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. 

Responsibilities:

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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