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Publix Refrigeration Technician, PM, Industrial Maintenance - Atlanta in Dacula, Georgia
Refrigeration Technician, PM, Industrial Maintenance - Atlanta
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.
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 our HVAC and refrigeration systems.
performing general housekeeping duties such as cleaning and washing equipment, maintaining clean work areas and a clean and organized company vehicle
other duties as assigned.
Hours of Work:
2:00pm - 12:30am; Rotating nights
Frequency of Pay:
Minimum Base Pay:
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.
445 Hurricane Trail
Other Compensation Information:
Night Differential: A $.75 per hour night differential is paid to associates regularly scheduled to work any hours between midnight and 3:00 a.m.
Weekend Differential: A $2.00 per hour weekend differential is paid to associates for hours worked between 12:00 a.m. Saturday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
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.
Maximum Base Pay:
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
experience in glycol, heat exchangers, HVAC, and water chiller systems
experience in electrical systems including single and three phase motor systems, power distribution, and low voltage controls with the ability to troubleshoot to the component level
experience maintaining 480V C3 phase motor control systems
experience troubleshooting 480V C3 phase motor control systems
experience in refrigeration including maintaining and troubleshooting systems using ammonia or Freon
working knowledge of process instrumentation
working knowledge of maintaining and troubleshooting PLC controllers
Refrigeration Engineers Technician Association (RETA) certification
Potential Annual Base Pay:
45,552 - 75,504
Temperatures could range from 20 degrees below to 90 degrees Fahrenheit for an extended period of time.
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
Paid Parental Leave
Long-term disability insurance
Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
Paycheck direct deposit
Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
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).