Pros: travel, vast amounts of experience in a short time-frame, going to alaska
Cons: cut off from the "real world" for months at time
A typical day on the plant floor of a Trident Seafoods processing plant, as a Quality Control and Assurance tech, was filled with mountains of testing and paperwork. To ensure the best quality product for our customers, QA personnel were required to do random testing on our products, be it herring, salmon, salmon roe, or crab. These tests included temperature checks, salinity level checks, chloride checks, and checks of the sanitation equipment and cleaning materials. Work was divided among other QA techs, each rotating between jobs to ensure that results were non-biased. The hardest part of the job was the fact that the work was in Alaska, and the days were at minimum 16 hour shifts, with no days off until the production quota was met. This resulted in 4 months of long days; however, the quickly gained experience was well worth hours.