Refrigeration Maintenance Trainee (North)


Portland , ME 04019

$Dependent On Experience per hour


Entry Level

High School



Make the switch to a new, exciting career in industrial refrigeration. Join our team and get paid to travel, operate a company vehicle, collect per diem, and apply your mechanical skills in a dynamic, fast paced, environment.

Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. is seeking Maintenance Technicians to train to become full-time Industrial Refrigeration Service Technicians. This position would be an extension of our Service department and would be responsible for the repair, maintenance, & support of industrial refrigeration equipment for our valued customers. A working knowledge of refrigeration and electrical controls is preferred to be successful in this role. This position will be required to be on an on-call rotation and heavy travel is required. Advancement opportunities into field supervisors and project commissioning are available for qualified and motivated candidates.

Apprenticeship Training Program: Innovative has developed an Industrial Refrigeration Technician apprenticeship program to advance the career of our technicians. In your role as a Technician, you will be given the opportunity to join this program once you have completed 90 Days of employment. This is a 3-year long program that will result in becoming a licensed Industrial Refrigeration Journeyman

Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. is a national, premier custom industrial refrigeration system company that strives to provide a full service experience for our valued customers. We are proud to provide everything from custom designed refrigeration systems to upkeep and maintenance for our clients. Because of our continuous growth, we are looking for qualified, dedicated, passionate new teammates who share our drive and vision.

About the Position:

  • Job Security: Long-term, permanent position with benefits
  • Weekly pay
  • Application takes 5-10 minutes, receive feedback in 2 business days


  • Must be willing to travel on a national level.
  • Must be a high school graduate or have GED, HVAC tech school preferred
  • Ability to obtain a Universal 608 EPA certification within 90 days
  • Prefer electrical and mechanical maintenance experience.
  • Must be able to wear a respirator and pass a fit test
  • Motor alignment experience a plus
  • Companies are a tobacco-free workplace and, as such, no tobacco products are allowed during the workday on the jobsite(s).
  • Position requires overtime, daily traveling, and occasional heavy lifting
  • Position requires a pre-employment drug screening, felony screening, and motor vehicle record screening

Key Duties:

  • Responsible for refrigeration repair and maintenance support to industrial accounts in food and beverage and refrigerated storage equipment ranging from 100 HP to 5,000 HP
  • Perform routine and emergency service on ammonia and Freon refrigeration equipment commonly found in industrial applications
  • Use working knowledge of screw and reciprocal compressors, electrical troubleshooting all common types of ammonia central systems, & control/alarm systems to perform inspections and preventative maintenance as required
  • Demonstrate an understanding and adherence to all work safety policies, procedures and governing requirements
  • Knowledge of controls and electrical systems (high and low voltage)


  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance - Company pays 75% of the monthly premiums for employees and their families
  • Competitive vacation & holiday pay
  • Supplemental insurance available (Aflac)
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan - Company matches dollar-for-dollar up to 15%
  • Short-term and Long-term disability
  • Accidental death/dismemberment
  • Life insurance
  • Employee referral incentives
  • Opportunities for advancement, professional development, training opportunities, and apprenticeship programs available
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, rental vehicles, and other company discounts (if applicable)
  • Travel, travel time, lodging, mileage and per diem company paid!
  • Company Truck (if applicable, subject to location)