Refrigeration & HVAC Technician at Beyond Meat

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November 6, 2023

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At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.

OVERVIEW Beyond Meat is focused on raising the bar on talent. We are dedicated to shaping an inclusive culture that drives excellence, innovation, and results by enabling talent acceleration and development, engagement, and the employee experience.  The Production Team is a matrix organization within Beyond Meat that is dedicated to creating food products that are leading the gold standard in plant-based proteins. They are looking for an outstanding individual to join the team located in Devaut, PA as a Refrigeration & HVAC Technician. This position will be responsible for providing general mechanical and electrical maintenance and upkeep of the equipment and building related to Refrigeration and/or HVAC systems. Other tasks include working with production to increase efficiencies and reduce downtime, providing preventative maintenance and assist with completing work orders.TASKS, DUTIES, & GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIESInstalling, maintaining and repairing ventilation and air conditioning systems and equipmentIdentifying maintenance risks on equipmentDiagnosing electrical and mechanical faults on all Refrigeration / HVAC systemsCleaning, adjusting, and repairing the systemsPerforming emergency repairs promptly and efficientlyProvide technical direction and on-the-job trainingKeep daily logs and records of all maintenance functionsEnsuring compliance with appliance standards and within OSHA guidelinesComplying with service standards, work instructions, and requirements Responsible for all equipment for manufacturing, distributing, and maintaining safe quality food by following good manufacturing practices, food defense, HACCP, BRC requirements, and HVAC tempsMaintain maintenance standards for efficiencies, continuous improvement, safety, and quality Responsible for maintaining and servicing production equipment, completing work orders, and documenting activities Maximize OEE, fulfilling preventative and predictive maintenance programs, root cause analysis, BBSO’s, and driving corrective actions Setup and operate various power tools and equipmentTroubleshooting skills both in electrical and mechanicalBuilding and maintaining automation systems and PLCs (Programmable logic controllers)Participating in Energy efficiency / cost saving projects Sheet metal fabrication and installationOperating powered industrial equipment (forklifts, scissor lifts, cherry pickers, etc.)Operating exhaust and ventilation systems, along with maintaining pressure dependent areasAssists the building and equipment maintenance teams with general building repairs, electrical troubleshooting and repairs, and other general maintenance activitiesCheck temperature, pressure, chemicals, valves, gauges, compressors, pumps, refrigerators, & freezersMust be able to read complex blueprints, piping, sketches, schematics and wiring diagramsAdhere to all facility policies concerning safety, security, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)Performs other duties, as assigned, and follows through on requests in a timely mannerQUALIFICATIONSEducation, Technical Skills, and/or Previous Experience: High school diploma, GED or suitable equivalent5+ years’ experience as a Refrigeration / HVAC technician, and willingness to continue educationValid driver's licenseUnderstanding of advanced principles of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration Proficient in balancing air and water treatment systems in line with HVAC protocolsPossess an active Type 4 universal EPA certificationStrong knowledge of industrial ammonia and nitrogen refrigeration operation in a food industry environment preferredCurrent Ammonia Operating License

Other qualifications:Sheet metal fabrication; welding (TIG, MIG, Stick experience needed); soldering; Arc flashing training / OSHA knowledgeCMMS software knowledgeExcellent written, verbal and interpersonal skillsProficient in reading schematics and work plansKnowledge/experience in food/beverage manufacturing facilityAbility to work after hours, over weekends and on public holidays with short or no noticeWork flexible shifts as required.WORK ENVIRONMENTWarehouse and production manufacturing environment that includes both tempered and ambient areas.  The work environment is 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.Position requires the ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods, step, balance, crouch, stoop, kneel, squat, bend, consistently lifting up to 50 lbs., reach above shoulders, or as needed to complete tasks.Must be able to occasionally climb stairs or a ladder to complete tasks.Position located in a mix of production and office environments and requires a tolerance for consistent cold work environments (-10-40˚ F), high worker traffic, loud noises, odors, dust, and varying room temperatures.This position will be required to visit the production floor, refrigerated and frozen storage, and warehouses.Requires working outside in external temperatures from below freezing to extreme heat, including external weather conditionsThe starting annual base pay for this role is between USD $31.25 and $41.00.  The actual base is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. The role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, and benefits. 

Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

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