Seafood processors scale, clean, fillet, cut, shell, grade and pack seafood for sale or supply using knives, scalers and power equipment.
Duties & Tasks
Seafood processors may perform the following tasks:inspect seafood on conveyors and sort for size and quality
fillet and trim fish
scrape skin and pick blood and other waste from pre-cooked seafood
grade and pack fish for live markets
shuck and process shellfish
pack seafood for transport
maintain temperature of seafood using a range of refrigeration devices
operate machines that fillet, portion, slice, peel, skin, weigh or label seafood
clean and sanitise equipment and work areas
adhere to requirements for food handling and safety practices.
Seafood processors work in a cool and wet environment and may be required to stand for most of the day. Protective clothing, including gloves, must be worn. Seafood processors must adhere to strict hygiene conditions. They are often required to start early in the morning to prepare seafood for the local markets or for export to other countries.
enjoy practical and manual activities
free from skin diseases or chest complaints
good hand-eye coordination
able to do quick and accurate work with hands
able to work as part of a team