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Mechanical Engineer 2, Facilities – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 28217BR
Department: Facilities
Working Hours: Minimum of 45 hours per week
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: Apr 01, 2024

$101 - 152k
Full Time - Regular


Are you interested in joining the largest employee-owned company in the United States? Do you have at least 10 years of retail grocery design experience as a licensed Professional Engineer? We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer 2 to join our Facilities Design team!

The purpose of this position is to assist the Mechanical Engineering Manager in executing and planning Mechanical Engineering team design efforts associated with New Store Development, Remodels and Special Projects. The Mechanical Engineer 2 assists with training incoming mechanical engineering team members and troubleshooting HVAC, Refrigeration, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems issues. This position provides engineering design solutions for Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire protection systems used in Publix retail facilities.

This is primarily an office-based position located at Publix’s Lakeland, Florida corporate office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Training and coordinating work with the mechanical engineering team
  • Designing mechanical systems used in Publix stores and acting as the primary Mechanical Engineer of Record
  • Participating in the design and production of construction documents for new prototypes and site-specific projects
  • Answering questions and providing direction to various customers to promote accurate interpretation of plans by contractors

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Professional Engineer (PE)
  • 10 years as a licensed PE in retail grocery design
  • Driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle
  • AutoCAD, Revit, Carrier-HAP, Elite-Fire and Danfoss-Cool Selector or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of current Codes affecting Mechanical, Plumbing, Refrigeration and Fire Sprinkler Design within Publix footprint
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Professional Engineer licensed in states Publix does business in
  • 12 years as a licensed PE in retail grocery design


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check that year. This is calculated as a 13th month of pay in the Potential Annual Pay with Bonus line above.

Additional Information

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for an H-1B visa or permanent residence.

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