A Refrigeration Coordinator plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation of refrigeration, HVAC, and energy management systems in numerous retail locations. This article delves into the responsibilities and qualifications required for this critical position in the Facility Services sector.
The Refrigeration Coordinator is responsible for overseeing refrigeration installations in new stores and during remodels. This involves coordinating with contractors and ensuring the proper installation of equipment according to technical specifications and industry standards.
Service Contractor Evaluations
Evaluating service contractors is another crucial responsibility. The Refrigeration Coordinator must assess whether the contractors meet the service agreement’s defined expectations, ensuring the quality and efficiency of maintenance and repair services.
Energy Management System Coordination
The Refrigeration Coordinator also takes charge of coordinating and executing the energy management system (EMS) in retail locations. This includes monitoring energy consumption, implementing energy efficiency measures, and optimizing the performance of the EMS in each store.
Case Refurbishment Program
Coordinating the case refurbishment program is essential in maintaining the quality and appearance of refrigerated cases. This process involves upgrading and replacing worn or damaged parts, restoring the cases to a like-new condition without the need for complete replacement.
HVAC Evaluations and Refrigeration System Replacement Program
The Refrigeration Coordinator oversees HVAC evaluations and manages the refrigeration system replacement program. This entails monitoring the performance of the existing systems and determining when they need upgrading or replacement.
Refrigeration Program Project Coordination
Lastly, the Refrigeration Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and executing various refrigeration program projects. This may include implementing new initiatives, technologies, or process improvements to enhance the efficiency and performance of the refrigeration systems.
Required Qualifications and Skills
To excel in this role, a Refrigeration Coordinator must possess the following qualifications and skills:
- An Associate’s degree in a construction-related course or a certificate from a Supermarket Refrigeration trade school, or equivalent experience
- 5 years of supermarket or rack refrigeration and energy management system field experience
- EPA Type I and Type II certification
- Knowledge of construction drawings, installation manuals, and supermarket refrigeration, HVAC, and energy management technologies
- Analytical, self-initiative, communication, interpersonal, conflict resolution, and management skills
- Ability to facilitate meetings and organize tasks and information
- Intermediate knowledge of Energy Management System and proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS-Service Hub), Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Project
- Willingness to travel to stores throughout the retail division, including nights, weekends, and overnight stays as required
- Availability on-call 24/7 during emergencies