HVAC/Refrigeration Technician (277511)

Lake Odessa, MI
United States
Job Description

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.

Job Location: Lake Odessa, MI

Job Type: Full Time

Shift Available: 2nd 

Compensation: $25-39/hr 

Sign-On Bonus: $3000

Benefits Information

  • $2 shift differential (2:00pm – 6:00am)

  • $3.00/hr Weekly Perfect Attendance Bonus

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance

  • Health and Wellness Incentives

  • Paid Vacation and Holidays

  • 401(k) with Cargill matching contributions

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

  • Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Discounts


Principal Accountabilities 

  • 45% Maintain ammonia refrigeration system and training: Chemical testing and treatment of the evaporative condenser water. Perform daily monitoring of the system through walk arounds and trend graphs

  •  Optimize ammonia operations through the use of the Logix system. Oversee of training for Maintenance techs to build and maintain operator levels. Writing and review of task procedures, PM’s and SOP’s for operation of equipment and system. Support in PSM compliance audits

  • 45% Maintain Plant equipment and other work: Maintain PIT license. Display knowledge of the boiler system. Troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical problems and provide follow-up. Work with supervisor/production to promote quality and yield improvements. Complete schedule daily work. Assist in wastewater operation when needed. Work on air compressor systems and HVAC equipment as needed

  • 10% Complete necessary documentation related to completion of Work Orders and applicable PSM Elements. Any other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

  • Understanding of Anhydrous Ammonia Refrigeration systems

  • Have the Ammonia Refrigeration Systems Certification – Operator Level 1

  • Able to wear a full face breathing respirator mask

  • Willing to be a part of the Hazmat team

  • Have at least 3 years industrial maintenance experience

  • Have a strong electrical & mechanical aptitude

  • Ability to read & interpret blueprints or other forms of engineering drawings

  • Ability to read & interpret detail blueprints, P&IDs, single-lines, ladder logic and wiring schematics

  • Possess an extremely strong personal safety philosophy, able to follow all safety policies & procedures, seek out & correct unsafe conditions

  • Ability to understand and learn Evaporative Condenser water chemistry

  • Able to work weekends as needed


Preferred Qualifications

  • Computer literacy and eagerness to learn SAP/PPE systems

  • Maintenance experience in a food processing environment

  • Understanding of waste water system

  • HVAC System Experience

  • Boiler Experience

  • Compressed Air Systems Operating Experience

  • Able to effectively use typical test and calibration equipment including , RTD calibrators, digital multi-meters, 4to 20 ma calibration unit, etc. 

  • Ability to troubleshoot 480 VAC 3-phase motor controls , 120 VAC and 24VDC control circuits

Considered candidates will receive a phone call from a (952) area code. Please note that this position does not include relocation reimbursement.


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet


United States