Start Date: Group 2 – June 24th to September
Locations: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada (Note: Various locations in each state with the exception of Nevada)
We are a company that is always looking to grow and improve, firmly believing that we must invest in our future leaders. The internship program at Pacific Seafood is a fantastic opportunity to match the career goals of students with hands-on and meaningful experiences with a company’s operations. Over the years, our interns have been instrumental in bringing innovative ideas into our company and we have dedicated ourselves to fostering the talent and skills of our interns in return.
By developing a thorough understanding of Pacific Seafood, an internship position will provide you with insight into the seafood industry and develop leadership, presentation, communication, and project management skills.
Qualified interns will be matched with relevant and meaningful projects in our divisions based on interest, experience, and education. Interns will be divided into two groups to provide flexibility in start and end dates. Each group will have the opportunity to collaborate with others in their intern class through the program. Interns will begin the program with an extensive orientation to meet each other and members of Pacific Seafood’s leadership.
Founded in 1941 by the Dulcich family, Pacific Seafood is a family-owned and operated company dedicated to providing the healthiest protein on the planet. Pacific Seafood manages all parts of the supply chain from harvesting/fishing to processing, and distribution in order to provide customers with fresh, sustainable, high-quality products. Pacific Seafood Group is headquartered in Clackamas, OR. We employ more than 3,000 team members across 41 facilities in 11 states.
One of our missions is to provide products to meet all of our customers’ center of the plate protein needs including seafood, beef, pork, and poultry. We are dedicated to supporting our local communities, practicing sustainability through partnerships with NOAA Fisheries Science Centers and Policy Division, and championing stewardship of our natural resources and environment.
Duration: May 27th through August 16th or June 24th through September 13th
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Duties include but not limited to:
- Be a role model in projecting and applying The Pacific Seafood Group Diamond Philosophy (Productivity, Quality, Teamwork and Excellence) at all times
- Partner with team members in developing a project or projects that improve an aspect of our business model
- Partner with team members to implement project and record results
- Prepare project overview and presentation for executive leadership
- Perform other duties, as assigned
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the job.
A. Education and Experience
- Pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree with a targeted graduation between May 2019 and June 2020
- Must have experience simplifying complex information and presenting to diverse audiences
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Majoring in Agricultural Science, Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology, Food Manufacturing, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Technical Writing, Economics, Business Administration, Supply Chain/Logistics, or Finance or related fields
- Valid driver’s license
Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
- Ability to cross-functionally network, influence, and utilize internal and external resources
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Inquisitive, creative, and process orientated mindset
- Ability to travel as needed
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the team member is:
- Constantly required to use close, distance, and peripheral vision with ability to judge depth perception and adjust focus
- Often required to stand; walk; sit; kneel, stoop, and crawl; reach with hands and arms; lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; use hands to handle or feel; talk; and hear The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the team member is exposed to:
- Work both in a production and an office setting
- Work in wet and/or humid conditions
- Work around standard office and PC equipment
- Work around heavy equipment
- Moderate noise level
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Core Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Team Building – Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust; collaborates with team members on tasks and projects to accomplish group goals; facilitates cooperation to execute results.
Continual Learning – Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses, then pursues self-development through mentorship and learning opportunities to address knowledge gaps; shows initiative in gaining new knowledge to excel at the job and carve paths to further opportunities.
Communication – Practices interpersonal skills with coworkers and customers; presents information both orally and in written formats clearly and concisely; consistently practices active listening; shares questions and feedback with coworkers and supervisors.
Adaptability – Is open to change and new information, as well as helps coworkers prepare for change; recovers quickly from unexpected obstacles and setbacks; has found ways to effectively handle pressure and stress.
Accountability – Establishes clear goals and outcomes; timely follow up and follow through on commitments/agreements; monitors performance and commitments regularly; implements recovery plans and improvements to ensure goals and outcomes are achieved.
Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems through experience and gathering new knowledge; able to respond to problems by generating and evaluating alternative solutions; makes recommendations and revises solutions based on feedback.
To Apply: In addition to the online application, please submit the following documents:
- A cover letter of no more than two (2) pages addressing: (1) Your interest in the position and (2) how you meet the requested qualifications and skills of the position
- A current resume/CV
- Copies of unofficial transcript(s) from all postsecondary institutions attended
Pacific Seafood is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.