Job Description


Job Description

We are able to offer internships in multiple disciplines, and can work with many different types of majors.  Most internships are located at our shore plants in remote areas of Alaska.  Interns will typically work in one of the following departments: 

  • Administration
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Operations
  • Production
  • Quality Assurance
  • Safety
  • Wellness and Nutrition

 Essential Functions

  • The interns will have exposure to all aspects of the plant and “follow the fish” through the factory to be sure to understand how the entire operation is run, and to better understand how their role will affect others in the plant.
  • The intern will rotate positions within their specified department, but will be assigned a primary responsibility that matches their area of study and interest.
  • Interns should be self-motivated and know that it is up to them to get the most out of this experience.

Interns should expect to participate in the following functions with a focus on their specific area of study.

  1. Cleans, scrapes, trims and fillets product.
  2. Opens and removes raw materials and places on belts.
  3. Segregates product on conveyor belt or table according to grade, color and size, and places product in containers or on designated conveyors.
  4. Discards cull (inferior or defective) items and foreign matter.
  5. Packs product in boxes, barrels, baskets, cans, totes or crates for storage or shipment.
  6. Operates machine(s) to move live or packed seafood from place to place.
  7. Answers phones.  Greets, responds and resolves questions of incoming traffic.
  8. Furnishes workers with clerical and office supplies.
  9. Opens, sorts, and distributes incoming mail, and collects, seals and stamps outgoing mail.
  10. Collects and distributes paperwork, such as records or timecards, from one department to another.
  11. Marks, tabulates and files articles and records.
  12. Operates office equipment such as envelope-sealing machine, letter opener, record shredder, stamping machine, transcribing machine, photocopying machine, and typewriter/keyboard.
  13. Performs daily safety checks throughout the plant.
  14. Develops/maintains tracking procedures for testing of plant systems with regards to safety.
  15. Develops monthly safety tips for distribution to employees.
  16. Attends Safety Committee meetings.  Presents current and applicable safety issues at each session.
  17. Tracks accident/incident reports/reporting system to ensure that proper reporting system is being followed and proper follow up steps are taken.
  18. Reviews workspace for cleanliness and safety.

Additional Responsibilities

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




High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and should be currently enrolled in an accredited college/university program.  Major in management, manufacturing or equivalent.

Special Training/Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the 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 graphs. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of email, spreadsheet software, word processing software and presentation software.  In addition, must posess knowledge of LAN/WAN technologies, anti-virus software, and computer hardware, and be comfortable with the assembly and disassembly of desktop computers.  The employee must posess a willingness to learn quickly, and be able to multi-task with attention to detail, manage multiple priorities, and be a self-starter who is willing to take initiative.

Work Environment:    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The employee must also be willing to live on-site and be on call at a production plant in a remote area for the duration of a season, and be flexible to work 12 hour shifts up to 7 days a week in a fast-paced environment.

Mental Activities:    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to read, speak, write and understand English, and use customer service skills. The employee is frequently required to use interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Trident Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Affirmative Action – Minority, Female, Disability, Veteran