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United States of America
Alaska - Vessels

Trident Seafoods is the largest vertically integrated seafood harvesting and processing company in North America. Trident is a privately held, 100 percent USA-owned company with primary seafood processing operations and fleet support in twelve Alaska communities. Trident’s global operations produce finished wild Alaska seafood products in 6 countries and its sales teams serve customers in over 50 countries. Trident employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide each year and partners with over 5,400 independent fishermen and crewmembers. Species harvested and processed by Trident include virtually every commercial species of salmon, whitefish, and crab harvested in the North Pacific and Alaska. The global supply chain also includes cultured and wild species from a network of trusted sources worldwide. 

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Assists with the activities of the engineering support department regarding the mechanical operations, repair and maintenance functions for the vessel by performing the following duties personally.

Essential Functions:

  • With little direction, monitors the vessel’s engines, boilers, deck machinery, electrical, hydraulic, refrigeration and sanitary systems in accordance with Trident policy as well as local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Stands underway and at anchor watches. Makes entries into log books.
  • Assists in maintenance all vessel systems.
  • 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 preserver, assist in a response to fire or flooding.
  • With little direction, must be able to maintain and repair deck/fishing equipment.
  • Must be able to advise of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs,  and/or inter-departmental relations.
  • Participates in required training to maintain qualifications and license compliance.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs other similar or related duties as requested or assigned by Assistant, Chief and/or Captain. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must hold a USCG Merchant Mariner Document with a QMED Endorsement 


  • Seafood or related industry experience preferred; One to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2 years experience as wiper, oiler or assistant in the fishery being applied for.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Appropriate licenses/permits of trade (e.g., Coast Guard license of appropriate horsepower, STCW, etc.) as required.
  • QMED endorsement 
  • Intermediate firefighting.
  • Current First Aid and CPR cards.
  • Refrigeration 609 Certification preferred

Special Training/Skills:

Familiarity with production needs and willingness to work with vessel manager and Chief Engineer to support production.  Basic all around engineering knowledge.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.  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 basic knowledge of email, spreadsheet software and word processing 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 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 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.

Work authorizations

  • This position is not eligible for immigration sponsorship


Trident Seafoods and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or age.

Trident Seafoods and its subsidiaries have adopted a drug-free workplace policy. Working under the influence of Drugs or Alcohol is not permitted.

Any employment offer from Trident Seafoods or its subsidiaries is contingent upon the candidate having and maintaining a valid U.S. Work Authorization status throughout employment.