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Manager - Refrigeration and Controls Optimization

Company: Rich Products Corporation
Location: Conway
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Rich's, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich's is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich's --Infinite Possibilities. One Family.


The Refrigeration and Controls Optimization Manager is responsible for the refrigeration and energy management programs and associated projects across all Rich Product Corporation US/Canada business areas. Areas of focus include: optimization of energy consumption, compliance with state and federal energy and refrigeration regulations, define, develop, justify business cases, and manage projects that support cost savings and operational optimization initiatives, while supporting a safe environment for associates and the community.


- Coordinate the development of capital projects that reduce costs and / or improve safety and sustainability, while meeting all state and federal requirements.

- Lead capital projects from inception through completion.
- Develop and manage an annual plan and budget.
- Manage refrigeration performance monitoring system for all plants where energy optimization programs are implemented.
- Prepare regular refrigeration / energy reports and updates as required.
- Assist facilities in the preparation of required compliance documentation, reports, inquiries, permit applications, HAZCOM, PSM procedures, etc.
- Interface with cross functional teams - engineering, I.S., plants, external resources.
- Represent the company's position and interests effectively in management of external resources, contractors, vendors, and consultants.
- Ensure local environmental controls are in place to mitigate damage or exposure to the community or surrounding properties.
- Collaborate with the sustainability group to identity and evaluate sustainable energy technologies / methods that might be applied to reduce / offset our environmental footprint.
- Coordinate and participate in training of associates.
- Travel to US/Canada plants and corporate facilities depending on projects' needs.


- 5-7 years demonstrated experience managing refrigeration system and controls; energy management or related experience.

- Bachelor's degree in engineering preferred; energy management, electrical or other advance degrees would be considered.
- Knowledge / understanding of state and federal regulations related to refrigeration, and experience in working with local, state, and federal environmental agencies and directing compliance activities in a large-scale manufacturing environment.
- Strong analytical and communication skills.Ability to write a concise report of findings and present data to a wide group of users - from the plant floor to the boardroom.
- Strong computer skills - Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCad, MS Project.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a manufacturing environment with all levels of associates.

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich's. Please contact Rich's Human Resources department at if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Keywords: Rich Products Corporation, Conway , Manager - Refrigeration and Controls Optimization, Executive , Conway, Arkansas

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