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Refrigeration Technician

Company: Cascade Energy, Inc
Location: Chicago
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

About This OpportunityCascade Energy, founded in 1993, is an employee-owned consulting firm specializing in industrial energy efficiency. Our mission is to help improve the energy efficiency of the most energy-intensive sector of our economy - industrial. Today, we are a fast-growing team of 200 and our work reaches throughout the Pacific Northwest and across North America, with clients ranging in size from small up to Fortune 500 companies. We are proud of our reputation and our high-quality work. We foster and value a culture of equals, initiative, and ownership.At Cascade, our teams are a reflection of our company values, which are: do the right thing; put others first; seek shared success; learn constantly; and be industrious. You'll likely find this opportunity attractive if you love to learn new things, have a growth mindset, and want to join a team that collectively learns from our mistakes, laughs at ourselves or a situation, all while moving towards "better".We are seeking an Energy Efficiency Technician to perform facility tune-ups at industrial sites and support various refrigeration operator coaching and strategic energy management (SEM) cohorts. The EET works closely with engineering and SEM staff to identify energy saving opportunities and guide the customer toward implementation. The EET provides refrigeration system operation expertise and is knowledgeable of other energy using subsystems. The tune-up work supported by the EET is typically focused on facilities with industrial refrigeration, but the EET is also expected to be knowledgeable in other energy using subsystems including compressed air, pumps, fans, HVAC, lighting, and boilers. What You Will Be Doing:

  • Work with industrial plant managers, engineers, technicians, and electrical and mechanical service providers, to perform energy efficiency tune ups of industrial refrigeration systems
  • Identify and recommend energy saving opportunities based on observation of condition, maintenance practices, and control strategies of industrial equipment including industrial refrigeration, compressed air, pumps, fans, HVAC, lighting, and boiler systems
  • Build trust with customers and guide them toward implementation of recommended energy saving projects
  • Provide both on-site and remote support to industrial customers and contractors for the installation of industrial energy efficiency projects
  • Maintain relationship with the Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association, representing Cascade Energy with the industry and staying informed on emerging technologies and industrial refrigeration system best practices
  • Install data logging equipment, including power monitoring equipment, current transducers, and pressure transducers to verify equipment operations. Includes collecting data from distributed control systems, as well as local control systems
  • Deliver energy efficiency trainings at industrial sites
  • Support SEM cohorts by providing technical support in workshops and performing site visits to identify and implement energy saving opportunities
  • Facilitate workshops for refrigeration operator cohorts for our Demand Side Management partnersThis is a full-time, non-exempt position located near a Cascade Energy office in one of the following cities: Portland, OR, Pleasanton CA, San Diego, Chicago, Salt Lake City. This position will involve approximately 70% domestic travel. This estimate is inclusive of day trips; however much of the travel will be multi-day, up to one week at a time.Cascade is a strong supporter of flexible working arrangements, and all employees have the option to choose a hybrid work arrangement combining work from home and work in the officeQualificationsApplicants for this role are required to have:
    • Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator (CIRO) or equivalent (strongly preferred)
    • 5+ years experience as a refrigeration operator, refrigerated facility maintenance manager, or refrigeration service technician (strongly preferred)
    • Certified Refrigeration Energy Specialist (CRES) prferred, or equivalent
    • 5+ years of work experience in industrial environments, including work with low-voltage systems, industrial SCADA systems, and subsystem controls
    • Active electrical license (desired)
    • Strong proficiency with MS Office and ExcelReasonable accommodations may made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.Compensation & BenefitsOur total rewards include competitive pay and excellent benefits. These include health (90% paid for team member, 80% paid for dependents), vision, FSA or HSA options with an employer contribution, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, 401k retirement plan with a guaranteed 3% contribution, Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), annual cash performance bonus, (10) paid holidays per year, paid vacation time, and paid sick time.The salary range for this position in Portland OR is $30 /hour- $40/hour Range. However, final salary offered may vary depending on non-discriminatory factors such as job-related knowledge, skills and experiences, and geographical location if different than the above.Cascade promotes a healthy work-life balance and appreciates employee contribution in all areas. We walk the talk about our commitment to learning constantly, with a focus on the ongoing development of every team member, and a tuition reimbursement program.Application ProcessPlease submit a current resume (PDF please). We would also appreciate your cover letter (PDF) describing what about our team or the position resonates with you, and how your experience could make you a great fit for the role. If you submit your cover letter, please combine it with your resume in one PDF document.
      • Please, no phone calls.
      • Please, no outside recruiters or agencies.
      • Cascade Energy is not able to provide sponsorship for work authorization in the U.S.AAP/EEO StatementConsideration for employment opportunities will occur without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, physical or mental disability, family status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. This policy applies to all phases of the employment relationship, including hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. If you identify as a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation throughout the application and interviewing process please contact the Cascade recruiter for assistance.Offers of employment will be made conditional on successful completion of background check and pre-employment drug screening processes. Cascade Energy uses the federal E-Verify system to determine eligibility for work in the United States.

Keywords: Cascade Energy, Inc, Chicago , Refrigeration Technician, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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