Fresh Express
  • Salinas, CA, USA
  • Full Time


Position Summary

Responsible for assisting supervisor with the day-to-day activities of Refrigeration department through subordinate staff. Provides day-to-day direction of staff for the assigned work unit to ensure the proper completion, but not limited, of Preventive Maintenance work orders and emergency calls. Serve as full unit supervisor for assignments, discipline and the like in the supervisor's absence. In addition to performing the job duties of an Ammonia Refrigeration Technician, provides technical direction to Maintenance Technicians in assigned area of Refrigeration Department.


Essential Position Function

  • Assign work load to crew, Supervisor will select jobs.
  • Insure all Refrigeration Technicians and Contractors understand work assigned and have tools and supplies to complete job.
  • Answer calls and redirect mechanics as needed. Make sure you keep track of who you have where and that they are not stuck on a job that they don't have the know how to finish.
  • Keep Supervisor apprised of progress on all jobs.
  • Review W/O's and time schedule to make sure they are complete and correct, including  Notes and parts numbers if need.
  • Insure that shop is cleaned and tools are in place.
  • Prepare Pass-down and brief on coming Group Leader.
  • Production support for daily activities
  • Go to person for us to help improve consistent communication to the rest of the group
  •  2 Solid individual's to assure that jobs are being performed in a safe and efficient manner the way we want to have it done
  • Able to support in-house projects with co-workers or contractors and make sure they get completed with directions from management
  • Provides technical direction to Refrigeration Technicians, or contract labor for various refrigeration and construction projects.
  • Provides necessary supervision at various times during the absence of the regularly assigned supervisors.
  • Identifies work needs in plant, generates work request, and submit to Planner for approval.
  • Ensures that specifications, engineering drawings, safety standards, especially lock-out policy and good work practice are followed.
  • Ensures that engineering drawings are updated to reflect changes due maintenance work.
  • Responsible for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of all plant
  • Refrigeration machinery and equipment in assigned areas.
  • In addition to performing the duties of a Refrigeration Technician the monitoring and maintenance of the Compressed Air system and water control flow is to be executed. 
  • Assists Management with the training and development of hourly employees, facilitating all areas of people, including such things as corrective action, attendance, time off, and other plant policies, and insure efficiency and productivity.
  • Ensures efficient communication with all levels of organization to ensure proper support.
  • Maintains and improves labor utilization and schedule goals.

Essential Position Skills & Qualifications 

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to understand and teach complex assignments and controls. 
  • Ability to convert assignments into work actions by subordinates.
  • Motivate, lead, gather, and understand information provided by all levels of workers.
  • Able to understand Safety Policies and Regulations. 
  • Strong understanding of food sanitation, food safety, worker safety and cost development. 
  • Ability to take direction from superiors and perform tasks without constant direct supervision. 
  • Demonstrated ability to make improvements to processes and develop them into more efficient and valuable parts of the overall operation. 
  • Strong technical understanding of OSHA, mechanical equipment, and the ability to understand mechanical processes and equipment constraints. 
  • Ability to interact effectively with Government regulatory agencies,
  • Proficient in English.
  • Ability to work in a cold and wet environment.

Position Experience Qualifications

  • Prior work experience in a food manufacturing facility.
  • Prior lead experiences a plus.



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