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Refrigeration Mechanic-Maintenance

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Date: Jun 6, 2022

Location: Jackson, GA, US, GA 30233

Company: Bonduelle


What if your job had a real impact? 

By joining Bonduelle, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, the others and the planet. You will play an active part in our mission: "inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people's well being and planet health". Bonduelle is a family-run company of 14,600 people which provides over 100 countries with vegetables. 


Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™.

Join us at Bonduelle to start an adventure where people come first and contribute to a better future through plant-based food!


Position Summary:


The Refrigeration Mechanic will be responsible for repairing, installing and troubleshooting the refrigeration systems at the plant. This role may also work on the industrial climate control systems, such as HVAC units, ice machines, refrigerated storage units, etc. The Refrigeration Mechanic will also perform preventative maintenance in order to avoid future problems or breakdowns. When not addressing refrigeration maintenance, this role will be assigned other duties and responsibilities within the plant to maintain proper working order of  equipment.


What you will Do:


  • Install and maintain climate-control systems.

  • Repair and upgrade refrigeration systems. 

  • Diagnose problems to existing systems

  • Perform repairs to existing equipment.

  • Troubleshoot, replace parts, run tests to ensure the systems are working properly following repairs. 

  • Perform upgrades to satisfy new regulations or meet new standards. 

  • Operating tools, gauges, and other testing equipment for refrigeration systems. 

  • Follow GMP/PPE, Safety guidelines

  • Follow & maintain HACCP & Sanitation guidelines & processes

  • Effectively communicate (verbally and in writing to complete required documentation)

  • Implement facility services portion of all work orders

  • Work safely around moving equipment & conveyors in wet environment

  • Perform preventive maintenance and repair duties

  • Work to implement and assist in the coordination of all minor building moves

  • Perform repair and maintenance work of minor complexity to building furnishings, fixtures and finishes

  • Coordinate work to assist contractors and vendors employed to perform repair and maintenance work and moves of moderate to high complexity

  • Maintain safe work environment

  • Work in a fast paced environment

  • Maintain inventory of tools required to provide services

  • Work with little supervision to complete tasks in the allotted time frame

  • Work with department technicians, staff, and management to maintain inventories of parts, materials, and equipment required

  • Assist with various building inspections and audits

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


What you will Need:


  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills. 

  • Strong understanding of refrigeration systems.

  • Strong understanding of electrical and plumbing concepts.

  • Advanced understanding of general maintenance procedures and techniques. 

  • Ability to read, write and speak English; comprehension of basic math.

  • Basic computer skills and ability to multitask.

  • Willingness and flexibility to work in a cold, wet, fast-paced, 24 hour plant environment.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Ability to lift, carry equipment up to 100 pounds.

  • Ability to stand, kneel or stoop for long periods of time.

  •  Bonduelle Fresh Americas requires its employees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation. If you are unable to provide proof of vaccination, you will be required to provide proof of a COVID test on a weekly basis.


Related Success Metrics:


  • Performance efficiencies (fill rate, labor & yield), rework, OEE, production specification compliance

  • FO, KPI, Quality Response, Consumer Complaints

  • TCIR


Desired Traits:


  • Excellence- ability to deliver consistent quality results through a sense of urgency and taking initiative, while also demonstrating flexibility to meet business needs.

  • People-minded- ability to foster mutual respect and positive relationships with co-workers, demonstrates listening skills and ensures physical safety of self and others.

  • Integrity- honors commitments, acts honestly and with accountability.

  • Fairness- ensures objectivity and sets a good example for others.


Physical Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to perform repetitive movements.  The associate regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to extreme cold. The associate frequently works in high, precarious places. The associate is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Bonduelle Fresh Americas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a workforce that truly reflects our communities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to veterans and individuals with disabilities or special needs during the application process and employment. If you need assistance, please contact us at (626) 856-8686 or