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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.




Trident Seafoods Corporation is looking for a SAWYER that will be responsible for operating saws, peeling blocks, and loading product to the table and/or tote by performing the following duties below. 

*This position is based in Seattle, WA at Pier 91**

Essential Functions: 

  • Sets-up the work area by installing and adjusting the saw blades, tables, scales, buckets, floor mats, and stands.
  • Cuts fish into portions to meet specifications.
  • Disassembles saw by removing and cleaning the blades at the end of the shift.
  • Empties the saw dust from collection points as necessary.
  • Collects and stacks dirty buckets and floor mats.
  • Cleans work area according to company standards.
  • Reviews workspace for cleanliness and safety.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Performs other similar or related duties as requested or assigned.
  • Peels and strips cardboard covering from frozen fish blocks.
  • Loads sawyer table w/ fish fillet or block to be portioned.
  • Weighs precut portions and loads in a cardboard tote.
  • Collects and weighs byproducts and loads as appropriate.
  • 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




  • No prior experience or training required. 

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience in the fishing industry. 
  • Previous experience operating saw equipment.

Special Training/Skills:  Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers.  Ability to print and speak simple sentences.  

Work Environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and extreme cold. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision and depth perception.

Mental Activities:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use teamwork skills.  The employee will occasionally use interpersonal and customer service skills.

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.