Job Description


Inspects, maintains and repairs fish processing equipment and machinery located on board the factory trawler using hand and power tools.  May assist other factory trawler engineers in the performance of their respective duties.

Essential Functions:

  1. Inspects, maintains and repairs food processing machinery on a daily basis as necessary.
  2. Reviews quality control testing for use in surimi seafood production.
  3. Tests and adjusts equipment to meet performance specifications.
  4. Operates machine(s) to maximize production, quality and recovery of surimi seafood.
  5. Reviews workspace for cleanliness and safety.
  6. Responsible for the lubrication of all deck machinery. May assist in engine room watches.
  7. May assist in the all loading and unloading operations at the start and end of all trips.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Performs other similar or related or unrelated duties as requested or assigned. 




Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or zero to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Training/Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of 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 graph.

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.

Must be capable of boarding and departing (exiting) a vessel without assistance by moving up or climbing a gangplank , the stern ramp of  a vessel and/or a vertical ladder.  Must be capable of boarding/departing the vessel by being lifted in a crane or manlift. May also enter and exit a skiff from a dock, plane, or a boat unassisted.  Must meet at designated locations to receive instructions and place on a life jacket and an immersion suit without assistance in one minute or less. Must also move quickly without assistance to any designated life boat station.

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: Affirmative Action – Minority, Female, Disability, Veteran