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General information

All posting locations: Ontario, Oregon, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 00 Manufacturing

Date Published: 13-Jan-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Refrigeration Operator A

Shift: Swing or Graveyard

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Medical.
  • Dental.
  • Vision.
  • Additional perks:  Pet Insurance- (EAP) Employee Assistance Program- etc.
  • (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
  • Starting Pay is $25.78
  • Additional benefits will be discussed upon interview.

Work Schedule:

Differential     Shift    Mon    Tues    Wed    Thurs    Fri    Sat    Sun
    Days    8a-4p    8a-4p    8a-4p    OFF    OFF    8a-4p    8a-4p
$.05    Swing    4p-12a    4p-12a    4p-12a    4p-12a    4p-12a    OFF    OFF
$ 0.10     Grave    12a-8a    OFF    12a-8a    12a-8a    12a-8a    12a-8a    12a-8a
$0.25     Revolve    OFF    12a-8a    OFF    8a-4p     8a-4p    4p-12a    4p-12a

Plant Overview:

  • Located in Ontario- Oregon directly on the border of Oregon and Idaho
  • Number of employees is 754
  • Number of Production Lines is 8
  • Union Facility
  • Facility sits on 237 acres
  • 1953 - Tater Tots are born
  • 1961 - Ore-Ida Food Company was formed
  • 1965 - Ore-Ida Foods purchased by the HJ Heinz Company

The refrigeration operators will increase their wages by $5.00 per hour for earning and maintaining RETA Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator (CIRO) certification and by attending a minimum of 4 RETA training meetings per year.  It will be the employee’s responsibility to provide proof to the Company that they have maintained the certification and attended four RETA meetings annually to keep the $5.00 per hour certification pay. 

Discipline involving conduct- inefficiency- negligence- falsification of records- safety- sanitation etc. may disqualify the $5.00 per hour stipend.


Operates- repairs- maintains and fabricates various types of refrigeration related systems designed to provide refrigeration for industrial processes by performing the following duties.


In the performance of work- the incumbent is required to be in compliance with local- state- federal safety rules and regulations and the safety policies and procedures of Heinz Frozen Food Company.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

  •  Performs work using plumbing tools- and be moderately skilled in the use of the tools of several trades.
  • Generates material lists for jobs needing performed- and keep a stock of most used items- such as pipe and fittings.
  • In the absence of the supervisor or lead worker- exercise appropriate judgment with regard to plant equipment- security and safety.
  • Opens valves on equipment such as compressors- pumps- and condensers to prepare system for operation and starts equipment and auxiliary machinery.
  • Observes temperature- pressure and ampere readings for system and equipment and adjusts controls or overrides automatic controls to obtain specified operation of equipment.
  • Records temperature- pressure- and other readings on log sheet at specified intervals.
  • Makes periodic inspection of equipment and system to observe operating condition and need for repair or adjustment.
  • Adjusts controls to isolate and clear broken lines for repair or shuts down equipment.
  • Repacks pumps- valves and compressors- cleans condensers- and replaces worn or defective parts.
  • Performs various tests on equipment and related systems recording results and taking appropriate action as necessary or required.
  • Must help PSM coordinator keep PSM compliant.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.  On occasion may lead or direct the work of others.


To perform this job successfully- an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge- skill- and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


One-year certificate from college or technical school with three to six months related experience and/or training is preferred.

RETA Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator (CIRO) certification is also preferred.

A combination of education and significant direct experience may be considered in selection of incumbent.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules- operating and maintenance instructions- and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts- interest- commissions- proportions- percentages- area- circumference- and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written- oral- diagram- or schedule form.


Incumbent must hold a valid Heinz Frozen Food Company equipment operator’s license with a Lift Truck and Platform/Scissor Lift endorsement within 30 days of starting the bid.

Incumbent must take and pass a job related written and practical Gas and Electrical Welding test.

Incumbent must take and pass a job related safety test.

Incumbent must be able to weld stainless steel.

Incumbent will be a certified HAZMAT team member and be required to take and pass an annual physical examination.

Incumbent will certify and maintain all requirements in order to use Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and related equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity