Ryder System Refrigeration Maintenance Tech in Allegan, Michigan

Position Description


Maintain day to day operations and assume the responsibility for maintaining the physical assets of the property under the direction of the Maintenance Manager/Operations Manager.

  • Responsible for completing monthly equipment p.m.’s and minor repairs.

  • Maintain equipment in safe working condition.

  • Strong MHE repair background. Experience with maintaining forklift equipment preferred.

  • Prior experience with ammonia refrigeration systems.

  • Strong background in maintaining and repairs of conveyer and assemblysystems.

  • Basic background in electrical repairs.

  • Participate in the continual development and improvement of maintenance policies, procedures and standard operating procedures for the facility.

  • Assist in the development and achievement of annual cost reductions and capital programs.

  • Maintain and insure spare parts inventories and/or consignment inventories are being maintained consistent with procedures.

  • Insure a clean and organized maintenance area.

  • Prioritize and schedule all maintenance work with a minimum amount of overtime.

  • Ensure PM entries into software are complete and accurate.

  • Certified in First Aid and CPR.

  • Actively supports and participates in LEAN

  • Utilizes the computerized maintenance management systems to their fullest potential as a tool to keep the department organized and as a communication tool to the plant and corporate management.

  • Establishes work schedules that meet the demands of operating and PM programs.


  • Capable of operating forklifts and their attachments

  • Able to read and understand schematic diagrams

  • Capable of lifting up to 70 pounds

  • Have good math skills

  • Be able to read and write English

  • Capable of using a wide variety of hand tools.

  • Capable of using various electric/mechanical testing devices

  • Available to work various shifts

  • Have no fear of heights

  • Work in a cold atmosphere

  • Understand and assist with the facility PSM program

  • Work effectively with a group and on own

  • Assist with the ERP team for the facility

  • Basic understanding of electricity

  • Able to wear a SCBA and pass fit test

*This position is based in Kalamazoo, MI*


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Strong background in maintenance repair and preventative maintenance programs

  • Good organizational, communication, and planning skills

  • Basic computer and parts inventory system skills

  • Aptitude to investigate and problem-solve various mechanical issues


  • Complete all routine lubrications, repairs and trouble shooting tasks of mechanical warehouse equipment

  • Assist and monitor all work being performed by outside contractors

  • Maintain inventory controls for cost effective operations

  • Schedule and complete preventative maintenance procedures

  • Assure safety standards are used which comply with all company, local, city, state and federal guidelines

  • Monitor and maintain grounds and building systems

  • Depending on location, employee may be required to operate equipment and may be required to be equipment certified

  • Special projects and other responsibilities as may be determined

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition 2018-57345

Category Logistics/Distribution/Transportation Management

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 0-10%

Position Code 8595