Refrigeration Supervisor

At Schwan's Company, we are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services. That's how we grew from a "one-man-and-a-truck" delivery business in rural Minnesota to a multibillion-dollar private company with thousands of team members nationwide. Our commitment to delicious foods shows in all we do, from careful ingredient selection and quality food making to delivering a great experience wherever you shop and eat.
The foods we make reach customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer's homes through our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red Baron?, Freschetta?, and Tony's? pizzas, Pagoda? snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith's? and Edwards? desserts, and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service industry. To learn more, visit us at www.theschwanfoodcompany.com.
As a Refrigeration Supervisor you will be responsible for leading, directing, and coordinating the refrigeration/ammonia department to optimize performance with regard to safety, productivity, and quality. This position is also responsible for supporting compliance with Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Plan (RMP). Other responsibilities include:
Supervise technical maintenance activities, trouble shooting and the repair of ammonia refrigeration equipment including: vessels, evaporators, condensers, pumps, motors, compressors, valves, and other refrigeration equipment.
Direct the maintenance and preventive maintenance of all production machinery and any building maintenance needs.
Responsible for the food safety sanitation quality and security of the products produced.
Ensure compliance with all facets the EPA's Risk Management Program and Regulation of a hazardous Chemical facility (Process Safety Management System Management, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Response program, Risk Management Plans, Process Hazard Analysis, and Offsite Consequence strategies).
Contact and coordinate external service agencies as appropriate to schedule refrigeration repair work and ensure timely and effective work order completion.
Perform inspections and preventative maintenance as required by PSM schedules.
Responsible for maintaining, repairing and examining refrigeration systems (both Ammonia and Freon)
Perform daily chemical testing and logging all test results making adjustments required to maintain refrigeration & utility system within established limits. Interface with state and federal government agencies as required.
Confer with operators and observe test and evaluate operation of machinery and equipment to diagnose cause of malfunctions.
Disassemble machinery and equipment to remove parts and make repairs. Ensure all ammonia safety equipment is up to date.
Comply with Safety Programs to ensure protection of employees and property.
Supervise, train, and develop subordinates if applicable.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelors degree preferred.
Years of Related Experience: 3+ years related experience; Ammonia Refrigeration experience required
Must have knowledge and skills in the technologies of general construction. electrical systems, electronic systems, microprocessors, mechanical systems (e.g. production/process, refrigeration, boilers, HVAC. hydraulics. and pneumatics), and computerized maintenance management systems.
Working knowledge of food plant production and processing equipment preferred.
Knowledge of occupational hazards, safety knowledge of PSM & OSHA safety regulations, EPA regulations, USDA and sanitation standards preferred.
Must have previous supervisor experience.
Basic PC skills including expertise with MS Office and Outlook. SAP experience beneficial.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must have basic mathematical and problem solving skills in order to generate and maintain departmental reports.
May be required to be clean shaven if trained in the use of and required to use a respirator.
Must be capable and willing to work any shift and be on 24 hour call for emergency situations as necessary.
The employing subsidiaries of The Schwan Food Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.
Business Unit: SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc.
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