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Refrigeration & Utilities Supervisor

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Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Bergen, NY, US, 14416

Company: Bonduelle

By joining Bonduelle, you choose to make a sustainable and positive impact on yourself, others and the planet!

Bonduelle is a family-run company which provides over 100 countries with vegetables. We employ more than 14,600 people and collaborate with 2800 independent farming partners.

We strongly believe vegetable food is THE solution to bring well-being through food to the nearly 9 billion inhabitants of our planet while preserving its resources. Because we are convinced we have a key role to play, we have made it our mission to “inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people’s well-being and planet health”.

To this end, we are engaged in the BCorp label process: we grow, process and sell our products sustainably, make plant-based food more accessible for everyone and deliver positive economic and social impacts for all our employees and communities.

At Bonduelle, people come first. The size of our company gives all employees the opportunity to grow, gain autonomy and be in charge of their projects. As an international company, we offer a wide array of jobs and responsibilities all over the world.

You want to know more about us?

The Refrigeration & Utilities Supervisor is responsible for supervising employees and processes in the maintenance of plant utility systems including but not limited to wastewater, electrical distribution, boilers, and refrigeration equipment and facility machines and parts.  This role is involved with other plant systems related to total facility operation as well, including support for compressed air and general facilities. Assists in dismantling, laying out, moving, changing or erecting machinery or equipment. Lead and direct refrigeration mechanics with the operation and maintenance of the refrigeration system. Provides total leadership for site facilities needs working closely with Plant Manager, Maintenance Supervisor, and in conjunction with Technical/Reliability Support, Planning, and Materials Manager.


Essential Functions:

  • Supervises and coordinates daily activities of employees in utilities and refrigeration including establishes work schedules that support production activities that provide for timely repair and maintenance of facility buildings, grounds and equipment to established safety and health standards
  • Develops schedules and controls a preventative maintenance program to maintain site utility systems including boilers, wastewater systems, electrical distribution, and the refrigeration system in proper and safe working condition.
  • Develop, schedules and plans for associated building and equipment maintenance throughout the facility.
  • Design, coordinate and optimize plant preventative maintenance programs as it relates to the refrigeration system through use of the computerized maintenance management system (EAM).
  • Develop and maintain Process Safety Management (PSM) program.
  • Supervises and coordinates daily activities of plant utility and refrigeration department employees and establishes work schedules that support production activities that provide for timely repair and maintenance of facility buildings, grounds and equipment to established safety and health standards
  • Coordinate scheduled PMs and maintenance with outside refrigeration Contractors in close partnership with the Technical/Reliability Support, Planning, and Materials Manager.
  • Work closely with production in managing timely equipment repair and maintenance.
  • Ensure adherence to company policies, procedures, safety standards, facility rules and regulations and safety compliance
  • Ensures all equipment and systems are operated within applicable Federal, State and local laws
  • Work with Plant Manager, Health & Safety Administrator and Human Resource Manager in the investigation of all work related injuries and illnesses and the preparation and submission of the supervisor’s investigation report for all injuries/illnesses that involve personnel from the maintenance department
  • Participate in DuPont STOP program and an environment that promotes zero accidents and an overall safety awareness culture
  • Assist in the preparation, tracking and overall control of Plant Utilities and Refrigeration Departments repair and maintenance budget.  This includes wastewater, maintenance, and refrigeration working closely with the Plant Manager and Technical/Reliability Support, Planning, and Materials Manager.
  • Oversee the capital budget process to improve production efficiency, safety and/or cost reduction.
  • Establish accountability and the annual performance goals for utilities and refrigeration personnel that will be reviewed by the Plant Manager and HR Manager
  • Assist facility management in the day-to-day and long term planning and productivity of the plant utilities and refrigeration department and associated systems
  • Responsible for completing all quality and safety systems checks for all job tasks
  • Conduct training and education on the Anhydrous Ammonia Refrigeration System as well as other utility systems, as applicable/needed.
  • Perform proper installation, maintenance and adjustments of all associated equipment in site utilities and the refrigeration cycle. Recognize potential problems, worn parts and perform necessary repairs
  • Troubleshoot malfunctions in a wide variety of wastewater equipment, steam equipment, compressors, and Anhydrous Ammonia refrigeration system problems with or without the aid of blueprints, operation manuals or schematics.
  • Assist with boiler operation and boiler room duties that includes testing water samples, maintaining chlorine and water softener system.
  • Help to maintain the highest quality of finished product and is a member of the facility HACCP team to help maintain sanitary equipment design and food safety standards.
  • Adhere to all company Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
  • Immediately inform Manager/Supervisor of safety, sanitation, and quality issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and/or schematics
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical technical equipment such as micrometers, calipers, metal gauges, metal thickness and multi-meter
  • Knowledge for the operation and repair of two stage anhydrous ammonia refrigeration system, screw compressor and booster, reciprocating compressor, rotary booster, evaporative condensers, ammonia pumps and controls and freezer tunnels for IQF processing
  • Knowledge of various utility related systems and equipment including wastewater processing/treatment, compressed air, boilers, and other associated utility systems/equipment.
  • Knowledge of oxygen acetylene equipment
  • Strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills
  • Strong teamwork based management skills
  • Knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of 5S to maintain a safe and clean work environment
  • Knowledge of Parts Inventory Systems and Work Order Systems
  • Must be flexible to support business needs that includes weekends and other off shifts

At Bonduelle, diversity is a treasure that we nurture!

We inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people’s well-being and planet health. Join us!

Bonduelle USA Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. EOE. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department via phone at 585-434-0399.

Nearest Major Market: Rochester
Nearest Secondary Market: Batavia