Maintenance Mechanic

Maintenance Dillingham, Alaska


The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for maintaining, repairing and installation of Iron Butcher processing machinery and other fish processing equipment including but not limited to food-grade conveyors, processing pumps, grinders and a variety of seafood processing equipment. The candidate sets an example for the department staff in work ethic, safety, and attitude by working efficiently to maintain a high level of production for the seafood processing facility.

Essential Functions:

  • Timely and regular attendance.
  • Troubleshoot, adjust, and repair Iron Butcher and similar heading and gutting machines to achieve maximum recovery and quality.
  • Rebuild and maintain pumps.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and build hydraulic and pneumatic system components.
  • Troubleshoot, build, and repair conveyors.
  • Weld and fabricate aluminum or stainless.
  • Work in a safe manner and take action to correct or report safety hazards to Safety Manager or Chief Engineer.
  • Recognize operator errors and correct their behavior in a constructive manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.


High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred but not required.

Experienced in multiple mechanical skills, including knowledge of millwright, hydraulic, pneumatic, plumbing, building maintenance, fabricating and welding processes.


The Maintenance Mechanic possesses a wide variety of mechanical skills regarding seafood processing equipment such as food grade conveyors (plastic and stainless), processing pumps (meat and water), and grinders.

The candidate must be willing to easily adapt to a wide variety of tasks assigned to them. The candidate must be able to take quick action, exercise independent decision making and resolution of mechanical malfunctions in a rigorous seafood environment. They are willing to follow directions and carry out duties with a sense of urgency and keen attention to detail.

The candidate is frequently required to set an example by consistently modeling high standards of honesty and integrity. The candidate is widely trusted and is a direct, truthful individual who presents information in an appropriate and helpful manner, maintains a reputation for honesty, confidentiality, reliability, and fairness, is willing to admit mistakes, and doesn’t misrepresent himself or herself for personal gain. The candidate performs work with energy and drive and values planning, but will take quick, decisive action when an opportunity presents itself. Speaks, reads, writes, and understands English for effective communication.

Physical Demands:

Candidate must be 18 years or older and be authorized to legally work in the United States.

While performing the duties of this job, the candidate is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The candidate is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The candidate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Mental Requirements:

The candidate needs the ability to multitask in a high demand environment. Focus and concentration maintenance and troubleshooting of mechanical equipment related to seafood processing. The candidate needs to regularly demonstrate attention to detail when maintaining all equipment within the facility. In addition, the incumbent must possess a keen sense of the importance of punctuality for a variety of designated tasks by demonstrating a sound work ethic. The candidate has an eagerness to learn and the desire to do quality work.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the candidate is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The candidate is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and extreme cold. The candidate is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud