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Boiler and Refrigeration Technician (Food Group –Idaho)(Job Id 1465)

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Location: Idaho, West United States, USA
Company: J.R. Simplot Company
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Open Til: 27-Aug-13
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Agronomy
Career Type: General
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A

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The Following Opportunity is NOW Available!!

Boiler and Refrigeration Technician - Idaho FG

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have several Boiler and Refrigeration Technician positions available, for various shifts, at our newest manufacturing facility in Caldwell, ID.


These positions exists to ensure efficient operation of all boiler and refrigeration equipment in the plant. This includes maintenance, sanitation, troubleshooting and repair of all mechanical components. The individuals in these positions will be required to fully understand the purpose and operation of the boiler and refrigeration areas throughout the plant and have the ability to make decisions based on sound judgment when a situation dictates.


- Diagnoses, troubleshoots, overhauls and repairs equipment in the boiler and refrigeration and all other utility systems to minimize downtime.

- Observes and tests system operation using gauges and instruments

- Comfortable with control panel interface screens and HMI's, and knows how to react to alarms and items that need attention from the control system

- Tests lines, components, and connections for leaks.

- Performs boiler feed water, condensate and cooling tower water analysis and makes necessary adjustments to maintain desirable results.

- Monitors the Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO).

- Responsible for safe transportation of cooking oil.

a)Moves oil to and from oil tankers and silos and conducts accurate and safe quality assurance testing of all cooking oil

b)Communicates with other plants regarding the status of used oil and sends oil to be rendered, transfers oil to other plants and brings in used oil from other plants.

- Maintains the DAFT (Dissolved Air Flotation for oil skimming)

- Responsible for fryer and dryer exhaust systems, compressed air system, domestic water, hot water, air handlers, glycol systems and cleaning chemical distribution systems.

- Keeps records of repairs and replacements made and causes of malfunctions.

- Fully understands and complies with PSM program.

- Performs welding for repair and fabrication as required.

- Performs preventative maintenance on all boiler, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment throughout the facility.

a)Maintains all shop inventories, including but not limited to: critical spare parts, consumables, tools.

b)Creates, performs and completes work orders in the computerized maintenance management system as assigned or as needed, prepares kitting when necessary, and plans and schedules additional work as needed.

c)Identifies parts needed for work to be done, conducts inventory searches and locates parts.

d)Documents, monitors, maintains, and assists with reporting of shift events, logging Predictive Maintenance data and assists with work planning utilizing information systems and productivity software.

- Maintains Company standards for safety, quality, food safety, sanitation and GMPs.

a)Works within safety rules and regulations in actively avoiding injury to self and others.

b)Ensures proper food safety sanitation and cleaning procedures of all processing equipment and tools.

- Maintains necessary level of communication with team members and other support groups and does so in a participative management style conducive with operational goals.

- May assist with training other plant personnel.

- Ensures that additional accountabilities required by management are handled in a manner necessary to meet operational standards.

- Able to work under minimal supervision.

- Able to provide the minimum tools required.


- High school diploma or equivalent required.

- Must obtain CIRO certification (obtained from RETA) within 1 year of employment in this position. Must maintain certification throughout employment. Current CIRO certification preferred.

- Two years relevant experience or recognized boiler safety training required. 4 years of relevant experience and recognized boiler safety training preferred.

- Combination of education and experience will be considered.

Pay Rate: $ 28.22/Hour

*Please prepare a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and submit with your resume by clicking APPLY TO THIS POSITION below and following the prompts. For best results, please upload your resume as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document. This process includes additional job relevant questions, so plan on at least 20 minutes when you apply.

When a position is in the interview stage or has been filled, it will no longer appear on our application website. If you experience any technical difficulties when applying through our online system, please contact our Employment Center for assistance at or 1-877-878-7404.

*The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer*