Refrigeration Mechanic

Employment Type

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Our Alaska production facility in Naknek, AK needs a Lead Refrigeration Technician. We are a seasonal seafood plant and operate from May through the end of August. We need your expertise to live and work in Naknek for the season. You will coordinate, operate, repair and maintain all refrigeration-related equipment handling ammonia systems and Freon throughout the plant.

We will fly you to Naknek and back home at the expense of the Company. Room and board also provided. This is an hourly position with opportunity for overtime.

Duties of the position:

  • Maintain Refrigeration equipment and keep in good working order
  • Install, service, and repair refrigeration systems and equipment such as condensing units, compressors, and evaporators
  • Connect refrigeration lines and electrical power sources, handling hazardous refrigerant substances, and checking systems and equipment for leaks
  • Inspect, adjust, and monitor refrigeration system for most efficient means of operation
  • Troubleshoot, replace parts, and run tests to ensure the systems are working properly following repairs
  • Upgrade systems to satisfy new regulations or meet new standards
  • Service plant calls promptly
  • Accompany representatives of State and Federal Inspectors
  • Train back up refrigeration operators
  • To be successful in this position:

  • Must possess strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team as needed 
  • Good math, communication and basic computer skills are also essential
  • Must be able to prioritize workload and work well under pressure with constant interruptions
  • Good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills required
  • Core Skills:

  • Understand the operations of commercial refrigeration systems
  • Diagnose malfunctions and defects in equipment
  • Read blueprints and electrical and electronic schematics
  • Operate tools, gauges and other testing equipment for refrigeration systems
  • Use hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges and precision instruments, pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding equipment, jacks and hoists
  • Accurately read a tape measure
  • Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree (two-year degree) in HVAC, Refrigeration/Electrical, Trade School Certification, or equivalent experience
  • Five years’ experience in Refrigeration/Electrical/HVAC or equivalent experience Ammonia Refrigeration
  • CFC Confined Space Certification
  • Special skills: Glycol Systems, FRICK systems operating platform, HAZMAT, and Low Voltage Control Systems
  • Good Manufacturing Processes
  • Need RETA (CARO) Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator Certification
  • Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Work in varying temperatures around freezers, ice machines, and retorts
  • Lift and carry equipment, stand, kneel or stoop for long periods of time
  • Exposure to processing equipment, forklifts, moving equipment, cleaning chemicals, solvents, and loud noise levels
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment
  • Ability to use and climb a ladder to multiple levels
  • Must be on call 24 hours 7 days a week during season
  • Floor and dock surfaces are wet and slippery
  •  Confined spaces
  • Exposed to outdoor environment with wind, rain, snow, and icy conditions

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