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Refrigeration Technician

Odyssey Logistics and Technology Oakland Full-Time
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Odyssey’s Food Grade ISO Tank service (Odyssey FoodTrans LLC) is one of the world’s leading operators of intermodal tanks dedicated to food-grade products. We transport bulk liquid-foods millions of miles around the globe every year.


Summary / Primary Role:

The position of Refrigeration Technician will have the primary responsibility to troubleshoot, repair and upgrade the refrigeration system used to chill the ISO tanks. This position will also assist with reefer installs, pre-trips, SIP prep and inventory of stocked parts.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

(Management may amend or assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time)

  • URL blocked - click to applyTroubleshoot, repairing and maintaining the fleet of refrigerated ISO tanks. All repairs and service must be properly documented and filed.

  • Pre-trip Refrigerated ISO tanks.

  • Install reefer system on ISO tanks.

  • System upgrades/retrofits- assist with the replacement of the old board style control systems with our new Siemens control box.

  • Building retrofit Siemens controls to be installed as need.

  • Troubleshoot and repair refrigeration systems, including: refrigerant leaks, electrical issues, parts failure, and mechanical issues.

  • Track use of inventory and request restock of supplies when necessary.

  • Coordinate and schedules appointments, meetings, visits and events, including but not limited to the HR Calendar.

  • Actively promotes wellness, safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.

  • URL blocked - click to applyURL blocked - click to applySafely uses many different hand tools, power tools (drill, grinder, saws) and from time to time mechanical lifting equipment such as pallet jacks and fork lifts.

  • Assists with various special projects and performs other duties are required and/or assigned.  

Qualifications and Key Skills:

(The following are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills or ability required for this position)

  • A minimum of 5 years of field work experience in refrigeration is required.

  • EPA Section 608 certification is required.

  • Familiarity with refrigerants (R-134A), acetylene, oxygen, nitrogen and the handling of such is a necessity.

  • Experience using PLC systems and or Siemens software is a plus.

  • Ability to use torches for brazing copper and stainless steel is necessary.

  • Welding and plasma cutting skills are a plus.

  • Knowledge of electrical wiring and schematics and the ability to use an electric meter for troubleshooting is preferred.

  • Forklift certification is preferred.

  • The ability to problem solve and quickly diagnose issues is essential.

  • Proficient in using refrigerant gauges, electrical meter, and wiring strippers/crimpers.

  • Must be a team player as he/she will be assisting others in the work space.

  • This position requires a self-starter who can work independently or with others.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with management and team members with items such as repair status, documentation, and daily progress.



Recommended skills

Brazing (Metal Work)
Electrical Wirings
Self Motivation
Control Systems
Plasma Cutting
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