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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 Vessel Repair and Maintenance Foreperson position manages and controls trade processes and procedures in support of Trident’s safety, quality, schedule, cost, and continuous improvement goals. They supervise and manage the members of the Vessel Repair and Maintenance department. This position reports to the Operations Manager and will oversee 20-50 direct and indirect reports. Additionally, this role manages skilled and semi-skilled welders, fabricators, and laborers on any given project. They will monitor and manage the workforce resources, quality, safety, and schedule performance. This role will develop and maintain communication at all levels internal to Trident Seafoods to improve overall business processes with an emphasis on trade management and program performance.


Key Responsibilities:


• Plans and projects personnel requirements for vessel repair and maintenance projects.

• Ensures all employees are properly supervised and have all the necessary tooling, equipment, specifications, drawings, and procedures to properly accomplish their jobs.

• Deconflicts work and informs the Port Engineers of any potential problem that may jeopardize completion of quality work within budget and schedule.

• Monitors processes for continuous improvement and ensures the fullest support by all supervision.

• Able to read, comprehend, and articulate architectural drawings and schematics.

• Monitors trade/shop rework trends and implements corrective actions.

• Works with trades/shops to develop training plans and ensures all personnel, including temporary labor, have been properly trained.

• Controls, coordinates, and manages trades via General Foreperson and Project Manager(s).

• Able to coordinate with multiple stakeholders and forecast jobs in a timely manner.

• Responsible for trade performance to meet contract quality, safety, schedule, and budget performance.

• Advises on estimates, progressing, and cost data.

• Performs all job functions in accordance with Trident Seafoods Mission, Vision, Values and Principles. 


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

• Must have reliable transportation

• Must have reliable record of attendance and punctuality and be available for overtime as required.

• Must be able to physically transit all areas of the facility.

• Must be able to spend up to 70% of time in an outdoor shipyard environment in all climates and maintain strong hand-eye coordination.

• Ensure the proper personal protection equipment (PPE) is worn, that all safety procedures are followed, and that employees perform all work in a safe and responsible manner.

• This position requires regular carrying, lifting, walking, climbing, pulling, crawling, sitting, crouching, standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, hearing, talking. Position based primarily on vessels with a moderate to loud noise level.

• Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements




• Must be familiar with working in a ship repair environment and be able to go aboard vessels, climb ladders, work in tanks and confined spaces, and wear PPE as these areas can be dirty, dusty, hot or cold, and noisy.

• In-depth knowledge in all facets pertaining to weld repairs of vessels.

• Working knowledge of estimating procedures.

• Demonstrated knowledge and utilization of production processes, methods, quality, and technology.

• Effective leadership skills including communication, multitasking, and team-building skills.

• Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others as a team. • Strong experience with Microsoft Office suite.



• Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

• Associate level degree plus 2 years directly related experience or 5 years directly related ship building/ship repair experience in a supervisory role.

• Candidate may substitute years of experience or degree in related field if knowledge is substantially demonstrable


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.