Boiler & Refrigeration Operator - Othello, WA

Employer: McCain Foods

Job Description:

We are expanding our operations at McCain Foods in Othello, making it an exciting time to join our team. Are you, or do you desire to be, an experienced professional in a safety first, highly engaged, and detail oriented manufacturing operation? If so, we encourage you to apply.

McCain offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, PTO, 401(k) with a 6% Company match. Further, McCain offers excellent tuition reimbursement benefits enabling our team-members to continue to grow with McCain.

McCain Foods USA has an immediate opening for a Boiler & Refrigeration Operator/Mechanic in our Othello, Washington Facility. Under the direction of the Boiler & Refrigeration Supervisor, the successful applicant will become part of the Engineering and Maintenance Team that provides the highest level of equipment reliability to sustain a large potato processing operation. This position is well suited for a results-oriented team player, requiring minimal supervision of daily work activities, excellent communication skills and strong problem solving abilities.


Boiler & Refrigeration Supervisor


• Strict adherence to all safety-related policies, rules, and regulations, along with the McCain Code of Conduct.

• Operate and maintain all ammonia refrigeration and steam plant equipment: which includes operation of Ammonia refrigeration compressors, condensers, pumps, water tube boiler, compressed air and ancillary equipment.

• Assist Production and Maintenance team members with achieving the goal to minimize equipment downtime that interrupts the production process.

• Maintains operating records for all designated steam and refrigeration equipment (coolers, freezers, water treatment systems, etc.).

• Complies with all state regulations regarding operation, safety and repair of all Boiler and associated facility equipment.

• Adhere to strict PSM program.

• Ability to calibrate Refrigeration/Boiler instruments and control valves

• Operates water treatment equipment, which includes water softeners, Reverse Osmosis, de-aerator and chemical feed equipment.

• Performs maintenance activities, required by law, such as boiler preparation for annual inspection, pressure vessel inspections, ammonia relief valve replacement, etc.

• Actively troubleshoot utility systems unplanned shutdowns, with the goal to minimize equipment downtime that interrupts production.

• Network with other members of the Maintenance team, work closely with Production supervision, driving support for Equipment Sustainability, and support corporate initiatives as required.

• Maintain compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices, promote Environmental Awareness and energy/water conservation.


• High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

• 1+ years of Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration

• Ability to work in extreme temperatures ranging from -20 to 130 degrees

• Must have experience in start-up, operation, shutdown and maintenance of gas fired steam boilers and related equipment. (If required, must be able to obtain an approved license in Boiler operation)

• Demonstrated ability to work on a variety of unrelated projects with a results-focused orientation, to think logically, and to have well developed problem-solving/troubleshooting skills.

• Proficient computer skills in programs such as MS Office

• Familiarity with the use of a structured CMMS, such as SAP PM.

• Reports the status of activities, in a written and verbal manner on a daily basis

• Understand and promote sound Preventative and Predictive Maintenance Programs

• Proficient computer skills in programs such as MS Office

• Familiarity with the use of a structured CMMS, such as SAP PM.

• Understand and promote sound Preventative and Predictive Maintenance Programs


• Ability to become a Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator (CARO), through RETA within the first 18 months- 2 two years of employment

• Proficient operation of a single stage anhydrous ammonia refrigeration system

• Experience working in a food manufacturing environment, and complying with food safety rules and regulations.

Join the McCain Foods Team and be a part of the excitement as we grow our business in Othello, WA!

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace. As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger.

McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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Location: Othello, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on July 12, 2021

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