Innovative Refrigeration Systems

Apprentice Ammonia Technician (San Antonio) - San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
Innovative was founded in 1993. Since the beginning, we have aligned ourselves with team-oriented cu

Job Description

Apprentice Ammonia Technician (San Antonio)

Posted: Friday, 11/10/2023

Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. is a premier custom refrigeration system company that provides a one-stop shop for our valued customers. We are proud to provide everything from custom designed refrigeration systems to upkeep and maintenance for our clients. Because of our continuous growth, we are looking for qualified new teammates who share our drive and vision.

We are seeking a Refrigeration Service Technician Apprentice who is looking to grow their career. This position will start out as a trainee position that will work alongside our construction & service teams. This position will require travel, an EPA Universal license, and the ability to work well alone and with a team. The ideal candidate will be able to think quickly on their feet and be able to problem solve effectively. Once the training period is completed, the candidate will transition to a role as a Service Technician. As a Service Technician, this position would be a part of our Service department and would be responsible for the repair, maintenance, & support of industrial refrigeration equipment for our valued customers. A working knowledge of commercial- industrial refrigeration and electrical controls is preferred to be successful in this role. This position will be required to be on an on-call rotation and national travel is required. Advancement opportunities into field supervisors and project commissioning are available for qualified and motivated candidates.

Apprenticeship Training Program: Innovative has developed a federally recognized Industrial Refrigeration Technician apprenticeship program to advance the career of our technicians. This position offers enrollment in a 3-year long program that will result in becoming a licensed Industrial Refrigeration Journeyman. Your enrollment will begin on the nearest upcoming quarter.

Key Duties:

  • Responsible for refrigeration repair and maintenance support to industrial accounts in food and beverage and refrigerated storage equipment ranging from 100 HP to 5,000 HP
  • Perform routine and emergency service on ammonia and Freon refrigeration equipment commonly found in industrial applications
  • Use working knowledge of screw and reciprocal compressors, electrical troubleshooting all common types of ammonia central systems, & control/alarm systems to perform inspections and preventative maintenance as required
  • Demonstrate an understanding and adherence to all work safety policies, procedures and governing requirements
  • Knowledge of controls and electric (high and low voltage)
  • Must be a high school graduate or have attained a GED, HVAC tech school preferred
  • Universal EPA certification
  • RETA 1&2 certification preferred
  • Motor alignment experience a plus
  • Company is a tobacco-free workplace and, as such, no tobacco products are allowed during the workday on the jobsite(s).
  • Position requires a pre-employment drug screening, felony screening, and motor vehicle record screening
  • This position is a safety sensitive position and will require pre-employment and regular drug testing
  • Bonus points if you are a current or previous student of The Refrigeration School, Inc.
  • Retirement plan; company matches dollar for dollar up to 15%
  • Health insurance; company pays 75% of the premiums for employee/family
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Weekly pay
  • Competitive vacation & holiday pay
  • Supplemental insurance available (Aflac)
  • Short-term & long-term disability coverage
  • Accidental death/dismemberment coverage after one year of employment
  • Life insurance coverage after one year of employment
  • Employee referral incentives
  • Opportunities for advancement, professional development, training opportunities, and apprenticeship programs available
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, rental vehicles, and other company discounts for eligible positions

Innovative Refrigeration Systems At A Glance

Innovative was founded in 1993. Since the beginning, we have aligned ourselves with team-oriented customers and vendors and have established team members that have proven themselves as producers. Through our consistent delivery of excellent products and service, Innovative Refrigeration has grown from a family-owned “garage shop” to a nationwide powerhouse in the cold storage and food processing industry. The personal commitment by our employees makes our customers’ projects a complete success. Our commitment to excellence in manufacturing, workmanship and service has given us national presence as well as projects in Mexico and Canada. We continue to expand the industry with state-of-the-art technology, energy saving solutions and innovative design, all while providing the best service available to our customers and vendors. Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Lyndhurst, Virginia surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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