Ammonia Refrigeration Maintenance

$28.40 - $40.60 hourly
  • Tyson Foods Inc.
  • Warren, Michigan, USA
  • Apr 17, 2023
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

We are bakery plant located in Warren, Michigan.

We are offering a $2000 sign-on bonus for all new hires, after they reach 180 days of employment ($1000 at 90 days and $1000 at 180 days).

Pay range for the position is $28.40- $40.60 / hr. (based on the skills and experience).  There is potential to progress quickly within levels based on completed training and demonstrated skills on the job. 


The refrigeration technician is responsible for operation, inspection, and repair of ammonia refrigeration systems in a Frozen Food Manufacturing Environment in accordance with IIAR and RETA standards, state and local building codes, and required safety regulations., while maintaining a safe work environment and adhering to Tyson policies and procedures.


  • The refrigeration technician is a core team member.
  • This position will assist in maintaining documentation for PSM and RMP within the limits set by OSHA and EPA. 
  • Must be able to troubleshoot, maintain and manage systems of 10,000 lbs. or above of ammonia, read and interpret schematics, P&ID drawings, Blueprints, and flow diagrams.
  • Must have strong aptitude for troubleshooting mechanical/electrical issues, ability to handle multiple and complex tasks, awareness and knowledge of surroundings in relation to climate, atmosphere, and equipment.
  •  Ability to work variable shifts, weekends, and/or holidays. 
  • Exposure and experience with Process Safety Management, Risk Assessment/Management and Hazmat is beneficial.


  • You must have at least six (6) months work experience within the last 12 months to be considered for this position.
  • Four year college degree desired.
  • RETA 2 certification or equivalent;
  • must be able to pass CIRO test within one year of employment.

Three (3) to five (5) years ammonia refrigeration experience.

  • Must have experience and strong knowledge of Process Safety Management, Risk Management, and Hazmat programs.
  • Must be able to stand for the duration of the shift (8 hours). 
  • Able to lift 50 pounds. 
  • Must have effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be willing to complete all required training for the job. On call duties to include nights and weekends (when necessary)