Fish and seafood plant workers set up and operate machinery to process and package fish and seafood products.
Published by Hillfield Immigration on 1st July, 2021
These persons are employed in fish and seafood processing plants, which includes fish and seafood plant machine operators, as well as fish and seafood plant cutters. The responsibilities in each class of work is varied.
Persons employed in this field are also classed by different names. For example – fish cake maker, fish canning machine operator, fish cleaner and cutter, fish cutting machine operator – fish processing, fish plant worker, seafood preparer – fish and seafood processing, shellfish processor, shellfish shucker and trimmer – fish processing.
Fish and seafood plant machine operators employed in this occupation set up and operate machines to clean, cut, cook, smoke, brine, dehydrate or otherwise process fish or seafood products. They also use machines to can, bag, box or otherwise package fish and seafood products.
They are responsible for checking products and packaging for defects and to ensure conformance to company standards and perform corrective machine adjustments as required. Recording production information such as quantity weight, date and type of products packaged. Contact our specialist to find out how you can apply for any of these jobs.
Fish and seafood plant cutters and cleaners cut, clean and trim fish or seafood prior to marketing or further processing. Scrape away scales, cut fish, separate fillets and remove scrap parts using knives. Check fish fillets to determine optimal number and size of fillet sections, cut sections according to specifications and place in container for weighing, disjoint and remove meat from lobsters or other crustaceans preparatory to canning or further processing.
Fish plant workers work independently or as part of assembly teams, with each person responsible for certain parts of the process. They may work with a partner, with one cooking and the other filling pouches. They often co-ordinate their tasks with others, such as when operating winches to lift racks and lower them into ice water, filling boxes of glazed fish or moving and weighing boxes. Our adept professional can advise on how to be part of this team.
Fish plant workers may learn how to operate new equipment, such as forklifts, or take courses on topics such as thermal processing, container evaluation or first aid. Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
On-the-job training and some secondary school education may be required to fulfill this post. You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. To find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory contact our qualified professional for information before applying.