9463- Fish and seafood plant workers
Fish and seafood plant workers
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.
Fish and seafood plant machine operators perform some or all of the following duties:
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 perform some or all of the following duties:
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.
Some secondary school education may be required.
On-the-job training is required.
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
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Source Of Info:
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X