• Refrigeration Engineer

    Job Locations US-AK-Dillingham
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/17/2018 11:59 AM)
    Job ID
    Alaska Operations
  • Overview

    This position is responsible for operating, maintaining, and repairing the facility's refrigeration systems in order to maximize throughout 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 ammonia refrigeration systems including: tunnel freezer and blast cell freezers, flake ice machines, RSW chillers, and the Mess Halls various freezer and cooler units. During the processing season, optimal operation of the refrigeration equipment is crucial to the facility's overall efficiency. The refrigeration system has a capacity of 14,000+ lbs. of Ammonia, three 500 hp. Howden Screw compressors directly driven by two 3412 CAT engines, 150hp. Mycom recip. Compressors, 600 & 200hp Vilter screw comp. and three cooling towers.    


    • 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 QA and Production Manager's to ensure optimal quality and efficiency is being achieved.
    • Ensure all daily tasks are completed to effectively meet all requirements of the facilities Process Safety Management (PSM) program for refrigeration compliance. Monitoring and paying close attention to daily logs and record keeping will be vital.
    • Operate, maintain and repair the plant's refrigeration systems safely and in accordance to government regulations.
    • Pre- and post-season maintenance as required to ensure smooth start-ups.
    • Assist in pre and post-season inventories and ordering of parts and supplies.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • EPA Section 608 Universal Certification is optimal, but not required.
    • 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 industrial ammonia refrigeration systems required, or Freon systems.
    • Experience and knowledge of a PSM regulated facility preferred.
    • Must be willing to actively participate and follow all PSM compliance regulations/requirements.
    • Mechanical aptitude, resourcefulness, and troubleshooting skills are a necessity.
    • Heavy Duty Diesel / 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 confined quarters 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.

    Working Conditions

    This position requires working 7 days a week, 12+ hours a day in wet, cold conditions. There are areas within the plant that contain moving and loud machinery where hearing protection, other safety and personal protective equipment is mandatory.


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