Refrigeration Technician

Salary: Salary - Competitive

Closing Date: 18 June 2021

The incumbent will carry out adjustments, maintenance, upgrades and projects within the field of refrigeration and services equipment at Dairymaid Clayville Factory as a permanent function as well as to provide support to the effluent plants.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the refrigeration and services plant performs at optimum capacity
  • Maintain, adjust and set up equipment as per the required parameters all the time.
  • Ensure problems related to refrigeration and service are resolved timeously
  • Escalate problems to the appropriate management level before it can create major financial loss
  • Adhere to the required Ammonia safe handling procedures
  • Actively involved in energy and water saving projects within your span of control
  • Trouble shooting of any fault relating to the equipment and refrigeration services system
  • Provides guidance to the factory & boiler personnel in line with all refrigeration services issues
  • Ensure the application of preventative maintenance principles at all times
  • Ensure compliance to the work permit procedures is adhered to by all. i.e. contractors
  • Ensure the alignment of motors to refrigeration compressor
  • Ensure Adherence to the liquid pumping principles
  • Provides the capability to replace air and water filters, repair water traps/purging mechanisms
  • Be able to work under no abrupt supervision
  • Know-how of pumping down valve and vessels
  • Repairing building components and assessing the site, buildings and equipment for possible damage
  • Ensure all work is done in a safe manner all the time (working at heights, work in confined spaces, work with electricity, heavyweights, and lock out & tag out during maintenance)
  • Conduct monthly inspection on site and ensure any issues are attended to.
  • Arrange induction for maintenance contractors

Key Requirements:

  • Matric + refrigeration related qualification coupled with relevant trade test.
  • 5 years’ experience of working in Ammonia plant, specifically in food and Beverage industry
  • Must have ammonia safe handling category B
  • Experience in Building maintenance will be an added advantage
  • Computer literate
  • Must have working knowledge of computerized refrigeration monitoring/control program
  • Engineering Technical Knowledge, sturdily on refrigeration systems
  • Must have a high tolerance for stress and must be resilient
  • Systematic, pragmatic, analytical and service oriented
  • Knowledge of Safe working practices and legal compliance of refrigeration installations
  • Basic understanding of ammonia system electrical controls


If you are interested please send your CV, latest payslip and copy of your qualifications to: [email protected] Tel. no: 011 238 8443

If you do not hear from us in a month after the advert closes, consider your application unsuccessful.

Please note the company will not pay any relocation costs for this position.