• Pollock Operations Manager

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/5/2018 12:19 PM)
    Job ID
    Alaska Operations
  • Overview

    The Pollock Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing all Pollock operations in Dutch Harbor, including but not limited to: production management, hiring and retention of staff, training and coaching of key staff on company standards, interfacing with fleet and operation departments to ensure that location is on target for production goals, providing the corporate office with production, accounting and all other necessary site specific information. This position is responsible for working collaboratively with the other Pollock Operations Manager to meet the company production goals. This position is a salaried exempt role that reports to the General Manager of Western Alaska Operations. 


    • Supervises the activities and personnel engaged in the seafood production operations.
    • Commits to maximizing value and quality of product on the Northern Victor.
    • Maintains good relationships with delivery fleet.
    • Assists as needed with scheduling deliveries of high quality product from fishing vessels.
    • Oversees and participates in the development and attainment of performance, efficiency, and quality standards. Provides direction and oversight to: Production Supervisors, Office Manager, On-site Safety Manager, Chief Engineer, Fish meal and oil engineer, and Quality Control Manager regarding the coordination of production operating standards with overall company objectives. 
    • Assists in the selection, training, and retention of key staff and processors.
    • Maintains effective daily communication with corporate management and the sales department ensuring that daily production, inventory, and logistics data are tracked and shared.
    • Works with compliance departments to ensure that all company standards regarding safety, human resources, environmental policies, etc. are being met consistently; this will also include the ongoing training of location personnel.
    • Assists with the ordering of equipment, parts, and supplies through the purchasing department and arranges the freight shipment north and south bound between Seattle and vessel location.
    • Ensures compliance with multiple regulating entities in areas of air quality (ODC), EPA, OSHA, HACCP, USDC, APDES, including any reporting requirements.
    • Works with the Maintenance Manager on preventative maintenance procedures and plans the repair of machines and equipment to minimize downtime.
    • Upholds conformance with employment policies, company problem solving procedures, the issuance of disciplinary action, and the administration of company policies. Ensures that all plant supervisors have been trained and possess a clear understanding of company policies and expectations.
    • Administers pay and job assignments fairly, legally and within guidelines established by the human resources department.
    • Communicates and enforces established quality standards for all products and grades.
    • Trains, coaches and evaluates department managers leading by example, demonstrating leadership skills and striving toward continuous improvement.
    • Maintains a daily presence in the factory to gain first-hand knowledge of quality and production.
    • Takes a personal interest in all reports of injury occurring in the production areas, initiates investigations when appropriate, and addresses all unsafe conditions immediately.
    • Encourages employee communications and an open door policy through team meetings and one-on-one interactions.
    • Stays abreast of production and personnel management trends by attending company-sponsored training programs and/or outside training opportunities.
    • Handles all personnel matters with confidentiality, sensitivity and in accordance with company and legal guidelines.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Minimum 5 years in a seafood production environment or experience working in a highly-regulated food manufacturing industry. Fillet and/or Surimi processing experience helpful.
    • In-depth knowledge of production principles, techniques and related equipment.
    • Working knowledge of OSHA, HACCP, EPA, USDC and all other regulatory agencies involved in seafood production on a processing vessel.
    • Practical work experience in planning, supervision, cost and budget control, and quality assurance.
    • High aptitude for problem solving and troubleshooting.
    • Ability to motivate others and build highly productive teams through strong leadership.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
    • Solid computer skills in a Windows operating environment.
    • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations.

    Working Conditions

    Work Schedule:

    • The Pollock Operations Manager works an alternating two-month rotation schedule with the other Pollock Operations Manager. Must be available and able to work in Dutch Harbor for approximately 6 months out of the year. The work schedule in Alaska requires long hours, up to 12-16-hours per day, 7 days per week.
    • During the two month off schedule, this position will be available to participate in business and production related decisions. Total work required during the year will be approximately 9 months.
    • When the Pollock Operations Manager is not working in Alaska, he/she will be expected to attend meetings, work out of the Seattle office or provide support as needed.

    Work Environment:

    • The Northern Victor facility is a permanently moored is a processing vessel that is able to maintain a year-round operation, consisting of approximately 210-230 employee workforce engaged in the production of Pollock and other fish species. The vessel currently operates in Dutch Harbor, AK.


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