The duties of the Refrigeration Engineer include, but are not limited to, the proper monitoring of his/her designated equipment for proper operation, maintenance and repair of all shipboard domestic refrigeration and air conditioning systems, standalone A/C package units, walk-in reefers, reach-in reefers, water fountains, refrigerant air dryer systems, air handling units, air filtration systems, and steam heating coils. He/she will be responsible to maintain proper climate control and air conditioning of ship’s habitable areas, and record and maintain proper documentation and inventory as designated by EPA and other regulatory bodies in relation to the maintenance, charging recycling, or charging procedures. He/she will be proficient in the use of hand tools, power tools, and refrigeration specific tools such as reclaiming/recycling/evacuating equipment, vacuum pump, halide leak detectors, dial-a-charge, oxy-acetylene torch or other brazing/soldering heat source, and tubing benders. He/she works under the supervision to the First Assistant Engineer, and performs other duties as assigned. Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs other duties as assigned.
- Must be a valid United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain valid:
- U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7) months remaining before expiration date;
- United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining before expiration date.
- MMC endorsement(s): Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED) Refrigeration Engineer, or QMED Refrigeration Engineer/Electrician, or Any Engine Rating (“Any indicates mariner holds all unlicensed Engine ratings).
- Must submit a valid current Universal ODS certificate in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.