US Cold Storage

  • Chief Engineer

    City US-PA-Bethlehem
    Job ID
    Location Name
    Miller Circle
  • Overview


    Department Head position that ensures maximum operating efficiency, minimal down time and conformity with all company, state, and federal health and safety rules.  Reports directly to the facility manager.  This position exercises discretionary decision making.


    Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Perform duties to plan, schedule, supervise, operate, maintain, and repair as needed. 
    • Responds to all anticipated emergencies. 
    • Keeps all necessary records for all refrigeration, electrical, automatic sprinkler, hot water, compressed air and fire systems, handling equipment and building/grounds in compliance with warehouse needs.


    Functions may vary dependent on areas of operation. 



    Include the following. Other duties as assigned.

    • Ensure the safe and efficient operation of the facilities refrigeration systems, material handling equipment, and maintain all aspects of facility infrastructure and grounds
    • Train and Manage daily tasks of maintenance personnel
    • Schedule and manage facility projects
    • Train all employees in various safety and regulatory compliance topics.
    • Must be able to be on call 24/7/365
    • Participate on an Emergency Response Team. 
    • Establish and maintain a high level of professionalism that supports collaboration and problem solving while building strong working relationships with various stakeholders including facility management, subordinates, and vendors.
    • Supervise contractors and approval of contractor bills for payment.



    • Maintain a professional manner in appearance and communications at all times.
    • Participate in staff and/or customer meetings if required.
    • Develop PC/tablet skills to perform any e-mailing, reports, label preparation, order release, driver sign-out, inventory checks and/or any type of PC/tablet function necessary for that specific area.


    Safety, Housekeeping, Security

    • Safety glasses, seat belts, and ID badges must be worn if associates are on forklifts.
    • Follow posted security procedures at all times while in the building.
    • Maintain a clean, neat and orderly work/lunch room area.
    • Required to attend Ammonia Training Class yearly.


    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below are representative of the qualifications required to successfully perform each essential duty. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

    Education:                               High School Degree preferred

                                                    RETA Certified Recommended

    Must pass Emergency Response Physical. (Lung Capacity and Auditory Testing are conducted annually)

    Experience:                             Minimum of 5 years experience in maintenance and operation of industrial refrigeration systems including 2 years in a senior position.

    -Strong knowledge in federal and state regulatory compliance programs including but not limited to OSHA Process Safety Management and EPA Risk Management Programs.

    -Working knowledge of the public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) industry.

    -Working knowledge of industrial refrigeration systems (e.g. anhydrous ammonia)

    -Working knowledge of the functions of various material handling equipment (e.g. forklifts, pallet jacks, lead acid batteries, battery chargers, etc.).

    -Knowledge of capital and major repair budgeting

    -Ability to read and understand blue prints and P&IDs.

    -Knowledge of refrigeration control systems, microprocessors, and asset management systems (e.g. Infor EAM).

                                                    -Knowledge of mechanics and mechanical skills.


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