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United States of America
Environmental, Health and Safety

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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The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist will be responsible for administering EHS policies, procedures, programs, and training at assigned location(s) to ensure compliance with all Company standards and governmental regulations that protect Trident employees and assets.

Essential functions (responsibilities, tasks, supervisory needs)

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Implements, and oversees the administration of policies and procedures for all areas of the facility.
  • Reviews inspection procedures to identify and address areas presenting safety hazards or environmental risk.
  • Implements training programs to cover emergency procedures, environmental compliance, workplace safety, and other areas consistent with governmental regulations and business needs.
  • Ensures standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place and adhered to for standard work of Environmental and Safety standards.
  • Implements annual Trident Internal Safety audits, Tabletop and Drill activities.
  • Provides support during OSHA, EPA, and any other regulatory audits.
  • Meets safety and risk management goals by implementing training programs consistent with governmental regulations and business and customer needs.
  • Identifies sources of safety and health risk and develops programs, policies, and procedures. Performs risk analysis/JSA/JHA on job tasks. Maintains lock-out tag-out (LOTO) program.
  • Investigates fatalities, serious injuries and near-misses that occur at company facilities.
  • Supervises EHS Technicians, providing daily instruction and guidance on tasks and responsibilities.


Required Qualifications (education, years of experience, KSAs)

  •  A minimum of 5 years’ experience of increasing responsibilities in environmental & safety programs in manufacturing, production, or a related industry.
  •  An associate’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and years of experience.
  • A minimum of 1 year of project management and/or leadership experience
  • Strong knowledge of Washington State L&I and OHSA regulations, safety practices.
  • HAZWOPER certification is required or ability to obtain within 6 months.

Preferred education and experience

  • Seafood industry experience
  • Working knowledge of all applicable local, regional, and federal requirements.
  •  Ability to establish and evaluate strategic goals and metrics for measuring success.
  • Strong collaboration, analytical, influential, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including comfort interfacing with site management.
  • Must be results-oriented with the ability to drive continuous improvement within the Safety and Occupational Health department as well as the overall organization
  • Strong working knowledge technology and equipment used in environmental inspections.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Work environment (includes travel/on-call):

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be 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 moves objects.

  • regularly up to 10 pounds
  • frequently up to 25 pounds
  • occasionally up to 50 pounds. 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

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.