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Ammonia Technician - Food Distribution Center - Windsor, CT

Apply Now Location: 500 Groton Rd, Windsor, Connecticut, United States, 06095-1580; job id: R0000341365
job family: Distribution Center - Maintenance & Mechanics
schedule: Full time
The pay range per hour is $41.20 - $49.19

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Engineering & Facilities - Ammonia Technician (AT)

About job:

  • Currently hiring for below shift:
  • B1 Key - Tuesday through Friday from 5:00am to 3:30pm
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • Benefits eligible within two weeks of employment
  • Relocation Package Available!!

About us:

Working at Target means helping all families discover the joy of everyday life. We bring that vision to life through our values and culture. Learn more about Target here.

A role in Global Supply Chain centers puts you on the front lines of getting product to the guest as fast as possible - a critical differentiator and one of the most essential functions within Logistics. You’ll have a chance to positively impact thousands of fellow team members and Target guests worldwide.  

About the job:

As an Engineering & Facilities Ammonia Technician  (AT), you will be a key technical subject matter expert that ensures high equipment availability rates.  You will use preventive and predictive maintenance processes, rapidly troubleshoot equipment breakdowns, and quickly restore equipment to service.  You will work with other Target maintenance technicians to solve difficult problems, validate quality of work for outside specialty contractors, work with building leaders to optimize ammonia refrigeration equipment, handle multiple projects, and work with a sense of urgency.  You will collaborate with others to perform Root Cause Analysis for equipment failures, and fix systemic issues using careful observation and diagnostic tools.  You will need an expert understanding of system controls logic and troubleshooting techniques. You will act as a technical trainer for other maintenance technicians, helping them to learn new skills.  This job description describes the core duties of this role. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.  

Additionally, an individual in this role will:  

  • Maintain and troubleshoot electrical/mechanical aspects of Ammonia Refrigeration Equipment, including evaporators, compressors, condensers, vessel packages or piping systems
    • Participate in all aspects of Target’s Process Safety Management program (PSM)
    • Complete preventive maintenance
    • Complete corrective maintenance
    • Control, reset, repair or replace components
    • Clean, lubricate, and paint equipment  
  • Troubleshoot power distribution systems, branch circuits, lighting systems, transformers, and wiring methods and materials, up to 480V  
  • Perform preventative maintenance on facility equipment (i.e. Powered Industrial Trucks, HVAC, air compressors and dryers, and balers)
  • Read and understand basic electrical and electronic schematic
  • Develop work plans with peer technicians for emergency repair of critical assets
  • Perform technical training for other maintenance technicians and act as the trainer/advisor for Maintenance Technician Trainees 
  • Utilize handheld devices and asset management system mobile apps to create and close Work Orders with appropriate data (labor hours, downtime, problem/cause/remedy, and parts used)  
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships across all levels of the organization  
  • Follow appropriate safety procedures and use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while maintaining equipment (Lock Out/Tag Out, Arc Flash, etc.), and ensure a safe work environment by eliminating potential equipment safety hazards 
  • Ability to receive an maintain a RETA CARO certification

Physical Demands (must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation):

  • Regular bending, lifting, stretching and reaching both below the waist and above the head  
  • Ascending or descending ladders, gangways, and stairs safely, and working off platforms and equipment at significant heights  
  • Moving about within and around the site with great frequency (up to 10-12 hours per shift)
  • Lift and/or move product or items, such as totes and cartons, up to 49 pounds  
  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
    • Significant time spent on handheld devices or computer accessories, such as mice, keyboards, multi meters, and infrared thermometers
    • Operating machinery, bench power tools, motor vehicles, and/or heavy equipment, including operation of Powered Industrial Trucks with pedals, tillers, and switches
    • Use of manual tools, such as wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, hammers, etc
  • Environmental conditions may include small and/or enclosed spaces, dust, poor ventilation, fumes/odors, outdoor elements, hot/cold temperatures, noisy environments, vibration, standing on concrete for long hours ,and wet or uneven surfaces

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent PC competency and ability to use mobile apps on handheld devices 
  • Familiar with wiring diagrams, symbols and electrical measuring 
  • Experience with the following areas: 
  • Preventive/predictive maintenance procedures with ammonia refrigeration systems
    • Blueprint and schematic reading 
    • Work order management 
    • Industrial Electrical, Controls and Electronics 
    • Programmable Logic Control (PLC) programs 
    • National Electrical Code (NEC) 
    • International Institute of Ammonia refrigeration (IIAR)
    • Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA)

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Degree from a technical or community college, or accredited industrial maintenance certifications (PLCs, Industrial Networks, Machine Logic, Robotics), with a focus in the Mechanical/Electrical fields 
    • 4+ years of experience with an industrial ammonia refrigeration system. 
    • CARO and/or CIRO certified.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Supply Chain Facility or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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