Shipping Clerk - Sitka Sound Seafoods (FRSHSP - SSS)

Job Locations US-AK-Sitka
Full Time - Seasonal


The shipping clerk performs all shipping and receiving duties, including materials handling and organization. Responsible for the daily shipping and receiving functions of the plant. 




  • Receive, check, and validate the accuracy of incoming materials.
  • Enter receipts into the computer.
  • Print receiving tickets.
  • Identify received materials and deliver them for storage/use.
  • Pull, package, and ship orders according to established procedures.
  • Track packages as requested.
  • Apply shipping charges to customer orders for invoicing.
  • Issue return authorizations.
  • Reconcile pallets.
  • Weigh outgoing product.
  • Load outgoing materials on to flatbeds and into trailers using forklift.
  • Put stock in designated locations as needed.
  • Maintain a clean, organized warehouse, dock, and shipping office.
  • Participate in physical inventory and cycle counts.
  • Report inventory discrepancies.Prepare regular shipping and receiving reports for managers.
  • Consistently achieves shipment of products without delays or returns.
  • Complies with Health, Safety, and Environmental requirements/procedures at all times.
  • Operate site computerized system and perform required data entry.
  • Other duties as assigned.

In Alaska, employees are paid overtime after eight regular hours in a day, and after 40 regular hours in a week.  With minimal onsite expenses, and hopefully a large fish run, this is often a great way to make money in a relatively short period of time.  NPSI recognizes several holidays during the year.  Hourly employees are paid at their overtime rate for all hours worked on the holiday.  In the summer, July 4th is a recognized holiday.


NPSI offers a generous employer matching 401(k) retirement plan and you are eligible to participate on day one!  We also offer affordable, traditional health insurance benefits that include medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage.



  • 1 year of experience as shipping clerk, preferably in the Alaska seafood industry.
  • Forklift certified or ability to obtain.
  • Experience with relevant warehouse management system (WMS)
  • Working knowledge of good manufacturing practices and food safety regulations.
  • Effective oral and written communications.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a seafood processing plant with inherent hazards such as moving machinery, ammonia, wet floors, noise, forklift traffic, etc. Work is often in inclement weather (cold, wind, rain, snow).
  • Ability to work long hours, seven days a week, during the production seasons.
  • Consistent and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position.

Transportation, Room and Board

NPSI provides transportation from certain points of travel (generally, Seattle, WA and Anchorage, AK) to the worksite and back, as well as room and board, for those employees who work until they are laid off.  Employees who leave before the season ends may be responsible for their own transportation, and they will be charged $15 per day for room and board.


No Tolerances
North Pacific Seafoods prohibits the use, sale, or possession of ANY drug not medically authorized.  We do not allow the use or possession of marijuana, medical or otherwise, at our plants.  Employees may be asked to submit to random, post-accident, or for cause testing at any time, and NPSI reserves the right to search all areas of the plant without advance notice in order to maintain the no tolerance policy.


Important Considerations

This work can be hard, monotonous, and boring.  


Payroll Information

Pay periods are biweekly.  Our workday is defined as the calendar day, and our work week runs from Monday through Sunday.  Employees are paid on the Friday following the end of the biweekly pay period.  We encourage employees to sign up for direct deposit but you may elect to receive paper checks instead. 


Equal Employment Opportunity

It is NPSI’s policy to comply with federal, state, and local law prohibiting unlawful discrimination.   NPSI does not and will not permit discrimination (including harassment) in recruitment, hiring, or other employment actions and decisions based on an employee or applicant being a member of a protected class, which includes, but is not limited to, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability and genetic information (including family medical history), or other statuses protected by state and local law. It is NPSI’s policy to provide legal and fair treatment to all employees regarding recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, wages, hours, benefits, working conditions, training, and availability of advancement opportunities.


At-Will Employment

NPSI is an “at-will” employer, meaning that the employee or NPSI may terminate employment at any time, with or without notice, and with or without cause.  No one at NPSI is authorized to guarantee employment for a certain time period or otherwise alter the at-will nature of employment with NPSI. The language that appears in this job posting is not intended to create and does not create, nor is it intended to constitute and does not constitute a contract between NPSI and any employee. No manager, employee, or representative of NPSI, except the President or CEO, has the authority to enter into any contract guaranteeing employment for any specific term, and no such contract shall be deemed binding unless it is in writing and signed by the President or CEO.


Accommodation Requests

NPSI provides reasonable accommodations to applicants during the application process to ensure equal access to all available positions.  To request an accommodation, please call NPSI’s Vice President of Human Resources at (206) 726-9900.


USD $18.56/Hr.


USD $20.00/Hr.


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