Jeremy, started Neptune Refrigeration and Air Conditioning in the year 2000. During the early years he pushed the business capabilities to different levels.
Jeremy, employed staff to assist him delivering the demands of the start-up of Neptune Refrigeration operation and managed staff prior to going on a solo period whilst his wife and young family extensively sailed the planet. Jeremy still returned to Australia during those years to continue servicing larger loyal customers as fishing seasons grew in demand and where his services were required.
Later on, when Jeremy settled, he promoted and expanded Neptune Refrigeration and Air Conditioning to be capable of providing a larger range of services to a larger client base.
From this stage on, Neptune Refrigeration and Air Conditiong have grown and grown to our current stage and anticipate continued growth.
As the Managing Director of Neptune Refrigeration and Air Conditioning covering all tasks related the this service, we are still actively involved in the day to day work of refrigeration maintenance and frequently travel to job sites and vessels to perform works as required as per our clients demands.
Jeremy’s role at Neptune Refrigeration and Air Conditioning is also very important to ensure a harmonious and productive environment.
Jeremy finds it very important and vital of his company moral to educate and support his team with respect and inclusivity.
Overall, the day to day operations for Jeremy and his time are ensuring the effectiveness of the business, client liaison and quality, which all falls on the control of our Managing Director.
Jeremy informs us it used to be the long hours, often hot environments, and tight time constraints that would be the ultimate challenge in his history of providing quality and efficient solutions for his clients.
Now he finds that ensuring the day to day activities consistently run smoothly, efficiently and to the high quality required, are the unrelenting challenges. In business it is necessary to stay on top of technology, developments, marketing, and ensure that the staff employed are of the highest standard and quality.
Jeremy enjoys the constant challenge of running a refrigeration and air conditioning business in the marine industry. It "keeps you on your toes" he says, and you must be passionate about the ocean and the marine industry generally to be at your best.
Having always been involved with the sea, and boats…from a professional and personal perspective. The customers we encounter are generally likeminded people with similar passions for the ocean and marine environment.
We are always exposed to and choose to utilise leading edge technology and equipment; this keeps us stimulated and forward thinking.
I find low temperature refrigeration is challenging and satisfying and provides a niche industry to help clients and to always try and move them forward.
The need and resulting effect of making a fishing vessel refrigeration system freeze product as quick as possible, whilst keeping the system reliable and safe is always an enjoyable challenge.
Before 2000 and before Neptune Refrigeration and Air Conditioning was born, Jeremy was working at RADO Refrigeration in Darwin, whom also only performed work to marine industries and related. Before that Jeremy undertook his apprenticeship, and before that was Studying at Curtin University (WA) (Bachelor of Applied Science) and for a period utilised his qualification working in the construction industry.
Matthew has been involved in the marine industry since his late teens (9 years ago), and has had a number of roles during that time. Varying from deckhand to engineer on prawn trawlers, and then onwards to do his refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeship with Neptune Refrigeration and Air conditioning.
Matthew has been working for Neptune Refrigeration since 2014, and in that time has completed a trade and has been employed as a tradesman since the end of 2018.
Matthew’s current role as a tradesman sees him diagnosing faults and preventing breakdowns on refrigeration and AC systems primarily on ocean going vessels. It also largely involves completing new installations and load testing to ensure we achieve the most efficient operation possible.
My previous experience from working in the commercial fishing industry often means I find myself working away at sea on a variety of vessels as a part of commissioning, diagnosing faults and quality assurance.
The most challenging aspect of my job in my experience is the tight deadlines. Quite often a vessel will arrive needing work done, but due to the unique operating environment with tides, fishing opportunities, charter requirements, etc. that present themselves, and that we are accustomed to, the vessel will often need to leave again at very short notice, or will have valuable product at risk of spoiling, should the system be in-operational for too long.
We work around the clock to ensure the systems we work on are back up and running quickly to avoid any loss of time and income.
I most enjoy that no 2 jobs are exactly the same. Every vessel we work on is a different age, style, complexity or design. This variety is both challenging and exciting as no to situations can be the same either.
I am not formally studying but I do try to learn as much as I can about the vessels I work on, and the new technologies available.
Before Neptune Refrigeration and AC I was a marine engineer on a commercial fishing trawler for Austral fisheries for 4 years. I would spend 7 months of the year living/working on board and at sea.
