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Schwan's Company Refrigeration Supervisor in Marshall, Minnesota

Who we are!

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit www.schwanscompany.com.

What we are looking for:

Here at Schwan’s Company, we put a high priority on having safe, clean, and healthy workspaces. And we want individuals that take that seriously.

We are hiring a Refrigeration Supervisor for our manufacturing facility.

  • This position is responsible for leading directing and coordinating the refrigeration department to optimize performance with regard to safety productivity and quality. This position is also responsible for supporting compliance with Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Plan (RMP).

  • 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 preventive 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.

  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission values code of ethics policies and other standards of conduct.

  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required, including but not limited to bump cap, safety glasses/goggles, face shield, face mask, ear plugs, hair and beard nets, gloves and safety shoes or rubber boot.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelors degree preferred.

Years of Related Experience: 3+ years related experience; Ammonia Refrigeration experience required


  • 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.

The employing subsidiaries of The Schwan Food Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.