Refrigeration Specialist – 2nd Shift

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A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We’re an $18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We’re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now!



Your Opportunity
Our team members receive industry-leading wages and are eligible for great benefits packages:

Hourly Maintenance Pay starting at $31-$33/Hour (based on experience)
$1.00/hr shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shift
Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More
Looking to move? We will help! Ask about our Relocation Assistance package for Skilled Trades roles! Benefits include, but are not limited to:

Lump Sum payments
Agents to help you sell/ buy
Lease Termination Assistance
Moving of goods and vehicles
In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance.

The purpose of Refrigeration Technician is to maintain, diagnose, repair, rebuild, adjust, perform preventive maintenance and install equipment within and around the facility so as to keep the production operational and have zero loss of production. This individual will perform the duties of a Refrigeration Technician and assist other maintenance personnel on his/her shift and will be responsible for all necessary paperwork and documentation as they relate to the job.

Core Responsibilities
Strong knowledge of basic mechanics
Knowledge of basic HVAC
Knowledge of ammonia refrigeration
Strong knowledge of drive components
Knowledge of selecting and maintaining bearings
Knowledge the operation of pumps
Knowledge of developing hydraulic troubleshooting skills
Knowledge of basic pneumatics
Knowledge of developing pneumatic troubleshooting skills
Install and replace bearing and shaft seals
Adhere to all safety requirements including PPE, preventing and reporting unsafe acts and conditions, Lock out-Tag out procedures and Process Safety Management related items

Strong reading, math, writing, analytical skills required and high school diploma or GED equivalent
Must be able to work weekends as needed
Must able to lift 100 pounds
Must be able to work in confined spaces
Must be able to pass a pulmonary function test
Must be able to work in -40 to degree temperatures
Must not be afraid of heights
Perform assigned tasks efficiently with minimum supervision

Work Environment & Physical Demands
The work environment characteristics and physical described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Plant environment will include wet, damp, cold, slippery and loud conditions with moving parts, and vibrating parts.
Noise level in the work environment is usually loud when in the production area.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.