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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 Assistant Chief Engineer will assist with the overall maintenance and installation of all facility equipment according to Trident standards and supervise the day-to-day work of the facility engineering staff, ensuring understanding and adherence to Key Performance Indicators.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plans, coordinates, and oversees labor, materials, and equipment to ensure efficient maintenance of facility equipment.
  • Regularly inspects and observes equipment to detect and diagnose operational issues.
  • Determines repair needs and assigns or performs repairs according to department standards, including disassembling, repairing, and/or replacing parts.
  • Troubleshoots and ensures the repair of electrical systems and equipment.
  • Works with chief engineer to schedule and oversee preventative maintenance tasks to meet department protocol.  Will perform maintenance tasks as needed.
  • Tests and adjusts equipment to meet performance specifications.
  • Sets up and operates machinery and tools such as lathe, drill press, grinder, saws, and metalworking tools.
  • Oversees the maintenance of logs according to the department and regulatory standards.
  • Initiates purchase orders for parts and machinery as needed.
  • Inspects, diagnoses, and troubleshoots all facility systems and equipment to ensure continuous, uninterrupted operation. 

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
  • Cannery locations will require specific job duties related to cannery equipment.
  • The position will regularly require variable 12-hour shifts with occasional shifts up to 16+ hours as needed.

Minimum Requirements




  • Three to six years related experience or training in an industrial process environment. Supervision or management of a team of employees. Familiarity with hydraulics, pneumatics, conveyors, and industrial refrigeration. Experience in the seafood industry is preferred.


  • Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Basic mechanical knowledge in the food industry is preferred.

Preferred Training & Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence; and speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.    Ability to operate a variety of hand tools to include 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.  Literate with MS Excel, Word, and Outlook email.



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.