Chief Engineer

  (#9662) - Delaware
Industry: Food Manufacturing
Industry: Transportation and Distribution
Industry: Warehousing and Logistics

Ensure the safe and efficient operation of the facilities refrigeration systems, material handling equipment, and maintain all aspects of facility infrastructure and grounds.


JOB TITLE: Chief Engineer
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: Ensure maximum operating efficiency, minimal downtime, and conformity with all company, state, and federal health & safety rules. Position reports directly to the facility manager; position exercises discretionary decision making. 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 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.



  • Capable of typing.
  • Have good arithmetic skills.
  • Capable of following verbal and written instructions.
  • Available to work various shifts.
  • Capable of standing and walking extended periods of time.
  • Understand and follow company policy as stated in the employee handbook.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Must communicate well both written and orally
  • Ability to use a computer and computer software including: Microsoft Word and Excel


  • 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 for emergency calls when needed.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for all building and refrigeration maintenance.
  • Responsible for all refrigeration operations.
  • Ensures that all OSHA and EPA operational requirements and regulations are met.
  • Supervise contractors and approval of contractor bills for payment.
  • Responsible for submission of the yearly budget for operations and maintenance.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • High School Degree preferred
  • RETA Certified Recommended
  • Must pass Emergency Response Physical. (Lung Capacity and Auditory Testing are conducted annually)
  • Minimum of 5years experience including 2 years in a senior position.
  • Strong knowledge of 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 blueprints and P&IDs.
  • Knowledge of refrigeration control systems, microprocessors, and asset management systems (e.g. Infor EAM).
  • Knowledge of mechanics and mechanical skills.
  • Stand, walk; use hands and feet to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear.
  • Use of scanners, telephones, and warehouse machinery.
  • The employee must be capable of occasionally lifting a minimum of 70 lbs.
  • Work longer hours as needed to satisfy the customer and daily and seasonal requirements.
  • Drive a registered motor vehicle to satisfy daily requirements.
  • Able to lift and move product above head.
  • Have acceptable and/or correctable vision.
  • Work in an atmosphere range of + 50 to - 30 degrees F.
  • The noise level in the work area is usually moderate - high.
  • Personal interaction and communication required to and from other people is extremely high.
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