Silver Bay Seafoods offers a starting wage of $18.06 per hour, and all overtime will be paid at 1½ times the starting wage. Experienced seafood industry team members can earn MORE per hour PLUS free Room & Board.
When the fish are swimming, you will be standing and earning! Based on the flow of fish coming in during the season you are likely to work 10, 12,even 16-hour days. And remember, every hour you work overtime will be paid at 1½ times your normal rate!
Silver Bay Seafoods will provide air transportation from your point of hire to the seafood processing facility in Alaska. Our current points of hire are Seattle, WA and Anchorage, AK. Silver Bay will provide return transportation as well (for employees in good standing).
Silver Bay provides bunk-house style residences, with 2-6 people of the same gender in each room. Mattress, pillow, linens, blankets, and towels are all provided as well. There is a Room & Board charge of $15 per day, but at the successful completion of the season, you will receive a reimbursement for 1/2 of all Room & Board deductions.
You are working hard, so you need great food! Meals are provided daily on a consistent schedule in the Silver Bay Cafeteria. We focus on preparing healthy, energy-enriched options that taste amazing and keep you going as you work hard each day.
►Must be 18 years old or older.
►Must be able to travel to the assigned seafood processing Alaska facility.
►Must be available to work the entire season (this can vary depending on the fish and facility).
►Must have valid proof of authorization to work in the United States.
►Must be able to understand and speak basic English.
►Must be able to perform repetitive work, stand, bend, twist and constantly work with your hands.
►Must be able to work very long hours (up to 12-16 hours a day, 6-7 days a week) in cold, wet and humid conditions.
►Must be able to lift heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.) and carry materials from one point to another.
►Must be able to work well in close proximitywith others.
What are the hourly rates?
Entry level employees start at $18.06 per hour, but experienced seafood industry team members can earn as much as $18.35 per hour PLUS free Room & Board, based on the number of hours you have worked in the industry.
What types of jobs are available?
There are many roles in the processing facility and the window of opportunities are immense to advance from within, from working inside the plant as a seafood processor, lead, supervisor, quality control specialist, etc. to assisting in housekeeping, galley staff and maintenance tech. In all these areas you will have lots of opportunities to advance, learn, get experience, and grow within the company
When does the season start & end?
The seasons can vary by facility, but generally Herring season runs from March through May, Salmon Season mid/late-June to early/mid-September, Fall White Fish late August to November and Winter/Spring White Fish late December to end of March.
Is housing provided?
Yes, Housing typically consists of residing in a company bunkhouse, in which you will share a room with fellow employees. More details on Room and Board available upon request.
Are meals provided?
Yes- meals are provided on a consistent daily schedule.
Is transportation provided?
Silver Bay Seafoods provides air transportation from your home to and from the various facilities in Alaska where the processing work will occur.
What should I bring?
►Personal documentation proving you are legally authorized to work in the US: (Passport, Legal Resident Card, Driver’s License, Social Security Card)
►Other personal items
►If on medications, please bring enough for the entire season
►Silver Bay will provide you with rain gear and work boots