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Cooke Aquaculture Factory Technician in Dutch Harbor, Alaska

The Northern Victor is a year-round facility, processing, Pacific Pollock, Cod and other by-product species. We are seeking a Factory Technician with strong maintenance and repair skills to join our team. This role is responsible for performing diversified duties to include; install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive, and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the seafood processing business goals and objectives. The plant operates 24/7 while participating in 2 primary seasons – January thru Mid April and June thru mid-October. Facility employees 220 people.

The Factory Technician performs the routine preventative maintenance and parts inventory of the factory equipment such as: fish size sorter, printers, box tape machines, block ejectors, conveyors of all types and sizes. The factory engineer is a seasonal position that reports to the Production Managers.

  • Repairing and maintaining plant equipment and machinery including pumps, conveyors, belting, fish processing equipment, etc.

  • Assemble, disassemble, and/or repair equipment when needed.

  • Train and guide machine operators safely.

  • Maintain current and accurate maintenance logs and work logs.

  • Assist Safety Manager with assigned duties when necessary.

  • Develop familiarity with the Process Safety Management (PSM) Plan, standard operating procedures. (SOPs), OSHA standards, environmental compliance requirements, and emergency response procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Previous experience with pumps.

  • Basic understanding of mechanical issues.

  • Basic knowledge of lock out/tag out procedures.

  • Basic knowledge of conveyors and belting as well as basic shop skills necessary.

  • Able to work with seafood, including various types of fish.

  • Welding skills with tig, mig, and stick on materials like steel, aluminum, and stainless steel preferred.

  • Able to follow directions and adhere to work rules.

  • Prompt, reliable attendance is an essential function of the job.

  • Must have the ability to work well under pressure, 12 or more hours per day, 7 days per week.

  • Must be willing and able to work with other departments in a team atmosphere.

  • Must be willing and able to live and work in confined quarters in a multi-cultural environment for up to 10 months a year.

  • Able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Must be able to pass a drug screen

Must be able to work 7 days a week, 12 hours a day in wet, cold conditions in remote location. There are areas within the plant that contain moving and loud machinery, and hearing protection and other safety and protective equipment is required. There is exposure to raw fish in the workplace.


  • Hourly wage depending on experience. This position is eligible for overtime which is paid for any hours worked over 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week.

  • Room and Board included. Transportation to/from Seattle provided upon completion of contract.

  • Excellent benefits available, including medical, dental, prescription , vision plans, and 401(k) retirement plan.

Icicle Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job ID: 2021-2206

Street: 1829 Ballyhoo Road