Careers

At The Town Dock, we know job-seekers are searching for a position in a committed, honest, and trusted company. It is our goal to be that company.

Why Work at The Town Dock

Born as a family endeavor in 1980, The Town Dock still carries its family values and traditions in honesty and integrity, even as it has grown to be the largest supplier of quality calamari in the United States. Here are a few aspects of working at The Town Dock that we are particularly proud of, and that we hope you may be interested to learn:

  • Working at The Town Dock will give you the chance to be a part of a growing company that consistently delights its customers and continues to challenge itself as it expands its product lines and offerings.
  • The Town Dock partners with local fleets, allowing us to work with local fishermen to support each other and the Rhode Island community.
  • Our employees are passionate about their jobs, care about the success of The Town Dock, and are rewarded for their hard work and passion.
  • The Town Dock is a committed, determined company, with collaborative employees that all work together to move the company forward.

Open Positions

*Please fill out our webform on the right (unless otherwise noted in description) or contact HR to apply for any of our open positions, or to inquire about other possible openings.

Chef Ready Line Lead - Johnston

Do you like to work in a fast-paced work environment?  Are you organized?  Are you able to multi-task and direct work flow in a production setting?

The Town Dock is a family owned, growing business in the port of Galilee.  We are the largest supplier of calamari in the United States.  The Town Dock has received the following awards from Providence Business News: 8th Fastest Growing Private Company in 2016, Overall Excellence in a Mid-Size Company in 2017, Lean Management in 2018, ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in 2018 and also received 4th Fastest Growing Company (in our size) in 2018.

The Town Dock is currently seeking a Chef Ready Line Lead.

Our Chef Ready team is responsible for the overall accuracy and quality of the Chef Ready squid production line while maximizing the labor and ensuring that al labor targets are met.

  • We are looking to hire a person at the Johnston facility to assist with these responsibilities. This position reports to the Production Manager and works with a team within the department.  This position supervises a crew of workers on the Chef Ready quid line. The individual is responsible for quality and accuracy of product and order filling.

Responsibilities for this position include:

Principal Duties

  • Supervises all duties for the chef ready line.
  • Responsible for the quality and accuracy of product and order filling.
  • Reviews orders to ensure accurate packaging and labeling for each order.
  • Creates labels when necessary.
  • Oversees the accuracy of paperwork for the orders to ensure proper shipping.
  • Communicates with the Production Manager to maintain adequate labor for the departments.
  • Trains the workers for the area and offers feedback.
  • Communicates with the Sales staff when necessary to clarify orders.
  • Maintains the work area in an orderly and sanitary manner.
  • Executes plans laid out by the Plant Manager and Production Manager in their absence.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance, including HACCP and OSHA, of all workers on the Chef Ready squid line.
  • Runs the whole squid line when needed.
  • Fresh cleaned squid orders are consistently packed with the correct product that meets quality standards (measured against market feedback and inventory accuracy)
  • Fresh cleaned squid orders are labeled properly and shipped to proper locations (measured with accuracy KPI’s and customer feedback through the purchasing director)
  • Labor dollars are used efficiently and measured up against KPI’s.
  • Work areas are kept to sanitation and safety standards (measured against observation and third party feedback)

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Thorough knowledge of Chef Ready squid or ability to learn
  • Previous food production experience preferred
  • Previous production line supervision preferred
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexibility in planning to accommodate the quick changes in seafood production
  • Positive attitude and effective communication skills to motivate workers
  • Ability to work long hours and weekends
  • Basic written and verbal communication in English (and Spanish, but not required)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs. and stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to operate a forklift and pallet jack, as well as maintain certification
  • A strong belief and commitment to continuous learning and improvement, positive attitude, teamwork, and ethical behavior.

Compensation depends on skill and experience.

This is a full-time opportunity with competitive hourly pay, opportunity for overtime, plus benefits — Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, Vision, FSA, 401K with company match and PTO and Sick time.

 

 

 

Fleet Shoreside Technician - Narragansett

The Town Dock is a family owned, growing business in the port of Galilee.  We are the largest supplier of calamari in the United States.  The Town Dock has received the following awards from Providence Business News: 8th Fastest Growing Private Company in 2016, Overall Excellence in a Mid-Size Company in 2017, Lean Management in 2018, ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in 2018 and 2019 and also received 4th Fastest Growing Company (in our size) in 2018.

The Town Dock is currently seeking a Fleet Shoreside Technician.

