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Power Motive Technician - Weekend Shift

Smithfield Foods Milan Full-Time
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Knowledge of operating, testing, troubleshooting and repairing ammonia-based refrigeration systems, and HVAC, stand-alone \u201crack\u201d systems, and boiler and hot water systems.   Basic knowledge of General Maintenance and Electrical and Electronic Systems are also required.  The associate must be able to work in a team environment, or individually with little or no supervision.  Must comply with all Company SAFETY rules (LOCKOUT/TAGOUT, ETC), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), and all Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations. 

Core Responsibilities
  • Operation, testing, troubleshooting and repair of the ammonia-based refrigeration system, its sub-systems and all ancillary processes and/or equipment related to the operation of the refrigeration system.
  • Operation, testing, troubleshooting and repair of all rack-mounted, stand-alone gas refrigerant HVAC units.
  • Operation, testing, troubleshooting and repair of boiler and hot water systems, their sub-systems and all ancillary equipment related to the operation of the boiler and/or hot water systems.
  • Perform refrigeration, HVAC, boiler and hot water system PM’s.
  • Maintains the material integrity of the engine and utility rooms in accordance with established best practices.
  • Rebuilds ammonia, HVAC, boiler and hot water system components in accordance with technical manuals.
  • Complete all applicable documentation in performance of and as required by the job including but not limited to: PSM-related modifications or changes, Work Orders (WO’s), refrigeration system operation notes, and as deemed necessary by upper management.
  • Adheres to all Environmental Management Systems/ISO 14001 practices and procedures.
  • Adheres to all Company policies including but not limited to: safety, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
  • Actively participates in all assigned team meetings, training opportunities and designated interaction-required forums.
  • Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years dedicated ammonia-based refrigeration system operating experience and training.

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend English.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret documents, such as blue prints, safety rules, operating and maintenance manuals and procedure manuals.
  • Must have the ability to write routine correspondence, i.e. preventative maintenance procedures, email, etc.
  • Must have the ability to calculate figures, read tape measurement, and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area and machine or equipment calibration specifications.
  • Ammonia refrigeration safety, cooling units, lubricants and filtration, basic refrigeration hot gas defrost, properties of refrigeration, condensers, pressure and force, compressor types and operation, and non-condensable gases and purging.
  • Ammonia refrigeration in-depth knowledge of theory and practical knowledge.
  • This individual must be able to complete the following requirements within the first year of accepting position.

  • Ammonia Refrigeration Operator I
  • Ammonia Refrigeration Operator II
  • Ammonia Refrigeration Operator III
  • PSM/RMP, meeting OSHA Standard 29CFR 1910.119
  • Work Environment & Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions however, this position does require the candidate to be in good health due to the nature of the position.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers; handle, feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and taste or smell.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

    Work Environment & Physical Demands
  • Wet and/or humid conditions;
  • Moving mechanical parts;
  • Extreme cold (warehouse freezer at  degrees Fahrenheit);
  • Electrical and/or vibration shock.
  • EEO/AA Information

    Smithfield, is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

    Careers and Benefits

    To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits


    Skills required

    Mechanical Aptitude
    Quality Assurance
    Use Protective Equipment
    Operate Machine
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    Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food and leading consumer packaged meats company.

    We are also the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, committed to providing good food in a responsible way. We accomplish that by maintaining robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental, and food safety and quality programs.

    Based in Smithfield, Virginia, in the United States, we are the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook’s®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Carando®, and Healthy Ones®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care

    How We Got Started

    In 1936, Joseph W. Luter and his son founded a small meat-packing company, The Smithfield Packing Company, along the tributary of the historic James River in the colonial town of Smithfield, Virginia. Over 60 years later, the “Genuine Smithfield Ham” that brought them worldwide acclaim is still born, bred and produced only in Smithfield. We now have a line of quality meats so vast, it’s helped make the parent company, Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest producer of pork products. Thanks to our heritage and commitment to flavor, Smithfield is now known as the “Ham Capital of the World.”

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