In honor of Independence Day, Teknotherm Refrigeration will be closed tomorrow. As always, we can be reached after hours if you have a parts or maintenance emergency. We wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July!
We are currently looking for a qualified marine refrigeration technician. Experience in refrigeration/HVAC required, marine refrigeration experience preferred. Excellent compensation and benefits package. Some work to be performed in our Ballard shop but mostly onboard a ship. Occasional travel required.
This is a great place to work. Very little drama, but lots of work. Clean background and driving record required. Honest, trustworthy, efficient, and knowledgeable about refrigeration systems. If you are interested please send a resume and cover letter. Please outline your skills (servicing marine RSW systems, welding, electrical, etc) and a little about yourself. Do not call to inquire about this position, just send your info. Thanks!
A few months ago the nice folks at Fishermen’s News asked if we would write an article about the upcoming changes in refrigerant regulations. There is some confusion among fishermen about which refrigerants are okay to use, how soon others will be phased out, and which ones are banned outright, as well as whether they should retrofit or replace their current equipment to be in compliance with the ever-changing regulations. So we wrote an article on this topic, which is now available in the June issue. If you are not a subscriber you can pick up a hard copy here. Some of the features, including this article, can also be found on their web site. You can read the article in its entirety here.
Helping educate fishermen on refrigeration issues is one of our missions here at Teknotherm, and hopefully this article will prove useful. Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments…
Teknotherm Refrigeration has an opening for a Project Engineer. The Project Engineer will report to the Senior Project Engineer. This is a good opportunity for an EIT wishing to get their license as they will be working with a PE. The Project Engineer’s work will primarily consist of design and drawings for industrial refrigeration systems, mostly for fishing vessels and shore plants. You would work with clients and Teknotherm engineering and technical staff in support of projects ranging from service work to full refrigeration plant design/build projects. Also, you would assist the Senior Project Engineer and sales staff in preparing quotes for new systems and to prepare service manuals for new systems.
- Create P&ID and detail drawings using AutoCAD and Solidworks
- Perform design calculations (heat load calculations, valve and equipment sizing, pressure vessel calculations)
- Utilize software and hand calculations to size shell and tube heat exchangers
- Meet with customers to ascertain their needs to properly size equipment and systems
- Oversee fabrication in our shop and on fishing vessels and plants
- Order materials and equipment for projects
- Troubleshoot complex refrigeration systems
- Assist with new product development
- Create instruction manuals and technical documents
- Prepare preliminary designs and cost estimates for quotes
- Prepare formal written quotations
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial or Civil Engineering
- Basic knowledge and coursework in thermodynamics and heat transfer
- Basic knowledge of vapor compression refrigeration cycle and associated equipment
- Ability to work with ASME, DNV, ABS and Lloyd’s codes for pressure vessels and piping systems
- Strong computer skills (AutoCAD, Solidworks, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, etc.)
- Able to work with minimal supervision
- Willing and able to work overtime as required
Teknotherm is a great place to work. We maintain a professional work environment and have an awesome, friendly team. Excellent pay. After 90 days, benefits include paid medical, dental, vision, 401k with company matching, vacation, sick days, and paid holidays. If interested, please e-mail a cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position, a detailed resume listing relevant skills and experience, and professional references.
The Pacific Marine Expo is in two days and Teknotherm will be displaying our state of the art PLC control panel system equipped with mobile control. With our Automation system installed in your Fishing vessel, shore plant or any of your systems, you can run your system with ease on your mobile device from anywhere there is internet connection. Our Automation system also allows us to monitor and trouble shoot your system without being onsite. If your system is in the middle of the Bering Sea or a remote site, our trained Service Engineers can help make changes and troubleshoot 24/7 without the expensive cost of flying us to the site.
Please stop by the Pacific Marine Expo, Booth 421, and come see what we have to offer on the Automation side of things. Teknotherm continues to be the Complete Refrigeration Solution for any industry. We can take your project from the Engineering and custom builds to the install and 24/7 service and future troubleshooting on your system. Having one company to take your project from beginning to end means less delay and headache and more savings and peace of mind.
Teknotherm introduces Teknologic, our UL listed panel shop where we have been designing, building and testing our own controls for over 13 years. This allows us to provide a highly customized automation solution that integrates seamlessly with our industry-leading RSW systems, Condensers, Plate Freezers and much more. With remote monitoring, we are able to help troubleshoot from anywhere there is an Internet connection and, likewise, you can run your system with your phone or tablet anywhere on the vessel or shore plant. Building controls in house also allows us to provide the long-term support our customers need and expect.
Teknotherm is once again leading the way with our Flooded Direct Expansion RSW Systems. Our new line of FX RSW systems uses an all new design with refrigerant inside the tubes, and water circulating in the shell. These systems perform better than standard DX chillers and use a smaller charge. This one is sold, but contact us to maximize your efficiency!
- Operates as a Flooded Chiller
- Improves chiller capacity by 30% or more
- Increased Compressor efficiency
- Will not freeze up
- Can be used to boost existing DX chiller units
3941 LEARY WAY NW
SEATTLE, WA 98107
Teknotherm, a proven leader in refrigeration solutions, designs, engineers, manufactures, installs, and services any kind of refrigeration system, anywhere. We have extensive experience with fishing vessels, oil rigs, cruise ships, and shore-based facilities. Our expert staff is available 24 hours a day to answer questions and help keep your systems fully operational. Our on-site project engineers are highly knowledgeable, and our journeyman service engineers have over 75 combined years of experience in refrigeration.
Teknotherm is leading the way on R-22 to Ammonia conversions for the Pacific Northwest fishing fleet, while adhering to either DNV or ABS Ships rules and regulations. We work on both ammonia and CO2 refrigerant systems and pride ourselves on being environmentally conscious.
Teknotherm’s panel shop is UL listed and we do our own PLC programming. These services can be used for any industry- not just refrigeration. We have designed and programmed several on board systems with remote access, which leads to less down-time, saving our customers both time and money.
We can take your project from the design and engineering stage all the way through the install and start up, giving you a seamless process from beginning to end. Teknotherm saves you the inconvenience of having to work with multiple companies for refrigeration, electrical, installation and piping needs, by doing every step for you.
Whether you need a complete new system or an upgrade on an existing system, spare parts or service work, Teknotherm is truly your Complete Refrigeration Solution.