Job Description


Under direction of Deck Boss, Master and/or Mate,  directs and oversees the activities of the vessel  deck and/or fishing crew;  Can include the setting and hauling back of nets and pots, loading and unloading cargo, tying up and untying to other vessels or docks and other deck related work as needed.

Essential Functions

  1. Assists with  pre-season and day to day deck operations of the vessel.  Responsible for operating the  deck in accordance with   Trident policy
  2. Assists in overseeing and establishing the performance and operation standards for all vessel deck equipment.  Resolves problems using solutions that involve appropriate techniques, technologies, or concepts.
  3. Assists in directing and overseeing  launching, retreival, operation and maintenance of a skiff.
  4. Must be able to safely operate or work with cranes, hooks, anchor winches, slings, and other lifting devices
  5. Must be able to follow to specific directions in the case of an emergency. Can include launching a raft, donning an Immersion suit or life perserver, assist in a response to fire or flooding 
  6. Must be able to lead or assist in loading and stowing of vessel supplies
  7. Must be able to safely and compently work in extreme weather and sea conditions as needed.
  8. Analyzes and maintains a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations, and develops recommendations accordingly.
  9. Maintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.

 Additional Responsibilities

  1. Performs other similar or related duties as requested or assigned.



Extensive seafood or related industry experience preferred; two to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Able-bodied Seaman’s certification

Appropriate licenses/permits of trade (e.g., CG license of appropriate tonnage. STCW endorsement, etc.) when required.


  • 2+ years of experience fishing in the fishery being applied for.
  • Baisc navigation and communication skills.
  • Basic engineering knowledge.
  • Knowledge in splicing wire and lines.
  • Basic net repair knowledge.
  • Basic ability to identify fish species for the fishery being applied for.
  • Basic firefighting knowledge.
  • Basic cooking skills.
  • Experience in setting and retrieving fishing gear in the fishery being applied for. 


Special Training/Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret , professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior vessel personne.  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of email, spreadsheet software, word processing software and presentation software.

Work Environment:   

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Physical Demands:  

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision and peripheral vision.

Mental Activities:     

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to Read, speak, write and understand English and use customer service skills.  The employee is frequently required to utilize interpersonal, teamwork, decision making skills, creativity, independent judgment, discretion, problem analysis, and supervision skills.


Trident Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Affirmative Action – Minority, Female, Disability, Veteran