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Refrigeration Lead

May 8, 2024
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Job Description


Oversee operations and maintenance of industrial refrigeration systems related to cold storage and process freezing. Maintain system operation logs and documentation.


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Job Description:

The Refrigeration Manager will be required to live in Gray Harbor County, as our plant operates year-round. They will coordinate, operate, repair and maintain all refrigeration-related equipment handling various types of Freon and Ammonia systems with reciprocating and screw compressors. They must possess strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills. They should have the ability to work independently and as a team. They must be able to work well under pressure and prioritize the workload. They must be able to verbalize equipment needs and instructions easily to all workgroups within the company.



Maintain Refrigeration equipment and keep in good working order

Install, service, and repair refrigeration systems and equipment such as condensing units, compressors, and evaporators

Connect refrigeration lines and electrical power sources, handling hazardous refrigerant substances, and checking systems and equipment for leaks

Inspect, adjust and monitor refrigeration system for most efficient means of operation

Maintain daily maintenance records of systems

Apply troubleshooting methods, replace parts and run tests to ensure the systems are working properly following repairs

Upgrade systems to satisfy new regulations or meet new standards

Service plant calls promptly

Accompany representative of State and Federal inspectors

Train back up refrigeration operators and team

Accurate maintenance of paperwork


You will work 40-80 hours per week.

Understands the operation of commercial and industrial refrigeration systems.

Diagnosing malfunctions and defects in equipment

Reading blueprints and electrical and electronic schematics

Grasp of electrical concepts

Operating tools, gauges and other testing equipment for refrigeration systems

Use hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges and precision instruments, jacks and hoists

Operate/monitor the computer-based refrigeration system


5-10 years industrial refrigeration experience

EPA 608 universal certification



Minimum of two years’ experience working with HVAC/Refrigeration/Electrical systems

Desire Associate Degree in HVACR/Refrigeration/Electrical

Special Skills: HAZMAT, and Low Voltage Control Systems

OSHA, Good Manufacturing practices, HACCP

EPA 608 Certification

Current Washington Driver License with clean record



Acts with honesty and integrity

Ability to organize and plan

Quickly solve problems


Attention to detail

Proficient in English, both verbal and written

Proficient in basic Mathematics

Ability to be Forklift certified


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Working in low temperatures around freezers and ice machines.

Lift and carry equipment, stand, kneel or stoop for long periods of time

Exposure to processing equipment, forklifts, moving equipment, cleaning chemicals, solvents, and loud noise levels

Required to wear personal protective equipment

Ability to use and climb a ladder to multiple levels

Must be on call 24 hours 7 days a week during peak season

Floor and dock surfaces are wet and slippery

Ability to work in confined spaces

Exposed to outdoor environment with wind, rain, snow, and icy conditions



Competitive wage depends on experience



Paid Sick Time – after 90 days earn 1 hour for every 40 hours
WAPFMLA – Washington Paid FMLA if medically covered situation happens can get 30-90 days and even up yo 1 year depending on the case-by-case scenario. ESD department will decide on approval.
Medical and Prescription Drug Coverage – through Premera Blue Cross
Vision & Dental Benefits Coverage through Premera Blue Cross
Voluntary Life Insurance/Voluntary STD/Voluntary Accident/Voluntary Critical Illness Benefits through the Hartford Insurance Group
Health Care Flex Spending Account (FSA) through Navia Benefits (up to 2,750.00 per plan year)
401K Retirement plan with matching deductions – through Principal match 1% through 3% same percent match for 4% match 3.5% for 5% match 4%
Employee Seafood Purchase plan
Employee Assistance Plans (EAP’s) – for pregnancy, taking care of an elderly relative and financial wellness and budgeting