Job Detail

  • Job ID 34286
  • Experience 5+ years maintenance supervisory experience in cooler setting.
  • Industry Cooler - Refrigeration
  • Qualifications Knowledge of repair, maintenance and installation techniques.

Job Description

An established Salinas Valley Vegetable Cooler is seeking a year-round full-time experienced Refrigeration and Maintenance manager to take charge of Cooler refrigeration and maintenance duties.

This position is responsible for providing leadership to Maintenance team ensuring safe and efficient operations; give direction and effective leadership to the maintenance department through goal setting and timely feedback; Manage and schedule preventative maintenance and service recordkeeping. Preventive maintenance program.

Position is year-round, and work schedule is according to company’s needs. (Days and/or Nights including weekends). Reports directly to Cooler Manager.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot Electrical Controls and Ammonia Operating Systems.
  • Manage ammonia refrigeration systems, electrical controls, hydraulics, and welding fabrication.
  • Maintain all Cooler and Equipment repairs
  • Document and records management.
  • Risk Management Program maintenance and management.
  • Maintain all ammonia refrigeration regulatory compliance, including OSHA, PSM, RMP, and EPA.
  • Responsible for administration of accurate equipment maintenance and inspection records.
  • Train, supervise, and enforce company disciplinary policies, including SOP’s, worker safety and food safety policies.
  • Communicate Management of Change, emergency response, and conduct incident investigations.
  • Monitor/prioritize maintenance budget ensuring timely repairs at best value
  • Oversee and participate in ongoing training programs RETA
  • Recognize/repair electrical, plumbing, and mechanical malfunctions or equipment failures seeking external contractors only when absolutely necessary
  • Diagnose, adjust, repair or overhaul machinery as needed
  • Install, replace, maintain, and repair processing and refrigeration equipment or damaged parts according to specifications
  • Read gauges and instruments and adjust mechanisms such as valves, controls and pumps to control level of fluid pressure and distribution in systems
  • Test malfunctioning systems and components using electrical, mechanical, digital and pneumatic controls
  • Adherence to the purchase order process
  • Proper tool management and control
  • Manage staff directly working with refrigeration and maintenance, including approving weekly timesheets.


Additional Requirements:

  • 5+ years maintenance supervisory experience in cooler setting
  • Troubleshoot and repair pneumatic and control systems
  • Install and setup equipment (variable frequency drives, magnetic flow meters, sensors etc.) using vendor’s manuals and specifications
  • Knowledge of repair, maintenance and installation techniques
  • Ability to work in wet and cold environment and occasional lift, bend and twist
  • Demonstrate desire for achieving excellence in product quality and reliability
  • Strong interpersonal, written, communication, organizational and analytical skills
  • Leadership skills that build team confidence and respect in a creative and effective manner
  • Detail oriented and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline oriented environment
  • Computer Proficient – Outlook, MS WORD and MS Excel application minimum.


Salary range is from $90k – $120k depending on experience.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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