Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association

Refrigeration Mechanic

Spotlight Preferred
Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream
Bakersfield, California, United States
29 days ago



This is a Refrigeration/Utility maintenance technician position is responsible for preventative, predictive and breakdown maintenance of plant assets in an efficient manner to sustain and improve reliability. The equipment and systems that this position works with includes; all of the plants ammonia refrigeration systems, boilers, water systems, compressed air systems, and fire protection systems. This position is responsible for following and supporting plant and company specific policies and procedures related to the systems above as well as regulatory PSM/RMP rules and standards that apply to ammonia refrigeration. The position will be required to become a member of the plant emergency response team and RETA certification program.


  • Responsibilities will include repairs and preventative maintenance of all the Refrigeration systems, HVAC systems, Inspecting the equipment, and performing daily rounds to ensure compliance of our PSM and RMP policies. 
  • Perform routine and breakdown maintenance of boilers, air compressors, condensers systems and waste-water treatment system. 
  • Knowledge of the typical refrigeration cycle and knowledge of ammonia control valves and related piping as needed for safe service and repair. 
  • Must be able to read and follow basic and advanced drawings and schematics. 
  • Provide informal and formal training for other Refrigeration/Utility team members as required through the “Refrigeration/Utility training program”. 
  • Utilize construction and fabrication skills. 
  • Ensure PM’s are completed in a timely manner and ensuring mechanical integrity of the ammonia system per RMP/PSM guidance is followed. 
  • Develop corrective work orders as needed 
  • Ensure and monitor safe work practices and safety guidelines. 
  • Be actively involved in all of the 14+ elements of the PSM/RMP Programs 
  • Active member of the emergency response team. 
  • Complete daily shift record keeping and reporting as required. 
  • Perform basic PC skills.  


Refrigeration trade skills applied as per certifications noted below, Ability to handle multiple and complex tasks well, solid understanding of control circuits, ability to read schematics and troubleshoot mechanical, electrical and process components, basic PC skills, record keeping and reporting.


RETA certification as a Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator. (CIRO). Consideration will be given to a RETA Certified Industrial Refrigeration Assistant or other comparable ammonia refrigeration industry certifications with the expectation that the candidate becomes a RETA (CIRO) operator within one year of hire date. High School Diploma or GED Required. Hazmat Certification. 24 hour Hazmat Emergency Response Training and current certificate.

5-Years of Ammonia Refrigeration experience preferred. 2-Years of Boilers and Compressed Air experience preferred.


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, climb stairs, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand; use hands to finger; handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste or smell; and talk or hear.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color 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 is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The employee is required to work in an environment that may include exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, electricity, and vibrations.  PPE and training are provided to eliminate/reduce the risk of harm.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Job Information

  • Job ID: 63639542
  • Location:
    Bakersfield, California, United States
  • Position Title: Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Company Name For Job: Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream
  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Job Function: Refrigeration Technician
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: None
Jobs You May Like