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Maintenance Manager

Dutch Harbor, AK
Cooke Aquaculture

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The Maintenance Manager is responsible for the general maintenance and upkeep of all the facility’s systems, including: Diesel, Electric, Hydraulic, Pneumatic, refrigeration, etc. The position reports to the Chief Engineer and is expected to work cooperatively with all departments to ensure that the facility is operating in a safe and efficient manner. This is a critical role and is viewed as one of the top supervisors at the plant.

  • Assists with the supervision of all engineering staff, maintaining consistent written documentation on employee performance.
  • Operation and maintenance of engine, gen set(s), pumps, air compressors, Pneumatic hoists, Hydraulic systems, seafood processing equipment, deck cranes, electric & diesel forklifts, and various vehicles.
  • Ensure preventative maintenance is performed on machinery.
  • Collaborate with department managers in evaluating current processes and ideas for future improvements. Enhance preventive maintenance program to improve equipment reliability, maximize operation time, efficiency and increase operator engagement.
  • Understand and become familiar with the Process Safety Management (PSM)Plan, standard operating procedures (SOP’s), OSHA standards, environmental compliance requirements, and emergency response procedures.
  • Maintain logs & ensure all records are in compliance with safety, machinery repairs and improvements, as well as other regulatory subjects.
  • Ensure the safety of facility personnel by overseeing the safe use of equipment and by maintaining an accident free workplace. Serve on the plant emergency response team.
  • Learn, support, and adhere to all Icicle rules, policies and practices.
  • Interacts professionally with employees, visitors and guests.
  • Other maintenance duties as assigned by the Chief Engineer.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a supervisory position (within the seafood processing industry preferred).
  • General maintenance & repair background is required, within the seafood industry is preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of refrigeration (EPA Section 608 Universal Card preferred), 1 & 3ph. electrical wiring, motors & controls, hydraulic, pneumatic.
  • Satisfactory completion of a drug screen test is required.
  • Prompt, reliable and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job.
  • Able to work well under pressure, 12 or more hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Must be able to live and work on a permanently moored craft in Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
  • Must be conscientious about seafood quality, good manufacturing practices, and how these practices will relate to the engineering department.
  • Must be able to work with other department managers in a team like atmosphere.
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Work Schedule:

  • Ability to work in remote Alaska for approximately 6months out of the year. Some of this time may be spent while the facility is in production, while the balance will occur during the offseason when projects, maintenance and pre-season prep work are being conducted under the oversight of the Chief Engineer/Maintenance Manager. The work schedule in Alaska requires long hours, up to 16-hours per day and 7 days per week..

Work Environment:

  • This is a year-round operation, consisting of approximately 150 - 230 employee workforce that is engaged in the production of Cod, Pollock, fishmeal, fish oil and other related products.


  • Competitive; Depends on Experience.

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