Coffee Point Seafoods
Summer Seafood Processing Jobs in Remote Bristol Bay, Alaska
If your goal is to make and save as much money as possible over the summer, our Coffee Point Seafoods processing plant is the locale for you. The plant is located on the Egegik River in Bristol Bay, Alaska – home of the largest and best managed sockeye salmon run in the world. We bring in enough fish to keep you working (and making overtime!), and the remote location keeps all your hard earned cash in the bank. Coffee Point has a 5-6 week season during June and July; if you are interested in working the July/August season we will transfer you to another plant.
If you would prefer to work in a processing plant located in a more tourist oriented area, please see our Pacific Star Seafoods profile. We value our employees as our number one asset and regardless of location we want your time with us to be safe, enjoyable and successful.
Who We Are
Coffee Point Seafoods of Washington (Coffee Point for short) is a wholly owned subsidiary of E&E Foods (which is why our online application is on the E&E Foods website). During the summer salmon season we employee approximately 100 people; mostly young, hardworking men and women able to work up to 16 hour shifts.
What We Do
In order to keep fishermen fishing, we load their catch directly from fishing boats to landing craft vessels to trucks on the beach and then to the plant. Sockeye are processed within hours of being caught to preserve freshness, flavor, and texture. The Salmon are headed and gutted, graded, sized, individually quick frozen (IQF) and then packed in 50 pound boxes or 1,000 pound totes. We also produce Salted Salmon Roe (Sujiko).
Our Season Dates
The typical Bristol Bay salmon run, start mid June and finish around July 20th. We transfer and coordinate many workers wishing to work a longer season to other seafood facilities.
Seafood processors perform a variety of tasks that can include anything from sorting, cutting and cleaning, grading, packing salmon roe to cleanup. Most of the work is repetitive and tedious; some work can be very strenuous.
Here's an overview of our departments:
Dock Crew: Receive fish
Fish House: Cut fish
Packing: Package fish
Egg Room: Process and package fish eggs
Maintenance: Keep things running
Our starting wage is $10.00/hr. Overtime is paid at $15.00/hr.
Our goal is to produce high quality Alaska and North Pacific seafood products that exceed our customers' expectations. To do this, we need the dedication and commitment of hardworking, responsible people who want to work in a team environment with a guiding principle of mutual respect. We’re not kidding.
Legal Adult: you must be at least 18 years of age.
Legal Worker: you must be a lawful U.S. citizen or provide valid work authorization.
Dedicated: When the fish are here, we need people working (this can mean 16-hour days).
Responsible: Following instructions and adhering to safety rules is imperative for everyone’s well-being.
Healthy & Strong: The work is physical and demanding in a wet, cold and noisy environment.
Safe and Sober: We have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to drugs and alcohol, weapons of any kind, and fighting, harassing, or "horseplay". In short, we expect you to treat everyone with courtesy and respect and to act responsibly at all times.
Room and Board
Rooms & Board are at no cost. Rooms are same-sex, multi-occupancy. Meals are provided in a company Mess Hall; 3 hot meals per day. Bedding and laundry services are provided.
All required gear, including raingear, boots, gloves, hair nets and ear protection are provided at no charge. Wi-Fi is available at the plant.
Getting Here and Getting Around
We will provide prepaid airfare from Seattle, Washington or any location in Alaska to the job site. If you successfully complete the season, we will also provide prepaid airfare back to point of hire. If you continue working after the Coffee Point June/July season, we will cover your airfare to your next plant.
Why You Should Come Work With Us
1) Make good money ($10.00 per hour + lots of overtime @ 1.5x)
2) Meet great people (make lifetime friends)
3) Spend your time off walking the beach and taking in the beauty of Alaska
4) Explore Alaska before or after your work season
5) Have great stories to tell!