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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.




Summary:  The PLC Controls Technician will provide support and troubleshooting for Trident’s new and existing automated seafood processing equipment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Inspects existing automated equipment and assesses performance in relation to standards. 
  • Troubleshoots issues and insufficiencies in performance and guides or performs adjustments.
  • Supports maintenance and/or repair of equipment as needed.
  • Assists with implementation and/or monitoring of SOP’s and ensures location staff is trained to standard.
  • Ensures downtime is minimized to ensure consistent production flow.
  • Ensures equipment, tools and other materials are in stock and ready for projects.  Orders equipment when requested.
  • Oversees or performs implementation of equipment upgrades.
  • Assists with development of automation opportunities for manufacturing equipment or processes.
  • Provides information for proposals and presentations as requested.
  • Acquires working knowledge of Trident’s warehouse management system (EAM) including the requisition and asset management programs.

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 training
  • Position will require travel to remote locations up to 40-50% or as needed.

Minimum Requirements



Experience: A minimum of 4 years’ experience with industrial automation troubleshooting and repair.  Prior experience working with food processing equipment, preferably in the seafood industry. 

Education:  heavy industrial automation experience, or a combination of formal training and directly related experience. 


  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLCS (500, 5000, Studio, Factory Talk View HMI, Power Flex)
  • Ability to troubleshoot and calibrate process measurement equipment (4-20ma, 0-10v)
  • Experience calibrating weighing systems
  • Ability to adapt current PLC systems to changing plant needs
  • Basic network troubleshooting (Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP IP)
  • Robotic experience a major plus  (Kuka, FANUC)

Preferred Training and Skills:  Arc flash safety training.




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.