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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.





Level I Refrigeration Operators are expected to maintain optimal operation of industrial refrigeration systems and associated equipment.  This will be achieved by following operating procedures, performing preventative maintenance, documenting inspections and rounds during operation, and close collaboration with the QA/QC team to maintain acceptable temperatures for all product types.

Expected equipment to service are as follows; Control system (Manual and Computerized), Plate Freezers, Blast Freezers, Tunnel Freezers, Spiral Freezers, Compressors, Condensers, Purgers, Pumps, RSW Chillers, Ice Machines, and Cooler units.    

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in operating the system following plant operating and maintenance procedures.
  • Assist in scheduled Mechanical Integrity Inspections, weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.  
  • Ensure daily system logs are documented and turned in.
  • Assist in routine service, pre/post season maintenance, and repair with Operator 2’s, Contractors or Refrigeration Technicians.
  • Assist supervisors in pre/post season parts/ supply inventories.
  • Assist and train Refrigeration Assistants in day-to-day activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Pursue qualification and certification as a Refrigeration Technician.

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Actively participate in Tridents PSM program performing repair records, engaging in meetings, and engage in further training.
  • 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




  • Able to carry oneself in a professional manner away from work, representing Trident on and off the clock.
  • 2-3 years of Industrial or Commercial Refrigeration Experience (Freon or Ammonia).
  • EPA Section 608 Universal Certification is optional, but not required.
  • Currently RETA certified or willing to obtain certification within 1 year of employment as provided by Trident Seafoods.
  • Current 24-Hr. HAZWoper certificate or willing to obtain certification within 1 year of employment as provided by Trident Seafoods.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Ability to work well under pressure repeatedly for 12+ hrs. a day, 7 days a week.
  • Must have the flexibility to work fluctuating shifts structured around a 24-hr production schedule as needed.
  • Basic understanding of technical bulletins, service documents and system schematics. 
  • Capable of working efficiently in fast paced environment with some direct supervision.
  • Willingness to take on new tasks to assist the team and grow one’s mechanical knowledge of the facility.
  • Must be willing and able to work in close quarters in a multicultural environment
  • Prompt and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position.


  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.
  • Refrigeration Tech Program or job experience preferred.


  • RETA CARO Certification or willing to achieve in one year
  • 24-Hr. HAZWoper.


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.