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  • How will I get to the facility?

    How will I get to the facility?

    For employee from the lower 48 states we provide transportation from Seattle.  For Alaskan employees transportation is provided from their home in most cases. Airfare is paid to the respective plant, and after completing a season in good standing, return airfare is also paid.

  • How long is the season?

    How long is the season?

    Our largest facility is King Cove, located on the Alaska Peninsula, and operates nearly year round with Salmon, Cod, Crab and Pollock. Port Moller is also located on the Alaska Peninsula and is a freezer plant with a Salmon season running from June through August. Valdez is located in Prince William Sound and is mainly a Salmon processing facility running from April to September. Dillingham is located on Bristol Bay and is primarily a Sockeye Salmon season running from mid-June to July.

  • How much will I get paid and how often?

    How much will I get paid and how often?

    Wages will follow the union contract wage rate or Alaska state wage rate whichever is higher. All hours worked in excess of eight per day or forty straight time hours in a week are paid overtime which is one and one half the contract wage rate. Paydays in Dillingham and Valdez are bi-weekly; in Port Moller and King Cove they are monthly. Dillingham, Port Moller and King Cove are union plants and all processors are required to join the union. 

  • Will I receive Training before beginning work?

    Will I receive Training before beginning work?

    Yes, upon arrival to the facility you will attend an orientation and plant tour. Once you have been assigned a job, you will receive training to preform your job efficiently and effectively.

  • What are the living conditions like?

    What are the living conditions like?

    Room and board is provided with different facilities at each location. At all locations, rooms are multi-occupancy and accommodations for married couples or co-ed housing are limited or not available. Laundry facilities are available at each location. Bedding and towels are provided.

  • Can I transfer to another location at the end of the season?

    Can I transfer to another location at the end of the season?

    Yes, you are able to transfer to another location, but it is dependent on availability at the other locations. 

  • Will gear be provided?

    Will gear be provided?

    If required for your assignment, raingear and boots are provided at no charge, but must be returned at the end of the season.  We also supply work gloves, hair nets and ear plugs at no charge to you.  Any required safety equipment will also be provided.