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Cooke Aquaculture Refrigeration Engineer in Dutch Harbor, Alaska

This position is responsible for operating, maintaining, and repairing the facility's refrigeration systems in order to maximize throughput while optimizing quality and adhering to safe operating procedures. This position is also responsible for assisting in the upkeep, repair, and operation of the facility's other refrigeration systems including: tunnel freezer and blast cell freezers, flake ice machines, RSW chillers, and the kitchen's various freezer and cooler units. During the processing season, optimal operation of the refrigeration equipment is crucial to the facility's overall efficiency.

  • Operate and conduct routine service, maintenance and repair of the plant's refrigeration systems. This will include all compressors, pumps, motors, evaporators and condensers.

  • Collaborate with other departments to provide a continuous flow of product through the plant. In particular, working closely with the plant's Quality Assurance and Production Managers to ensure optimal quality and efficiency is being achieved.

  • Operate, maintain and repair the plant's refrigeration systems safely and in accordance to government regulations.

  • Ensure all daily tasks are completed to effectively meet the requirements of the federal and state regulations and the company's standards.

  • Monitoring and paying close attention to daily logs and record keeping is vital.

  • Performs maintenance pre-season and post-season as required to ensure smooth start-ups.

  • Assist with pre-season and post-season inventories and ordering of parts and supplies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • EPA Section 608 Universal Certification.

  • Previous experience with large refrigeration systems similar to that mentioned above.

  • Currently RETA and/or ASTI certified or willing to obtain certification.

  • In addition, having or willing to obtain a 24 hour HAZWOPPER certification.

  • Previous experience with Freon systems or industrial ammonia refrigeration systems required.

  • Experience and knowledge of a PSM regulated facility preferred.

  • Must comply and follow all federal and state regulations, and the company's standards.

  • Mechanical aptitude, resourcefulness, and troubleshooting skills are a necessity.

  • Heavy Duty Diesel or Power Generation experience preferred.

  • Capable of communicating and working closely with other plant departments.

  • An enthusiasm to assist in other plant projects and grow with the facility.

  • Must have the ability to work well under pressure, 12 or more hours per day, 7 days per week.

  • Able to work fluctuating shifts structured around a 24 hour production schedule as needed.

  • Must be willing and able to live and work in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Ability to work efficiently in fast past environment with little direct supervision.

  • Strong ability to work in a team environment, as well as, complete tasks independently.

  • Strong sense of self-motivation and personal time management.

  • Must be professional at all times and represent Icicle with the highest standards.

Must be able to work 7 days a week, 12 hours a day in wet, cold conditions for the duration of the employment agreement. There are areas within the plant that contain moving and loud machinery. Hearing protection and other safety and protective equipment is required.

Job ID: 2021-2278

Street: PO Box 920488