WHAT IS THE WORK LIKE FOR A PROCESSOR IN DUTCH HARBOR?
Seafood processing is production line work. The job entails constantly working with your hands, some heavy lifting (up to 50 pounds), standing for long periods of time and working closely with others. Employees must work quickly in order to meet production deadlines while also focusing on quality. The work environment is wet, cold and humid. UniSea takes pride in providing a safe work environment for all employees.
Employees must understand and speak basic English.
HOW LONG IS UNISEA’S CONTRACT
The employment is for six months or layoff, whichever comes first.
WHAT AGE DO I NEED TO BE TO WORK AT UNISEA IN DUTCH HARBOR?
All employees must be at least 18 years of age.
IS A DRUG TEST REQUIRED?
UniSea is a drug and alcohol-free workplace, this includes marijuana. All new employees must pass a pre-employment drug screen.
DO I NEED TO COMPLETE A MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE BEFORE WORKING IN DUTCH HARBOR?
Yes, UniSea requires that all seasonal employees successfully complete a post-offer medical questionnaire before arriving in Seattle, WA.
IS THERE OVERTIME PAY FOR THE JOB?
All hours worked over 8 hours per day will be paid at the overtime rate of 1-1/2 times the base pay rate.
ARE THERE OTHER JOBS BESIDES PROCESSOR THAT UNISEA HIRES FOR?
Occasionally, promotional opportunities arise within the production department and production support areas. We encourage all interested employees to apply for these positions through our internal job posting system. We fill many of our positions internally. Employee referrals are also encouraged.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR A POSITION?
Apply in person at one of our recruiting locations. An in-person interview is required. For a list of locations, dates, and times visit https://www.unisea.com/join-our-team/job-listings/
WILL UNISEA PAY FOR MY AIRFARE TO ALASKA?
Airfare from Seattle, Washington to Dutch Harbor, Alaska is provided by UniSea. Return air travel is provided to the employee upon completion of the contract or lay off.
WHAT DOES UNISEA PROVIDE WHiLE I’M WORKING IN DUTCH HARBOR?
UniSea provides dormitory style housing (usually 2-4 people per room) and cafeteria style meals. Blankets, sheets, pillows and laundry service are also supplied by UniSea.
A small daily room and board fee is charged for each day an employee works 8 or more hours in a day.
All UniSea employees will be eligible to enroll in medical, dental and vision benefits after 60 days of employment.
WHAT TYPE OF GEAR DO I NEED FOR THE POSITION?
UniSea provides all required work related items like rain pants, raincoat, rubber boots, bump cap, earplugs, gloves, hairnets and goggles. Employees must wear ALL raingear and protective equipment as directed during their shifts.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO DUTCH HARBOR?
• 7 days worth of warm, sturdy, washable work clothes: coat, jeans, sweats, flannel shirts, hat, thermal underwear and heavy, warm socks.
• Towels and washcloths
• Toiletries – soap, shampoo, toothbrush and paste, deodorant
• Six months’ supply of medication
• Alarm clock
• Padlock for closet
• Entertainment items – books, games, CD player, camera, etc.
• Some items may be purchased in Dutch Harbor.
• Check-in and carry-on luggage is limited, as is storage space
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT DUTCH HARBOR?
Limited medical services are available. Dutch Harbor has a small clinic with physicians and a dentist on staff.
There is Key Bank of Alaska and postal services available within walking distance of UniSea facilities.
UniSea also offers direct deposit to your bank.
Recreational activities are limited, but the community is rich in history and culture.