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Commercial Refrigeration Start-up Technician

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Location: Tampa, FL, United States
Date Posted:
ReqID: 23-VN8531


With over 150 years of experience, CoolSys is the market-leading indoor environment solutions company. Our full spectrum of best-in-class services includes HVAC & refrigeration installations, remodels, service & maintenance; and energy solutions, including controls and lighting. CoolSys serves customers in the retail, commercial, food service, educational, healthcare, and industrial markets. Headquartered in Southern California, CoolSys has more than 2,000 highly trained, field-based service and installation experts, serving more than 45,000 customer locations across North America daily.


We are a large company serving many unique customers – because of this, we provide job stability and long-term opportunity for career growth. We invest in our technicians by offering:

  • Ongoing Education & Training
  • Exposure to a Large Variety of Projects
  • Industry-leading Benefit Packages
  • Advanced support and tools designed to improve your workflow


We understand that hiring great people in the field is the foundation of everything we do. Our employee benefits packages include:

  • $30-45/HR *depending on experience including a quarterly bonus plan
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • 401(K) match
  • Life insurance, AD&D and long-term disability
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid online training and state-of-the-art training facility to invest in YOUR career growth 
  • Opportunities available nationwide
  • Employee discounts on vehicles, hotels, theme parks, select cell phone bills and so much more
  • Pet Insurance
  • Legal Plan, and ID Theft Protection


Refrigeration Start-up Technicians are responsible for start-up of supermarket refrigeration, heating and ventilation equipment to ensure customer needs are met efficiently, accurately and on-time as well as assists with Energy Optimization (EO) projects. The ideal candidate should know advanced solid state controls; oil systems safety controls; mechanical sub-cooling; introduction to head pressure controls for energy reduction; introduction to energy management systems (EMS); refrigeration rack oil systems; advanced de-frost diagnosis; and single and parallel compressor system start-up in a supermarket environment.  Technician must carry the skillset up of a Journeyman level which includes construction experience in performing installation of refrigeration systems including electrical, plumbing and fixtures.  Technician will function as the subject matter expert for process, procedures, and projects.


  • Performs evacuations of parallel racks after verifying pressure tests.
  • Performs all EMS wiring and programming for all manufactures of EMS systems.
  • Performs full start-up of new parallel refrigeration systems and individual systems.
  • Leads small projects such as single case and condenser change outs.
  • Assists with EO projects which would include retro-commissioning of supermarkets for system performance or utility programs, EMS upgrades, leak detection upgrades, gas conversion projects.
  • Works with local branch Service and Construction Managers between projects to assist in problematic stores, training for junior technicians and foreman, or other areas as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • **Must be willing to travel where our projects reside, mainly Florida based but on occasion, other travel outside of Florida my be required**
  • 5-7+ years of experience in commercial refrigeration; especially experience with parallel rack systems.
  • Experience and proficient knowledge of supermarket refrigeration.
  • 3+ years of supermarket EMS systems.
  • EPA I and II Certification required.
  • Valid Driver’s License required at all times and good driving record.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Course work at an accredited vocation technical or trade school preferred.
  • EMS Certification preferred.
  • Solid working knowledge of use of the Microsoft suite of applications (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Expert knowledge of refrigeration, ice machines, and electrical systems.
  • Expert knowledge of single systems, parallel racks systems, display cases and walk-ins.
  • Ability to efficiently troubleshoot commercial and supermarket refrigeration equipment.
  • Expert knowledge of EMS systems in supermarket applications for wiring and programming (CPC, Novar, Danfoss) preferred. 
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with the customers, management, crew, and team.
  • Knowledge of and ability to read blueprints on refrigeration, electrical and plumbing.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize your own work schedule and the work schedules of others on short-term basis
  • Ability to use typical business tools including E-Mail, Word, Excel, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, etc.

Today, there are 22 different companies that make up the CoolSys family of brands. When you join CoolSys, you join a nationwide network of the country's best and most highly trained techniciansOur valued employees are at the heart of our continued growth and success. We invite you to be part of that growth!

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CoolSys is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including all ages, colors, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics are encouraged to apply.

Pre-employment background screening (criminal and MVR) and drug testing (including for marijuana) are required for all positions. CoolSys will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with federal law, state law, or local ordinance.

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