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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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Under direction of Captain, Mate and/or deck boss, participates in all 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: 

  • Assists with pre-season and day to day deck operations of the vessel. responsible for operating the deck in accordance with Trident policy
  • Assists in overseeing and establishing the performance and operation standards for all vessel deck equipment. 
  • Assists in directing and overseeing launching, retrieval, operation and maintenance of a skiff.
  • Must be able to safely operate or work with cranes, hooks, anchor winches, slings, and other lifting devices.
  • Must be able to direct and assist in loading and stowing of vessel supplies.
  • Must be able to safely and compently work in extreme weather and sea conditions as needed.
  •  Must be able to, when trained, stand underway and anchor watches.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

Minimum Requirements:

Must have previously worked as a deckhand onboard a mid-water trawl vessel


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

Catcher boats and Factory Trawlers:

  • 2+ years of experience fishing in the fishery being applied for.
  • Basic 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. 


  • 2+ years of experience working freight.
  • Basic navigation and communication skills.
  • Basic engineering knowledge.
  • Knowledge in splicing wire and lines.
  • Basic firefighting knowledge.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Appropriate licenses/permits of trade (e.g., CG AB or OS license. STCW endorsement, Firefighting etc.) when required.

Work authorizations:

This position is not eligible for immigration sponsorship

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 personnel.  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 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.