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, 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.UniSea is looking for individuals who are energetic, hardworking, and can work well with others.
HOW LONG IS THE PROCESSING ENGAGEMENT?
The employment is for six months or layoff, whichever comes first.
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/
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.
WHAT AGE DO I NEED TO BE TO WORK AT UNISEA IN DUTCH HARBOR?
All employees must be at least 18 years of age. Proof of authorization to work in the US must be presented upon hire for completion of the I-9 form.
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.
ARE THERE MEDICAL FOR WORKING RESTRICTIONS IN DUTCH HARBOR?
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.
HOW DO I GET TO DUTCH HARBOR?
Employees travel to Dutch Harbor by airplane. Airfare to Alaska from Seattle, Washington is provided by UniSea.Return air travel is provided to the employee upon completion of contract or lay off.
WHERE DO I STAY WHEN I GET TO DUTCH HARBOR?
Dormitory style housing (usually 2-4 per room) and cafeteria-style meals are provided by UniSea. A small daily room and board fee are charged for each day an employee works 8 or more hours in a day. Blankets, sheets, pillows, and laundry services are supplied by UniSea.
WHAT TYPE OF GEAR DO I NEED FOR THE POSITION?
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?
- 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 and 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 are 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.
Key Bank of Alaska and postal services are available. A direct deposit to your bank is offered.
Recreational activities are limited, but the community is rich in history and culture.