Silver Bay Seafoods

  • Line Mechanic

    Seasonal Non-Exempt
  • Overview

    Silver Bay Seafoods, a well-established Alaska based seafood company has an opening for an experienced Line Mechanic at our new state of the art processing facility in False Pass, AK in 2019. Our False Pass location will process salmon as well as white fish and will begin operations during the 2019 salmon season. If you are looking for a stimulating environment where you can help create something in a safe work environment, we'd like to hear from you. Silver Bay Seafoods will provide lodging and meals at no charge as well as round trip transportation to the site. The location is remote and the hours will be long. The incumbent can expect to work 12-16 hours a day and 6-7 days a week while at the facility.


    The Line Mechanic is responsible for maintaining, repairing and installation of Iron Butcher processing machinery and other fish processing equipment including but not limited to: food grade conveyors, processing pumps, grinders and a variety of seafood processing equipment. The incumbent sets an example for the department staff in work ethic, safety and attitude by working efficiently to maintain a high level of production for the seafood processing facility. 



    • Timely and regular attendance.
    • Troubleshoot, adjust and repair Iron Butcher and similar heading and gutting machines to achieve maximum recovery and quality.
    • Rebuild and maintain pumps.
    • Fundamental knowledge of troubleshooting, repairing and building hydraulic and pneumatic system components.
    • Fundamental knowledge of troubleshooting, building and repairing conveyors.
    • Basic to intermediate knowledge and experience of weld and fabricating aluminum or stainless.
    • Work in a safe manner and takes action to correct or report safety hazards to Safety Manager or Chief Engineer.
    • Recognize operator errors and correct their behavior in a constructive manner.
    • Other duties as assigned.




    High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred but not required.

    Intermediate experience in multiple mechanical skills, including knowledge of millwright, hydraulic, pneumatic, plumbing, building maintenance, fabricating and welding processes.




    The Line Mechanic possesses a wide variety of mechanical skills regarding seafood processing equipment such as food grade conveyors (plastic and stainless), processing pumps (meat and water), and grinders.

    Employee must be willing to easily adapt to a wide variety of tasks assigned to them. The incumbent must be able to take quick action, exercise independent decision making and resolution of mechanical malfunctions in a rigorous seafood environment. They are willing to follow directions and carry out duties with a sense of urgency and keen attention to detail.


    The employee is frequently required to set an example by consistently modeling high standards of honesty and integrity. The employee is widely trusted and is a direct, truthful individual who presents information in an appropriate and helpful manner, maintains a reputation for honesty, confidentiality, reliability and fairness, is willing to admit mistakes, and doesn’t misrepresent himself or herself for personal gain. The employee performs work with energy and drive and values planning, but will take quick, decisive action when an opportunity presents itself. Speaks, reads, writes, and understands English for effective communication. Able to perform basic mathematical functions in the form of measurements and weights.


    Physical Demands:


    Employee must be 18 years or older and be authorized to legally work in the United States.


    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 regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    Mental Activities:


    The employee needs the ability to multitask in a high demand environment. Focus and concentration maintenance and troubleshooting of mechanical equipment related to seafood processing. The employee needs to regularly demonstrate attention to detail when maintaining all equipment within the facility. In addition, the incumbent must possess a keen sense of the importance of punctuality for a variety of designated tasks by demonstrating a sound work ethic. The employee has an eagerness to learn and the desire to do quality work.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


    The Line Mechanic position requires driven machinery certifications such as a forklift, expeditor truck, or flatbed truck which in turn requires a valid driver’s license.


    Work Environment:


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and extreme cold.  The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


    Silver Bay Seafoods is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age.


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