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Ammonia Refrigeration Manager

Posting Date: Sep 18, 2022

Location: Tyler, TX

Company: Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 202 stores in three states – Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma – with three distribution centers and a corporate office. BGC prides itself on offering its partners one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry which includes medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, paid time off, stock ownership, a 401k retirement plan, incentive plans, employee discounts, educational scholarships, and access to BGC’s 205-acre outdoor recreation area.

Job Summary

Manages ammonia system for reliable, safe, and sustainable operation. Integrates all system data and information to direct maintenance, prioritize equipment needs, communicate conditions, and assess system conditions. Responsible for Risk Management Plan (RMP) and Process Safety Management (PSM) programs for compliance with EPA and OSHA guidelines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carries out management responsibilities including interviewing, hiring, training and developing partners; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining partners; scheduling, addressing complaints and resolving problems. Works in conjunction with upper management to determine pay; and budget for department.
  • Directly supervises at least two or more full time (or equivalent) employees.
  • Responsible for general workflow to ensure accurate and timely inspections of ammonia and refrigeration maintenance.
  • Maintains current knowledge of best practices and technology updates for IIAR, RETA, ASHRAE, ANSI, and RAGAGEP.
  • Manages, oversees, and performs quality assurance checks for ongoing ammonia and refrigeration maintenance and special projects.
  • Responsible for planning and maintaining operating and capital budgets for refrigeration, compliance, and ice plant operations.
  • Provides recommendations for distribution center refrigeration equipment maintenance. Determines scope, schedule, and price for large repairs.
  • Facilitates emergency repairs and service restoration as needed.
  • Participates in supplier business reviews. Communicates with upper management and suppliers regarding performance related to department goals.
  • Oversees and/or makes weekly production schedule and monitors efficiency of ice manufacturing plant.
  • Monitors and reviews quality control testing results from lab.
  • Determines usage and quantities needed for buying and ordering to ensure all ingredients are available for production.
  • Works to control inventory, purchasing, product quality, and production efficiency.
  • Oversees monthly inventory process, counts, reviews reports, and researches discrepancies and variances.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to identify Root Cause Analysis and implement predictive maintenance on equipment.
  • Ability to execute all regulatory codes and standards.
  • Ability to use knives/box cutters.
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery/ hazardous equipment.
  • Ability to operate a fork lift/pallet jack.
  • Ability to use precision hand tools.
  • Ability to learn new technology systems, methods and processes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form.
  • Ability to research information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret information.
  • Ability to prepare reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to reason, form concepts and recognize and solve problems.
  • Ability to show information in presentation or diagram form.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others.
  • Ability to work on-call and flexible schedules including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • May be required to drive in accordance with the BGC Driver policy.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • High school Diploma or GED required.
  • Associate’s degree preferred.
  • Seven or more years of related experience; or an equivalent combination or experience and/or higher education required.
  • RETA CARO & CIRO Certification required.
  • HAZWOPPER Certification preferred.
  • OSHA Certification preferred.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception, or the ability to focus.
  • Continuously required to use hands for reaching, touching, or handling.
  • Frequently required to use fine finger movements (ex. sorting and typing).
  • Frequently required to stand and walk.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Occasionally required to bend, kneel or squat.
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop or crawl.
  • Occasionally required to push pull, maneuver, or lift objects up to 40 lbs.

Work Context and Environment

  • Work is generally performed in a warehouse setting.
  • Occasionally exposed to extreme cold conditions (non-weather).
  • Occasionally exposed to extreme heat conditions (non-weather).
  • Occasionally exposed to wet, slippery or damp conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to outside temperatures and weather.
  • Occasionally exposed to cleaning agents.
  • Occasionally exposed to industrial odors, fumes and dust.
  • Occasionally exposed to heights.
  • Occasionally exposed to confined spaces (ex. air vents, crawl spaces).
  • Noise level varies.

Brookshire Grocery Company strives to provide a safe, drug free and alcohol-free environment for its partners and guests. The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information or military status and any other trait protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Tyler