Job Listingsnorth Pacific Seafoods, Inc.
Seafood Processor Job, Remote or Twin Hills, AK
Location: Twin Hills, AK or Remote
Experience: Entry Level
Job Type: Full Time
Seafood processors perform a variety of manual labor tasks. Once the fishing fleet delivers seafood to our docks, our processing employees move the product through our production line until it is shipped in bulk to customers and cold storage facilities worldwide. Adventure ahead! Salmon season is an incredible time to experience the beautiful landscape of remote, coastal Alaska, home to some of the world's largest and most sustainable wild salmon fisheries. This is a chance to work hard, save on expenses, meet a variety of people from around the world, and produce healthy protein for worldwide consumption. The work lasts from approximately mid-June to early August. The season may be shorter or longer depending on the fishery. COVID-19 MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY: In accordance with NPSI's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, we will require all employees to be fully vaccinated (including boosters) against COVID-19 effective January 1st, 2022. Applicants who are offered a position with NPSI who are in need of an exemption from this requirement due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief, must submit a completed Accommodation Request form to the Vice President of Human Resources to begin the interactive accommodation process as soon as the job offer is made. If you are offered a position and would like to request an Accommodation Request form, please call our corporate office at (206) 726-9900.
Responsibilities Job duties may include, but are not limited to, offloading product from vessels; sorting, butchering, cleaning, weighing, cutting, filleting, trimming, inspecting, and boxing various seafood products; operating plant machinery, a forklift or pallet jack; inspecting product; loading product, boxes, pallets, or carts of product into or out of freezers or refrigerated vans; preparing packaging materials; guiding product into automated machinery: and cleaning or sanitizing the work area. To preserve our food products at the peak of freshness, our plants operate 24-hours a day. Employees are assigned to 16-hour shifts, seven days a week. You may be assigned to swing or night shifts. There may be several days or weeks of full production, and there may be several days with little or no production. Wild fisheries are not always easy to predict. Employees live on site in communal bunkhouses with shared facilities. The cookhouse prepares hearty and nutritious meals and snacks. The housekeeping staff cleans and sanitizes restrooms and common areas. Each bunkhouse has a shared washer and dryer to do laundry. In Alaska, employees are paid overtime after eight regular hours in a day, and after 40 regular hours in a week. With no onsite expenses, and hopefully a large fish run, this is often a great way to make money in a relatively short period of time. NPSI recognizes several holidays during the year. Hourly employees are paid at their overtime rate for all hours worked on the holiday. In the summer, July 4th is a recognized holiday. NPSI offers a generous employer matching 401(k) retirement plan and you are eligible to participate on day one! We also offer affordable, traditional health insurance benefits that include medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage. Qualifications Qualified applicants must be:18+ years old.Authorized to work in the U.S.Willing and able to do this work, with or without reasonable accommodation:Perform physical, standing work for up to 16 hours per day, seven days per week.Process, touch, and be in close proximity of seafood products.Work in cold, wet, loud plants with strong seafood odors.Work safely around moving machinery, forklifts, vehicles, and elevated walkways.Use hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders repetitively.Safely lift up to 50 pounds.Possess visual acuity and tactile dexterity to perform processing tasks.Demonstrate prompt and reliable attendance. Live and work in remote areas with limited access to medical attention.Follow verbal and/or written directions.Physically evacuate the area in a swift manner in case of an emergency.Willing to live and work with a culturally diverse workforce, sharing bunkhouse rooms and communal restrooms.Willing to follow all NPSI policies including our Discrimination-Free and Harassment-Free Workplace policy.Transportation, Room and BoardNPSI provides transportation from certain points of travel (generally, Seattle WA, Anchorage, AK, or your rural village) to the worksite and back, as well as room and board, for those employees who work until they are laid off. Employees who leave before the season ends may be responsible for their own transportation, and they will be charged $15 per day for room and board. No Tolerances
Twin Hills is a DRY village which means it is against the law to possess alcohol where our plant is located. North Pacific Seafoods prohibits the use, sale, or possession of ANY drug not medically authorized. We do not allow the use or possession of marijuana, medical or otherwise, at our plants. Employees may be asked to submit to random, post-accident, or for cause testing at any time, and NPSI reserves the right to search all areas of the plant without advance notice in order to maintain the no tolerance policy. Important ConsiderationsThis work can be hard, monotonous, and boring. Most cell phones do not work in remote areas of Alaska. Employees have access to pay phones at the plant. GCI cell phones are the most reliable in Twin Hills / Togiak. Employees may be able to buy a cell phone at the plant and purchas a GCI talk, text or data plan. We also have limited WiFi connection. There is no way to predict how much work will be available since this is a wild fishery. Payroll InformationOur processor wage plan provides pay increases based on the total number of hours you work for our company. The first increase (Tier II) is after 1,200 hours. This means if you work longer seasons, or choose to come back multiple years, your hours accumulate towards these pay increases. Pay periods are biweekly. Our workday is defined as the calendar day, and our work week runs from Monday through Sunday. Employees are paid on the Friday following the end of the biweekly pay period. We encourage employees to sign up for direct deposit but you may elect to receive paper checks instead. Equal Employment OpportunityIt is NPSI's policy to comply with federal, state, and local law prohibiting unlawful discrimination. NPSI does not and will not permit discrimination (including harassment) in recruitment, hiring, or other employment actions and decisions based on an employee or applicant being a member of a protected class, which includes, but is not limited to, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability and genetic information (including family medical history), or other statuses protected by state and local law. It is NPSI's policy to provide legal and fair treatment to all employees regarding recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, wages, hours, benefits, working conditions, training, and availability of advancement opportunities. At-Will EmploymentNPSI is an “at-will” employer, meaning that the employee or NPSI may terminate employment at any time, with or without notice, and with or without cause. No one at NPSI is authorized to guarantee employment for a certain time period or otherwise alter the at-will nature of employment with NPSI. The language that appears in this job posting is not intended to create and does not create, nor is it intended to constitute and does not constitute a contract between NPSI and any employee. No manager, employee, or representative of NPSI, except the President or CEO, has the authority to enter into any contract guaranteeing employment for any specific term, and no such contract shall be deemed binding unless it is in writing and signed by the President or CEO. Accommodation RequestsNPSI provides reasonable accommodations to applicants during the application process to ensure equal access to all available positions. To request an accommodation, please call NPSI's Vice President of Human Resources at (206) 726-9900.