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Ammonia Refrigeration Manager - Food Distribution Center (Windsor, CT)

Apply Now Location: 500 Groton Rd, Windsor, Connecticut, United States, 06095-1580; job id: R0000341728
job family: Building Operations Engineering
schedule: Full time
The pay range is $69,000.00 - $124,200.00

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  • As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.

    Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It’s how we care, grow, and win together.

    Target Global Supply Chain and Logistics is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how we get the right product to the guest even better, faster and more cost effectively than before. We are becoming more intelligent, automated and algorithmic in our decision-making, so that no matter how guests shop—in stores or on—we deliver the convenience and immediate gratification they demand and deserve. We are on a mission to win decisively over any competitor, with a seamless and superior guest service experience unlike any they can offer. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we constantly come together to implement new processes in record time. So we’re looking for exceptional people who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, risk-savvy and comfortable working in varying degrees of ambiguity. Are you a critical thinker who seeks the root cause and can analyze both qualitatively and quantitatively? Are you a creative problem-solver who simplifies problems, quickly identifies solutions, commits to a plan and then positively influences others to execute it? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

    A role in Food & Beverage (F&B) HQ Engineering means being at the heart of our perpetual reimagining process. This group is the think tank and laboratory for the innovative ideas that spark change throughout the Supply Chain. We are inventors, metrics masters, data geeks, testers, triers, course-correctors and askers of the all-important question: “What if …?” This team influences processes, engineers the refrigeration and automation systems to support those processes, activates solutions sustainably across the network and manages those assets. Your specific expertise—whether it’s people, process, technology, or data—will be felt well beyond the boundaries of the Supply Chain organization, positively impacting Target team members and guests alike.

    About the job:

    As an Engineering & Facilities Ammonia Refrigeration Manager, you will enable high performance of the supply chain facility by fostering a reliability-centered maintenance culture within your team that ensures high equipment availability and success for the operation of the supply chain facility. 

    A successful candidate in this role will:

    • Manage refrigeration ammonia technicians conducting preventive and corrective maintenance on the system.
    • Maintain expertise across all electrical, mechanical, and control system communication aspects of our refrigeration systems, including but not limited to compressors, evaporators, condensers and all related ammonia refrigeration systems.
    • Oversee a single site food distribution center, serving as a technical subject matter expert that can lead recovery efforts and provide effective troubleshooting during equipment downtime events as well as ensuring compliance with federal, state and local agencies.
    • Provide incident communication and promote timely escalation to all partners at HQ and the field,
    • Seek proactive solutions and countermeasures to reduce unplanned downtime events within for the refrigeration system.
    • Possess the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
    • Ability to be adept at providing technical leadership and mentoring to the E&F team.
    • Possess the ability to inspect, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and train on the ammonia refrigeration system
    • Conduct technical interviews for internal and external technician candidates, evaluate technical skills and abilities, and train and coach internal technicians
    • Act as the 1st level escalation support for ammonia refrigeration system problems / alarms
    • Manage refrigeration maintenance contractors conducting preventive and corrective maintenance on the system
    • Coordinate routinely with third party vendors, ensuring adherence to contracted service level agreements
    • Work with PSM coordinator to ensure onsite coordination requirements are met
    • Ensure timely completion of work orders; repairs, and preventative maintenance and documentation of all maintenance activities
    • Maintain thorough knowledge and facilitate site training on appropriate safety procedures and use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while maintaining equipment (Lock Out/Tag Out, Arc Flash, etc.), and ensure a safe work environment by eliminating potential equipment safety hazards
    • Develop and implement plans for continuous improvement within the refrigeration system
    • Maintain active partnership with fellow refrigeration peers and HQ Engineering team


    • Minimum of 2 years field experience operating, maintaining, servicing, and commissioning industrial ammonia systems.
    • Strong knowledge of common industrial safety practices and expectations, including experience with arc flash safety programs
    • Capability to be on-call outside of normal business hours for escalated incident support
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, relating technical issues to business leadership
    • Strong organizational, reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills 
    • Proven ability to motivate and influence teams and manage conflict
    • Ability to read and interpret schematics and technical prints
    • Experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel)
    • Ability to access all levels and areas of the facility

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Ammonia refrigeration systems CARO/CIRO

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