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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.





A Refrigeration Assistant’s job entails learning from Operators, Technicians, and Contractors to gain base knowledge of the system they are assigned.  These systems will include computerized refrigeration controls, manual refrigeration controls, Plate Freezers, Blast Freezers, Tunnel Freezers, Spiral Freezers, Compressors, Condensers, Purgers, Pumps, RSW Chillers, Ice Machines, and Cooler units. Some tasks will include performing daily rounds and reporting abnormalities, gathering tools for maintenance, cleaning up after maintenance, maintaining cleanliness of equipment and engine rooms, and other assigned tasks within ones trained capabilities. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Being punctual, following through, and focusing on the task at hand.
  • Assisting operators and technicians in the maintenance and operation of industrial refrigeration systems and associated equipment.
  • Learning the fundamentals of operating refrigeration systems following plant operating and maintenance procedures.
  • Assisting in Mechanical Integrity Inspections.
  • Learn and comprehend basic principles of refrigeration.
  • Assist contractors in planned maintenance and navigating the facility.
  • Becoming familiar with requirements of PSM on a base level.
  • Being available for other maintenance operations non-ammonia related whenever needed.
  • Complete qualifications needed to become a refrigeration operator.

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Actively participating in Tridents PSM program performing repair records, engaging in meetings, and engage in further training.
  • Acquire 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.
  • 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.
  • Willingness to take on new tasks to assist the team and grow one’s mechanical knowledge of the facility.
  • Must be 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.
  • Tech School/Program preferred.
  • Seafood Industry Experience preferred production or otherwise (but not required).


  • Eager to learn and capable of taking refrigeration courses to advance.


  • Must attain 24 hr. HAZWoper Certificate (Training Provided by Trident)


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.