1401-Refrigeration Technician I in Lodi, CA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/6/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


CA Lodi

Job Type:

Production Maintenance

Job Posting Title:

1401-Refrigeration Technician I

Job Description:

Shift: 6PM -6AM


• Acts as mechanical, technical, and operational, support to all refrigeration pneumatics, hydraulics and boilers for the facility

• Supports the Maintenance team in matters pertaining to refrigeration, pneumatics, hydraulics and boilers

• Assures compliance to refrigeration, pneumatics, hydraulics and boilers standards set forth by maintenance management, State and Federal Regulations

• Analyzes refrigeration malfunctions from performance and test equipment readings and determines appropriate repairs

• Understands steam principles and facility steam systems with the ability to troubleshoot pumps, valves, piping, and water treatment

• Stays current on the last technology pertaining to Refrigeration, Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Boilers

• Checks temperatures, pressures, chemical levels, valves, gauges – adds chemicals if necessary

• Check air compressors, pumps, refrigeration rooms and freezers

• Makes a list of parts needed, fills out requisition form and hands in to Lead to be signed for parts not in stock

• Gets any parts that are in stock and start PM’s on equipment not currently in use – tears apart and rebuilds

• Trains less experienced technicians and handles the more complex problems

• Works with outside contractors – shuts down and starts up any equipment they will be working on, makes sure they have all the appropriate permits, that they follow PPE’s, have all the equipment they need, signs off on contractor paperwork

• Completes paperwork – temperature, pressure, oil levels, chemical levels, etc.

• Performs other assigned duties as required


• Understands equipment hazards to prevent injury to self and others – understands company policies on safety and follow procedures –PPE  (Personal Protective Equipment) Lock-Out Tag-Out

• Comply with standard food industry Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and all other food safety requirements as they relate to all products and processes.

• Comply with wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s)

• Report any food safety problems or potentially unsafe practices/conditions to the Team Leader or Supervisor

• Is able to safely lift up to 50lbs 

• Recommends changes to improve safety standards

• Is certified to use the motorized Pallet Jack, Fork Lift, Scissor Lift, Boom lift, Chain Hoists, Hydraulic lifts, Lock-out Tag-out – ensures safe operation of all machinery, tools and equipment

• Responds to emergency situations to resolve immediate safety concerns

• Maintains proper housekeeping and safety standards


• Will work in variations of temperature from extremely cold to hot conditions

• Most positions are located in areas with loud noise and will require the employee to wear protective ear plugs

• Other conditions include flour dust, wet floors, occasional smoke and fumes from chemicals (ammonia)

• Main activities will be frequent walking, occasional lifting and standing


• These positions have no supervisory responsibilities

• Works as a team member and supports others when major problems occur

• Works closely with Plant Supervisors and Leads, Electricians and Mechanics

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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