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Refrigeration Technician

Dutch Harbor, AK
Cooke Aquaculture

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Responsible for the maintenance and repair of the facility’s R-22 refrigeration systems, equipment, and procedures including plate freezers, blast freezers, RSW chillers, cold storage, galley coolers and containerized cooler units. During the processing season, optimal operation of the refrigeration equipment is crucial to the facility’s overall efficiency. Troubleshoot, repair, and service systems under the guidance of the Chief Engineer.

  • Maintenance and repair of the plant’s refrigeration systems.
  • Maintenance before and after the season as required to ensure efficient
  • Provide a continuous flow of product through the plant in cooperation with other plant departments.
  • Close cooperation with the plant’s QA department and Production Foreperson’s to ensure optimal quality and efficiency are being achieved.
  • Ensure all daily tasks are completed in compliance with Plant’s safety program.
  • Follow all requirements of the facilities Process Safety Management program for refrigeration compliance.
  • Prompt and reliable attendance is an essential function.
  • Actively participate and follow all PSM compliance regulations/requirements.
  • Represent Icicle with the highest standards in a professional manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Must be EPA Section 608 Universal Certified.
  • Experience with large R-22 refrigeration systems required.
  • Must be familiar with screw compressors, two stage systems, and low temp liquid recirculation systems.
  • Working knowledge of electrical and piping systems.
  • Mechanical aptitude, resourcefulness, and troubleshooting skills a necessity.
  • Knowledge of PSM compliance regulations and experience at a PSM regulated facility.
  • Able to work fluctuating shifts structured around a 24-hour production schedule as needed.
  • Ability to work well with little direct supervision.
  • Capable of communicating and working closely with Production and other plant departments.
  • Proven ability to work with others as a team.
  • An enthusiasm to assist in other plant projects and grow with the facility.
  • Must have the ability to work well, 12 or more hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • Able to live and work in confined quarters in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.


  • Pay rate depends on experience. This is an hourly position that is eligible for overtime pay. In Alaska, overtime is one and one-half times the regular hourly rate and is paid for hours worked over 8 hours in a day and after 40 hours are worked in a week.
  • Room and board are included.
  • Transportation is provided from Seattle to remote work site. Return transportation to Seattle is provided upon successful completion of employment agreement.
  • Excellent benefits available, including medical, dental, prescription, vision plans, and 401(k) retirement plan.

Working Condisitons:

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment during operation is loud enough to require hearing protection. There is exposure to raw fish in the workplace.

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