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Refrigeration Technician, PM, - $10K Sign-On Bonus - Dacula

Join the Publix Industrial Refrigeration team as a Refrigeration Technician! You’ll help service ammonia refrigeration systems in our refrigerated warehouses and manufacturing facilities to maintain a climate-controlled environment and keep foods and beverages fresh. Refrigeration Technicians perform preventive maintenance that incorporates industry best practices. They also troubleshoot and repair mechanical and electrical equipment. Without our Refrigeration Technicians, Publix couldn't produce the volume and quality of products needed to serve our customers.

One of the following positions is available: Refrigeration Technician Class A, B, or C.

The position offered is contingent upon the qualifications and work experience of the candidate.

New external hires who are offered Class A or B will receive a $10,000 sign-on bonus.

Relocation assistance is available.

Primary responsibilities for this position include the following:
  • maintaining and operating Industrial Refrigeration systems
  • conducting daily rounds to observe and record temperatures and humidity levels, and making minor adjustments
  • working from requests to repair and perform predictive and preventative maintenance procedures on ammonia and Freon refrigeration systems including, but not limited to compressors, pumps, fans, heat exchangers, glycol systems, various industrial utility systems, motors, and power distribution systems
  • handling or training of entry level refrigeration technicians including, but not limited to day to day operations, inspections and inspection techniques, basic repairs and repair techniques, and conformance to all state, local, and Publix regulations and policies
  • participating in improvement activities that include improving the process, improving the work, and making recommendations for enhancing the systems by prioritizing work and minimizing down time to production and refrigeration systems
  • performing general housekeeping duties such as cleaning and washing equipment, emptying trash, sweeping, mopping, and waxing machine room floors
  • other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • at least 18 years old
  • ability to obtain Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608 certification (within one year of his/her start date)
  • ability to obtain medical clearance to wear respiratory protection (air purifying respirators) within two weeks of accepting the contingent offer (requires maintaining facial hair in a manner ensuring the respirator fits properly)
  • ability to lift a minimum of 65 pounds
  • experience using hand tools
  • ability to supply and maintain hand tools to accomplish daily duties
  • ability to demonstrate excellent work habits in line with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)
  • ability to conform to all OSHA, PSM, HAZMAT, and Publix safety programs and regulations
  • ability to withstand walking, lifting, bending, stooping, climbing ladders, walking on roofs, and working in confined spaces
  • ability to learn and understand proper handling and recycling instructions for chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), and ammonia refrigerant
  • ability to safely replace mechanical and electrical components including motors, motor starters, switches, solenoids, pumps, refrigeration valves, compressors, and auxiliary refrigeration equipment
  • ability to read and interpret schematics and drawings
  • ability to generate and process work on a computerized maintenance management system
  • ability to demonstrate safe work habits
  • ability to interpret, understand, follow, and communicate instructions
  • ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • ability to respond to unplanned breakdowns with a sense of urgency
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • basic computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • basic math skills
  • self-motivated to work independently with little or no supervision
  • willing to assist other team members in other areas
  • ability to work any shift, nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours
Work Environment: • Temperatures could range from 20 degrees below to 90 degrees Fahrenheit for an extended period of time. Year End Bonus: To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.
Other Compensation Information: A $.50 per hour night differential is paid to associates regularly scheduled to work any hours between midnight and 3:00 a.m.
Address Line: 445 Hurricane Trail City: Dacula, near Atlanta, GA Additional Information: Please be sure to monitor your email including your spam folder, daily for communications you may receive during the recruiting and selection process for this position. Please do not use your Publix email address when applying.

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