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Refrigeration Technician/Plant Maintenance

Refrigeration Technician/Plant Maintenance

Alaska General Seafoods (AGS) is looking for an experienced Refrigeration Technician for our Ketchikan, Alaska seafood processing facility.

Status: Full Time, Permanent, Hourly, Union


Responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of the facility’s ammonia refrigeration system including plate freezers, blast freezers, RSW chillers, cold storage, galley coolers and containerized cooler units. This position reports directly to the Refrigeration/Facilities Manager.


  • Operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of the refrigeration system, working with Refrigeration/Facilities Manager and other technicians.
  • Conducting and logging system inspections and audits.
  • Completing assigned preventive maintenance tasks on schedule.
  • Responsible for housekeeping and cleanup of refrigeration machine rooms, refrigeration maintenance areas, and all project areas on a daily basis.
  • Responsible for daily communication of all pertinent information regarding system operation and maintenance to management and maintenance staff.
  • Cooperation and communication with the facility’s other departments to ensure production and quality expectations are maintained.
  • Preform various maintenance tasks and other duties as assigned.
  • This is a combined refrigeration and plant maintenance position.
  • All work to be conducted following SOP's, PSM plan/ OSHA regulations, RMP Plan/EPA Regulations.


  • Minimum of 4 years documented experience operating and maintaining ammonia refrigeration systems required. Must be familiar with reciprocating and screw compressors.
  • Refrigeration/Electrical trade school, RETA certification or equivalent preferred, but not required.
  • Good mechanical ability. Experience with shop tools and welding.
  • Understanding of electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • Must be able to pass fit test physical and wear a full face respirator when required.

Personal Skills:

  • Must be highly self-motivated and have the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, attendance, and a positive energetic attitude.
  • Desire to work in a fast paced multi-cultural environment.
  • Able to work well under pressure.

Pay: DOE

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