Refrigeration Supervisor in Willmar MN

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CPS, Inc. (Consumer Products Laboratory Division)
Refrigeration Supervisor
Job ID: 
Willmar MN
No Degree
60,000 - 80,000
Job Types:
Maintenance Supervisor, Mechanic/Mechanical Supervisor, Utilities/Refrigeration
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Refrigeration Supervisor

We are hiring a Refrigeration Supervisor for our manufacturing facilities in the MN area. If you consider yourself someone who is looking for:

  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company
  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees
  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled
  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits


  • Supervise technical maintenance activities trouble shooting and the repair of ammonia refrigeration equipment including vessels evaporators condensers pumps motors compressors valves and other refrigeration equipment
  • Direct the maintenance and preventative maintenance of all production machinery and any building maintenance needs
  • Responsible for the food safety sanitation quality and security of the products produced
  • Ensure compliance with all facets the EPA’s Risk Management Program Regulation of a hazardous Chemical facility (Process Safety Management System Management Hazard Assessment Emergency Response Program Risk Management Plans Process Hazard Analysis and Offsite Consequence strategies)
  • Contact and coordinate external service agencies as appropriate to schedule refrigeration repair work and ensure timely and effective work order completion
  • Perform inspections and preventative maintenance as required by PSM schedules
  • Responsible for maintaining repairing and examining refrigeration systems (both Ammonia and Freon)
  • Perform daily chemical testing and logging all test results making adjustments required to maintain refrigeration & utility system within established limits. Interface with state and federal government agencies as required
  • Confer with operators and observe test and evaluate operation of machinery and equipment
    to diagnose cause of malfunctions
  • Disassemble machinery and equipment to remove parts and make repairs. Ensure all ammonia safety equipment is up to date
  • Comply with Safety Programs to ensure protection of employees and property
  • Supervise train and develop subordinates if applicable
  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission values code of ethics policies and other standards of conduct


  • Years of Related Experience: 3+ years related experience; Ammonia Refrigeration experience required
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge and skills in the technologies of general construction electrical systems electronic systems microprocessors mechanical systems (e.g. production/process refrigeration boilers HVAC hydraulics and pneumatics) and computerized maintenance management systems
  • Working knowledge of food plant production and processing equipment preferred
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards safety knowledge of PSM & OSHA safety regulations EPA regulations USDA and sanitation standards preferred
  • Must have previous supervisor experience
  • Basic PC skills including expertise with MS Office and Outlook
  • SAP experience beneficial
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have basic mathematical and problem-solving skills in order to generate and maintain departmental reports
  • May be required to be clean shaven if trained in the use of and required to use a respirator
  • Must be capable and willing to work any shift and be on 24-hour call for emergency situations as necessary

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at

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