Jobs with North Pacific Seafoods
North Pacific Seafoods hires workers for its five seafood processing plants, as well as its head office in Seattle. Many people are hired for the summer fishing season each year. During that time, the company may bring in up to 800 people to prepare fish products for human consumption. North Pacific is interested in hiring people who are energetic and hard-working on a seasonal or a long-term basis.
Working at North Pacific Seafoods
Working at a fish processing plant/ in Alaska isn’t for everyone. The work involves standing in one spot for a long time and the duties are repetitive. During the height of the season, there may be some times when the plant is operating on a 24-hour-a-day basis. Sometimes, workers are expected to work 16 hour days with no days off. At other times, there may be no work due to a lack of fish to process. People who are hired by North Pacific need to understand the uncertainty before they travel to the area for work.
Fish processing plant workers are paid at a set hourly rate. Overtime is paid according to state and federal law. Employees working more than eight hours in a day or 40 hours a week are paid at a rate of 1.5 times their normal rate. Workers who have worked 1,250 hours are entitled to benefits.
North Pacific provides dormitory-style accommodation for employees at most of its locations. Bedrooms are shared with up to four other people. Bathrooms are shared with workers of the same gender. Meals may be provided in an employee mess hall. The company doesn’t have facilities available for couples, children or pets on its premises.
Hiring dates vary, depending on the plant. Information about hiring dates and the length of the season is posted on the company website.
How to Apply for a Job at North Pacific Seafoods
People who are interested in applying for a summer job at North Pacific Seafoods can fill out an online application form and submit it to the company. They can also print the form and submit it my regular mail or facsimile transmission.