Directs and coordinates activities of vendors and workers engaged in repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment; and in maintenance of buildings, grounds, and utility systems of mill, industrial plant, or other establishment by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates:

Essential Functions

  1. Manages maintenance work requests from production floor, determines priority and assigns a technician
  2. Ensures team members comply with all safety and good Manufacturing Practices
  3. Communicates to production and quality assurance equipment break downs and estimated time needed to complete repairs
  4. Confers with vendors, management, engineering and quality control personnel to resolve maintenance problems and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of machines and equipment
  5. Audits work of team members to ensure job standards are met.
  6. Conveys all worker grievances to maintenance supervisor or manager.
  7. Conducts meetings at the end of each shift to update incoming maintenance personnel on status of break downs, repairs, and troubleshooting done during the previous shift.
  8. Observes and listens to sounds of mechanical devices in operation to locate any signs of trouble.
  9. Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts.
  10. Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.
  11. Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements using micrometers, calipers, and gauges.
  12. Repairs or replaces defective parts.
  13. Installs special functional and structural parts in devices.
  14. Lubricates and cleans parts, equipment, and machinery.
  15. Tests and adjusts equipment to meet performance specifications.
  16. Sets up and operates lathe, drill press, grinder, saws, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.
  17. Sharpens and reshapes tools as necessary.
  18. Initiates purchase order for parts and machines.
  19. Repairs electrical equipment.
  20. Operates Boilers and Chemical Treatment.
  21. Maintains a flexible schedule to accommodate variable shifts ranging from 4 - 18 hours depending on maintenance workload.
  22. Participates and trains with the HazMat team.

Additional Responsibilities

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


One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

A percentage of maintenance staff will be required to have a Class 2B Boiler License

Special Training/Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to operate a variety of hand tools to include the following: welding machines, cutting torches, and power tools including but not limited to: pipe or tube cutters, power drills, power saws, pullers, wrenches, screw drivers, sockets, ratchets, grinders, pry bars, hammers, punches, measuring devices, and chisels. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Food plant knowledge preferred with one year related experience.

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 and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme cold and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee must also be able to work 13 hour shifts regularly with occasional extended shifts not to exceed 18 hours.

Mental Activities:       While performing duties of this job the employee will frequently engage in teamwork.  The employee will occasionally be required to use interpersonal and customer service skills.  The employee will occasionally need to speak and read English.

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

For Washington State openings: This is an Hourly – Non-Exempt position with an hourly rate range of: $24.63 - $30.00.

Employees (and their families) are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance, HRA/HSA with employer contribution, EAP, wellness programs, and annual discretionary bonuses. Employees may enroll in Trident’s 401(k) plan with partial employer match and adoption assistance. Group rates for long- and short-term disability, and supplemental life & disability insurance. Employees will also receive 3.08 hours paid vacation and the greater of 2.16 hours of paid sick time per two-week pay period or 1.00 hour per 40 hours worked and ten paid holidays throughout the calendar year, along with paid parental leave.