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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 Maintenance Planner estimates, plans, and schedules all plant maintenance activities including the coordination of preventative maintenance. Processes and prioritizes work orders, examines, and determines best approach for work order completion, including obtaining necessary schematics and checking parts availability. This position is responsible for maintenance inventory and preventive maintenance systems. In addition, this position will initiate requisitions for maintenance and indirect purchases. Acts as a liaison between the production, engineering and maintenance groups and maintains records for analysis.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Maintenance Excellence strategy and Total Productive Maintenance roadmap by improving Maintenance Mechanic efficiency
  • Creates and manages preventative maintenance checklists
  • Ensures equipment lists and functional locations are accurate
  • Manages and reports against standardized Maintenance Excellence KPI’s such as cost and performance across functional location
  • Conducts data analysis to identify improvement opportunities
  • Ensures standardization and proper utilization of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system
  • Utilizes EAM system to reduce inventory and maintenance costs
  • Develops processes to maintain optimal inventory of critical spare parts
  • Develops and execute strategies to eliminate equipment failures and prevent reoccurrence
  • Optimizes time and costs required for preventative maintenance
  • Prioritize workflow of equipment through the repair process
  • Actively participates in execution of the daily plan by ensuring the right equipment is identified for preventative/setup work prior to the days run
  • Site leader for the equipment and repair strategic plan
  • Provides training, guidance and coaching to maintenance employees in a consistent and constructive manner
  • Conducts root cause analysis on production equipment and recommend or implement corrective actions.
  • Should be able to communicate with Original Equipment Manufacturer as needed
  • Assist in overall stock reduction through while assuring critical spares are in place
  • Increase mechanic wrench time with effective maintenance planning


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs other responsibilities and tasks as 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



  • Four (4) or more years of experience in machine maintenance.
  • Maintenance experience, planning/scheduling experience and/or technical degree preferred.
  • Lean, Six Sigma or TPM preferred
  • Change management experience preferred


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical field or related work history/experience


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • CMMS packages - Infor EAM Preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and schematics 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, and speak effectively before groups of employees and senior management of the organization
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, proven strong work ethic, and follow through; able to work collaboratively at all levels in the organization
  • Working knowledge of production equipment and systems including maintenance activities.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills including oral, written and listening.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Must be able to disassemble and reassemble equipment.

Work Environment:

  • Varied from loud, wet factory environments, requiring the use of PPE, to offices and conference rooms
  • Limited Travel required, occasionally other plant/training locations


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.