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Old 12-01-2011, 09:49 AM
 
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I am thinking about going to a city called Dillingham in May or June untill August to work at a fish processing plant and then come back to Seattle where I reside. I know I will get minimum wage + overtime which pays a little more. But I have a few more questions.

1. How many hours a day am I expected to work
2. Is the work hard?
3. How is the weather, what should I bring in the summer?
4. Are there lots of bears in Dillingham?
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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I am thinking about going to a city called Dillingham in May or June untill August to work at a fish processing plant and then come back to Seattle where I reside. I know I will get minimum wage + overtime which pays a little more. But I have a few more questions.

1. How many hours a day am I expected to work
2. Is the work hard?
3. How is the weather, what should I bring in the summer?
4. Are there lots of bears in Dillingham?
you should get your wage in writing if you can...

Snopac Products - Alaska Fish Processing Jobs | CoolWorks.com


Salmon Process in Alaska. - YouTube
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:45 AM
 
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Here's some more info on processing jobs in general.

http://jobs.alaska.gov/seafood/prepare-processor.pdf

DOLWD Seafood Processing Jobs in Alaska
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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City of Dillingham, AK*
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Why would you want to know about bears if your covered in fish guts?

Yeah, there are really big bears in Dillingham!

The work in the canneries can be all the hours you want to work, some of it is hard, some is boring and you will meet a lot of people.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Homer Alaska
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Maybe someone else will remember from last year-there was a wonderful post with a lengthy essay/letter from a young man that worked one of the seasonal cannery jobs. It would be great if we could repost the link.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Homer Alaska
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I found the post under the thread listed as Greenhorn with huge dreams
Post #50 by wwwhitcomb

A must read but my linking skills are non-existant. If you do a search you will find it.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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Greenhorn with huge dreams

Here's the thread.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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Sounds absolutely horrific. I'd suggest that you apply with Trident, or better yet, go to Coolworks.com and find a job that isn't in processing. Lots of them around. Or go to the Royal Caribbean employment website, click on seasonal jobs, and apply to work on the train. Even if you have no experience you could be a dishwasher or something and avoid the hell described in the post mentioned...
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:54 AM
 
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Default looking for a AK seafood processing job for 2013..

Hi I'm located in Indiana far from OG or AK..But I'm looking to score a job in AK doing sea food processing...currently i.work at a organic poultry processing pland so the wet and cold work environment is what I'm used to same with lifting 40-60 lbs for long shifts...not the 14-18's i read about in AK but I've worked plenty of 13'S and i know that the AK money opportunitys will easily motivate me to work 18 if needed....I've been applying like crazy over the neet and posting my resume...I'm hoping to have something lined up and a contract signed before the season starts...I've also considered paying the job finder sights to advance my success in getting a job and a contract signed...if anyone can help point me to the right direction to help speed my search that would be greatly appreciated...i have also heard of job fairs for the AK processing industry can anyone advise me tgere...if i don't land a seafood job by may I'm looking to travel o on my own with my savings because I'm just t determined i can pissf
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