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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Ammonia Refrigeration Technician in Westfield, Massachusetts

Position Overview

The primary purpose of this position is to: Oversee the safe operation, dally 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 RETA - Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator (CARO) certification or equivalent experience

Job Description


  • Oversee Refrigeration, Electrical, and HVAC systems including monitoring and trending, troubleshooting and repairs (Compressors, condensers, fans, healing, cooling, contactors, motors, micro processors, frequency drives, etc.). Conduct preventive maintenance (P.M.'s) within established timelines (Oil analysis, filter changes, calibration of sensors and transducers), leak detection.

  • Conduct required inspections and reporting, implement energy management strategies as outlined by management or corporate refrigeration team. Ensure product integrity is maintained through temperature monitoring & control. Evaluate and report equipment condition. Provide clear and concise communication to Management, etc.

  • Responsible for logging time and materials into computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) on a daily basis in the form of work orders, P.M.s, etc. Responsible for communication of all pertinent information regarding system operation and maintenance to departmental management and refrigeration 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, and assisting in the scheduling of repairs and maintenance for refrigeration and HVAC systems. Assist in managing outside mechanical and refrigeration contractors conducting service, repair and new contract work.

  • 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 as designated by the Manager of Facility Maintenance.

  • Oversee, maintain and implement required documents pertaining to the PSM/RMP and all other regulatory programs as designated Manager/Supervisor of Facility Maintenance.

  • Travel Required:No


  • Warehouse : Perishable Warehouse (28F to 60F)


  • Specialized Knowledge : Ammonia Refrigeration & CFC Certification

  • Special Skills : Glycol Systems, Computer systems operating platform, HAZMAT, Low Voltage Control 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 Manufacturina Processes, PSM, RMP. 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 have or obtain RETA (CARO) Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator) and (CIRO) Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator Certification as experience and certification level permits. This is a prerequisite to attain Refrigeration Technician Level Ill classification. 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.

  • Problem Solving: : 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

Years Of Experience

  • 2-5 : To perform at a proficient level and be fully qualified, a person would be expected to have: 1. Education (Minimum Needed): Associate 2 year in HVACR, Refrigeration/Electrical, Trade School Certification, or equivalent experience 2. RETA - Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator (CARO) Certification Required or equivalent experience 3. Experience (Minimum Needed): 4 years in Refrigeration/Electrical/HVAC


Associate Degree - General Studies, Attendance, Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator (CARO) - Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association, Initiative, Productivity, Quality, Safety, Values


1st Shift (United States of America)


C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

About Our Company

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. , based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers 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: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Job Area: Facilities - Maint

Job Family: Facilities

Job Type: Regular

Job Code: JC0984

ReqID: R-249755