Industrial Maintenance

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Keep It Going

A team of skilled experts keeps equipment in Publix's manufacturing and distribution sites in tip-top shape.

More than 600 associates in various departments of industrial maintenance skillfully maintain automated processes and a wide range of industrial equipment, including large-capacity ammonia refrigeration systems.

Our experts maintain, troubleshoot, and repair mechanical equipment, powered lift equipment, automated shelves and racks, as well as, boiler-, compressed air-, water- and refrigeration systems.

Industrial Maintenance associates perform their duties among 10 manufacturing facilities:

  • Two bakery plants
  • Three dairy plants
  • One deli plant
  • Three fresh foods plants
  • One printing services facility

Their duties encompass approximately 8 million square feet of warehouse space in seven distribution centers in Florida—Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Orlando, and Sarasota—and one in Lawrenceville, GA.

Manufacturing Maintenance

Manufacturing Maintenance associates ensure that the equipment and machinery used to manufacture delicious food products in our plants operates efficiently, safely, and in compliance with all regulatory guidelines. They also work to improve the operation of programmable logic- and Human Machine Interface (HMI)- controlled maintenance processes.

Positions on the Manufacturing Maintenance team include:

Distribution Maintenance

Distribution Maintenance associates keep shipping and receiving maintenance systems working properly and efficiently.

Lift trucks, automated storage and retrieval systems, and in-house maintenance are just a few examples of the kinds of machinery and motors that need ongoing preventive maintenance and occasional repair. Publix's technicians specialize in various kinds of maintenance to keep distribution operations running smoothly.

Here are a few positions on the Distribution Maintenance team:

Industrial Refrigeration

Industrial Refrigeration team members ensure maintenance and operational best practices are followed in refrigeration systems to keep groceries fresh.

From the millions of gallons of fresh milk processed each year to the bakery production lines of frozen sweet goods, rolls, and wire-cut cookies, Publix needs large-scale refrigeration systems to keep these items fresh. This dedicated team of safety-conscious refrigeration maintenance associates ensures adherence to Process Safety Management (PSM) programs and Risk Management plans.

These are some of the positions on the Industrial Refrigeration team: