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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 Factory Technician will repair, adjust, and maintain seafood processing machinery and related equipment in a shore plant production facility including pumps, motors, conveyors, gears, hydraulic systems and pneumatic equipment, heading, gutting, fillet, and mince machines

Key Responsibilities:



  • Performs regular greasing and lubrication of factory equipment to insure proper operating condition.
  • Replaces and sharpen blades, knives and tool heads on equipment as needed during daily routine service.
  • Assists in preventive maintenance tasks assigned by factory technician leadership.
  • Learns and follows all basic equipment, process and safety SOP’s to ensure a safe workplace.
  • Maintains a clean and organized workspace, keeps tools in good working order.
  • Acquires and maintains a working knowledge of company, industry and regulatory Sop’s, codes and standards.




Level I: - all responsibilities of assistant plus:

  • Ensures all equipment is greased, serviced and ready for operation as directed.
  • Preforms daily routine maintenance on process and line equipment.
  • Performs preventive maintenance tasks assigned by sr. techs or supervisor.
  • Identifies issues and deficiencies in equipment and reports to Technician promptly.
  • Assists Level II or III Technicians in scheduled repairs and breakdowns on or off the production floor.
  • Assists with other operating tasks under direction of a senior technician.



Level II – all responsibilities of level I plus:

  • Ensures optimal and consistent operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance and repair requirements on motors, pumps, pneumatics, hydraulics, conveyor systems, and production machines.
  • Troubleshoots equipment as needed and makes necessary improvements.
  • Performs routine daily maintenance and adjustments to equipment as required to meet production goal and requests.
  • Follows location procedure to log out parts as needed for repairs or preventive maintenance tasks.
  • Replaces motors, gearboxes, bearings, and other motion components under supervision of a sr. tech as needed..
  • Knowledgeable about basic 3 phase power, hydraulics, and pneumatic components.



Level III – all responsibilities of levels I and II plus:


  • Works with Chief Engineer (or assistant) and plant management to schedule repairs and projects.
  • Provides a leadership role in major maintenance repairs and equipment upgrades.
  • Performs basic fabrication tasks as required for improvements or repairs. (i.e., metal fabrication, TIG/MIG welding, etc.)
  • Provides data and reports to management as requested to update on facility operations and issues.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by reviewing technical publications and equipment documentation.
  • Able to direct and/or train other individuals within the department as needed.


Senior Factory Technician – all responsibilities of levels I, II, & III plus:


  • Assigns all work orders and preventative maintenance tasks and completes review processes.
  • Oversees maintenance of records of work orders and PM of factory equipment according to protocol.
  • Coordinates with Chief Engineer to assign Factory Technician staff to capital project implementation activities.  
  • Coordinates with other service departments for needed tasks in fabrication, machining, and electrical skill trades.
  • Provides support to personnel in other disciplines as needed.
  • Coordinates with Inventory Clerk and/or Maintenance Planner in determining required inventory/work order delegations for operations and maintenance start-up/shutdowns.
  • Assists Chief Engineer with budgetary information as needed.




Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Acquires knowledge of operating Trident’s EAM system which includes the requisition and asset management programs.
  • 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



Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Trade school in maintenance or fabrication studies preferred.




Assistant: High school degree equivalent. Basic mechanical ability, entry level position. Recommendation from supervisor or hiring manager.


Level I:  2 years’ experience in Assistant Level position or similar experience in a manufacturing environment. Recommendation from supervisor or hiring manager. HAZWOPER certified or ability to get certified within 1 year.


Level II:  4 years’ experience in Maintenance Operations or similar experience. Has developed secondary skill sets such as welding, plumbing, basic electrical troubleshooting or specialized equipment repair, service and rebuild. Has applicable training or experience in processing equipment operations or certifications in related fields.


Level III:    8 years’ of experience in factory maintenance or manufacturing industry, and/or certifications in specific field relating to required duties. Experience supervising others and managing daily operations. Completion of leadership and development training that meets Trident standards.  Associates degree preferred.


Senior Factory Tech.: Level III requirements with one or more years in a leadership role. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office programs.  Highly proficient in multiple skills and trades, ability to mentor and teach junior technicians.


 Preferred Training and Skills:  Proficient with Maintenance Management Systems, especially CMMS or EAM software.



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.