View Full Version : anybody doing 7-11 ???
02-17-2007, 01:28 AM
just got a new gig. company flew me to Dallas for THREE DAYS OF EXTENSIVE TRAINING!
when I inquired as top the superheat of the slurpee barrel... I was told not to be so technical.
its been years since I worked slurpee machines and fountain drink dispensers. I dont mind the hot side... that stuff is pretty straight forward. just gears and heating elements and a few switches.
but these slurpee systems are like PLC controls in industrial environments! and the books I got to train me, ( yeh right!), are less than informative.
anyone out there doin 7-11's ???
02-17-2007, 10:20 AM
Congrats on the new job, Bob!
That's right up your alley so you should hit the ground running with this one.
How many stores and what kind of territory will you have to cover?
Best of Luck, Amigo.:)
02-23-2007, 11:08 PM
48 stores and growing.
Mostly Austin area. Some in Temple, (north).
02-24-2007, 10:08 AM
I worked for a contractor for 8 years that handled the AC and the refrigeration for 7-11 in southern New England. 60 stores and calls at any time day or night. 7-11 is great for cash flow but for profit can be challenging.
We did not handle the ice or slurpee but watched 3 guys cover 70 stores for the food stuff.
04-30-2007, 01:23 PM
It has been a challenging time here. Identifying what is needed and then waiting to have it shipped in.
This branch office is a low budget start up enterprise. I like the work, for the most part but the lack of org skills has me doing overtime like a market man would do.
I feel like I am up to speed on the post mix systems, we have mainly three but a forth on ocassion.
But the slurpee systems are just somethin else!!!
I got onto one a week or so ago and learned after the fact that this particular unit was a prototype and even tech support wasnt aware of its exhistance!
Oh now THAT was a fun machine to figure out...
04-30-2007, 06:55 PM
They certainly must be keeping you running Bob, 'cuz we hardly ever hear from you any more.;)
It doesn't make sense that they are willing to pay you OT to run to a job and find you have to order a part and then return, probably on OT again to do the fix.
I would think it would save them a bundle if you had a van full of Slurpee parts.:D
05-20-2007, 02:07 PM
We do 200 stores in northern VA.
05-20-2007, 02:19 PM
7/11 is still around?
05-20-2007, 02:34 PM
Still around and constantly remodeling stores in VA.
05-20-2007, 02:37 PM
Man we lost all of ours...I haven't seen one in a while...used to have them everywhere...
05-24-2007, 11:16 PM
I did the "11s" for 11 years before I snapped out of it. Worked for the Southland Corp( the 7-11 corp ) Then in '91-'92 they went to outsourcing .
It was good basic refrigeration exposure. Slurpees , Post mixes , waterbaths for the postmixes , ice machines.
Setting the brix on the fountains and the FCBs , broken beater bodies and beater motor currents.
When I burn out on the markets , I'll check back...OH WHAT FUN!!!!
I didn't realize how good I had it back then.
05-26-2007, 10:34 PM
I don't do the slurpees and post mixes, we have a different division for that. I service all the other refrigeration equipment, ice macines and a/c's. It is good steady work. The new upright freexers, w/i coolers, ice merchandisers and novelty cases have gone electronic. The coolers are Hussman's Beacon 2 with electronic txv's.
05-27-2007, 02:51 PM
Did them 20 to 25 years ago in the DC area, the stores AC units and reach ins where grossly undersized. You couldn't put you hands or knees down on the roof from all the glass. We used misters on the condensor coils at their orders, of course that destroys the coils. Hope this has changed or was just a regional thing.
05-27-2007, 08:55 PM
Most stores now have two 5 ton sytems which is enough when they are working properly. The newer stores have trane voyager heat pumps and the older ones have 5 ton trane split systems. The space above the dropped ceiling is full of telephone wires, conduit, old dropped ceiling and old air handlers. Once around, over and under all of that, the unit is serviceable. We have a crew that only does PM's (cleans the condensers and evaporators) but I still have to clean more than I should. If they're on the floor I blow them out with nitrogen. It's usualy dust or straw wrappers that has the coil blocked.
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