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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 Baader Technician II will be responsible for rebuilding, repairing, assembling and maintaining the Baader fish filleting machine, Baader fish trimming and scaling machine and/or Baader fish skinning machine by performing the following duties:

Essential Functions:

  • Repair and maintain the Baader electrical systems (including angle encoder, clock generator, proximity switches, limit switches, step motor and controller).
  • Repair and maintain the mechanical systems of fish filleting machines (includes chain drives, bearings, belt drives, pulleys, back guides, bone guides, step motor belts, gearboxes).
  • Train Baader Machine operating crews in safe and efficient procedures.
  • Always ensure adequate inventory by tracking the supply of machine replacement parts and placing requisitions as necessary. 
  • Determine appropriate machine adjustments by communicating with Quality Control regarding product specifications.
  • Set and adjust the machine’s guides, knives, spike chains and sliding blocks in accordance with operational specifications and safety procedures.
  • Complete product recovery tests as necessary making machine adjustments to ensure the desired conversion factors and yield ratios are successfully achieved.
  • Make adjustments to ensure that the desired conversion factors and yield ratios are being successfully achieved.
  • Test the machines to verify step motors and tooling are set up and running properly.
  • Complete related maintenance documentation which may include machine logbooks, work orders, test reports, part inventories and part orders.
  • Understand and able to implement safe work procedures.
  • Schedule maintenance and repair
  • Supervise line crew and is proficient at troubleshooting.

Additional Responsibilities

  1. 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.
  2. Notifies designated personnel of any environmental or safety incidents or risks not previously documented, in accordance with Environmental Awareness and/or safety trainings.
  3. Performs other similar or related duties as requested or assigned.


Minimum Requirements


Minimum Qualifications:


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Baader Certificate or equivalent training and experience.

Special Training/Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.  

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to potentially extreme outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; 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 frequently required to climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit; 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, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Vessel-specific duties, if applicable, include being capable of boarding and departing the vessel without assistance by walking up or climbing a gangplank, stern ramp and/or a vertical ladder.  Must also be able to board/exit from a dock, skiff, or a boat.  Must be capable of donning an immersion suit in one minute or less without assistance. Must be capable of working long and variable work shifts for extended periods of time.  Shifts may range from 4 – 18 hours but are typically 12 to 14 hours (with breaks).  The length varies depending on project demands and travel requirements. 

Mental Activities: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use teamwork skills.  The employee is frequently required to use decision making skills. The employee is occasionally required to use interpersonal, customer service, mentoring, problem analysis, training, and supervision skills.  The employee will occasionally be required to exercise independent judgment and use discretion.


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.