areas of responsibility, and be self-motivated.


Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Formal training from an Air-conditioning/Refrigeration Technical School is a plus. RETA and IIAR Ammonia Refrigeration training is preferred.

Experience: 3 years Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration and equipment room experience in a food plant preferred; experience in the Air Conditioning/Refrigeration industry a plus; industrial maintenance experience a plus. Team member must have working knowledge of electrical testing equipment and basic hand and power tools. Extensive knowledge of Industrial Safety procedures is preferred. RETA I Certification and Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification preferred. Must be able to read and understand Equipment and System P&ID's. Must be able to pass a HAZ-Mat physical and pass the training to be certified as an Emergency Responder Technician Level and participate on the Emergency Response Team.

Computer Skills: Must have a working knowledge of Windows based software, such as Microsoft Excel and Word, and the ability to learn and apply Tyson SAP- PM Plant Maintenance system.

Communication Skills: Must be able speak, read and write fluently in English; and possess a high level of written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills; and interact professionally with all levels of the organization.

Travel: Approximately one to two weeks travel per year possible for training.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Special Skills: Knowledge of Industrial Maintenance including hydraulics, pneumatics, PLC's, Motor Controls, and shop equipment operation desired. Experience with Air Conditioning/Refrigeration systems operation and maintenance a plus.

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Tyson Foods, Inc.
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Tyson Foods, Inc., founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves. Tyson provides products and services to customers throughout the United States and more than 90 countries. The company has approximately 115,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.

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