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Requisition Number 16-0125
Post Date 3/14/2017
Title Pollock Operations Manager
Work Location/Vessel Northern Victor
City Seattle
State WA
Description Duties and Responsibilities:
• Supervises the activities and personnel engaged in the seafood production operations.
• Commits to maximizing value and quality of product on the Northern Victor.
• Maintains strong fishing fleet relations.
• Assists as needed with scheduling deliveries of high quality product from fishing vessels.
• Oversees and participates in the development and attainment of performance, efficiency, and quality standards. Provides direction and oversight to: Production Supervisors, Office Manager, On-site Safety Manager, Chief Engineer, Fish meal and oil engineer, and Quality Control Manager regarding the coordination of production operating standards with overall company objectives.
• Assists in the selection, training, and retention of key staff and processors.
• Maintains effective daily communication with corporate management and the sales department ensuring that daily production, inventory, and logistics data are tracked and shared.
• Works with compliance departments to ensure that all company standards regarding safety, human resources, environmental policies, etc. are being met consistently; this will also include the ongoing training of location personnel.
• Assists with the ordering of equipment, parts, and supplies through the purchasing department and arranges the freight shipment north and south bound between Seattle and vessel location.
• Ensures compliance with multiple regulating entities in areas of air quality (ODC), EPA, OSHA, HACCP, USDC, APDES, including any reporting requirements.
• Works with the Chief Engineer and Fleet Maintenance Manager on preventative maintenance procedures and plans the repair of machines and equipment to minimize downtime.
• Upholds conformance with employment policies, company problem solving procedures, the issuance of disciplinary action, and the administration of company policies. Ensures that all vessel supervisors have been trained and possess a clear understanding of company policies and expectations.
• Administers pay and job assignments fairly, legally and within guidelines established by the human resources department.
• Communicates and enforces established quality standards for all products and grades.
• Trains, coaches and evaluates department managers leading by example, demonstrating leadership skills and striving toward continuous improvement.
• Maintains a daily presence in the factory to gain first-hand knowledge of quality and production.
• Takes a personal interest in all reports of injury occurring in the production areas, initiates investigations when appropriate, and addresses all unsafe conditions immediately.
• Encourages employee communications and an open door policy through team meetings and one-on-one interactions.
• Stays abreast of production and personnel management trends by attending company-sponsored training programs and/or outside training opportunities.
• Handles all personnel matters with confidentiality, sensitivity and in accordance with company and legal guidelines.
• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements Skill and experience required:
• Minimum 5 years in a seafood production environment or experience working in a highly-regulated food manufacturing industry. Fillet and/or Surimi processing experience helpful.
• In-depth knowledge of production principles, techniques and related equipment.
• Working knowledge of OSHA, HACCP, EPA, USDC and all other regulatory agencies involved in seafood production on a processing vessel.
• Practical work experience in planning, supervision, cost and budget control, and quality assurance.
• High aptitude for problem solving and troubleshooting.
• Ability to motivate others and build highly productive teams through strong leadership.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Solid computer skills in a Windows operating environment.
• Must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations.

Work Schedule:
• Ability to work in Western Alaska, onboard anchored 364 foot vessel, for approximately 7 months out of the year. The work schedule in Alaska requires long hours, up to 12-16-hours per day, 7 days per week. For the balance of the year, the Pollock Operations Manager’s work is based in the Seattle corporate office or provides support in the shipyard and/or pier side.

Work Environment:
• The P/V Northern Victor is a motorized processing vessel that is able to maintain a nearly year-round operation, consisting of approximately 210-230 employee workforce engaged in the production of Pollock and other fish species. The vessel currently operates near Dutch Harbor, AK in Udagak Bay. Long term the operation will be permanently located at a dock in Dutch Harbor/Unalaska.
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