What it means to be a Seafood Processor

Work Environment

Although Alaska is a beautiful place, the work that comes with the seafood industry requires extreme diligence and perseverance. Working conditions can often be cold and wet. Therefore, the floors will be wet and slippery. Due to all the running machinery in the plant, it may often be very noisy. Additionally, team members may be required to stand for long periods of time, around 18 hours or possibly more.


Your duties will range from Mid-May to Mid-September, and possibly to October. 


While we strive to provide our employees with full hours, nothing is guaranteed as this industry is dependent on fish returns and weather.

Job Requirements & Responsibilities

The responsibilities, expectations, and duties as a Seafood Processor are as followed:

  • Main duties may include: sorting, cutting, gutting/cleaning, grading, weighing, and packaging of salmon products

  • Handle all salmon products with care 

  • Operate machinery and/or guide products into automated machinery

  • Operate machinery and/or transportation vehicles safely 

  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work area

  • Work to maintain the highest possible quality of all products

  • Adhere to all sanitation and product quality policies

  • Communicate quality and safety issues to supervisors and leads

  • Maintain plant safety at all times

  • Follow spoken and/or written directions

  • Adhere to workplace rules

  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Dress Policy During Production Hours

Production workers must dress warm for the weather as it may get colder if working throughout the night. Workers must also dress in preparation for the rain and/or wet work environment in the plant. We recommend items such as rain gear, waterproof boots, and warm socks. We recommend Xtra-Tuffs for waterproof boots. Waterproof gloves and sleeves will be provided for you. Hair nets will be required when working directly with the product. Hats are allowed and workers are permitted to wear a hat with a hairnet underneath. Jewelry, especially dangling jewelry, will not be permitted during production hours.

Food Hygiene and Etiquette

Since our line of work involves food products, it is important that we ensure all workers maintain good hygiene and etiquette in the plant. 

  • No spitting in the plant

  • Wearing gloves at all times

  • Waterproof rain gear and boots must be cleaned frequently

  • Oral/dental hygiene must be maintained

  • Bodily hygiene and cleanliness must be maintained