Job Details

Job Title: Boilerhouse Refrigeration Mechanic - Richland, WA

Posted on January 08, 2018

Employer: Lamb Weston

Job Description:
About Us

Started in 1950 on a small farm in the Northwest region of the U.S., Lamb Weston has grown to be one of the world’s largest frozen potato companies, happily delivering the delicious goodness of fries to more than 100 countries. Lamb Weston has created inventive products and processes that are standards in the industry. When we look at a potato, we see possibilities.

Our people are a valuable and integral part of our business and play a vital role in our success as an organization. At Lamb Weston we offer the financial stability and career potential of a true industry leader.

Lamb Weston will offer you the opportunity to put your education and skills to work as part of a great team, contributing to the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives. You will be challenged to take responsibility, drive results, show creativity, and display initiative - and you will be rewarded for your contributions and impact.

Let’s explore the possibilities together.

The Role

Overhauls, operates, installs and repairs boilers, process waste treatment equipment and systems. This includes but is not limited to: steam and condensate systems, boiler treatment systems, plant water supply and process water discharge systems, dryers, plant fire protection systems, and to maintain utilities such as heating, cooling, and compressed air systems for industrial processes by performing the following duties.

Key Accountabilities

Maintains boiler/refrigeration and utility equipment and systems in a manner that optimizes the processing and storage of quality potato products.
Starts systems, observes operation, reads gages and instruments, adjusts mechanisms such as valves, controls and pumps to control levels of fluid, pressure and temperature in systems. Dismantles malfunctioning systems and tests and repairs system components.
Cuts, welds and installs piping and equipment to company specifications using prints, sketches, diagrams and blue prints. Insulates and heat traces piping and system components to weatherize and conserve energy.
Communicates with lead man and supervisors, and is able to read and understand operating instructions, logs, and technical manuals.
Reads and troubleshoots and effects repairs to electrical controls and systems in, but not limited to the utility department.
Checks, repairs and overhauls boiler, refrigeration, waste treatment, water, HVAC and fire systems and equipment with limited direct supervision.
Utilizes and instructs laborers and others to accomplish cleanup, painting and repetitive tasks as needed to keep equipment in optimum operational status.
Other duties may be assigned.

Skills & Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: A two year certificate from a college or technical school; two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must read, write and communicate in English.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit or stand; to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. With personal protective equipment, the employee occasionally works in high, precarious places; and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.


Lamb Weston is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Contact Person: Jenna Higgins
Phone: 5097376638
Location: Richland, WA
Application Method: Resume
Base Pay:

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