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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Ammonia Refrigeration Technician III in Coppell, Texas

Position Overview

Job Description

Job Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to: Oversee and manage the safe operation, daily monitoring and maintenance of large scale industrial anhydrous ammonia and/or R-22 refrigeration systems.

Oversee the safe operation, daily monitoring and maintenance of industrial and office HVAC systems.

Provide assistance to Manager of Facilities Maintenance to ensure assets

(Refrigeration/HVAC/Electrical systems) are managed in accordance with the following: IIAR (International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration), ASHRE (American Society of HVAC and Refrigeration Engineers), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), EPA, OSHA and applicable

State and Local Codes. This position requires Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator (CIRO) RETA certification or equivalent experience.

Essential Functions (Responsibilities & Duties of Position)

Duties and Responsibilities

• Oversee and manage Refrigeration, Electrical, and HVAC systems including monitoring and trending, troubleshooting and repairs (Compressors, condensers, fans, heating, cooling, contactors, motors, microprocessors, frequency

drives, etc.).

Make decisions regarding operating strategies, setpoints and limits. Optimize system operations for improved cost and reliability.

Schedule and perform major repairs and rebuilds (excluding compressor rebuilds).

Recommend system upgrades and improvements.

Perform system inspections and mechanical integrity checks.

Participate extensively in the Process Safety Management and Risk

Management programs.

Perform complex troubleshooting.

Oversee or inspect system construction / installation activities.

Coordinate shutdowns and pumpdowns.

Administer preventative and predictive maintenance systems.

Responsible for daily communication of all pertinent information regarding system operation and maintenance to departmental management and maintenance teams.

Responsible for housekeeping and clean up of refrigeration machine rooms, refrigeration maintenance areas, and all project areas on a daily basis.

Required to interpret and understand plans and specifications, schematics, operating and maintenance manuals, etc. for systems being overseen.

Assist management in developing standard operating procedures, daily work schedules, and duty cycles for all repairs and maintenance for refrigeration and HVAC systems.

Assist in managing outside mechanical and refrigeration contractors conducting service, repair and new contract work.

Assist management in creation of budgets for individual projects, yearly capital and yearly operating expenses.

This position will also assist the building and material handling equipment maintenance teams.

Duties will include assisting in general building repairs, electrical troubleshooting and repairs, forklift repair and maintenance, changing and servicing lift batteries, and other general maintenance activities.

Work Environment

Physical Environment



Perishable Warehouse (28F to 60F)

Noise Level (Select all that apply)

Moderate Noise

Travel Required: No

Work Complexity

Recognized as an expert in area. Anticipates business challenges, and recommends process, product, and service improvements. Tasks and responsibilities require integration of diverse functional areas and involve variables that are more abstract. Work is substantially complex and varied and requires the

interpretation and integration of context, policies, technical or industry guidelines, trends, and the formation of working assumptions, in combination. Position requires high level of responsibility for budget, revenues, expenditure, authority, and a requirement for navigating ambiguous or newly emerging issues and setting direction. Receives only very broad communication associated with position. Leads project teams to achieve milestones and objectives.

Position Qualifications


Certification Requirements

Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator (CIRO) -

Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association

Years of Experience

Additional Specifications


Candidate will obtain OSHA Level A Hazmat Certification (24Hours, Medical Certification) within 90 days of employment. They must also be able to wear a full face air purifying respirator and pass a fit test. Candidate must be willing to be on call for after-hours refrigeration issues. Review semi-annual service reports and make recommendations for corrective action of all action items. Assist Corporate Refrigeration Team in annual capital budget planning.

Additional Information

Specialized Knowledge Needed

For Performance of Job:

Ammonia Refrigeration & CFC Certification

Glycol Systems, computer systems operating platform, HAZMAT, advanced skills in electrical systems

Physical abilities: Site inspections, equipment inspections, mechanical repairs and replacements, all which require good mobility, physical exertion, walking, bending, reaching, climbing ladders, carrying tools and parts, etc.

Other: OSHA, Good Manufacturing Processes, PSM, RMP Problem Solving Ammonia Incident:

a) Assessment of issue and impact to business model

b) Communicate issue and impact to Maintenance and Facility Management and Senior Director of Corporate Refrigeration

c) Co-develop team and plan for immediate issue abatement and remediation

d) Co-develop team and plan for final issue abatement and remediation including associated schedule and costs

Decision Making: Decisions are made in alignment with established corporate

protocol and standard operating procedures as required to maintain operations, issue resolution and improved cost saving and efficiencies in support of operations. If decisions are within operating/capital budgets, local and state guidelines, standard industry practices, and guidelines mentioned above employee is accountable to make the necessary changes.


Attendance, Initiative, Productivity, Quality, Safety


1st Shift (United States of America)


GSC Wholesale LLC

About Our Company

Grocers Supply , based in Houston, is the largest wholesale grocery supplier in Texas, supplying over 900 independent grocery stores. Grocers Supply serves customers of all sizes, from single store independent retailers to chains, such as: Fiesta, FoodTown, Market Basket, Cox Foodarama / La Fiesta, Sellers Brothers, Minyard Food Stores, G. E. Foodland, and El Rio Grande.

Working Safely is a Condition for Employment with GSC Wholesale, LLC. GSC Wholesale, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Company: GSC Wholesale LLC

Job Area: Facilities - Maint

Job Family: Facilities

Job Type: Regular

Job Code: JC0988

ReqID: R-248135