Ailin, hase worked at Neptune Refrigeration and Air Conditioning for over 4 years. He started as an apprentice and has recently become a tradesman. His role is that of a tradesman. With that comes the responsibilities of managing jobs, apprentices, and customer relations.
There are several commitments you must make when working in marine refrigeration and air conditioning that make the job "challenging". The small spaces and long hours can add up, but it is worth it when working for good customers and doing a professional job.
The main thing Ailin enjoys about his job is the work environment. Jeremy works hard to make sure we all have fun and are in an easy-going workplace. Ailin, is not presently studying but intends to soon be learning a second language.
Before working at Neptune Refrigeration, he was travelling through Europe. This gave him a greater respect for home soil. Plus, it allowed him to appreciate the great working environment he has at Neptune Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.
Jack has been working at Neptune Refrigeration and Air Conditioning for over 2 years. He started as a school-based apprentice and now having finished year 12 at the end of 2019, he is a full-time 1st year apprentice. As a first-year apprentice he is always paired with a tradesman, learning and applying the skills he’s learnt.
Jack believes in the challenges increasing as he learns more and must be responsible for more tasks. He finds leak detecting can be a task that requires perseverance and thoroughness to make sure all leaks have been fixed.
It is a great place to work as our customers are great to work with and are understanding as to what we are doing and achieving. We also all get along well and make the work environment a little fun whilst working.
Lochlan has been working at Neptune Refrigeration and Air Conditioning for just over 2 years. He started as a first-year apprentice…now being halfway through his second year. He is looking forward to finishing his apprenticeship and intends to stay employed as a tradesman thereafter.
As a second-year apprentice and spending a lot of time directly with a tradesman. I am still learning a lot, but as I’m being given more responsibility as I go along, I am being asked to do more and more challenging jobs. I manufacture frames and pipe up refrigeration systems. During some parts of the year I must clean, and service water cooled condensers and reassemble making sure they do not leak and have replace the anodes.
The challenges will only increase as I progress, but the awkward spot, and often hot conditions make for a challenge. Problem solving under pressure to get the job done is a challenge, but it makes me focus and do things right first time round.
Kym has known the staff at Neptune Refrigeration and Air Conditioning for a few years now. After considering an expansion of his Fabrication and Boiler making career, he accepted an offer to do an apprenticeship with Neptune Refrigeration and AC. He has only recently started in April 2020 but is already finding himself stimulated with a variety of work.
As a first-year apprentice (again), I presently follow instructions and do refrigeration work as I am capable. I do however also utilise my skills as a Boiler maker/fabricator in conjunction with the refrigeration and AC side of the job. Even though I am only a first-year apprentice I do manage my individual jobs and ensure our strict quality levels are adhered to.
What comes to mind is staying calm and focused whilst fitting large components, neatly and with functionality into tight spots which is typical of many boats.
I find the challenging and everchanging conditions involved with marine work stimulating and appreciate being part of a team which with common goals and attitudes.
As Neptune Refrigeration and Air Conditioning are specialised in marine refrigeration and air conditioning, we are often required to travel due to locations of some of our client’s vessels.
Whether it is for a new vessel being constructed, or a repair or installation outside of Cairns, Queensland, or Australia, if you require our specialties for your vessel, you can contact us to co-ordinate our involvement.
Neptune Refrigeration and Air Conditioning have the most skilled and experienced team specialising in the specific methods and requirements of marine refrigeration and air conditioning
Neptune Refrigeration and Air Conditioning are the leading provider of essential Cairns Marine Refrigeration services to the entire far north region and have been providing advice, maintenance, installations and repairs to this industry for more than 20 years. Neptune provide a complete turn key solution for all water craft climate cooling needs with our highly acclaimed quality Cairns Marine Air Conditioning services where we can arrange installations, repairs and routine servicing to keep vessels cool. A further value added service provided by us is our Cairns Portable Rental Air Conditioning services which is an ideal solution for vessels that have to be dry docked or undergo maintenance while also keeping cool and protected inside. The Cairns Chilled Water Air Conditioning services that Neptune provide are amongst the leading industry grade services and help maintain marine vessels cooling requirements. Our commercial fisheries clientele also enjoy the benefits of having Neptune maintain and arrange installations of the best Cairns Snap Freezers which have proven to be robust, reliable and essential to maintaining their fishing enterprises.
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