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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 Engineering Apprentice will gain experience in marine and/or shoreside engineering in the fundamentals of mechanical, refrigeration, and electrical trades through on-the-job training and related technical instruction as part of a 2-year apprenticeship program. The skills gained in the program will prepare the candidates to be considered for engineering roles throughout Trident.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Rotates through different locations, departments and disciplines as directed. 
  • Assists operators and technicians in the maintenance and operation of related engineering equipment.
  • Learns the fundamentals of operating refrigeration, food manufacturing, electrical, and power generation systems while following plant operating and maintenance procedures.
  • Assists with Mechanical Integrity Inspections.
  • Learns and comprehends basic principles of each discipline as required including refrigeration, electrical, maintenance, and related disciplines.
  • Assists with planned maintenance as directed.
  • Updates and maintains logs and records.
  • Acquires basic proficiency in requirements of PSM program.
  • Assists all engineering departments and tasks as needed.
  • Completes qualifications and coursework as defined by the apprenticeship program with a passing grade or score.
  • Engages in meetings and training and prepares or contributes to projects or presentations as requested.

Additional Responsibilities: 

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

Minimum Requirements



Experience and Education

  • Basic mechanical aptitude and knowledge of food industry preferred.
  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent.
  • 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 preferred.
  • Previous work experience preferred.


  • Ability to work well under pressure repeatedly for 12+ hrs. a day 7 days a week. 
  • Must have the flexibility to work fluctuating shifts structured around a 24-hr production schedule as needed.
  • Willingness to take on new tasks to assist the team and grow one’s mechanical knowledge of the facility.
  • Must be able to work in close quarters in a multicultural environment.
  • Prompt and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Experience of engineering activities are advantageous but not necessary, including hobbies or volunteer work.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite.


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.