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Naknek Seafood Processor 2022

Come join our summer crew and experience Alaska!

Alaska General Seafoods is looking for energetic, adventurous, hardworking people to join our team in beautiful Bristol Bay. Alaska General Seafoods is a salmon processing facility located off the Naknek River; home to the largest sockeye salmon run in the world. We process millions of pounds of salmon each season!  

We require our employees to travel to Naknek, Alaska for 4-6 weeks in the summer from mid-June to the the first week of August. During peak season, work hours could be anywhere from 12-18 hours a day, 7 days a week. All those hours will add up for lots of overtime! However, work depends on the salmon season harvest and hours are not guaranteed. *If there are no fish, there is no work.* Pay: Starting Wage is at least $12.36/hr regular time, $18.54/hr overtime (and lots of overtime available!).

We provide round trip airfare from Seattle, Washington (or Anchorage, Alaska) to King Salmon, Alaska and then a short bus trip to Naknek. Housing and meals are also provided at no cost to you.

Available positions are diverse and range from processing salmon fillets, to packaging salmon roe, harvesting salmon oils, boxing the salmon for shipping, or working in the freezing facility just to name a few.  Not only can you make a good amount of money in a short period of time, you will have an experience to last a lifetime. This job is perfect for students who want to travel to Alaska and seek seasonal work or anyone looking for a new kind of adventure. 

We look forward to working hard and making lasting memories in the upcoming salmon season!


 Timing & Workplace Environment

  • Available to work the full season - approximately mid June to August in Naknek, AK.
  • Willing and able to travel by aircraft to remote locations in Alaska.
  • Able to spend the summer with no internet access or reliable cell phone service.
  • Physically able to stand and work long hours (some jobs may have lifting requirements).
  • Able to get along well with other people in remote and adverse conditions.
  • Not afraid of hard work.
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude and go-with-the-flow (things can change quickly during season and it's necessary for employees to be able to adapt accordingly).
  • Willing to work and live in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Willing to follow directions and abide by safety rules - including COVID-19 policies.


Types of Seafood Processing Jobs

  • Sort and prepare fish for freezing.
  • Weigh, record weights, pack fish in boxes.
  • Work in freezing room, move carts of salmon in and out of freezing room.
  • Stack, palletize, and shrink-wrap boxes.
  • Clean fish (scrape, cut, gut, behead, wash, and clean stomach linings).
  • Fillet fish (slice flesh from bones and prepare fish for canning or freezing).
  • Clean and pack fish eggs.
  • Feed cans and lids into seaming machines and operate machines (to move packed seafood from place to place).
  • A processor may rotate from one job to another.


Alaska General Seafoods has implemented necessary COVID-19 policies to ensure the health and safety of all our employees and the remote community in which we operate. These policies are subject to change based on CDC recommendations.

Alaska General Seafoods acts in accordance with Alaska State Labor Laws, and supports and is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. 

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