Position:  Ammonia Refrigeration Technician
Location:  Kentwood, MI
Job Id:  163
# of Openings:  0

Company Overview:

Roskam Baking Company is a family owned and operated business based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We have been producing high quality food products since 1923. Our strategic partners include some of the largest food companies and retailers in North America. We also have our own product lines under the Rothbury Farms and Grandpa’s Oven brands. Our product lines include croutons, snacks, caramel corn, popcorn, seasoning blends, fresh bakery products, candy, dry mixes, glazes, frostings, and frozen foods. Our six facilities supply a complete service of production, packaging, and warehousing. Like the food industry, we are rapidly growing and are always looking for more good people to join our team.

Position Description and Purpose:

To maintain equipment and building with focus on food safety, quality, and productivity in assigned facility/department with main focus on Ammonia Refrigeration Systems.
The Ammonia Refrigeration Technician must have a strong working relationship with all departments and communicate, in a clear and professional manner, any issues that may occur throughout the facility.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Personal and co-worker safety as it pertains to Ammonia Refrigeration.
  • Food Safety
  • Enforce that all elements of food safety within the plant are being met.
  • Ensure that all tools and equipment used is accounted for when completing a task.
  • Ensure that clothing worn does not become contaminated causing possible carrying of ingredients, especially allergens, to other areas.
  • Ensure the cleaning and sanitizing of tools and equipment when tasks are completed.
  • If any food safety issues are found, notify supervisor immediately.


Knowledgeable of GMP’s (Good Manufacturing Procedures) and other legal requirements for the Ammonia Refrigeration Industry.

  • Perform preventive, predictive, and emergency repairs on your line to ensure your equipment is in proper working order.
  • Assist production and sanitation with customer complaint issues.
  • Assist parts room personal to maintaining key equipment spare parts inventory.
  • Must have a strong working relationship with production and sanitation.
  • Knowledgeable of OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Association) standards. PSM / RMP.

Required Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of equipment and repair practices
  • Desire/willingness to learn and advance skills in the field of ammonia
  • Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Basic Operator training Level 1 or 2
  • Working knowledge of PSM / RMP procedures and program.

Roskam Baking Company offers a competitive compensation package including medical, dental, and vision benefits, life and disability insurance and a 401k plan. Roskam Baking Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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At Rothbury Farms, consumer value means using the highest quality ingredients to produce the very best products. It means delivering those products properly priced, without gimmicks, every time. As our customer, you can expect this kind of value.

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