Our Vessel Management team is responsible to ensure each vessel is operational.  We are looking to hire a person at the Narragansett facility to assist with these responsibilities. This position reports to the Director of Purchasing and Vessel management and works closely with boat captains and other employees in the department. This individual is responsible for the assessment of vessel needs, documentation or work completed and physical work on the fleet of Clark owned fishing vessels to ensure each vessel is operational.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Work with vessel captains to identify complete monthly assessments of overall maintenance needs for each vessel
  • Perform repair work on the vessels, i.e., net repair, preparation work for haul outs, repair ground cables and doors
  • Replace nets as needed to accommodate changes in the type of fishery
  • Maintain a log and proper documentation for any maintenance work completed
  • Maintain parts inventory spreadsheet for each vessel (filters, spare parts, etc.)
  • Provide physical inventory and organization of the net storage and other vessel equipment
  • Coordinate and oversee maintenance or repair projects with third party vendors, such as engine rebuilds and haul-outs
  • Travel in or out of state to pick up parts or make deliveries
  • Attend fishery meetings as necessary
  • Provide back-up as needed for routine maintenance on boats including oil changes, fuel filter changes, grease fittings

Ideal candidate will have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in industry
  • Skills and experience with maintenance and mechanical work on fishing vessels
  • Drivers’ license and ability to drive pick-up truck and trailer
  • Ability to mend nets and maintain/repair ground cables and doors
  • Physical ability to lift a minimum of 75 lbs.
  • Physical ability to bend, crouch, crawl, climb ladder, and stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions – heat, cold and windy conditions
  • Ability to travel up to 20%
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Effective and professional communication with various internal and external (boat captains)
  • Effective Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Basic math skills required
  • Basic communication in English, including reading and writing
  • Forklift/pallet jack certified / willingness to learn
  • Ability to work weekend hours as work demands
  • A strong belief and commitment to continuous learning and improvement, positive attitude, accountability, teamwork, and ethical behavior.

Compensation depends on skill and experience.

This is a full-time opportunity with competitive hourly pay, opportunity for overtime, plus benefits — Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, Vision, FSA, 401K with company match and PTO and Sick time.

Ice Plant Assistant - Narragansett

The Town Dock is a family owned, growing business in the port of Galilee.  We are the largest supplier of calamari in the United States.  The Town Dock has received the following awards from Providence Business News: 8th Fastest Growing Private Company in 2016, Overall Excellence in a Mid-Size Company in 2017, Lean Management in 2018, ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in 2018 and also received 4th Fastest Growing Company (in our size) in 2018.

The Town Dock is currently seeking an Ice Plant Assistant.

Our Maintenance team is responsible for the production and loading of ice.  We are looking to hire a person at the Narragansett facility to assist with these responsibilities.  This position reports to the Maintenance Foreman and receives training from the Ice Plant Operator. This individual is responsible for the preventative maintenance tasks on the facility assigned.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Operate the Ice Plant at the Narragansett facility. This includes running ice production equipment, conveying equipment, scales, and boat load outs.
  • Capable of performing hands on work during the slow season and leading a less experienced group during the busy season.
  • Responsible for the daily/weekly/monthly operation of the equipment.
  • Communicate equipment concerns and failures to the maintenance department.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the work areas on the job
  • Maintain DOT, HACCP, OSHA and Food Safety regulations throughout maintenance responsibilities.
  • Report any safety violations to management.
  • Perform assigned duties as required.
  • Customer satisfaction with the load out of ice.
  • Any required paperwork completed in timely manner.
  • Machinery and business able to operate with as little down time as possible.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • High School Diploma and/or ice operation/fishing industry knowledge helpful.
  • Basic math and computer skills required.
  • A strong belief and commitment to continuous learning and improvement, positive attitude, teamwork, accountability and ethical behavior.
  • Ability/skill to operate a forklift and pallet jack.
  • Organized and careful work habits.
  • Lockout/Tagout Training or the willingness to be trained
  • Ability to work productively while unsupervised.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Ability to be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Ability to work extended hours, holidays, and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (min. 60 lbs.)
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and/or training on this topic.
  • Ability to work in a cold environment.

Compensation depends on skill and experience.

This is a full-time opportunity with competitive hourly pay, opportunity for overtime, plus benefits — Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, Vision, FSA, 401K with company match and PTO and Sick time.

 

Maintenance Technician - Narragansett/Johnston

Do you look forward to a new challenge each day?  Are you good at diagnosing and repairing equipment?  Do you like hands on repairs?

The Town Dock is a family owned, growing business in the port of Galilee.  We are the largest supplier of calamari in the United States.  The Town Dock has received the following awards from Providence Business News: 8th Fastest Growing Private Company in 2016, Overall Excellence in a Mid-Size Company in 2017, Lean Management in 2018, ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in 2018 & 2019 and also received 4th Fastest Growing Company (in our size) in 2018.

The Town Dock is currently seeking a Maintenance Technician.

