Silver Bay Seafoods

  • Electrical Controls Technician

    Seasonal Non-Exempt
  • Overview

    Silver Bay Seafoods, a well-established Alaska based seafood company has an opening for an experienced Electrical Controls Technician 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 Electrical Controls Technician is responsible for the construction and maintenance of plant power control panels, wiring controls, distributions, cords, plugs, motors and compressors. The incumbent performs highly-skilled maintenance, installation, repair and troubleshooting work involved with electrical systems. Electrical work involves technical application of electrical principals to many areas in the facility including heating, refrigeration, motors, fire alarms, electrical panels, electrical control room, and fish 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.
    • Responsible for building control panels for emergency-stop systems, product weighing systems, conveyor-belts, elevator and all other related assignments.
    • Installs, services and repairs lighting fixtures, electrical panels, outlets and wiring;
    • Operates, power hand tools and other specialized electrical equipment;
    • Installs, repairs, and services specialized electrical equipment and machinery;
    • Reads electrical circuit diagrams;
    • Installs conductors, splices cable, builds terminations and does necessary hook-up for primary power lines;
    • Lays underground conduit for electrical lines and installs low voltage electric lines and conduits for telephone systems;
    • Maintains a list of assigned and self-generated tasks in the form of a written “To Do” list;
    • Assists Electrician as needed;
    • May travel to other plant locations outside assigned facility for electrical issues that may arise;
    • Properly stores uninstalled material, and work-in-progress materials from weather, vandals, pilferage, or other deleterious causes.
    • Completes paperwork required for material orders and time sheets.
    • Maintains good housekeeping practices. Take necessary steps to keep all dust and dirt under control as much possible. Broom-clean the job site and remove trash appropriately. Supervise cleaning services when applicable. Protect the surrounding environment from runoff, fugitive dust, and other pollution from job site.
    • Conduct regular safety meetings on topics assigned by Plant Manager. Responsible for organizing schedule and progress of tasks assigned by Chief Engineer. Identifies potential schedule conflicts and generates and implements modifications.
    • Uphold and support company rules and policies.
    • Work in a safe manner and acts to correct or report safety hazards to Safety Manager or Chief Engineer.
    • May participate and train with First Responder HazMat team.
    • Recognize errors and correct their behavior in a constructive manner.
    • Other duties as assigned.




    Licensed Electrician preferred but not required.

    Minimum 3-5 years’ relevant work experience including building control panels from schematics, wiring controls. Extensive knowledge of electrical systems, safety, national electrical code and lockout/tag out procedures.





    The Electrical Control Technician can build control panels and perform electrical maintenance work including plant power issues, distribution, cords, plugs, motors, compressors, etc. and minor installations including running wires and running conduits.

    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. They can understand and communicate effectively with engineers, maintenance employees, subcontractors, Head Electricians and interns.


    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. They are proficient at electrical blueprint reading and electrical circuit diagrams. Able to perform intermediate to advanced mathematical functions in the form of measurements, weights, currents and other applicable scenarios.


    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 Electrical Control Technician position requires driven machinery certifications such as variations of forklifts, 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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