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.

 

 

 

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.

 

Operations Associate - 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 an Operations Associate.

We are looking to hire a person at the Narragansett facility. This position reports to the Dock Manager and works with a team of Operations Associates and Boat Unloaders within the department.  This individual is responsible for assisting the Operations Department with all aspects of the daily physical work of the Back Dock and Production, as well as other Operations departments as needed.

Principal Duties

  • Cull, grade and weigh fish and squid when unloading boats
  • Complete Tally sheets to document incoming seafood accurately
  • Complete Q/C paperwork for incoming product
  • Enter information into the computer system
  • Assist on the fillet line
  • Prepare packaging needs for incoming boats, Production and airfreight using a staple machine
  • Package air freight shipments when certified
  • Pallet jack and fork truck support for all Production line, shipping and receiving, and freezer work.
  • Provide hands on support for the physically demanding jobs of master packing and container loading.
  • Provide hands on support for re-box and re-bag lines
  • Provide support for Freezer loading and unloading as well as organization and labeling
  • Fill ice orders for boats and the plant
  • Clean the Operations areas effectively
  • Follow all HACCP, Food Safety and OSHA requirements
  • Shovel and assist with ice as required
  • Available to assist in other Operational Departments as needed

Standards & Measurement

In order to be successful in this position, the employee needs to work accurately, safely and efficiently, while maintaining the quality of the product.  The employee will be observed by management and feedback will be received from vendors and/or customers.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Basic knowledge of species of fish or ability to learn
  • Work well in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining accuracy
  • Ability to learn quality specifications of products
  • Physically capable of performing manual work including lifting, bending, walking and standing for long periods of time
  • Physical ability to lift and 60 pounds consistently
  • Ability and skills to operate machinery once trained and certified
  • Skills and ability to operate forklift and pallet jack safely and effectively
  • Organized and careful work habits
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and overtime as schedule necessitates
  • Basic written and verbal communication in English
  • Basic math skills and ability to operate a scale for accurate measurements
  • Must be able to display a positive and helpful attitude with peers, as well as vendors
  • All equipment is operated in compliance with all safety standards
  • Work areas are kept to sanitation and standards as instructed by management
  • 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.

Production Floor Expediter - 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 and Lean Management in 2018.

We are looking to hire someone with good production experience who can help physically support and expedite our various needs on the production floor in our Narragansett, RI facility. The Production Floor Expediter will provide:

  • Pallet jack and fork truck support for all Production lines, shipping and receiving, and freezer work.
  • Provides hands on support for the physically demanding jobs of master packing, whole squid packing, and chef ready line packing.
  • Provides hands on support for re-box and re-bag lines
  • Provides support for Freezer loading and unloading as well as organization and labeling

Qualifications:

  • Skills and ability to operate fork lift and pallet jack.
  • Organized and careful work habits.
  • Ability to work well in a diverse multi-lingual environment
  • Physical ability to lift and carry 60 pounds consistently.
  • Physical ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and overtime as production schedule deems it necessary.
  • Basic written and verbal communication in English
  • A strong belief and commitment to continuous learning and improvement, positive attitude, teamwork, and ethical behavior.

Benefits after 60 days: Medical, Dental, LTD, Life Insurance, Vision, FSA.

Benefits after 90 days: Vacation (PTO), Sick Time and 401k with company match.

Vice President of Finance

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 Vice President of Finance.

The Town Dock is looking for a Vice President of Finance to join our team. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer and works with a Senior Team within the company.  The Controller and IT Manager report to this position.   The VP of Finance is accountable for leading the financial and accounting aspects of the business.  The position requires an individual who is both strategic and tactical, who can effectively work with all levels of employees.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Direct, plan, develop, organize, implement, and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance. Oversee all financial results, profitability, capital expenditures, tax planning, ensuring compliance with all federal, state, local, payroll, and property taxes.  Accountable for all aspects of accounting operations.
  • Develop and oversee the IT and business intelligence initiatives to align with the overall company strategy. Manage the internal IT department and work closely with outside vendors.
  • Be an effective and respected senior leader of the organization. Exhibit effective leadership and management skills and become a champion of our core values. Exhibit both emotional intelligence and expertise in your area to positively impact the organization.
  • Participate in the development of the corporation’s plans and programs as a strategic partner to the senior management team and CEO.
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action.
  • Develop credibility for the finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the CEO/President and other senior executives in performing their responsibilities.
  • Oversee and conduct the sales and inventory forecasting for the company, interfacing with the heads of Procurement and Sales, along with the controller and admin team to report on financial performance to plan. Focus on inventory positions to actual sales and sales forecasting to ensure limited supply chain gaps.  Analyze and report on product line profitability, create sales forecasts and demand planning strategies in conjunction with the above departments to ensure appropriate inventory levels and valuations.
  • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the corporation.
  • Oversee all key relationships with outside vendors that impact finance, including our legal, accounting, and insurance vendor relationships. Coordinate and develop relationships with lending institutions.
  • Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the financial discipline.
  • Continual improvement of the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting department budgets.
  • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization; i.e., evaluation of potential alliances acquisitions and/or mergers and pension funds and investments.
  • Provide strategic guidance around capital financing options to support company growth needs.
  • Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the corporation may enter.
  • Evaluate the finance division structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as provide individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities (where possible) of individuals.
  • Completes employee expectations, performance reviews and all other personnel related paperwork.  Accountable for the team’s work performance and goal completion.
  • Other finance and administrative duties as required

Ideal candidate will have:

  • A BA/BS in Accounting or Finance required, MBA and/or CPA preferred.
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in a manufacturing or food processing environment preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including GAAP.
  • Critical thinking and strong analytical skills for forecasting, consolidation of data and financial analysis.
  • PC proficiency including advanced competencies in MS Office products and demonstrated ability to produce presentations, spreadsheets, graphs, and charts.
  • Excellent leadership, management, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others, fostering an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively communicate financial information to all levels of the organization.
  • Skill in establishing priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to think critically by using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Translate business process into measurable outcomes.
  • Internally motivated to complete objectives on time and on budget.
  • Add value to the Town Dock team by providing guidance and experience in meaningful ways.
  • 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 pay, 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