Join our Vessel Crew

Meet the Vessels

Thank you for your interest in joining our team onboard the FV CAMTU or the FV TRINITY!

 

The CAMTU is a 58 x 24 shallow draft cabin-forward salmon tender equipped with two cranes, a resale fuel tank, and fish pump on deck. In the cabin, she is equipped with full amenities such as a kitchen, bathroom, state room for cabin, and two separate bunk rooms for crew. The boat was completely rewired from bow to stern in 2021. It packs 130,000 lbs. of salmon at maximum.

The TRINITY is a 69 x 16 shallow draft twin engine, cabin-aft salmon tender. It is equipped with a single picking boom, resale fuel tank, and full living amenities such as a kitchen and bathroom. Each crewmember gets a private stateroom with two bunks and storage within. She has a large gear and equipment room downstairs. The vessel packs 70,000 lbs. of salmon at maximum.

Job Expectations

Although Alaska is a beautiful place, the oceans may be unforgiving. Working conditions are often cold, wet, and rainy. Therefore, the vessel deck will be wet and slippery. The weather on the ocean may range from sunny and calm to stormy and turbulent. Tasks onboard ranges from relaxed duties, to fast-paced moments and working under pressure.

Important Industry Disclaimer: While we strive to provide our tendering crew with maximized tendering days, nothing is guaranteed as this industry is dependent on fish returns, weather, and the announcements made by The Department of Fish & Game. This industry depends on Mother Nature, but Mother Nature is often unpredictable. It must be understood these situations are outside the control of Camtu's Alaska Wild Seafoods.​​

Job Details​

The Area E salmon tendering season begins approximately mid-May and goes until mid-September. Crewmembers arrive into Cordova, Alaska the beginning of May to prepare the vessels. The Area E fishing area comprises of the Copper River Flats and the Prince William Sound. The Fleet manager will dictate where the vessel will tender for each fishing period.

 

Crew are paid by a daily rate in terms of "tendered days" which are reflective of "Opener Announcements" made by the Department of Fish & Game. Tendering days accumulated during the season range between 60 to 100 days. The vessel crew size will total 3 onboard: yourself, another crew member/engineer, and the captain.

Pay is DOE for both Deck Crew and Engineer positions. 

Perform duties and responsibilities assigned by the Captain and typical crew duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Create fish tickets;

  • Cleaning and maintenance of boat;

  • Receive salmon deliveries from fishermen (bow-picker vessels);

  • Sorting Alaskan salmon by species;

  • Provide great service to fishermen in a friendly and professional manner;

  • Record accurate weights of deliveries;

  • Providing fuel and ice to fishermen;

  • Work with deck machinery, RSW, and/or hydraulics;

  • Performing maintenance and mechanical work to engines and hydraulic gear;

  • Performing look-out or wheel-watch;

  • Track the inflow and outflow of fuel;

  • Tying up the vessel to the dock and often times to other vessels;

  • And other duties assigned from Captain and/or Fleet Manager

The Benefits

  • $25/day bonus upon the completion of the season contract.

  • Ticket reimbursement from SEA-TAC to Cordova, and Cordova to SEA-TAC upon season contract completion.

  • Payday is ran on a bi-weekly schedule so getting paid is never a confusion.

  • Pay is not dependent on the amount of fish caught or tendered. You are guaranteed pay every time you are sent out so there is never any catch uncertainty or pay risk.

  • A direct deposit option is available for getting paid--Get paid directly into your bank while you're out at sea!

  • A monthly meal budget is allotted to the crew onboard for food.

  • The vessels are parked in town and in close proximity to our plant/office, grocery stores, banks and restaurants.

  • Our tender fleet is sized accordingly to help maximize tendering days for each tender.

  • Laundry services available at our nearby plant.

  • The vessel returns back to town often, so you are not at sea for long periods of time.

  • Make industry connections with fishermen, vessel captains, fellow crewmembers, seafood processors, managers, and community members.

  • Each crew will have their own separate state room for living.

  • Opportunity to return for future seasons.

Questions?

If you have any further questions, please contact our fleet manager at:

Tyler Dillon

tyler@alaskawildseafood.com