Dean Foods

Sr Ammonia Refrigeration Mechanic

Job Locations US-MA-Wilbraham
Requisition ID
Installation, Maintenance & Repair
High School or Equivalent
Relocation Assistance
Job Type



Our Friendly's Ice Cream plant in Wilbraham, MA is collecting applications of hardworking individuals for a Sr. Ammonia Refrigeration Mechanic.

We offer competitive wages, affordable & comprehensive benefits, career growth opportunities, and much more!

All applicants will be reviewed and considered based on the requirements of the role.

Apply today!!

Job Description & Requirements

The Senior Refrigeration Mechanic is responsible for the overall system functionality for the facility’s ammonia refrigeration system.  The Senior Refrigeration Mechanic installs and repairs industrial and commercial refrigerating systems according to blueprints and engineering specifications, using knowledge of refrigeration, structural layout, and function and design of components. 

  • Maintain and perform preventative maintenance activities on ammonia refrigeration systems.
  • Complete accurate and timely documentation of maintenance records.
  • Observe and test system operation, using gauges and instruments.
  • Is engaged in dismantling, assembling, and installing refrigeration equipment.
  • Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.
  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information.
  • Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s.
  • Assist in maintaining parts and supplies inventory by reporting low supply levels to Supervisor
  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices. 
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.
  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include lockout-tagout requirements and wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc. 
  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area.  Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. 
  • 3 years related experience required.
  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. 
  • Experience within the food and beverage industry preferred.
  • Professional experience with ammonia refrigeration systems required.
  • Physical demand requirements
  • Stand, walk, kneel and bend required for virtually the entire shift. Occasionally required to climb or balance.   
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.   
  • Must be able to work in a cold, wet environment with moderate noise. Hard and slippery floors.
  • Exposure to high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions, and extreme cold. 
  • Overtime and working on holidays is often required.
  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to pass all pre*employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

EEO Statement

Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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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