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Chief Class A Refrigeration Operator DAY SHIFT

Weston Foods - 2095 Meadowvale
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Job Description

As ‘Chief Operating Engineer’, you will report directly to the Maintenance Manager and you are responsible to deliver required refrigeration output (cooling) to the production equipment. You are accountable to ensure the deployment and execution of refrigeration processes, energy& water savings, TSSA, environmental compliance control and capital oversight in accordance and alignment with Weston Foods Inc. Corporate policies. You will work with maintenance staff and other personnel to correct production problems where refrigeration considerations are involved and assign projects to and collaborate closely with the plant project team. In addition, you will be accountable for projects, schedule, procurement, execution, start up, operability and safety results.  As the Chief Operating Engineer you will interface with other departments to ensure asset’s health and operational best practices; this will include work with external customers; i.e. government agencies, industry associations and other organizations.

Job Activities

  • Ensures daily inspection of the refrigeration plants that all systems are operating in a safe and expected manner
  • Maintain total awareness of and compliance to all Safety regulatory legislation through TSSA
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance of refrigeration equipment for the plant
  • Ensures the recording of data and all relevant information to the operation of the plant and maintain history of all critical equipment
  • Undertakes capital projects to improve operating performance of the plant in consultation with the Maintenance Manager and Plant Manager
  • Perform scheduled Freon leak checks and report any leaks found, complete online records
  • Maintain refrigeration spare parts inventory, including Freon level in all plants
  • Maintain good housekeeping within the engine room including 5S
Skills & Requirements


  • Possess a Refrigeration Operator - Class A License 
  • 7-10 years of proven refrigeration leadership or equivalent having direct operations experience
  • 3-5 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing/production environment
  • Working knowledge of TSSA and CFIA standards
  • Strong Communication and Leadership skills
  • Flexibility to work outside of regular work hours when required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office software (Outlook, Excel, Word)


Weston is committed to fostering a work environment with strong core values that support diversity through various policies, programs and activities that encourage sensitivity and accommodations. Weston offers employment regardless of race, colour, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Diversity is integral to our success as an organization and we will use diversity as a model to help identify and develop the best talent, create effective teams, and achieve overall excellence. In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.