Refrigeration Corporate Engineer

Location: Richmond, VA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $90,000.00 - $115,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 2/28/2018
Job ID: 02570587
Job Description
Refrigeration Corporate Engineer
  • $20 Billion global foods manufacturer that has been in business for 50+ years has a newly created role for a Refrigeration Corporate Engineer
  • This role will be based in the corporate office located in Richmond, VA
  • They are hiring a Refrigeration Corporate Engineer that will be the subject matter expert (SME) for all ammonia needs for 52 plants world-wide
  • Our client offers great benefits, stability, and growth potential.  Past placements describe this company as a great place to grow your career while working for a good team and family-oriented environment
  • Relocation assistance will be provided and sponsorship is not available 
  • SME for all functions necessary to ensure efficient plant operations associated with ammonia refrigeration systems
  • Design new ammonia facilities, implement systems from scratch and maintain existing ammonia systems across 40+ plants nationwide and 10+ plants internationally. 
  • Lead project engineer for construction and design of new ammonia-based systems
  • Interface with Directors of Operations, Engineers and Maintenance teams (supervisors and tradesmen) to ensure everyone is working together to manage and maintain a successful ammonia system
  • Travel and support manufacturing operations to ensure ammonia systems are running efficiently and not impacting production efficiencies
  • Develop, train and implement standard operating procedures
  • Teach maintenance facility technicians with hands on explanation and coaching
  • Recommend and plan for replacement parts and upgrading equipment. 
  • Partner with contractors and engineers for layout and capital projects
  • Work with plants to maintain OSHA and Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations are maintained
  • BS degree or equivalent work experience in ammonia refrigeration systems.  Prefer a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Technology or similar degree
  • MUST HAVE Certifications in the following are required: Process Safety Management (PSM), or RETA Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator, International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration ANSI/IIAR2 certification, Garden City Program Operator II certification, or similar ammonia training programs
  • At least 3 years of experience in the foods manufacturing industry is required.  Prefer refrigerated fresh products
  • At least 3 years of experience with design, lead implementation, troubleshooting and managing refrigeration, chillers, ammonia and similar refrigeration systems
  • Electrical experience and troubleshooting in low and high voltage circuits, motors, and controls.
  • Experience with OSHA, PSM, FDA, AIB, USDA, GMP, HFC and HCFC is required
  • Must have high-integrity, honest, self-motivated, excellent problem-solving skills and able to think pro-actively
  • Open to at least 60% travel – both domestic and international