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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.





 The Assistant Plant Manager will report to the Plant Manager and is responsible for the overall operation of the production department, strategy development, and providing functional direction to supervisors. A high focus on Continuous Improvement (CI) activity is a key responsibility of the position. This is a great opportunity to lead CI and to play a leading role in delivering and sustaining, profitable growth while prioritizing safety and championing a healthy work culture.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Maintain a safe work environment, deliver organizational safety goals, implement, and adhere to Trident Safety Program
  • Collaborate with Plant Manager to set strategic goals and vision for the site as well as short and long-term plant goals.
  • Direct all activities related to operations and production in accordance with Global Supply Chain’s business plan and the strategic goals of the Company and business units.
  • Direct and manage the overall production plan for the operation, including supervising the day-to-day operations that come with implementation.
  • Collaborate with functional area managers on the determination of materials, space, equipment, and personnel needs as well as the development and implementation of processes, procedures, assignment and execution of functional responsibilities, and determination of budget and costs constraints.
  • Evaluate performance against production goals and adjust the allocation of resources (e.g., personnel, equipment, materials) as needed to optimize quality and quantity of production and cost-efficiency of operations.
  • Initiate and ensure execution of Continuous Improvement activities in pursuit of Trident Global Supply Chain goals and objectives. This includes TPS implementation, SCUBA initiatives, other Operational Excellence activities as well as acting as a liaison between OpEx Team and plant improvement teams.
  • Manage direct reports, assign work to staff, provide coaching and training, set goals, is accountable for performance evaluation, plan staff development, and assist with people management decisions.


Additional Responsibilities:


  • Works closely with Plant Manager providing support as needed. 
  • Acts on behalf of Plant Manager during their absence.
  • 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





  • Minimum of 5 years supervision/leadership experience
  • Prior CI experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Continuous Improvement / Lean manufacturing experience is a must. Green Belt or higher certification preferred



  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office programs
  • Must be flexible, innovative, and comfortable in setting own priorities and driving same to the production floor
  • Able to work both independently and within a team generating results with general/minimal guidance.

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.