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United States of America
Manufacturing and Operations

Trident Seafoods was founded over 40 years ago and we are proud to have grown to be the largest vertically integrated seafood company in North America. We are a family-owned company with over 9,000 employees worldwide. Trident Seafoods is based out of Seattle, but has processing plants across the United States, Europe, Japan, and China. The real heartbeat of Trident Seafoods, however, is its access to the natural resources in the remote coastal communities of Alaska. We have a unique heritage, talented employees and a company culture founded on the “can do” spirit. Trident believes that our employees are the most foremost reason for our success, allowing us to be the leader in the Seafood industry.




Summary:  The FSQA Manager – Factory Trawlers plans, coordinates, and directs the food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) program to ensure safety and quality of products consistent with established standards by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creates, maintains, and communicates vessel quality assurance objectives and activities.
  • Reviews data obtained during quality assurance activities to ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and specifications.
  • Develops effective corrective actions to nonconformances identified during quality assurance activities, including customer complaints, Facility Incident Reports, daily process deviations, and audit results.
  • Trains and supervises FSQA team to complete, log, and file daily QA reports.
  • Communicates significant issues and developments identified during quality assurance activities to vessel management and Seattle FSQA team.
  • Prepares and presents technical and program information to the vessel and Seattle management team.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of government and industry quality assurance codes and standards (GFSI (BRC), HACCP, ADEC, USDC, etc.).
  • Facilitates third-party audit activities on the vessel (GFSI (BRC), HACCP, ADEC, USDC, etc.).
  • Engages in key professional development opportunities (training) during the offseason.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Acquires knowledge of Trident’s Environmental and Safety Policies by completing required training programs and performing designated work activities in accordance with training and procedures/work instructions
  • Notifies designated personnel of any environmental or safety incidents or risks not previously documented, in accordance with Environmental Awareness and/or safety trainings
  • Performs other similar or related duties as requested or assigned.

Minimum Requirements



Minimum Qualifications:   

  • 2 years supervisory experience in the seafood industry or Quality Assurance field. 
  • Knowledge of HACCP regulations, Food Safety, and audit procedures required.

Preferred Experience:

  • 4-10+ years’ supervisory experience and/or training in a food production/quality assurance environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in a food-related field

Special Training/Skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • 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.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and extreme cold. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; 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 occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. May be required to distinguish shades of color to identify abnormalities and/or defects in food products.

Mental Activities:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use teamwork, independent judgment, decision making, discretion, and mentoring, training, and supervising skills. The employee will occasionally be required to use interpersonal and customer service skills. The employee must speak, read, write and understand English.



Trident Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age and genetic information.

Trident Seafoods has adopted a zero-tolerance and drug-free workplace policy. Pre-employment drug examinations are required for all employees.

Any employment offer from Trident Seafoods is contingent upon the candidate maintaining valid immigration status and work authorization throughout employment, without any need for immigration sponsorship by the company.