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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 Corporate Autonomous Maintenance (AM) Leader will be a key player supporting the Global Supply Chain Team. The Autonomous Maintenance Leader will develop and deploy a strategy across all operations to build operator skills and capabilities on Autonomous Maintenance with a focus on reducing equipment downtime and improving productivity and throughput.  This position will be located in Seattle, Washington.

Reporting Relationships:

Reports directly to Vice President of Operational Excellence.

Indirectly works with Autonomous Maintenance Leaders deployed throughout the organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and deploy the Autonomous Maintenance strategy and TPM pillar roadmap across all operations and vessels
  • Partner with other Pillar Leaders to develop and support the overall implementation strategy for Autonomous Maintenance
  • Own and champion the implementation of Trident’s OEE data collection system (Sage Clarity)
  • Develop and standardize OEE reporting across all operations
  • Develop and implement standard Autonomous Maintenance KPI’s across all operations
  • Develop and conduct Autonomous Maintenance training
  • Implement the 7-step Autonomous Maintenance process to prevent equipment deterioration through proper operation
  • Teach employees new ways of thinking and working as a team to operate and maintain systems and equipment in their ideal state
  • Track and analyze OEE data for improvement opportunities
  • Utilize reliability tools such as Pareto analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to significantly reduce minor stops and optimize equipment throughput and utilization

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Teaching and training of Autonomous Maintenance Pillar and reliability concepts, tools, and methodologies
  • Build operator capability to establish and maintain equipment
  • Effectively collaborate and build strong relationships with production, maintenance and technical teams
  • Be continuously connected to the operations sites, be aware of Best Practices and drive the Best Practice sharing
  • Identify opportunities to reduce waste and improve operating efficiencies through the utilization of lean methodologies. 
  • Utilize visual factory concepts to improve asset utilization and plant performance
  • Partners with other TPM pillars to support the Operational Excellence program

Minimum Requirements



•   Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering or related Technical field

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Lean or Six Sigma preferred.


  • Minimum 7+ years experience leading Autonomous Maintenance TPM pillar
  • Food industry experience preferred.
  • JD Edwards or SAP experience preferred.
  • Infor (EAM) experience preferred.
  • Lean Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.

Special Training/Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook  
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, and speak effectively before groups of employees and senior management of the organization.

Work Environment:

Varied- from loud, wet factory environments, requiring the use of PPE, to offices and conference rooms.

Extensive travel, including international travel, and travel to remote locations is required at times (appx 50%). 

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch.  Work in factories requires the ability to climb stairs, ladders, walk significant distances (200 meters).

Mental Activities:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use independent judgment, discretion and decision making.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use creativity, training, supervision and mentoring skills as well as problem analysis skills. The employee will use interpersonal skills and teamwork. The employee will regularly speak, read, write and understand English, and use customer service skills.

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.