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Mechanical Engineer PE, Facilities Services-Lakeland

Apply Job Req. ID 20256BR Date Posted 06/24/2022 Location Lakeland, Florida
Be a part of one of the largest-volume supermarket chains in the US and witness why we have been consecutively named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For since 1998! Start your career with us as a Mechanical Engineer and become a valued owner here at Publix.

The purpose of this position is to perform research, provide analysis, design and document cost effective, code compliant mechanical systems for Publix facilities, and to supervise the work of mechanical engineers and designers supporting this function. Mechanical Engineering covers all aspects of HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning), plumbing, fire protection, and refrigeration design.

Responsibilities include:
  • signing and sealing Publix mechanical construction documents as the Mechanical Engineer of Record
  • participating in the design and production of construction documents for new prototypes and site-specific projects to coordinate and develop store plans
  • supervising Engineers and Designers participating in the design and review of prototypical Mechanical Engineering design
  • addressing mechanical engineering issues that arise in the permitting process providing clarification when needed
  • maintaining and/or improving the quality level and clarity of the mechanical drawings and specifications
  • developing economical reviews of Publix’s mechanical system to ensure the systems provide the best possible economic benefit while reducing energy costs
  • reviewing plans submitted by external Mechanical Engineers for remodels and tenant buildouts
  • assisting in the review of mechanical documents for unique stores as submitted by contracted consulting firms
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited engineering program
  • 6 years’ experience working as a Mechanical Engineer
  • Must be a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Florida
  • Knowledge of proper building design process and building technology
  • Knowledge of HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection and Refrigeration systems
  • Ability to draft in AutoCAD and/or Revit
  • Ability to lead a variety of team members in completing the task
  • Willingness to travel to onsite locations inclusive of overnight stays
  • Ability to work variable schedule (nights, weekends, and holidays)
Preferred Qualifications
  • 4 years of Mechanical Engineer project management experience and 4 years’ experience in retail grocery design
  • NCEES member and Ability to be registered by comity as a Mechanical Engineer in the States where Publix conducts business
Potential Annual Pay with Bonus 88,855 - 133,445 Minimum Base Pay 6,835.00 Maximum Base Pay 10,265.00 Frequency of Pay Monthly Hours of Work Minimum of 45 hours per week Travel Frequency 0% 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. Address 3300 Publix Corporate Parkway City Lakeland Region FL between Orlando and Tampa Potential Annual Base Pay 88,855 - 133,445 Benefits
  • 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 plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Pay parental leave
  • Sick pay
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death and dismemberment benefits)
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • General equivalency diploma reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Holiday bonus
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Direct deposit of your earnings
  • Credit union
  • Recognition for continuous service through service awards at five-year intervals
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless service and device purchases
  • Associate wellness program which offers free health screenings and flu shots
  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).

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