Refrigeration Engineer Technician






The main purpose of the refrigeration technician role is to assure the safe and efficient control and maintenance of the ship’s air conditioning system, the provisions area refrigeration units, and all refrigerators on board in cooperation together with the Chief Refrigeration Technician. The successful candidate is in charge of executing all duties associated with the operation of the Air Conditioning and refrigeration plants and equipment on board, reporting to the Chief Refrigeration Technician or her/his delegate for any work to be done, or any malfunctioning equipment.



  • Consults daily with Chief Refrigeration Technician concerning methods and procedures for the maintenance and upkeep of the Air conditioning and refrigeration equipment generally
  • Keeps the Chief Refrigeration Technician fully informed
  • Available on stand-by during the night in case of emergency or immediate intervention on the air conditioning or refrigeration plants
  • Is in charge of taking part in the daily work of the refrigeration team, taking instructions from the Chief Refrigeration Technician
  • Executes periodical checks to ensure that all provisions rooms and Air-conditioning substations are at the correct setpoint, updating the relative daily logs, reporting immediately to the Chief Refrigeration Technician or his/her delegate in case of problems or faults in the system
  • Replaces the assigned assistant for a night’s standby duty, if necessary
  • Takes part in the daily maintenance with the refrigeration team concerning Guest and Crew cabins, fan rooms, AC filters, and other refrigerators in accordance with the Chief Refrigeration Technician or her/his persons delegated by Hotel Engineer
  • Operates constantly with the full consideration for the comfort and safety of Guests


QUALIFICATIONS (skills, competencies, experience)

  • Fluent in oral and written English. Knowledge of other foreign languages is a major advantage
  • High School Graduation with appropriate licenses obtained from certified Technical Institutes
  • At least 5 years of experience in the position on board ships or in similar international environments
  • Windows-based computer ability and proven knowledge of MS Office Suite is a must
  • Good supervisory skills, crisis, and problem handling
  • Physical integrity and ability to stand, walk, use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear, taste or smell, lift and/or move up to 25 Kg., the full ability of close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus



  • Satisfy the requirements of STCW 95 regarding certification for this position
  • Basic Safety Training Certificate including Advanced Fire-fighting experience
  • Crowd Management & Crisis Management and Human Behaviour
  • Security Awareness
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats
  • Refrigerator Certificates (Freon etc.)
  • Certificate of Competency IMO III/4 or III/5 (Not compulsory)
  • A recognised seafarer’s medical certification is required before starting work onboard



  • Passport
  • Seaman’s Book
  • MMRV and COVID VACCINE Certifications


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