Cargill Refrigeration Operator Class B in London, Ontario

Refrigeration Operator Class B

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Cargill is a large and reputable food company with operations around the world. Cargill Value Added Protein operates a chicken processing plant in London, Ontario and a hatchery in Jarvis, Ontario. The processing plant employs approximately 900 employees and processes 85,000 chickens each day. The hatchery has approximately 70 employees and, on average, produces 150,000 chicks per day. Cargill Value Added Protein operates ground beef processing facilities in Brampton, Ontario and Spruce Grove, Alberta employing approximately 130 employees.

In the role of Refrigeration Operator you will be responsible for daily completion of production processes within a work area, operational department, operational support area, or technical domain. You will ensure areas of responsibilities meet Business/Plant standards for safety, quality, efficiency and financial performance.

You will also perform skilled tasks to install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and/or modify complex industrial refrigeration equipment, processes and/or systems. Another responsibility of this role is to help diagnose cause of malfunctions or equipment failures. Some key expectations of this role include; performing preventative and corrective mechanical maintenance. Assisting in the installation, calibration and start-up of new equipment. Working with minimal to no supervision and monitors quality of own work.

You will be in charge of performing daily tasks by applying skills and knowledge of one or more products, processes, areas or machines. Having a thorough understanding of the process, work flow and works on assignments where judgment is required to resolve problems and make recommendations is an important aspect of the role. Also, you will have the responsibility of maintaining refrigeration requirements for plant operations – freezers, rounds, HVAC operations, and all operational duties for production coverage.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Execute activities of day-to-day operations of assigned area, following policies and procedures related to personnel safety and food/feed safety, comply with corporate policies and procedures related to Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Comply with corporate policies and procedures related to Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR)

  • Health & Safety: Enforce a culture of zero fatality, injury and illness

  • Environmental: Understand and proactively avoid environmental impact and potential risk to the businesses

  • Food Safety: directly monitor risks associated with products, ensure HACCP/FDA requirements are met in all food and feed processes, understand food safety fundamentals and complete safety inspections and housekeeping audits

  • Operate motorized vehicles with components used to move or lift products, equipment, or materials within and amongst destinations (warehouses, storage yards, plant factories, railroad stations, offices, etc.)

  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor



  • Refrigeration Operator Class B License or higher

  • Third Class Stationary Engineer or higher

  • Experience with ammonia cooling and compressed air systems

  • Experience with boilers and steam

  • Knowledge of TSSA standards

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Able to work day, afternoon and midnight shift, weekends

  • Self-starter with ability to work effectively and lead within a team environment

  • Must be willing to work from heights, work outside in various weather conditions, inside the plant, in confined spaces, and in a potentially physically strenuous environment and around live animals

  • Able to work under special work conditions, such as extreme heat or cold

  • Basic knowledge of industrial safety, food safety and environmental regulations with absolute commitment to safety

  • Strong problem solving skills, good written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong work ethic and a desire to be part of a high-performing team

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to operate machinery and heavy equipment

  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada


  • Food Industry experience

  • Knowledge of CFIA requirements for food manufacturing

  • Demonstrated computer skills including data entry and data retrieval

  • Ability to read blueprints and layout drawings

Primary Location Canada-Ontario-London

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: LON00598