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Publix Refrigeration Technician 1, Facility Services - Sarasota/Manatee in Sarasota, Florida


Position Title:

Refrigeration Technician 1, Facility Services - Sarasota/Manatee


Facility Services


Sarasota, FL


As a Publix Refrigeration Technician, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow your skills while working beside experienced technicians. This includes supporting the refrigeration operations and maintenance needs of our retail stores through maintenance, repairs and requests.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • performing refrigeration, general maintenance and repairs on the interior and exterior of the retail facilities

  • works with highly-skilled refrigeration technicians and leadership to audit workmanship and service suppliers

  • responds to emergencies after normal working hours and weekends when needed

  • visit stores and provides feedback information needed by coordinators and/or leadership

  • coordinating with Facility Services warehouses to schedule deliver or pick-up of equipment

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Hours of Work:

7:00am - 3:00pm Monday - Friday, with night or weekend work as needed



Frequency of Pay:


Minimum Base Pay:


Additional Information:

This position covers the following counties in Florida:

  • Sarasota

  • Manatee

Candidate must live or be willing to move to this area.

Please be sure to monitor your email including your spam folder, daily for communications you may receive during the recruiting and selection process for this position. Please do not use your Publix email address when applying.

Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.


8300 Bee Ridge Rd



Year End Bonus:

To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.

Maximum Base Pay:


Required Qualifications:

  • high school diploma or its equivalent

  • at least one (1) of experience working in skilled trades service or construction disciplines or

  • at least three (3) years of Publix Retail or Operations experience

  • basic time management skills

  • basic computer skills

  • basic knowledge in Food Safety

  • ability to analyze information and data

  • ability to communicate both verbally and in a written format

  • interpersonal skills and the ability to manage a group of people

  • willingness to work a flexible schedule; including nights, weekends, and to travel with overnight stays

  • ability to lift/lower/climb ladders/walk on roofs

  • must by 21 years of age

  • must be able to have and maintain and excellent driving record

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ability to read and interpret schematics involving integrated systems of electrical, EMS, mechanical, refrigeration and plumbing

  • expert knowledge of refrigerant management usage; EPA Clean Air Act, understanding of various refrigerants and usage, etc.

  • intermediate knowledge of computerized maintenance field service management systems

  • intermediate knowledge of EMS and Case Controller Programming languages

Potential Annual Base Pay:

36,816 - 50,752

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Benefits Information:

  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost

  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock

  • 401(k) retirement savings plan

  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)

  • Group dental plan

  • Group vision plan

  • Sick pay

  • Long-term disability insurance

  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death and dismemberment benefits)

  • Supplemental life insurance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • General equivalency diploma reimbursement

  • Vacation pay

  • Holiday bonus

  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria

  • Direct deposit of your earnings

  • Credit union

  • Recognition for continuous service through service awards at five-year intervals

  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless service and device purchases

  • Associate wellness program which offers free health screenings and flu shots

  • 6 paid holidays and premium pay for holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).