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2019. F24/Foods Refrigeration Technician; Bama Foods (5377 E. 66th St. N. Tulsa, OK 74117)

at Bama

Pay: up to $27.00/hour
Posted: 8/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1083636
Keywords: repair

Job Description

  • 15-May-2019 to 01-Jan-2020 (CST)
  • Maintenance
  • Tulsa, OK, USA
  • 27.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

2019. F24/Foods Refrigeration Technician; Bama Foods (5377 E. 66th St. N. Tulsa, OK 74117)

Available Shifts:

1st Shift: (7:00am - 3:00pm)

2nd Shift: (3:00pm - 11:00pm)

3rd Shift (11:00pm - 7:00am)

Salary Range:
$27.00/Hour starting rate
$1.75 /Hour for 2nd/3rd Shift Differential Pay
$1.00/Hour weekend Premium Pay
Hiring/Retention Bonus Incentive: at Hire, 6 months, and 1 year of Service

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt & Full Time

The Refrigeration Technician provides industrial maintenance support to ensure the safe and effective operation of the production facility. Serves as the technical expert in the maintenance work activities related to refrigeration and facility utility areas. Key responsibilities include the maintenance, repair and safe operation of the production facility's mechanical infrastructure, including ammonia-based refrigeration systems, HVAC systems and boilers. Additional responsibilities include the repair, troubleshooting and maintenance of the facility manufacturing systems.

Keys to success will be the individual's knowledge of refrigeration and manufacturing systems, the skills needed to maintain, repair and troubleshoot those systems, and the ability to effectively interact with internal customers with fellow team members and internal customers.  


  • Understand and support the Philosophies of Bama described in the Bama Manual
  • Understand your role in integrating and executing the 4 strategic objectives of Bama: Customers are wildly important, People are wildly important, Business Improvement, and Smart Fun Growth
  • Understand and commit to "act like an owner" to take action to achieve overall success of the entire enterprise
  • Engage in Courageous Conversations for improvement of the organization
  • Written and oral communication with your shift leader, other Maintenance shift crews and between Operations / QA and Warehouse co-workers to ensure effective communication.
  • Carry out work plans for maintenance needs and coordinate appropriately with Operations and QA. Identify additional needs for input into, or adjustment to, current and future work plans.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Participate in providing technical support to the Emergency Response Team for their shift including the provision of facility knowledge, drawings, plans, and their interpretation should the need arise.
  • Critical thinking skills including the ability to: 1) raise vital questions and problems and formulate them clearly and precisely; 2) gather and assess data and information and use abstract ideas to interpret it effectively, 3) come to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards; 4) think open-mindedly about alternatives while recognizing and assessing their inherent assumptions, implications, and practical consequences; and 5) communicate effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems
  • Identifies and/or corrects potentially hazardous conditions.
  • Safely perform work, including adherence to Bama policies such as lock-out tag-out and confined space entry.
  • Participate in the development of safety procedures, standards and controls
  • Complete all compliance documentation required to ensure its readiness for all internal or external audits or inspections (such as for AIB, OSHA, EPA, Insurance companies, and local/state/federal agencies)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Math and reading comprehension to understand and interpret technical manuals, bulletins, blueprints and schematics
  • Must be proficient in both of the following areas: -Ammonia refrigeration system safe operation, maintenance, repair, HVAC system maintenance and repair, and meeting PSM requirements, -Maintenance and repair of plant support systems including boilers, air compressors, high pressure hot water, plumbing and equipment movers
  • Must be proficient in at least 3 of the following areas and have basic knowledge of the others: -Maintenance and repair of motor controls, general industrial wiring and hardware, and electrical troubleshooting -Maintenance and repair of mechanical systems including pneumatics, bearings, seals, gears, chains, sprockets, pipe fitting, and appropriate lubrication of mechanical systems -Basic Mig and Tig welding for repair purposes -The use of shop machinery including mills, lathes, drill presses and normal industrial tools for repair purposes
  • First Class Stationary Engineer license.
  • Understands Predictive Maintenance concepts & can interpret PdM findings to ensure appropriate repairs are planned/executed
  • Available for occasional travel to support technical development or other company needs
  • Available for working any shift in a 24/7 food manufacturing operation

The physical requirements listed below for this position are considered essential functions of the job:

  • Actively participate as a team member on the facility Emergency Response Team to a level that meets the requirements of a HazMat Technician, which includes successful completion of the Hazmat Physical
  • Ability to work in confined spaces or on elevated working surfaces
  • Able to work in environments with exposure to potential allergens, including flour, cinnamon, etc.
  • Perform work related to depth perception and color recognition

Physical Requirements:      



Work Demand

Lift: waist to chest

Frequently                                               Occasionally

1-2 #'s-tools                              up to 55 #'s


Occasionally                   Frequently

55 #'s                                                15 #'s



Up to 50 #'s of force



Up to 50 #'s of force


2 times per shift         Occasionally                               Once a month

Ladders (12 ft); Steps (2-10);                                          Stairs (up to 24 steps);                                Straight ladders (up to 58 rungs)



Less than 10 min



Less than 10 min



Less than 20 min



Less than 10 min


Less than 1-2 X's/shift

Less than 10 feet


Occasionally                                                  Frequently

30-100 degrees-10 min                           At arm's length for adjustments


Occasionally                 Constantly

less than 20 min interrupted   Using small tools



Up to 30 minutes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years electrical, electronics, or HVAC degree or equivalent training / experience
  • 5 years Maintenance experience in manufacturing, preferably in the food industry
  • Able to defuse conflict in emotionally charged situations
  • Experience with ammonia refrigeration system operation, maintenance, repair, and PSM requirements.
  • HVAC system maintenance & repair  Refrigeration recovery license   Six Sigma Green Belt


*** Bama is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce ***