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Mechanical Engineer EIT, Facilities Design - Lakeland at Publix Super Markets, Inc. in Lakeland, Florida

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Be a part of one of the largest-volume supermarket chains in the US and witness why we have been consecutively named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For since 1998! Start your career with us as a Mechanical Engineer and become a valued owner here at Publix.

The purpose of this position is to perform research, provide analysis, design, and document cost effective and code compliant Mechanical Engineering designs for Publix retail facilities which meet functional and aesthetic requirements set by corporate direction. You will be responsible for the development and design of Mechanical Engineering Construction Documents that are necessary to build New Stores, Remodels and Special Projects for Publix.  Construct your new beginning with us today!


What you’ll be doing:

  • designing and drawing construction documents for HVAC, refrigeration, and system designs that are accurate, code compliant and consistent with Publix design standards utilizing CADD and computer-based design calculation software

  • solving mechanical, refrigeration and plumbing design issues by performing calculation of plumbing, cooling, heating and refrigeration loads

  • conducting interdisciplinary plan review and coordination of designs (HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, refrigeration) ensuring that all design criteria is received from internal mechanical designers, internal facilities, and Retail customers

  • modifying prototypical designs to meet site specific requirements and revising the final design as necessary throughout the life of the project

  • performing preliminary code reviews of the design by identifying required changes due to site-specific constraints, restrictions and/or parameters of the project

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering college or university

  • 2 years’ Mechanical Engineering design experience (HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and refrigeration design)

  • EI certification

  • knowledge of Building Systems, Construction Documents, Building codes and how they inter-relate with other Design disciplines

  • knowledge of Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Psychrometrics, and HVAC Load Calculations

  • knowledge of Fluids and Pipe flow theory

  • knowledge of drafting skills and technique

  • intermediate knowledge of MicroStation and/or AutoCAD, and/or Revit

  • basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

  • analytical, communication, research, networking collaboration and conflict resolution skills


  • 4+ years’ Mechanical Engineering design experience (HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and refrigeration design) in the retail grocery industry

  • EI certification and actively preparing to test for the PE exam

  • knowledge of Revision Request Process

  • knowledge of CQI Methodology – WIN, QIP, Improvement Project and QDPs

▪ Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost

▪ An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock

▪ 401(k) retirement savings plan

▪ Group health plan (with prescription benefits)

▪ Group dental plan

▪ Group vision plan

▪ Sick pay

▪ Long-term disability insurance

▪ Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)

▪ Tuition reimbursement

▪ Vacation pay

▪ Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria

▪ Paycheck direct deposit

▪ Credit union

▪ Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases

▪ 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).

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