McCain Foods Refrigeration Operator

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of a Refrigeration Operator to be based at the McCain Spring site, Gauteng. The successful candidate will report to the Services, Scheduling & Planning Manager.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB
▪ To operate freezer tunnels and refrigeration plant.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:
▪ Efficient running of the freezer compressors as per McCain standard.
▪ Pre start check of the ammonia refrigeration system which includes:
▪ Ammonia compressors
▪ Air compressors
▪ Surge drums
▪ Ammonia pump
▪ Freezer tunnel
▪ Evaporators
▪ Ensure that the freezer is well defrost and all covers are safely closed and safe for operation.
▪ Continuously monitor compressor performance to ensure adequate freezing of the product.
▪ Monitor and record performance every 1:30 minutes of the Tunnels, delivery pumps, surge drums levels and make adjust when required.
▪ Ensure that there is adequate water for tunnel defrost.
▪ Efficient running of the cold room compressors as per McCain standard.
▪ Inspect cold room temperature and record as requested.
▪ Inspect ammonia cold room compressor and record working parameters and adjust or startup compressor if required every two hours.
▪ Ensure that the hydro coolers are operating and the water is being circulated to cool down the product inside the cooler.
▪ Clean hydro cooler strainer.
▪ Take hydro cooler temperature and make necessary adjustments if required.
▪ Efficient running of the ammonia condensers.
▪ Constantly monitor system discharge pressure and start up the appropriate number of condensers as required.
▪ Ensure that the circulation pump and all condenser fans are always running.
▪ Report any water leaks or deviations.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
▪ Matric/ N3 Mechanical.
▪ Certificate in Ammonia Plant operation and Ammonia safe handling (Diploma in Ammonia Plant operation and Ammonia safe handling will be an added advantage).

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS:
▪ Some understanding of OHSACT regulations.
▪ Understanding of Major Hazard Installations.
▪ Ammonia safe handling certificate.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS:
▪ Ability to perform under pressure.
▪ Holding him/herself and others accountable to meet all commitments.
▪ Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
▪ Team player, but can function on his/her own.
▪ Values safety and quality.