Glacier Fish
  • 04-Feb-2021 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Unalaska, AK, USA
  • Crewshare
  • Full Time

The Lead Maintenance Technician works aboard at-sea processing vessels in the Bering Sea, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska and Aleutian Islands. They work under the Chief Engineer and conduct repairs, fabrication and maintenance in the factory and other parts of the ship. Responsible for overseeing inventory, maintenance budget and directing the work of others on the team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Possess sound mechanical knowledge and experience, preferably from fishing vessels or similar processing equipment
  • Familiarization with factory equipment and systems, ability to recognize normal operation of all equipment.
  • Install, maintain and repair vessel and factory equipment including pumps, motors, belts, and conveyors, bearings, hydraulics, control valves, and filtration units
  • Modify, fabricate and repair factory equipment
  • Maintain adequate and accurate inventory of necessary parts and supplies, under guidance of Chief Engineer
  • Troubleshoot problems with equipment onboard the vessel and assesses to determine most effective and efficient means of repair
  • Utilize tig, mig and arc welding skills to modify, fabricate and repair equipment as directed
  • Understand and comply with all company safety policies and procedures
  • Must be available to work both at sea and in the shipyard periods


  • Strong leadership experience managing a team while working cooperatively with the Factory Manager and Engineering department.
  • 5+ years experience in a Maintenance Technician role on board a fishing vessel preferred.
  • Knowledge of surimi equipment such as screw presses, refinders, mixers, rotary screens, decanters, conveyors, etc.
  • Knowledge of hydraulics, welding stainless with Tig and stick equipment.
  • Experience building and repairing factory equipment.
  • Experience managing inventory, purchasing and managing a budget.

Physical Ability and Skills:

  • Work 12 hours per day, 7 days a week in all kinds of weather conditions
  • Understand instructions and safety rules in English
  • Board and exit vessel without assistance by climbing up and down a gangway or Jacob's ladder
  • Capable of climbing and descending steep stairs and vertical ladders
  • Perform repetitive tasks for long periods of time
  • Be away from medical attention for up to 3 months
  • Repeatedly lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Share spaces with others including crew quarters, dining areas and bathrooms

Training Required:

  • OSHA Safety Compliance
  • Lock Out/Tag Out

Glacier Fish Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

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