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Refrigeration Maintenance Mechanic $5K Sign-On

Location: Modesto, CA, US, 95354

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Date: Mar 11, 2019

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why E. & J. Gallo Winery?

Recognized by Glassdoor as a "Best Place to Work" two years in a row, we couldn't be prouder of our employees. We are the largest family-owned winery in the world with over 100 brands. We are committed to driving innovation, sustainability, and fostering a culture of collaboration. We look forward to having you join the team! Your Talent & Gallo | A Perfect Pairing


The Refrigeration Mechanic is a full-time position responsible for installing, servicing, and repairing refrigeration systems and equipment such as condensing units, compressors, and evaporators. Some duties of the job include connecting refrigeration lines and electrical power sources, handling hazardous refrigerant substances, checking systems and equipment for leaks and making welds on equipment.


$31.60 an hour including a comprehensive benefit’s package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401(k).


• Investigates and corrects machine malfunctions by gathering information from the machine operator, viewing the equipment while it is running, and performing repairs using various hand and power tools.

• Replaces and repairs defective machine parts, such as seals, bearings, belts and various machine components.

• Makes welds on equipment by using Stick, TIG, MIG, Braze and Heliarc Welders.

• Performs preventative maintenance of Ammonia Refrigeration, Cellar Equipment, and Compressors to check or replace worn external and internal parts.

• Completes basic troubleshooting of VFDs and PLCs.

• Assembles and fabricates parts according to blueprints, manufacturer’s specification, engineering sketches or verbal instruction.

• Navigates HMIs to diagnose error codes of faults histories of equipment and makes adjustments such as machine timing, synchronization, and parameter changes.

• Performs proper lock-out/tag-out procedures.

• Looks up parts inventory and work orders using JD Edwards’s computer application.

• Maintains satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.

• Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations.

• This job description reflects management’s assignments of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.




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 ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.


• High School Diploma or GED.

• Required to be at least18 years of age.

• Required to work any shift.

• Required to comply with company GMP policies.

• Required to work overtime if necessary.

• Required to lift up to 40 pounds frequently.

• Performs assigned jobs with minimum direction and supervision.

• Skilled in welding and fabrication.

• Communicates ideas clearly and articulately.

• Required to pass the WorkKeys assessments in Applied Math, Applied Technology and Graphic Literacy.


• Knowledgeable and skilled in repair and troubleshooting of HVAC systems and ammonia refrigeration equipment.

•Three years’ experience working in a production/manufacturing facility.

• Good verbal and written communication skills.

• ASME Welding Certification.

• Demonstrate a proficient understanding of hydraulics and pneumatics.

• Working understanding of a CMMS System.

• Basic PLC and VFD troubleshooting experience.

• Forklift, man lift, scissors lift certified.

• Trained in industrial safety programs.

• Experience using basic Microsoft applications (e.g. Word, Excel, email).

• RETA certification (CARO/CIRO).


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. Employees must be physically capable of moderate pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, stooping, squatting, handling and grasping, twisting/turning, carrying and lifting.


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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to the following: Exposure to slippery or uneven walking surfaces. Exposure to dust, fumes.

Exposure to loud noise levels.

Exposure to outside environments.

Req. ID: 58214 





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Nearest Major Market: Modesto

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