Refrigeration Coordinator 2, Facilities Refrig – Columbia, SC

Location: Columbia, SC
Job ID: 25307BR
Department: Facilities
Date Posted: Aug 03, 2023

$65 - 91k


In Facility Services, the Refrigeration Coordinator oversees projects to execute the refrigeration program for approximately thirty Publix stores. This includes the installation, service and maintenance of the refrigeration, HVAC, and energy management systems for these retail locations. The Refrigeration Coordinator reports to the Divisional Refrigeration Supervisor.

Additional responsibilities include:
• coordinating refrigeration installations for retail locations (new stores and remodels)
• evaluating the service contractors for meeting the defined expectations of the service agreement
• coordinating and executing the energy management system (EMS) in retail locations
• coordinating the execution of the case refurbish program, which is part of the remodel process that upgrades refrigerated cases and replaces worn or bad parts to bring refrigerated cases to a like new condition instead of replacing with new cases
• coordinating HVAC evaluations and refrigeration system replacement program
• coordinating and executing refrigeration program projects

Required Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in a construction-related course of study or certificate of completion from Supermarket Refrigeration trade school or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of supermarket or rack refrigeration and energy management system field experience in repair and maintenance of systems
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Type I and Type II
  • Knowledge of construction drawings and installation manuals
  • Knowledge of Supermarket (Rack) Refrigeration, HVAC and energy management technologies
  • Analytical skills
  • Self-Initiative skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Interpersonal skills (including conflict resolution and management)
  • Ability to facilitate meetings
  • Ability to organize tasks and information
  • Intermediate knowledge of Energy Management System
  • Basic knowledge of
    • Microsoft Outlook
    • Adobe Acrobat
    • Microsoft Word
    • Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS-Service Hub)
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft Access
    • Project
  • Willingness to travel to stores throughout the retail division, including nights, weekend and overnight stays as required
  • Willingness to be available on call 24/7 when an emergency arises

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a construction-related course of study or equivalent level of documented supermarket refrigeration experience
  • 10 years of supermarket or rack refrigeration and energy management system field experience in repair and maintenance of systems
  • EPA Universal
  • Knowledge of Publix Refrigeration Service Contract (SOW)
  • Knowledge of supplier management practices
  • Knowledge of Retail store operations and structure to understand customer need
  • Knowledge of Repair and maintenance as it relates to all Publix refrigeration/HVAC systems
  • Ability to provide category leadership


  • 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
  • Sick pay
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Paycheck direct deposit
  • Credit union
  • 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).

Additional Information

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Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email..

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