Fish and seafood plant workers - Emploi d'avenir
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Fish and seafood plant workers

Cut and prepare a variety of seafood products. Operate machinery for processing and packaging fish and seafood, ensuring quality control throughout the process.

 
Average salaryNot published
 

Description

This unit group includes fish and seafood plant machine operators who set up and operate machinery to process and package fish and seafood products, and fish and seafood plant cutters and cleaners who cut, trim and clean fish or seafood by hand. Fish and seafood plant workers are employed in fish and seafood processing plants.

Main tasks

Fish and seafood plant machine operators

  • Set up and operate machines to clean, cut, cook, smoke, brine, dehydrate or otherwise process fish or seafood products
  • Set up and operate machines to can, bag, box or otherwise package fish and seafood products
  • Check products and packaging for defects and to ensure conformance to company standards and perform corrective machine adjustments as required
  • Record production information such as quantity, weight, date and type of products packaged.

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 knife
  • 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.

Training

No secondary, college or university-level programs of study are indexed for this trade or occupation.

More information

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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Bas-St-Laurent
  • Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine

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