Silver Bay Seafoods

Head Factory Mechanic

Seasonal Non-Exempt

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Silver Bay Seafoods is currently looking for a Factory Mechanic for our Sitka, AK facility. In addition to their duties as a hands on mechanic the head factory mechanic may be assigned oversight of other mechanics. 


1. Production Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Plant/Production Managers and Chief Engineer to maintain efficient production speed and process
  • Maintain good flow of plant process
  • Monitor Freezer Functions; temps, maintenance and general process
  • Monitor/establish production data input
  • Maintain all production equipment in peak operating performance
  • Coordinate and oversee all engineering and maintenance during production


2. Maintenance Responsibilities

  • Physical/manual maintenance in freezer, case-up and fish house
  • Building and engineering of machines and process equipment
  • Coordinate and oversee all engineering and maintenance during off-season
  • Development in off-season
    • Problem-solving: refine and engineer production process
    • Work with Purchasing and COE to research and develop parts, process flow, efficiency and data gathering


The incumbent will be highly experienced in multiple mechanical skills, including general knowledge of, as well as a good knowledge of machine maintenance. Basic understanding of PLC and refrigeration is helpful.


The candidate must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

  • General Millwright
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatic
  • General Electrical
  • Fabricating/Welding
  • Machine Maintenance
  • Basic PLC knowledge
  • Basic refrigeration



Required Skills and Abilities:


The candidate must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Team building skills;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Decision-making skills;
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills’
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy;
  • Very effective organizational skills;
  • Effective written communication skills;
  • Stress management skills;
  • Time management skills;


Personal Attributes:


The candidate must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Be flexible;
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic;


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:


At different points in the year the Head Factory Mechanic will work odd hours; including 12 to 16 hours shifts 7 days a week, depending on production and maintenance needs. Strenuous mental as well as physical demands are required of this position.  It is important that this individual can perform duties at varying times of the day.


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