Come experience Alaska and take part in the Bristol Bay salmon run! Leader Creek Fisheries is a lead producer of quality wild and sustainable Sockeye Salmon. Airfare, room and board are provided by the company, as well as a competitive wage with many hours of overtime and a safe environment. Unique perks such as Free Wi-Fi, couples housing and the opportunity to meet new friends from around the country are available for our employees. Applications for our 2022 Salmon Season open on November 1st!
Perks of Leader Creek:
- Airfare: Leader Creek will provide round trip transportation from Seattle, WA or anywhere in Alaska to our plant located in Naknek, AK. If a quarantine is required due to COVID-19 Precautions, your time will be compensated.
- Housing: Room and board is provided at no cost.
- Food: All meals and break food are provided by Leader Creek.
- Pay: $12.36/hour regular time and $18.54/hour overtime! Lots of overtime available! Additional opportunities for pay such as referral bonuses and attendance bonuses.
- Overtime Hours: Earn $$ for tuition, a new car or your next big travel adventure!
- Summer Job: Salmon season runs from approximately June 15th- August 15th.
- Giveaways: Take part to win swag and sought-after items to help you through the season.
- Katmai National Park and Bear Preserve: See Alaskan Grizzles up close and personal! LCF will help arrange travel for interested employees. COVID-19 protocols may prohibit this from taking place in 2022.
- Opportunities to Grow: Both professionally and personally! We offer the possibility to move up within our company.
As a Salmon Processor at Leader Creek Fisheries, your work can encompass a number of different activities and tasks. Processors do everything from cleaning fish and trimming fillets to loading freezers and boxing the finished product. Your specific job as a processor will be determined by the the quantity of fish we receive at the plant, our production capacity and schedule, and finally, your aptitude, abilities, and attitude.
What to expect:
Being a Salmon Processor is not easy work. When the plant is running at full capacity you will be expected to work 16 hours a day, 7 days a week. You must have a strong work ethic, the discipline to get out of bed and get to work on time, and the desire to do the best you can each and every day. Some days you will be tired and have a bit of a cold; your muscles will ache and your feet will hurt. We need people who will work in spite of the discomfort. And while we do not need employees to arrive with any specific processing related skills, we do need those who can learn quickly and are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Our approach to COVID-19 is safety first and in line with whatever the CDC’s current recommendations are: you can expect masks and social distancing measures for sure!
Processors can expect to work up to 16 hours a day, seven days per week through the peak of our season. Putting in such a large number of hours (100+ per week) results in a large quantity of overtime hours. Overtime hours are where the money is at, and what makes working as a processor a great seasonal position. While there are no guarantees in the fish business, it has been our experience that employees who come prepared to work – and work hard when there is work – go away with good money.
Processors must be at least 18 years old and legally authorized to work in the United States.
For more information, or to apply, please visit: www.leadercreekfisheries.com.