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Full time
Job Category:
Food & Beverage
Refrigeration Mechanic Virginia Division
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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. | Rochester, NY
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Job Description


What is my job: 


The Refrigeration Mechanic is responsible for repairing and performing preventative maintenance on all refrigeration systems in the food markets.  This position will also be responsible for oversight, follow through and coordination where needed with refrigeration contractors.


How do I make a difference? 


Providing Incredible, Knowledge Based Service

• Repair refrigeration and HVAC equipment for both emergency and non-emergency situations.  Perform unsupervised repairs on commercial rack refrigeration systems using appropriate troubleshooting and safety techniques

• Work effectively with a team, assisting other personnel as necessary to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely manner

• Communicate effectively with team members, supervisors, and customers.  Interact and coordinate with purchased maintenance refrigeration and HVAC vendors

• Maintain Wegmans high standards of quality and incredible customer service at all times


Continuously Improving Results

• Determine best practices for repair work and assess downtime with store personnel

• Perform preventative maintenance on refrigeration and HVAC equipment, including penthouse units, refrigerated cases, air doors, rooftop exhaust fans and self-contained cases

• Perform all other associated skilled tasks such sheet metal fabrication, assembly of components within the equipment

• Inspect and repairs all fans in restrooms, smoking rooms and break rooms

• Inspect building roof for cleanliness

• Inspect freon tanks; unplug case drains and all other duties as directed

• Complete timely record keeping related to EPA related requirements for ozone depleting refrigerants.  Follow up and repairs discovered leaks while also performing all mandated rechecks

• Maintain accurate inventory of store refrigerant inventories

• Create and maintain records on all equipment worked on

• Provide cost estimates for small installations, and perform the installations on time and on budget

• Maintain truck inventory, working with parts procurement requirements

• Understand and comply with food and human safety procedures while performing maintenance tasks


Living Who We Are

• Support, encourage, and respect co-workers

• Work with supervisor to set and achieve goals for professional development

• Comply with Wegmans Policies and Work Rules, as well as, federal and state laws

• Maintain open lines of communication with supervisors and coworkers to ensure the most efficient operations in the department


What skills, learnings, and experiences are required?


 • At least 10 years of commercial refrigeration field experience

• Technical training through apprenticeship, RSES, trade school, or equivalent work experience

• EPA Universal Refrigerant Certified

• Ability to maintain, troubleshoot and operate building control systems (ie: CPC-E1,E2, RMCC, Altec and Johnson)

• Proficient in system startups and response to system restarts (after power outages, maintenance, etc.)

• Proficient in refrigerant leak check procedures

• Demonstrated competency on lifting and rigging

• Ability to read and apply manufacturers’ instructions

• Proficient with the use of a laptop computer, possessing the ability to interface with building management systems, on board control systems, and manufacturer’s PLC based control systems

• Sound mechanical ability, as well as knowledge of welding and plumbing

• Living Who We Are values by caring about the well-being of every person, having high standards as a way of life, making a difference in the communities we serve, respecting and listening to others and making decisions that benefit our customers and company

• Possess teamwork & diversity awareness by listening to others' points of view and recognizing and appreciating differences

• Recognize and seek opportunities for continuous learning to gain new understandings, skills and knowledge

• Provide incredible service and gain the trust and respect of others by providing accurate information and responding to situations in a timely manner, listening carefully and acting with customers in mind

• Possess organizational skills, prioritizing requests and department activities while managing interruptions and attending to details to complete tasks within deadlines

• Write and speak clearly, concisely and with tact in a variety of settings using effective communication skills; demonstrating empathy and respect for others at all times

• Possess data entry skills and can easily navigate between computer screens, interpret and input information correctly utilizing proper keyboard techniques, treating company and other sensitive material with professionalism and confidentiality

• Able to problem solve, anticipating, analyzing, and identifying problems, responding quickly when situations arise and preventing problems when possible


 What skills, learnings, and experiences are preferred and will set me apart? 


• Supermarket/Restaurant related refrigeration experience

• Ability to program building and refrigeration control systems

• Independent ability to diagnose and troubleshoot mechanical systems

• Complete knowledge of applicable codes, regulations, and standards pertaining to the operation and maintenance of refrigeration systems


Work environment: 


• Will be exposed to climate changes; work is performed inside freezers, near bakery ovens, and on building rooftops.  May be exposed to various allergens.

• Work includes walking, standing, repetitive hand and arm movements, heavy lifting (up to 55 lbs), bending and stretching

• Work includes interaction with co-workers, store personnel, contractors and customers

• Work includes the use/operation of various power equipment and tools as well as use of Freon, oils, lubricants, etc.

• Work includes use of all necessary technical gauges and equipment required to perform tasks

• Must be at least 18 years of age




• Employment at Wegmans may be contingent upon your completion and our evaluation of a drug screen physical and/or criminal background check

• All Applicants will be screened; only those closely matching the job posting will be interviewed



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Keywords include:

Secondary rack refrigeration; CO2 Secondary; Emerson CPC controls


About Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 62-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The family-owned company was founded in 1916. Wegmans is recognized as an industry leader, an innovator, and is known for its strong commitment to the communities where it operates stores. It has been listed among Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies To Work For in America" for five consecutive years.