Posted Job
about 2 years ago

Refrigeration Technician

Yalelo is seeking a Refrigeration Technician to perform the maintenance, troubleshooting and repair on all HVACr units of the organisation

This position is open to Zambians only.

Location: The role will be primarily based at the Yalelo Production Site in Siavonga but may require occasional travel to Lusaka.

The Right-Fit candidate will:

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of the condition of all plant electrical/Refrigeration equipment on a continuous basis.
  • Ensure the planned inspections are executed on all plant electrical/Refrigeration equipment and initiate work orders based on inspection/PM results.
  • Update major Electrical/Refrigeration Maintenance and Inspection schedules
  • Monitor and co-ordinate condition predictors, for all critical equipment.
  • Provide feedback and update equipment specification files as well as history files
  • Evaluate and improve the preventive maintenance electrical/Refrigeration job plans
  • Ensure systematic implementation and optimization of motor lubrication program.
  • Perform First level and Specific inspection of all plant electrical and refrigeration equipment in all conditions
  • Carry out maintenance repairs and troubleshooting on all electrical/Refrigeration units at depots, Carriers on Trucks or Trailers, shop outlets Fridges and out of town Reefers
  • Coordinate with production operators to get feedback on freezing equipment conditions, production constraints and equipment availability for maintenance inspection
  • Coordinate with Engineering Manager and Supervisor on all maintenance interventions required.

Our Refrigeration Technician should have:

  • At least a post-secondary level education in a technical School or equivalent, but preferably a 3-year Electrical/Refrigeration Technical diploma or advanced craft Certificate in Refrigeration or Electrical Vocational training.
  • 5 years’ experience of Refrigeration maintenance in an industrial environment.


  • Knowledge of work and safety rules & regulations
  • Local Statutory Safety and Environment regulations and procedures
  • Able to charge Refrigerant, detect leakage, braze copper to copper, flare copper pipe tubing, install and commission a new installation refrigeration unit
  • Problem solving methods and tools (Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Risk Analysis (FMEA)).
  • Strong computer knowledge, Fiix or CMMS, Microsoft Project, Excel & PowerPoint
  • If this is YOU, Yalelo wants to hear from you today!!!

How to Apply

If you’re the one, Yalelo wants to hear from you today!!! You can apply by filling our Google Form (Job Application Form – Refrigeration Technician):

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Yalelo is a pioneer of aquaculture in Zambia, bringing together local resources and world-leading practices. The company implements a scalable solution to ease the pressure on Zambia’s wild-capture fisheries sector. Founded in 2011, Yalelo is now a leading fisheries firm in Zambia and among the largest aquaculture firms in Africa. This company breeds and grows its tilapia on the shores of Lake Kariba and sells nation-wide. Yalelo’s pristine water locally produced non-GMO fish feed and a robust cold-chain result in product quality and affordability that are transforming customer experience.

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