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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.




Job Summary:  Repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical equipment such as engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, gearboxes, hydraulic systems, and production machines and equipment by performing the following duties.

Essential Functions:

1. Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble.

2. Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts.

3. Examines the form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.

4. Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements using micrometers, calipers, and gauges. 

  1. Repairs or replaces defective parts.

6. Installs special functional and structural parts in devices.

7. Lubricates and cleans parts, equipment, and machinery.

8. Tests and adjusts equipment to meet performance specifications.

9. Sets up and operate lathe, drill press, grinder, saws, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.

10. Sharpens and reshapes tools as necessary.

11. Initiates purchase orders for parts and machines.

12. Repairs electrical equipment.

13. Maintains a flexible schedule to accommodate variable shifts ranging from 4-18 hours depending on maintenance workload.

  1. Follows plant food safety policies and industry best practices.

Additional Responsibilities: 

1. Performs other similar or related duties as requested or assigned.

2. May participate and train with the HazMat team.

3. Overall Food Safety.

Minimum Requirements




Familiarity with hydraulics, pneumatics, conveyors and bagging machines preferred.  Basic mechanical knowledge in the food industry is preferred.


One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


Special Training/Skills:

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 ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume; and able to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to operate a variety of hand tools including the following: welding machines, cutting torches, and power tools including but not limited to: pipe or tube cutters, power drills, power saws, pullers, wrenches, screwdrivers, sockets, ratchets, grinders, pry bars, hammers, punches, measuring devices, and chisels.

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 and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme cold and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. 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 70 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must also be able to work 13-hour shifts regularly with occasional extended shifts not to exceed 18 hours.

Mental Activities:

While performing duties of this job the employee will frequently engage in teamwork.  The employee will occasionally be required to use interpersonal and customer service skills, as well as problem analysis.  The employee will occasionally need to speak and read 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.