Refrigeration Technician - Yakima, WA

Employer: Gilbert Orchards

Job Description:
Refrigeration Technician Job Description

Title: Refrigeration Technician

Schedule: Full time, with some weekends included. Hours vary throughout the year.

Supervisor: Charles Dorrell

Compensation: TBD

Maximize the Fruit’s Full Potential

Every piece of fruit has potential value to the grower, the warehouse, and to the end customer. Refrigeration is the first step of the chain once the fruit arrive to the warehouse. In order to maximize this potential and to provide good quality fruit all year around, the Refrigeration Technician must ensure all refrigeration aspects are working properly. Refrigeration maintenance and Control Atmosphere protocols are the key responsibilities for this position.

Primary Responsibilities

Monitoring the refrigeration and CA (Control Atmosphere) rooms at our facility
Operate PSM software and follow the required SOP. Work with our Safety Manager in order to follow the PSM requirements and to be on top of any safety regulation
Manage FIXX software for refrigeration maintenance. Create work orders as needed and supervise work maintenance schedule
Check in a daily basis the equipment in our CA rooms and engine rooms. This include, but not only limited to motors, valves, compressors, condensers, etc.
Follow up our protocol and daily checklist to maintain a safe equipment
Be able to set up the established CA protocol. This include temperature, fan speed, monitor oxygen and CO2 levels, etc.
Able to work with equipment and repair/replace parts as needed
Able to coordinate with outside contractors for construction or additional maintenance
Attend necessary trainings, safety meetings and regular inspections.

Key Skills needed

High attention to detail
Able to work with tools
Must be self-motivated and proactive in problem solving
Able to read and analyze detailed safety documents and regulations
Able to implement effective and efficient solutions
Able to research rules and requirements
Computer skills needed

Applicant must be:

Minimum 2 years of experience in the field
Preferably English/Spanish bilingual
Able to work as a team and independently when necessary
Able to sit or stand for long periods of time, as well as climb ladders and walk on uneven terrain.
Some heavy lifting may be required.

Job Type: Full-time


Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off


Day shift


HVAC: 2 years (Required)
Refrigeration: 2 years (Required)

Work Location:

One location

Pay Frequency:


This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity

Company's website:

Benefit Conditions:

Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:


Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on August 24, 2020

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