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Oiler Trainee at Glacier Fish

Oiler Trainee

Glacier Fish Seattle, WA (On Site) Full-Time
Oiler Trainees work aboard a factory trawler vessel in the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska and Aleutian Islands. They work under the Chief Engineer and Factory Foreman and assist with conducting repairs, fabrication and maintenance in the factory and other parts of the ship. Oiler Trainee's works half of shift supporting the Engineering team and half as a Processor.

Working onboard an at sea processing vessel is physically and mentally challenging. The environment is wet and cold and the shifts are long. The job requires physical endurance, repetitive lifting and agility, prolonged periods of standing, teamwork and self-discipline. Crew members make a contractual commitment to being at sea for extended periods of time, leaving family and friends at home.

Responsible for assisting with the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of all ship engineering systems. Provides support to engineering and factory staff and upholds all vessel, company and required safety regulations with regards to vessel and equipment.


* Possess sound mechanical knowledge and experience, preferably from fishing vessels or similar processing equipment
* Assists with vessel repairs and greasing equipment within the factory including pumps, motors, belts, and conveyors
* During vessel offloads in port; assist with adjusting belts, changing of hoses and filters.
* Understand and comply with all company safety policies and procedures
* Must be available to work both at sea and in the shipyard periods


* Convert raw product being fished into a frozen-at-sea, marketable product ready for sale
* Sort fish by species, size and condition
* Tend and operate machinery
* Inspect product to ensure it meets North Star Fishing Company quality standards
* Package, weigh and label product
* Place product into freezers
* Operate and clean factory equipment
* Participate in offload of frozen product at end of trip
* Load and unload other supplies on the vessel


* High school diploma or equivalent
* Must have at least 6 months - 1 year of recent experience working in a physically demanding position. Individuals with experience working in manufacturing, production, construction, logging, oil fields, agriculture or the commercial seafood industry preferred.
* 6 months - 1 year prior work experience in a maintenance, welding or equipment repair position.
* Working towards Qmed or Asst. Engineer UFIV license.


* Knowledge of factory trawler engineer mechanisms, operations and safety programs preferred.
* Able to work 16 hour shifts, 7 days a week. 8 hours in the factory and 8 hours with Engineering.
* 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.
* Basic knowledge of hand, electrical and power tools
* Proficient with hand and power tools
* Basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and percentages.
* Excellent communication skills; written and spoken English.
* Able to read and interpret policies and procedures.
* Organized with strong attention to detail.
* A self-starter who is motivated and able to meet operation deadlines.
* Able to handle competing priorities and deadlines effectively and respond well to last minute, high priority and time sensitive projects.
* Ability to troubleshoot and think critically to resolve problems.


* Free Room and Board
* Eligible for 401K
* Health/Dental benefits once eligibility requirements are met
* Crew Share based
* 65 day contracts with option to extend up to 90 days

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