Refrigeration Mechanic- Seattle, WA

Employer: Alaska Marine Lines

Job Description:
SUMMARY: Repairs and maintains refrigerated marine containers and other freight moving equipment to ISO/CSC and company standards. This position is a Safety Sensitive position.

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.
• Record daily repairs in M&R maintenance software.
• 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
• Able to meet forklift certification requirements.
• Ability and willingness to travel to Alaska twice a year as required for varied lengths of time.
• Attend and maintain required training.

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 and physical demands in the 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.
• Forklift experience 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 preferred. 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.

Alaska Marine Lines is a federal contractor so all employees, including employees working from home/remotely, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.

Employee is required to wear PPE as outlined in Company’s Industrial Health and Safety Manual which may include hard hat, safety toe shoes/boots, gloves, safety glasses/goggles, hearing protection and respiratory protection. The employee needs the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate in the office to very loud in the barge operation.

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 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
Details: EEO Poster EEO Poster Supplement

A post conditional offer of employment physical, drug test, background investigation
and COVID-19 vaccination are required.
Random drug testing is required of all Alaska Marine Lines employees.

Alaska Marine Lines is an equal opportunity employer.
AML does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship or immigration status, age, national origin, the presence of any physical, mental, or sensory disability, gender identity, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, political ideology, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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

Contact Person: Bridgette Bell
Phone: 206-892-2581
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: Resume
Base Pay: $26/ HR

Posted on November 11, 2021

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