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PSM Coordinator/Refrigeration Mechanic

Job Title:                  PSM Coordinator/Refrigeration Mechanic

Department:             Maintenance

Reports To:             Refrigeration Supervisor

FLSA:                      Non-Exempt

Reviewed:                June 2019




Assigned under general supervision of the Refrigeration Supervisor to perform a variety of complex technical duties.



  • Ability to locate and diagnose complex refrigeration equipment failures.
  • Diagnoses and repairs boilers and refrigeration/systems using schematics and visual observations.
  • Ability to read and write in English.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate with maintenance manager and production supervisors regarding operation of boilers and refrigeration equipment.
  • Complete daily rounds as assigned.
  • Knowledge of window-based programs and computers
  • Must experience dealing with Ammonia/Refrigeration, Hazardous Materials, and PSM
  • Conduct and participate corporate and outside agency audits
  • Conduct PSM audits and assure abatement of noncompliance items
  • Conducts scheduled regulartory required inspections on boilers and refrigeration equipment
  • Serves as a member for teams critical to assure environmental compliance in the facility
  • Keep accurate records of meetings and training
  • Participate/support the RMP (Risk Management Process) and assist in the development of the system and operational standards and corrective actions
  • Manages contractor safety compliance program
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Willing to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



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 accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to maintain concentration while performing tasks over period of time.
  • Ability to coordinate actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Know how to collect information and identify essential information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally with others.



5 or more years of experience in ammonia refrigeration system. Must have in depth knowledge of PSM and ability to lead/manage program.


Ability to read, write, and communicate in English.  The ability to read, write, and to communicate in Spanish would be a plus.



Communicates with internal and external customers to resolve all issues or problems which require resourcefulness, tact and discretion. Applies broad

knowledge of products and services when communicating with individuals outside the immediate work area/department.



Works with significant deadlines that can result in a disruption to projects, service or products that impact operational cost and/or revenue.


Ability to apply general knowledge of maintenance functions and terminology to analyze and resolve problems.



RITA Certification, PSM/RMP Training a plus.



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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Uses both hands to perform necessary repairs and installations
  • Must be able to crawl, squat, kneel, and bend from waist
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces
  • Must be able to distinguish colors to safely identify electrical wiring
  • Stands/walks on even concrete floors
  • Able to lift 50-70lbs. unassisted


Full time regular position that works Monday through Friday, generally 8 hours per day, with frequent overtime.  Travel is not required for this position.



Works inside in temperature-controlled environment and outside in all weather conditions.  May be exposed to high-pitched electrical noise.  May be exposed to strong odors.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The office environment is typically climate controlled of 68ºF to 72ºF and clean, with normal air contaminants, such as dust, typically found in an office environment
  • The indoor production environment is climate-controlled of -40ºF to 45ºF with regular exposure to prolonged noise
  • While in the production area, all employees are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to include hair and beard nets, rubber soled shoes, smocks, and hearing protection and hard hats.  

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