Pinnacle Foods

  • Ammonia Refrigeration Mechanic

    Location US-TN-Jackson
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


    Installs, maintains and repairs machinery, equipment, physical structures along with pipe and electrical systems in commercial or industrial establishments by performing the following duties to ensure SQF (Safe Quality Food); food safety and Quality Assurance of product when being produced. Refrigeration Mechanic will report to the Plant Services Supervisor and must follow all OSHA and Plant safety rules.


    Individuals must be capable of performing all of the following job duties as required:

    • Operate ammonia refrigeration equipment throughout the plant.
    • Visually inspect and test machinery and equipment.
    • Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation with Supervisors and other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair.
    • Dismantles defective machines and equipment and install new or repaired parts.
    • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears and other parts of machinery.
    • Installs and repairs electrical apparatus, such as transformers, wiring, electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment.
    • Lies out, assembles, installs and maintain pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment also repairs and/or replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators and related equipment.
    • Troubleshoot and repair problems related to the facility mechanical systems and/or ammonia refrigeration systems.
    • Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathe, grinder, drill and milling machine to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs, fixtures and tools.
    • Operates cutting torch and welding equipment to cut or join metal parts.
    • Become a member of the site Emergency Response team


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Candidate must have the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. This individual must be able to read and comprehend all mechanical detail and exploded assembly drawings, Electrical and Pneumatic schematics, related parts Bill of materials and parts terminology.



    High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and experience operating ammonia refrigeration systems and/ or Freon experience.



    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers; handle; and feel; reach with hands and arms; climb; balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; peripheral vision; and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be willing and able to wear an OSHA approved full face respirator, both filtered air and supplied(SCBA).



    While performing the duties of this job, the employees are regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places; extreme heat and cold. While employee is performing regular duties they are also exposed to possible risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually




    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
    qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
    protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
    origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
    other legally protected basis.


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