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Refrigeration Supervisor - Northwest

Posting Date: Oct 26, 2021

Location: Tyler, TX

Company: Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 180 stores in three states – Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas – 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.

Coverage Area

Northeast DFW Area

Job Summary

Maintains and addresses EPA 608 (Environmental protection agency) Refrigerant standards and compliance. Manages retail EMS (energy management system)/refrigeration/HVAC systems for reliable, safe, and sustainable operation. Integrates system data and information to direct maintenance, prioritize equipment needs, communicate conditions, and assess system conditions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carries out supervisory 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.
  • Monitors refrigeration systems, energy usage, maintenance costs, and refrigerant usages.
  • Adjusts equipment set points and operations to achieve optimal system operations.
  • Initiates service work orders to ensure proper equipment operations.
  • Schedules and oversees refrigeration and HVAC PMs (preventative maintenance) programs in conjunction with manufacturer specifications.
  • Assesses condition of equipment for repair, replacement, or refurbishment.
  • Oversees installation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Approves and codes contractor invoices for assigned stores.
  • Maintains budgets for refrigeration, maintenance, and compliance.
  • Supports and trains Company technicians and contractors with service related questions and provides diagnosis of problems as needed.
  • Maintains current knowledge of best practices and latest technology applications for refrigeration systems.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Intermediate knowledge of multiple types and designs of refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
  • Intermediate knowledge of computer-based environmental and refrigeration controls.
  • Intermediate knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems in retail store facilities.
  • Basic mathematical skills.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Access, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to analyze building and equipment control systems for diagnostics and optimization of equipment conditions.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Ability to review, analyze, and interpret documents such as plans, invoices, general business periodicals, safety rules, procedure manuals, and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to learn new technology systems, methods and processes.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in related field and four or more years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and/or higher education required.
  • Completion of vocational or technical school preferred.
  • EPA Supermarket Certification required.
  • Industrial Refrigeration Operator Certification preferred.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception or the ability to focus.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to use hands for reaching, touching or handling.
  • Frequently required to bend, kneel or squat.
  • Frequently required to stand or walk.
  • Occasionally required to use fine finger movements (ex. sorting and typing).
  • Occasionally required to sit for long periods of time.
  • Occasionally required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 100 lbs.
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop or crawl.
  • Occasionally required to drive.
  • Attendance at work is required.

Work Context and Environment

  • Work is generally performed in a variety of environments, including walk-ins, electrical rooms, rooftops, and parking lots.
  • Frequently exposed to wet, slippery or damp conditions.
  • Frequently exposed to outside temperatures and weather.
  • Occasionally exposed to extreme cold conditions (non-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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form with Company leaders, partners, vendors, and sub-contractors.
  • 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 lead and motivate others.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret information.
  • Ability to prepare reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to research information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to reason, form concepts and recognize and solve problems.
  • Ability to occasionally travel to off-site and out-of-town locations with possible overnight stays.
  • 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.

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