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Perry's Ice Cream Maintenance Technician-Refrigeration - [2nd Shift / Monday to Friday / 3pm to 11:30pm] or [3rd Shift / Monday to Friday / 11pm-7:30am] in Akron, New York



The anticipated regular work schedule is [2nd Shift / Monday to Friday / 3pm to 11:30pm] or [3rd Shift / Monday to Friday / 11pm-7:30am] - Additional days or overtime as required to complete the daily demands

About the Role:

As a core member of our Maintenance team, you will be expected to:

  • Repair and maintain ammonia refrigeration system, boilers, production equipment, HVAC systems and related equipment including, glycol, chilled water, brine and steam systems

  • Repair and maintain facilities and production support systems

  • Manually move large equipment or components from one area of the plant to another

  • Be a member of in plant HAZMAT team and an active member of the PSM Team along with willingness to obtain RETA, CARO or CIRO certification

  • Be willing to be trained in the importance of Critical Control Points (CCPs) and upon completion of the training, demonstrate knowledge of the CCP’S

    As your employer, Perry’s will help you to achieve all of the above goals through feedback, education, and continuous professional development.

    What We’re Looking For:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Able to push, pull, climb, and squat, bend frequently throughout the shift

  • Perform basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers and with decimals and fractions.

  • Perform basic measurements (tape measures, levels, calipers, micrometers)

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Physically able to wear a respirator and maintain a Hazmat certification

  • Basic computer keyboarding skills & touchscreen technology

  • Proficient with basic hand tools and power tools

  • Able to work at heights using ladders, platforms or mechanical lifts using OSHA required fall protection

  • Can work on extreme temperatures ranging -300F to 1200F

  • Tolerance of variable work environment both indoor and outdoor in conditions that vary based on location and season

  • Basic mechanical skills for machine disassembly and reassembly

  • NYS approved apprenticeship or 2-year degree in HVAC & Refrigeration (military schooling is acceptable) or a verifiable trade school.

  • Minimum of 3 years refrigeration experience with multiple gases

  • Able to draw basic circuits & capable of reading blue prints and schematics

  • Proficient with electricians tools and test equipment (including multi meters, meggers)

  • Familiarity with the Basics of Fluid Control (such as pumps)

  • Pipe fitting

  • Proficient with refrigeration equipment (including gauges, vacuum pumps)

  • Experience with electrical control circuits and 3-phase power up to 480 volts

  • Experience with steam plant operations

  • Able to handle chemicals, paints, solvents and exposure to environmental allergens.

    Essential Duties:

  • CARO or CIRO Certification preferred

  • Stationary Engineers License preferred.

  • PLC experience a plus.

  • Demonstrable experience with steam plant operations

  • HAZMAT training.

  • Support the production of safe, high quality products and team member safety

  • Complies with all Safety, GMP, PSM and RMP regulations.

  • Ability to pass a HAZMAT physical.

  • Prepares requisitions for materials/parts required to complete work orders.

  • Creates work orders, closes them when complete, and accounts for time spent on tasks in our computerized Maint. Management System.

  • Follows all company rules, policies and procedures.

  • Maintains membership and training in the company emergency response team as outlined by OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.120 (HAZMAT)

  • Must be forklift certified or obtain the qualification within the probationary period.

  • Valid New York State Driver’s License.

  • Availability to work a variable schedule on occasion to cover other team member time off.

    Why Perry’s?

    Working with and talking about ice cream… howcoolis that?

    Behind every bite of Cookie Dough and every scoop of Panda Paws is a passionate team bringing hard work and creative ideas to the table. For over 100 years, Perry’s Ice Cream has been bringing people together to celebrate life’s moments, and you can be a part of this magic.

    If you enjoy ice cream and collaborating with others, Perry’s is the place for you! We provide a rewarding supportive environment, and are looking for enthusiastic, talented individuals to join our growing team! Plus, you get to be around ice cream. Who could ask for anything more?

    Sweet Benefits:

    In addition to the general perks of getting work with ice cream and a fantastic team all day, Perry’s also offers:

  • Health Insurance & Wellness Programs

  • Employer Paid Dental Plans

  • 401K with Employer Matching

  • Paid Family Leave

  • PTO

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • Tuition Assistance & Opportunities for Continuous Learning & Promotion


    Base Pay Rate: $30.35 / hour

    Shift Differential:$0.50 / hour

    HAZMAT Premium: $1.25 / hour

    Perry's Ice Cream is an Equal Opportunity Employer and drug free facility.

Job LocationsUS-NY-Akron

Job ID 2021-1893

Category Maintenance

Type Full-Time Regular Union