Refrigeration Engineer


The Refrigeration Engineer is an important role in ensuring the smooth operation of our ships. As the Refrigeration Engineer, you will be responsible for preparing and executing the required maintenance and operation of the HVAC and refrigeration systems under the direction of the Chief Refrigeration Engineer. This particular position is a floating par to allow exposure aboard vessel classes without a 1st Refrigeration Engineer par on board.

Career snapshot:

• Coordinates, operates, repairs and maintains all the functions of all air conditioning, dampers, laundry lint/wax filters, hood systems, ventilation equipment, refrigerated catering equipment, and refrigerated mini-bars

• Assists the Chief Refrigeration Engineer in the operation and maintenance of chiller units, air handlers, controllers, and working temperatures throughout the vessel

• Provides training of division personnel in safety procedures and assigned duties

• Assists the Chief Refrigeration Engineer with setting the divisional budget proposals and following targets (Depending on the projects, the relative vessel budgets run from $1 to $ 5 million)


• Mechanical Engineer (BSc) or equivalent with specialized study in HVAC/Refrigeration systems

• U.S. EPA Technician Certificate and/or EU F-Gas Cat 1; Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF) and Basic Safety Training (BST) in accordance with STCW

• Minimum of 4 years combined HVACR technical education and post-education HVCAR work experience (non-HVACR technical education –electrical, mechanical, & marine and non-cruise, industrial, or marine HVACR work experience)

• Strong understanding of refrigeration cycle and application of the Moliere diagram and thermodynamics, including theoretical and actual refrigeration system troubleshooting and problem solving

• Complete understanding of the psychometric process along with measurement of air properties and movement including balancing procedures and noise control

• Ability to read and understand all ship drawings: including system, principle, piping, ducting, electrical, mechanical, insulation, fire protection, and construction

• Proficiency in English is required to understand and interpret written procedures.

This includes the ability to give and receive instructions in written and verbal forms and to effectively present information and respond to questions from guests, supervisors, and co-workers

• Proficiency with computers and working knowledge of software such as AMOS Maintenance System and Gaylord Systems for air condition and ventilation ducts, Excel, Word, and other related programs

• All international applicants must have the ability to obtain C1/D visa (and other relevant visas) when applicable

• Must meet all physical requirements, including the ability to participate in emergency life-saving drills and required training