Welcome To Confederation Freezers - Applying For The Engineer (Refrigeration B or A or 3rd Class Operating) Position

Position Summary:

Safely operate ammonia refrigeration plants, monitor temperatures, pressures and conditions to ensure adequate refrigeration for product storage.  Perform minor repairs in ammonia plant and facility. Monitor Life Safety systems. 


The responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Safely operate ammonia plant as per TSSA regulations.
  • Monitor Life safety systems.
  • Responsible for attending preventative maintenance schedules for: air compressors and driers; ice system and water chiller; ammonia compressors; refrigerant pumps; condensers; air units; evaporators; and fans.
  • Check and inspect condensers, evaporators, and fans.
  • Maintain water treatment levels to prevent corrosion to the wet side of equipment.
  • Perform minor repairs.
  • Check the rooftop HVAC units for proper heating or cooling as required. Replace HVAC rooftop filters and fresh air units. Clean HVAC unit condensers and ammonia condenser tanks.
  • Monitor the operation of water chillers the air chill system, and water softeners. Test feed water and condensate as required.
  • Perform basic facility maintenance as directed by Chief Engineer.
  • Perform basic PM routines for Ammonia plant and facility.
  • Follow all relevant departmental policies, processes, standard operating procedures and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner. 

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years in an Ammonia Operator or Shift Engineer role, preferably within a warehouse environment.
  • Working knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), WHMIS;
  • Working knowledge of food plant regulatory standards (CFIA, etc.), GMP, HACCP, BRC, food safety, food quality, etc. is an asset.
  • Basic electrical/mechanical skills for maintenance.
  • Analytical, with problem-identification and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Effective communication skills to deal with associates and or tenants.

Academic/Education Requirements:

  • Certified Refrigeration B or A certificate or 3rd Class Operating Engineer
  • Refrigeration Mechanic or Millwright certificate is an asset.

Work Environment:

Frequently exposed to cold conditions, loud noises. Lifting up to 25lbs. The warehouse temperature is +2 Celsius Cooler & -18 Celsius Freezer.

NOTE: A condition of employment is that new hires have full series of COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada. If you are unable to receive COVID-19 vaccine for Human Rights Code related reasons, please let us know and we will consider if reasonable accommodation can be provided.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We will provide accommodation in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process upon request.

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