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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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Rebuilds, repairs, assembles, and maintains Baader fish filleting machine, Baader fish trimming and scaling machine and/or Baader fish skinning machines, and/or Baader fish mincing machines fish skinning machine by performing the following duties:

Essential functions (responsibilities, tasks, supervisory needs)

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

  • Repairs and maintains the Baader electrical systems (includes angle encoder, clock generator, proximity switches, limit switches, step motor and controller).
  • Repairs and maintains the mechanical systems of fish filleting machines (includes chain drives, bearings, belt drives, pulleys, back guides, bone guides, step motor belts, gearboxes).
  • Trains Baader Machine operating crews in safe and efficient procedures.
  • Ensures adequate inventory at all times by tracking the supply of machine replacement parts and placing requisitions as necessary.
  • Determines appropriate machine adjustments by communicating with Quality Control regarding product specifications.
  • Sets and adjusts the machine’s guides, knives, spike chains and sliding blocks in accordance with operational specifications and safety procedures.
  • Completes product recovery tests as necessary making machine adjustments to ensure the desired conversion factors and yield ratios are successfully achieved.
  • Makes adjustments to ensure that the desired conversion factors and yield ratios are being successfully achieved.
  • Tests the machines to verify step motors and tooling are set up and running in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Completes related maintenance documentation which may include machine log books, work orders, test reports, part inventories and part orders.
  • Understands and actively implements safe work procedures and standards.

Required Qualifications (education, years of experience, KSAs)

  • Minimum 6 Years experience working on Baader equipment
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Preferred education and experience

  • Two years of experience in seafood industry

Additional eligibility requirements (language skills, training, certifications, DL, licensing):

  • Baader Certificate or equivalent training and experience.

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

Must be capable of boarding and departing (exiting) a vessel without assistance by moving up or climbing a gangplank, the stern ramp of a vessel and/or a vertical ladder.  Must be capable of boarding/departing the vessel by being lifted in a crane or manlift.  May also enter and exit a skiff from a dock, plane, or a boat unassisted.  Must meet at designated locations to receive instructions and place on a life jacket and an immersion suit without assistance in one minute or less.  Must also move quickly without assistance to any designated lifeboat station.

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.