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Mechanic Refrigeration

Mechanic Refrigeration

Alaska Marine Lines
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status 

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SUMMARY: Repairs and maintains refrigerated marine containers and other freight moving equipment to ISO/CSC and company standards.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Diagnose & repair refrigerated container systems using specialized tools and meters as well as hand & power tools
  • Perform preventative maintenance to ensure reliability and calibration of units.
  • Perform brazing and soldering of both copper and brass components in the refrigeration system using oxy/acetylene torch.
  • Diagnose and repair both high and low voltage electrical circuits using wiring diagrams and schematics.
  • Upload software and download information from the units’ microprocessor and for generating repair orders and parts inventory in fleet maintenance program.
  • Work with Shop Lead and Department Manager in maintaining adequate inventory of spare parts, materials, and tooling. Work with Purchasing Department in requisitioning items in the absence of Shop Lead and/or Department Manager.
  • Learn and properly use the manufacturer’s service software with electronic equipment
  • Own basic hand tools common to the trade and specifically an electrical meter, and be willing and able to acquire additional tooling as the position requires. Must be able to properly use and maintain company supplied tooling
  • Ability and willingness to travel to Alaska twice a year as required for varied lengths of time.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical demands and work environment.



  • Knowledge of Carrier and Star Cool refrigerated containers.
  • EPA certified type 2 or better for CFR.
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics.
  • Journey level mechanic with at least 4 years related experience in the container/transportation refrigeration field is preferred.


Ability to read and interpret documents like safety rules, operating & maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence & communicate effectively with employees, vendors and customers.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentage and apply those concepts to work related situations.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables. Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



EPA certified type 2 or better for CFR. Able to meet forklift certification requirements. Valid driver’s license and good driving record is preferred. Must be able to meet TWIC requirements.



  • Ability and willingness to travel via tug boat from Alaska, monitoring refrigeration units on barge at least twice a year for up to 6 weeks at a time. This requires climbing from tug to barge to check on units.
  • Ability to meet a regular work schedule. Daily physical presence is required.
  • Regular attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this position.
  • PC skills required: Windows, Excel, keyboarding proficiency
  • Proactive in identifying and correcting problems with equipment with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work to meet schedules/deadlines.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to drive 1-ton truck.
  • Willingness to learn or experience in driving up to 45 ton capacity forklift for staging of equipment for repair work.
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to change focus and job duties in a fast moving, time restricted environment.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands and fingers to hold, handle, objects, tools, or to key data entry; reach with hands and arms to clean, spray or perform repairs; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl with legs and knees; and talk or hear while communicating using telephones or radios. The employee frequently is required to walk and climb or balance. Employee is regularly required to climb ladders. The employee is required to use fall protection. The employee is regularly required to use eyes, ears, arms, hands, legs, and feet to safely operate motor powered vehicles.


The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus while working in safety sensitive environments.



The noise levels in the different work environments are from quiet to loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.



This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Federal law requires Alaska Marine Lines to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Alaska Marine Lines will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization   Details:


A post conditional offer of employment physical, drug test and background investigation are required. Random drug testing is required of all Alaska Marine Lines employees.

Alaska Marine Lines, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin.

Veterans and Minorities are encouraged to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Priority referrals for protected veterans.