Frequently Asked Questions For Our Seafood Processor Positions
Trident’s employment seasons can be as short as one month or last as long as six months. A Season (Cod, Pollock, Crab): Hiring occurs October-December for work that will begin in December
B Season (Herring, Salmon): Hiring occurs April-June for work beginning in June We will continue to hire throughout the seasons, however, this is when our interviews occur.
What is the pay scale for a seafood processor?
Seafood Processors in Alaska earn at least minimum wage, and any hours worked in excess of 8 per day or 40 per workweek shall be paid at the rate of one and one-half times the regular rate of pay. Payment on vessels can be case rate or hourly, and Seafood Processors in Naknek, Alaska may be paid a higher rate.
What are the work conditions like in Alaska?
Seafood processing is physically demanding, long hours, cold, wet, and repetitive. Please remember that there are no guaranteed work hours! When fish are available, you will be required to be ready and willing to work as directed.
What are the living conditions like?
Our shore plants offer dormitory style bunkhouses. Rooms are shared between 2-6 people. Bathroom facilities are also shared. On our vessels, employees share small staterooms with 2-6 people in each room. Bathroom facilities are also shared.
Why should I work for Trident Seafoods?
I filled out my application, now what?
Check your email and CLICK HERE for interview dates and locations you can attend.
I am done with my interview and drug test, what’s next?
We may decide to start a criminal background check right away (or anytime until the hiring starts). Check your email for that update.
I got an email from you! My background check is complete, what do I do?
Your background check is complete, you may receive an email about your next steps.
How long does it take for me to get a job?
We start early! And we get lots of applications. It can take anywhere from 1 week to 3 months to get a job.
I was offered a job at a location I did not apply – why?
Space is limited in some of our locations and our team may believe that a certain location is better suited for you.
I do not have enough money to fly to Seattle, what do I do?
There are various options to get to Seattle for your contract signing date, we recommend looking into bus or train options in addition to air travel options.
I want to work in the same place as my family or friend, what do I do?
We cannot guarantee that you will be placed with your family or friend, however, if you would like to request this you need to let us know during your interview. If you are placed at the same location, we cannot guarantee that you will be in the same room.
What do I pack?
How do I get to Seattle? How do I get to the corporate office?
It is important to check your email often, so you don’t delay the process. During hiring seasons we receive a high volume of phone calls. You can avoid long hold times by checking your email and our website for answers to your questions.