Refrigeration/ PSM Supervisor

Dole Packaged Foods, LLC

Refrigeration/ PSM Supervisor


Job ID: 2021-1951
Type: Regular Full-Time
Category: Engineering
Dole Packaged Foods


Dole Packaged Foods is a purpose led health and wellness organization that “champions a more equitable world.” A world where everyone has the right to nutrition from the goodness of the earth and we reduce these gaps, one action at a time.

This position is responsible for directing and developing industrial refrigeration personnel by mentoring associates, following guidelines, enforcing policies, and setting example through professional interactions. This position will support government audit readiness and the business goals to minimize or eliminate any adverse effect on processing, packaging, and storage of frozen fruit due to refrigeration equipment.


The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Perform inspections and preventative maintenance as required by PSM and CMMS schedules
  • Adheres to and directs others to follow all Safety, GMP, LO/TO, PPE, NFPA70c, food safety processes, and other Dole and government guidelines and site-specific policies/procedures.
  • Understands the hazards of ammonia and freon refrigeration systems.
  • Must safely operate, maintain, and evaluate performance checks of equipment such as evaporative condensers, cooling towers, and all engine room equipment.
  • Work with Production and Planners to estimate times for maintenance activity and help establish equipment maintenance downtimes to minimize the effect on operations.
  • Assist with PHA, MI, and PMS audits/inspections.
  • Demonstrate a cooperative behavior with subordinates, peers, and management to foster an environment where innovation and cooperation are used to solve problems.
  • Lead others including contractors effectively by prioritizing, creating and managing work orders, delegating tasks, and follow-up to ensure good work practices and work completion.
  • Ensure compliance and updates with all facets the EPA’s RMP Regulation of hazardous Chemical facility (PSM System, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Response Program, Risk Management Plans, Process Hazard Analysis, and Offsite Consequence strategies).
  • Diagnose, analyze, investigate, and correct most causes of malfunction of refrigeration and associated processing equipment.
  • Knowledge of CUPA, CalARP, Cal/OSHA, EPA, and other government PSM regulations.
  • Encourages the teams to keep work areas clean, neat, and orderly and lead by example.
  • Document testing and chemical usage in boilers and evaporative condensers.
  • Lead rebuild efforts of compressors, ammonia pumps, motors, oil reservoir, and other components.
  • Effectively manage departmental budget and deliver against defined objectives.
  • Use data (CMMS) and observations to analyze problems and develop alternative solutions.
  • Work with Supervisors, Planners, Engineering, and Management to implement best practices.
  • Keep manager informed of progress of planned tasks, projects, and if required change of priorities that could conflict with pre planned tasks.
  • Maintain incident command trailer & inventory monthly.
  • Calibrate IC trailer handheld monitoring devices as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned and off hour support that is reasonably associated with the above functions of the job.


Experience, Knowledge, & Skills You Bring:The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
  • Working knowledge of large 2 stage ammonia refrigeration system and associated equipment; IQF’s, coils, condensers, as well as air compressors, AC systems, and boilers.
  • Ability to accommodate regulatory audits,
  • Read, interpret, and understand maintenance and specification manuals, prints diagrams, P&ID’s, and schematics
  • Refrigeration Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA), Certified Industrial Relations Operator, (CIRO) preferred
  • HAZMAT 40-hour certification within 1 year of hire date
  • Pass APR fit test and breathing OSHA requirements and function in Level A preferred, level B required.
  • Ability to obtain working understanding of a CMMS (SAP knowledge preferred) and document work functions, assign tasks, and assign parts/hours to WO’s and PM’s.
What You’ll Need to Succeed:
  • Passionate about a purpose driven career
  • 5+ years’ related experience
  • 3+ years of PSM experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus, but not required.
  • Competent computer navigation on HMI’s, CMMS, PC based PSM folder, and MS Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills including the ability to effectively present facts and recommendations in oral and written form.
  • Strong leadership and effective team management skills
Education & Certification:
  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Strongly Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Ability to sit and use the computer for extended periods of time; ability to answer phones and use a variety of office equipment; ability to lift 50 pounds and reach overhead.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders.
  • Requires climbing, standing, stooping, twisting, lifting and other physical movements requiring full range of motion.
  • Must be able to work in a temperature range -15F to 120F.
  • Industrial plant and related noise and temperatures
Travel Requirements:
  • May have some travel to other Dole facilities.

Employment is contingent upon drug screen, background verification, and skills test required for some positions.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.



Full time
Atwater, CA 95301, US