Refrigeration Technician 1, Facilities Refrigeration – Jacksonville

Location: Jacksonville Division
Job ID: 25803BR
Department: Facilities
Date Posted: Aug 29, 2023

$43 - 61k


As a Publix Refrigeration Technician, you will have the opportunity to provide premier customer service to our retail stores through daily service and maintenance of our refrigerated case hardware and equipment. You can make a difference in the quality and reliability of our refrigeration systems by applying your expert knowledge of the trade while serving as a full time Publix associate.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Performs daily maintenance and repairs of our refrigerated case doors and hardware and walk-in doors and hardware throughout our retail stores
  • Cleans and maintains ice machines
  • Reviews and reports on workmanship of our refrigeration service suppliers
  • Visits stores and provides feedback on the operational quality of our refrigerated cases and equipment
  • Responds to emergencies after normal working hours and weekends when needed

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • At least one (1) of experience working in skilled trades service or construction disciplines or
  • At least three (3) years of Publix Retail or Operations experience
  • Basic time management skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic knowledge in Food Safety
  • Ability to analyze information and data
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in a written format
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to manage a group of people
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule; including nights, weekends, and to travel with overnight stays
  • Ability to lift/lower/climb ladders/walk on roofs
  • Must by 21 years of age
  • Must be able to have and maintain and excellent driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to read and interpret schematics involving integrated systems of electrical, EMS, mechanical, refrigeration and plumbing
  • Expert knowledge of refrigerant management usage; EPA Clean Air Act, understanding of various refrigerants and usage, etc.
  • Intermediate knowledge of computerized maintenance field service management systems
  • Intermediate knowledge of EMS and Case Controller Programming languages


  • 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 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 and premium pay for 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

This position covers the Jacksonville area, applicant must reside within this area.

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.

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