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Nestle Ammonia/HVAC Technician - 1st Shift in Fremont, Michigan

Gerber Products Company dba Nestlé Infant Nutrition is seeking a HVAC Technician at our Fremont, MI facility. POSITION SUMMARY: Will be required to perform all job requirements and meet all qualifications as determined by management for HVAC Mechanic. Perform duties under the general direction of the Utilities Manager, but works independently to perform start/stop operations and logging, installation, monitoring, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and/or design modification of HVAC, Process Cooling and Ammonia equipment. This will include basic shop safety, plumbing, hydraulic/pneumatic, electrical, and millwright work for the Fremont Plant. This position will participate in optimizing system designs, maintenance and operations processes; focusing on satisfying all safety concerns; and participating in short and long range planning for HVAC, Process Cooling and Ammonia systems. Position makes decisions based upon sound maintenance practices and business needs assessment. In addition, support of the NCE / TPM culture through active participation in processes to effect improvements in the areas of People, Quality, Service, Cost, and New Products & Processes are required. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • E.P.A. certified to reclaim and recycle refrigerant preferred.

  • RETA CIRO License preferred.

  • Will test and maintain cooling tower water chemistry.

  • Respirator trained.

  • Emergency Response to Technician level.

  • Performs system start-ups and operational checkouts on equipment including operational & performance qualifications and normal startups after PME's.

  • Restore equipment to operational status after power outages.

  • Defines routine maintenance inspections and planned overhauls for equipment based on frequencies or run hours to attain world class performance.

  • Performs preventive, predictive and pre-emptive maintenance and routine inspections.

  • Provides operational support assistance to engineers and operations.

  • Specifies, organizes and maintains adequate spare parts to support the asset base.

  • Participate in the development of project scopes, design of systems, and functional specifications.

  • Utilizes technical materials such as equipment manuals, MSDS, safety materials, system and equipment drawings, Process and Instrument Diagrams (PID's), schematics, and blue prints to troubleshoot and maintain systems.

  • Maintains plant documentation in accordance with management of change procedures and SAP AMM documentation.

Performs additional duties as assigned by Management All employees will support and participate in Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE) and Total Performance Management (TPM) as a part of their job responsibility within their Business Unit or as assigned within the factory. Employee shall follow Fremont Factory safety & environmental objectives & targets, follow the plant safety rules, report unsafe conditions immediately, report incidents immediately or by the end of the shift, maintain compliance with regulations, and refer to the Safety & Environmental Management System(s) on all related procedures and programs. REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • Job requires heavy computer or other technical knowledge to be successful. Performs transactions and/or records information in a computer. High School Diploma or GED required as well as other training.HVAC Journeyman card holder preferred or have an equivalent of education and work experience.

  • Job requires climbing stairs, ladders, changing filters on the roof and occasionally lifting > 35 lbs.


  • Previous experience in a food manufacturing or manufacturing setting preferred.

  • SAP or equivalent CMMS system experience preferred.


  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the organization.

  • Effective reading, writing, communication, and computer skills.

  • Ability to obtain necessary certifications / licenses.

  • Sound problem solving skills both in an individual and group

  • Proficient in troubleshooting HVAC and Ammonia equipment and applying appropriate countermeasures.

  • Proficient in the use of Hand Tools and Basic Power Tools (electrical and pneumatic)

  • Proficient in liquid / fluid components (valves, pipes, pumps, heat exchanger, vessels, etc.).

  • Proficient in Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems,

  • Proficient in fired and unfired heaters, air conditioners, chillers, distributions systems and ductwork.

  • Proficient in process cooling and cooling tower systems.

  • Knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits (below 480V), Controls, and Components.

  • Knowledge of instrumentation including temperature, pressure, flow, mass density

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

EOE M/F/D/V Nestle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is looking for diversity in candidates for employment. All candidates must apply online at Nestlejobs.com