Systems and Sustainability – Refrigeration Analyst

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Dublin, OH


ALDI is one of the fastest-growing retailers in the nation, and we are charting an aggressive growth course to become the third-largest U.S. grocery retailer by store count by the end of 2022. How can you play a part? By joining our Facilities, Systems & Sustainability team. The team supports sustainability initiatives aimed to minimize our environmental impact including energy efficiency, utility analysis, refrigerant management and renewable energy. Helping us grow can translate into a great move for your career.

As a Refrigeration Analyst on the Systems and Sustainability team within ALDI, you will be tasked to support all refrigeration operations to ensure all sustainability systems are operating efficiently at all times. The ideal candidate for this role will have an understanding of building management control systems, building projects dealing with refrigeration, understand design concepts, and is able to troubleshoot remote diagnostics. As this position develops, you will be tasked to review work orders, authorize work services and understand general construction (blueprints) that is applied to ALDI store and warehouse facilities. If you have experience with commercial refrigeration and commercial controls (automation), we ask that you apply. If you are awarded the role, you will be joining an established team here at ALDI where your feedback and voice is heard. We are looking for someone eager to join a dynamic team and learn new and upcoming technologies as we seek to innovate and automate refrigeration.

Position Type: Full-Time
Work Location:Dublin, OH
This role is eligible to participate in ALDIs Hybrid Work Program, which allows remote work up to 3 days per week(i.e., work remotely up to 3 days per week; work in-office at least 2 days per week).

Duties and Responsibilities:
Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

Makes recommendations regarding building operations and controls.
Completes evaluations of bids for relevant vendors.
Serves as single point of contact for vendors related to building energy management systems, and automation.
Prepares and provides reporting to their direct leader on a regular basis to evaluate data trends that should be addressed with service and/or equipment vendors.
Provides management reporting on common issues, asset retirement and replacement plans, KPIs on service company performance, and cost control initiatives.
Prepares necessary communication for internal and external business partners related to findings discovered via building automation systems.
Identifies and communicates new ideas and cost saving opportunities to construct or remodel facilities to minimize long-term maintenance and repair costs.
Works with government officials, utility companies, and suppliers as needed on specific projects.
Recommends and coordinates on-going training as necessary with operations.
Drives building system automation to drive efficiencies and reduce expenses related to all mechanical equipment within store locations.
Consults with stakeholders and vendor partners regarding building control systems.
Facilitates the communication between Facilities Managers, Energy Management team, and committee stakeholders.
Advises on any changes or actions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the team.
Informs management of recurring issues or when additional team training may be required.
Optimizes building automation schedules.
Identifies cost-saving opportunities in building operation.
Creates and maintains department progress reports.
Creates and maintains records of cost-savings opportunities and measures taken.
Maintains accurate and consistent electronic files and documentation.
Conducts regular reviews of market pricing for critical trades.
Utilizes Energy Reports, Leak Reports and other KPI reports identifying non-conformities and takes action to mitigate unnecessary spend.
Ensures National Real Estate, Procurement, and Energy are notified of any equipment performance and quality concerns that should be evaluated in the tendering process.
Performs remote spot checks on Preventative Maintenance Services to verify execution is consistent with contractual obligations.
Supports remote review of asset performance to coordinates and recommends asset disposal and replacements per equipment guidelines, as well as supports warranty management on building and equipment assets.
Assists in training and developing team members to retain a motivated and professional workforce.
Collaborates with team members and communicates relevant information to leadership.
Upholds the security and confidentiality of documents and data within area of responsibility.
Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
ALDI Acts Competencies:
Perform within ALDI Acts competencies as outlined below.

Collaborates and Cooperates with Team: Commits to and supports a collaborative and high-performing working environment with peers and managers.
Drives for Success: Seizes opportunities and proactively takes concrete actions to complete tasks. Goes the extra mile and persistently overcomes obstacles to improve outputs.
Focuses on the Customer: Seeks to understand underlying customer needs to create value. Drives the team to maintain focus on customers.
Manages and Support Projects: Effectively plans, executes and supports project needs to support management and the larger ALDI business.
Organizes and Executes with Accuracy: Leverages a systematic, efficient and organized approach while ensuring quality and accuracy of results.
Thinks Critically and Resolves Problems: Responds to emerging problems in an accurate and timely manner. Where possible, leverages available resources to address situations before they occur.

Job-specific Competencies:

Gives attention to detail and follows instruction.
Prepares written materials to meet purpose and audience.
Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties.
Works cooperatively and collaboratively within a group.
Understands the history, strategy, organizational authority, interdependence of job duties, products, systems, and services of the company.
Comprehensive understanding of HVAC systems & repair.
Comprehensive understanding of building controls and automation.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; advanced Excel knowledge.
Strong reasoning and analytical skills.
Ability to interpret, and apply company policies and procedures.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Building Systems and/or Facilities or a related field required.
A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in Engineering required.
Or, a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
A minimum of 5+ years in HVAC design, maintenance required.
A minimum of 3+ years in Building Automation & Controls required.

Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in an office environment where a computer, telephone and other office equipment are used as needed to perform duties.
Regularly required to sit, reach, grasp, stand and move from one area to another.
Constantly and repeatedly use keyboard/mouse.
Occasionally required to push, pull, bend, lift and move up to 25 lbs.


Domestic travel required.
Up to 10%.

ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PerkSpot National Discount Program

In addition, eligible employees are offered:

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
  • Up to 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave at 100% of pay
  • Up to 2 Weeks Paid Caregiver Leave at 100% of pay
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance

Click here to learn more about the benefits ALDI has to offer

ALDI is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon ALDI’s receipt of an acceptable and job-related drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

National Hiring Week is just around the corner. For you, that means more jobs to choose from that offer a competitive wage, best-in-class benefits and plenty of room to grow. Apply online today and you may be invited to one of many interview events that could lead to a same-day job offer!



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