Snopac Products Inc. is a Seattle-based seafood processing company that has operated since 1983. Snopac conducts almost all of its processing operations in Alaska with the floating processor the M/V Snopac Innovator (for more information on Snopac and its operations please visit the webpage www.snopac.net). We are currently hiring quality control workers for our fishing operations in Bristol Bay, Alaska. There are eight positions available, one on each of our eight fish transport vessels (tenders). Our tender vessels vary in length, from 70 to 150 feet. Tender vessels do not actively fish but rather act as transport vessels, unloading sockeye salmon from small gillnetting boats into large refrigerated tanks on board. After loading up their tanks with salmon, they carry their load to the 330 foot processing vessel M/V Snopac Innovator.
The job of the quality control person will be to take temperatures of fish as they are unloaded from the gillnetters. Quality control workers will be trained to indentify the different grades of salmon, a process that requires both taking fish temperatures and taking note of water levels and tank temperatures onboard salmon gillnetters. This job entails working, eating and sleeping in cramped and uncomfortable conditions. Duties will also include cooking, cleaning, taking wheel watches or whatever else requested by captain. Our contracted tender vessels are similar to the boats featured on the Discovery Channel show "Deadliest Catch"--one of the eight hired will work on board one of the boats featured on the show. Keep in mind that Bristol Bay is calm and safe in comparison to the Bering Sea in the winter--you will not be fishing for crab, you will be transporting salmon.
Tentative dates are June 15 to July 20th. If you are interested please send a cover letter with a little information about yourself and a resume that includes experience that you believe has prepared you for long hours and uncomfortable conditions of a boat job in Alaska (send to firstname.lastname@example.org ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS ONLY). The pay will be a daily wage of $125, free room and board, and roundtrip airfare to King Salmon, Alaska from Seattle.