Chief Refrigeration Mechanic

April 28 2020
Industries Food, Catering, Beverage, Tobacco
Categories Building services, HVAC, Mechanical, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Fort Erie, ON

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.


The Chief Refrigeration Mechaniic maintains and repairs the refrigeration components of the plant in accordance with accepted standards. They have ownership of the plant refrigeration system.

  • Take ownership of plant refrigeration system. Scheduling all needed repairs, ensuring PM’s are completed on time, coordinating with outside contractors for necessary repairs and inspections, coordinating with maintenance B-Operators across multiple shifts.
  • Ensure the operations of the plant and power systems are in accordance to the T.S.S.A. standards at all times.
  • Complete and maintain proper record keeping for all work done on the system. Including completion of MOC’s, and inspection records.
  • To respond quickly to any calls from production to keep refrigeration equipment operational and ensure production runs smoothly.
  • To receive and complete refrigeration work orders and preventative maintenance work orders when assigned by Maintenance Team Leader.
  • To sign and date all completed work orders and PM’s to record all problems or observations that should be brought to the Team Leaders attention.
  • Assist with developing maintenance programs to help improve the operations and conditions of equipment
  • Ensure all work performed complies with governing practices, codes and regulations.
  • Report to the spills action center any refrigeration leaks.
  • Basic knowledge in welding, machining, electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, drafting, and blueprint reading.
  • Knowledge of Ammonia based refrigeration system required.
  • Any of the following would be a definite asset:
    • Industrial Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Mechanic License
    • ODP ticket
    • Gas Tech Level 2
    • Ammonia Refrigeration System experience or knowledge of Ammonia based systems
  • Must be able to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude, honest and strong work ethics, able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Creative and quick decision maker with a focus on preventive maintenance.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and computer skills…. Excel, Word, Email, etc.
  • Trouble Shooting Skills.
  • Team work is an essential part of this position.
  • Must be comfortable to occasionally work in confined spaces
  • Some of the work will be on roof top equipment, exposed to extremes in weather
  • Occasionally must work in refrigerated areas with temperatures as low as -40 degrees F.
  • The ability to work overtime and regular and consistent attendance are essential functions of this position.

In accordance with the Canadian Human Rights Act, Rich Products of Canada Limited, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”) will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, age, sex, record of offences, marital status, family status, handicap, sexual orientation or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, provincial, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under certain provincial or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department at if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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