Working at sea

Working on the Bering Sea is challenging. It requires teamwork and some sacrifice, but it can also bring you great personal, professional, and financial rewards.

The first priority aboard every United States Seafoods vessel is safety. We will train you how to work in this challenging environment, but safety also means that every crew member watches out for each other. You will be working in a small, floating city where everyone depends on each other.

United States Seafoods vessels meet the highest Coast Guard safety standards and all crew members are provided survival suits and given safety training. Crew members should be aware that working at sea, especially in the stormy waters of the Bering Sea, can be hazardous. All crew members are insured under the companies' maritime insurance act for on-the-job accidents.

Our ship-board factories produce both round and headed and gutted (H&G) seafood. Working on a ship is physically demanding, and most of the crew work sixteen hours a day, seven days a week, typically on three-month rotations. On the flip side, this also means that you have long periods of personal time back home.

In our galleys you will find good food and plenty of it. Sleeping quarters differ from vessel to vessel, sleeping two to six crew members per room. Crew members must have clothing and boots suitable for factory work and weather conditions. Ship stores stock clothing and rain gear, toiletries, and other supplies. Laundry service is also available.

Crew members are paid an initial crew share rate as well as a bonus crew share rate due upon completion of the employment contract. For crew members who meet the terms of their contracts, room and board are provided at no charge, as well as transportation to and from the fishing grounds.

Drugs and alcohol are strictly forbidden aboard. All applicants are required to pass a pre-employment drug screen that screens for marijuana, alcohol, amphetamines (speed) and other substances. Anyone caught onboard with drugs or alcohol is sent home at their own expense.

We value our crew members who work hard, are excellent team players, and are interested in a career in the seafood processing industry. Our company promotes from within whenever possible.

You're invited to apply now by using the link at the top or learn more about job descriptions and how United States Seafoods is actively preserving the marine environment.