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Tyson Foods Refrigeration Maintenance in South Hutchinson, Kansas

Refrigeration Maintenance Mechanic – Full Time – South Hutchinson, KS 67505

This position starts at $19.43/hr. with a shift increase for second and third shift. There is potential to progress quickly within levels based on completed training and demonstrated skills on the job. We currently have open positions for third shift.

If you are looking to make an impact in a meaningful way, join us at Tyson Foods where we are raising the world’s expectations for how much good food can do! We create quality products in a safe environment for our team members. We offer great benefits and steady work. This facility operates six days a week and produces Sausage Crumbles and Breakfast Sausage.

Refrigeration Mechanic is responsible for the general maintenance of the building and facilities Ammonia Refrigeration System to include water, heating, air conditioning, and electrical maintenance. When needed maintain and repair the warehouse vehicles including all forklifts and pallet jacks. Provide mechanical support, including diagnosis and solution, for a dedicated delivery system including preventative maintenance, major repairs, and accident repairs. The methods and responsibility for the maintenance and repair of food storage areas, equipment and buildings shall be documented planned and carried out in a manner that minimizes the risk of product, packaging or equipment contamination as outlined in the Food Safety Management System.

We do follow all PSM Compliance responsibilities and Documentation.


Refrigeration System maintenance and operations

  • Schedule daily maintenance work

  • Perform all repairs on forklifts, conveyors, maintenance equipment and other warehouse power equipment when needed.

  • Follow preventative maintenance programs on all machines and equipment

  • Ensure all maintenance work performed both internally and externally is performed to company standards

  • Monitor vehicle condition and performance to ensure driver compliance of company driving policies

  • Manage parts inventory at the most economic level for efficient operation of the system

  • Do minor maintenance as needed for water and electrical repairs

  • Carry out preventative maintenance programs

  • Provide maintenance to material handling equipment to ensure service reliability

  • Perform maintenance on items such as floors, walls, doors, etc. when needed.

  • Ensure all safety equipment is in proper working order

  • Complete required reports when maintenance tasks are completed

  • Answer security/alarm calls as needed to include fire alarms and refrigeration alarms

  • Routine maintenance of food storage areas and equipment shall be performed according to a maintenance-control schedule and recorded

  • Maintain a clean, neat and orderly work area, ensuring all tools used are picked up and stored away in accordance with the food safety procedures

  • Responsible for ammonia system; may be called out during non-working hours to deactivate ammonia alarm and ensure no ammonia leaks

  • Ensure warehouse supervisor is notified when maintenance or repairs are to be undertaken in any food handling area, inform the maintenance manager and general manager if any repairs or maintenance pose a potential threat to product safety

  • Perform the duties of a position being lead

  • Conduct training for new team members

  • Maintain legible and accurate records or logs as required

  • Review documents prepared by team members of the work group for accuracy and legibility

  • Monitor and direct performance of team members within the work group

  • Open and/or close and secure the building as directed

  • Report unsafe conditions to supervisor if they cannot be self-corrected

  • Communicate work practices, procedures, and methods to team members as required

  • Perform additional duties as assigned by management

Key Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Operator level I certificate in Ammonia Refrigerator

  • Ability to follow work procedures, safety rules, and food safety rules

  • Ability to read, understand, and follow directions/instructions

  • Repairing/rebuilding equipment may require lifting up to 100 pounds

  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, crouch, stoop, reach, stretch, step, climb and/or sit frequently or through the duration of the shift

  • Have appropriate eye, hand and foot coordination to properly use various equipment and/or tools

  • Ability to climb ladders and work at higher elevations

  • Basic knowledge of mechanics, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry

  • Ability to perform simple math calculations

  • Ability to write numeric and alphanumeric characters

  • Must have a minimum of (3) years of mechanic work experience documented in the work history section of the application or be graduate of an industrial maintenance training program. (can be a combination of employers as long as experience is at least 3 years )

  • 6 months continuous employment in the past 12 months

  • Must have PSM experience

Work Shift:

3RD SHIFT (United States of America)

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Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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Our team members make the difference. If you are ready to grow your career with an industry leader and want to positively impact the team and community around you, then join us in helping us in raising expectations.Join us on the journey.

At Tyson, we are raising expectations for how much good people can do. Our Talent Strategy is to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent, and we believe that our Culture is the connecting thread that drives that strategy!

We strive to be a talent magnet to establish a reputation for being a talent rich organization where team members can grow their career while growing the business.

We are a high performing organization where team members are rewarded (Pay, Benefits and Recognition) for their contributions, and given the opportunity to support and/or volunteer with programs that help Tyson make a lasting social impact in the communities where we live and work.

To learn more about our culture, please read Our Purpose (http://www.tysonfoods.com/who-we-are/our-story/purpose-values) .

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