Transport Refrigeration (Reefer) Technician

ColdFront - Edmonton, AB (29 days ago)

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Position Title: Transport Refrigeration (Reefer) Technician

Location: Edmonton, AB

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Status: Permanent Position

Who is ColdFront?

For over 50 years ColdFront (Eskimo Refrigeration and Hi-Way Refrigeration) has been at the leading edge of climate control products and service for transportation and industry. A recent acquisition has resulted in ColdFront not only doubling in size but also extending our scope across Western Canada.

What is the Role?

The T*ransport Refrigeration (Reefer) Technician *role is based out of our Edmonton office and reports directly to the Shop Service Manager. This role responsible for providing our outstanding technical service, performing technical tasks to aid in the assembly, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of variable speed and diesel driven cooling/heating systems, components and mechanical equipment on trucks, trailers and intermodal containers. This role can be mobile as times as well, providing our services to customers outside of the shop.

“You” the Candidate:

Are you a motivated “mechanically inclined person” with a drive to understand how items work by taking them apart and then putting them back together successfully to its original working condition. Equally, are you seeking an opportunity to develop your professional acumen within a company that continues to grow, while fostering a positive work environment that dedicated to its’s natural resource; the employees. If yes, then this is an opportunity that is perfect for you!

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • The technician will install.maintain truck and trailer reefer units at customer's sites/locations
  • Main duties will be the installation/maintenance/repair of the transport refrigeration units; wiring and routing of hoses and light fabrication
  • Read, interpret and follow basic blueprints, diagrams, engineering drawings, specifications, bills of material and other written instructions or procedures to accurately assemble equipment and products
  • Ensure work is completed to standard
  • Other shop related duties as assigned

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

  • Mechanical Education/Training with a recognized Post-Secondary Trade Institution
  • Work effectively as both a team player and an individual contributor
  • Able to read/understand mechanical drawing and schematics
  • Excellent communication skills; listening, written and oral
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Proficiency with all tools of the mechanical trades
  • Previous experience with Reefer and A/C units (Carrier – Transicold and Thermo King reefers and APU’s, Webasto & Proheat heaters) in the transportation industry
  • Previous experience installing refrigerated and heated trailers would be an asset
  • Technical and mechanical aptitude

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • The chance to be part of a fast-growing company in an exciting industry
  • A supportive work environment that respects personal life obligations

Now that you’re interested, what do you do next?

If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, please submit your resume today.

We welcome all applications; however only those candidates who meet the requirements and are shortlisted will be contacted.

ColdFront is an equal opportunity employer.

About us:

ColdFrontis the authorized dealer for Carrier Transicold in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan providing sales, parts and service support of temperature-control equipment, Auxiliary Power Units (APU’S), Gensets and Telematics for Transportation and Industry. We also support several other industry-leading product offerings, including Webasto, Pro-Heat, Red Dot and MEI, providing engine-off and hydraulic heaters, and in-cab air conditioning.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Mechanical: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Transport Refrigeration Technician: 1 year (Preferred)


  • AEC / DEP or Skilled Trade Certificate (Preferred)