Our Maintenance team is responsible for the maintenance and repair of The Town Dock’s buildings, equipment, vehicles and boats to ensure continuous productivity within the business. We are looking to hire a person to assist with these responsibilities.  This position reports to the Maintenance Foreman and works with a team of Maintenance Technicians within the department.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Diagnose, repair, and maintain facilities in Narragansett and Johnston, as well as the equipment.
  • Pallet jack and forklift maintenance.
  • Plant wide preventative maintenance as assigned.
  • Snow removal.
  • Assist with the repair and maintenance of boats when necessary.
  • Complete assigned work orders within timely manner. Work orders may include mechanical work, plumbing, carpentry, refrigeration, welding and minor electrical.
  • Enter work orders into CMMS Program on a daily basis.
  • Work in both Johnston and Narragansett facilities depending on workload and as directed by supervisor
  • Work with other maintenance staff on assigned projects.
  • Travel to pick up parts/equipment as needed.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the maintenance shop and work areas on the job
  • Maintain DOT, HACCP, OSHA and Food Safety regulations throughout maintenance responsibilities.
  • Report any safety violations to Maintenance Foreman.
  • Special projects as directed by the Maintenance Foreman.
  • This position is required to answer cell phone 24/7. Call-backs and/or extended hours are required when needed.
  • Assigned work orders completed within the requested time frame.
  • Any required paperwork completed in timely manner.
  • Machinery and business able to operate with as little down time as possible.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability/skill to operate a forklift and pallet jack.
  • Driver’s license required.
  • Basic understanding of pumps, motors, gearboxes, pallet jacks, fork trucks, electrical, and construction.
  • Ability to weld and fabricate.
  • Carpentry/electrical skills.
  • Willingness to grow knowledge base in areas such as refrigeration and forklift repair.
  • Lockout/Tagout Training or the willingness to be trained
  • Capable of working productively while unsupervised.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Ability to be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Ability to work extended hours, holidays, and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Physical ability to lift 60 lbs., work in confined conditions, work at heights up to 30’ in lifts, climb stairs and ladders.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Effective computer skills and ability in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as CMMS program.
  • A strong belief and commitment to continuous learning and improvement, positive attitude, teamwork, accountability and ethical behavior.

Compensation depends on skill and experience.

This is a full-time opportunity with competitive hourly pay, opportunity for overtime, plus benefits — Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, Vision, FSA, 401K with company match and PTO and Sick time.

 

Safety Manager - Narragansett

The Town Dock is a family owned, growing business in the port of Galilee.  We are the largest supplier of calamari in the United States.  The Town Dock has received the following awards from Providence Business News: 8th Fastest Growing Private Company in 2016, Overall Excellence in a Mid-Size Company in 2017, Lean Management in 2018, ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in 2018 & 2019 and also received 4th Fastest Growing Company (in our size) in 2018.

The Town Dock is currently seeking a Safety Manager.

We are looking to hire a person to be responsible for assessing risk and adherence to safety guidelines for the company. This position reports to the Director of Quality Control.

Principal Duties

  • Visit job sites to conduct safety audits on personnel, equipment, facilities and vessels
  • Evaluate, assess and alter safety procedures and policies for the benefit of employees
  • Prepare and conduct safety training sessions for employees
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory bodies and standards including Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Town of Narragansett, Dept. of Environmental Management (DEM), Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Research environmental regulations and policies and institute changes to ensure compliance
  • Oversee the applications for and receipt of necessary permits
  • Lead the safety committee and facilitate safety meetings
  • Work with third party consultant(s) and workers compensation insurance company for recommendations and/or training regarding safety issues
  • Coordinate with vendors and internal purchasing department for safety purchases and documentation
  • Enforce preventative measures
  • Maintain required documentation for OSHA and all other safety related agencies
  • Analyze accident reports and evaluate injury case studies based on available facts; present reports on accidents, violations and determine causes
  • Track incident metrics and apply findings
  • Lead injury and incident inquiries and evaluations
  • Identify process bottlenecks and offer timely solutions
  • Monitor and approve workplace repair, installations and any other work that could harm employees’ safety
  • Coordinate all Stormwater, Wastewater and Flume Water monitoring and testing

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in occupational health and safety, safety management or similar field
  • 3+ years of experience as a Safety Manager or similar role
  • Thorough knowledge of OSHA with regard to manufacturing and fishing industry
  • Previous OSHA training required
  • Experience with taking the lead role during inspections
  • Excellent knowledge of potentially hazardous materials or practices
  • Experience with writing policies and procedures for health and safety
  • Familiarity with conducting data analysis and reporting statistics
  • Working knowledge of safety management information systems
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Ability to train, influence and motivate team members
  • Self-driven with demonstrated ability to take initiative
  • Assertive disposition with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think and respond to situations preventatively
  • Organized with detailed work habits
  • Critical thinker with effective problem-solving skills
  • Effective time-management skills
  • Ability to travel to both Town Dock facilities
  • Physical abilities: Climb ladders to inspect equipment, lift 25 lbs. and stand for long periods of time
  • A strong belief and commitment to continuous learning and improvement, positive attitude, teamwork, accountability and ethical behavior.

Compensation depends on skill and experience.

This is a full-time opportunity with competitive salary, plus benefits — Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, Vision, FSA, 401K with company match and PTO and Sick time.

 

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CONTACT HR

Shannon Sweeney Saunders
Phone: (401) 789-2200 x 196
Email: jobs@towndock.com