University of Alaska Southeast

Company: Icicle Seafoods
Location: Multiple locations in Alaska
Position: Intern - Engineering
Requirements: Open to all students

JOB SUMMARY:  The intern candidate will gain exposure to and assume responsibilities for a variety of engineering functions to support the Chief Engineer and ensure the safe and efficient operation of the vessel or land plant and its equipment and machinery.


  • Repairing and maintaining vessel or plant equipment and machinery including generators, fish processing equipment, deck cranes, blast freezers, refrigerant-containing equipment, ship elevators, fish pumps, forklifts, and company vehicles
  • Assisting with the operation of the ammonia or freon refrigeration systems
  • Maintaining current and accurate documentation of rounds and maintenance activities
  • Develop familiarity with the Process Safety Management (PSM) Plan, standard operating procedures (SOPs), OSHA standards, environmental compliance requirements, and emergency response procedures


  • Internship is performed at a seafood processing facility located in Alaska
  • Candidate may be assigned to a vessel or at a land plant 
  • Work conditions may be cold, wet and noisy


  • Current enrollment in or completion of a relevant technical degree or certification (preferably one involving electrical systems, refrigeration, or mechanical engineering)
  • Some work experience demonstrating a general maintenance and repair background
  • Welding and fabrication ability with aluminum and stainless steel preferred


  • Must be available to work from June 1 to August 31 (dates are flexible)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Able to work with seafood including various types of fish and shellfish
  • Able to work up to 18 hours per day seven days a week
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally during the work shift
  • Able to follow directions and adhere to work rules
  • Able to work well with others and live harmoniously with room-mates and others of diverse backgrounds in a confined area
  • Prompt, reliable and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job
  • Required to don an immersion survival suit and be physically able to board life raft or cross to another vessel without assistance in the event of an emergency
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation 

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Contact: Hunter Berns
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Closing Date: February 28, 2013