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Labourers in fish and seafood processing

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9618

Labourers in this unit group perform clean-up, packaging, material handling and other elemental activities related to fish and seafood processing. They are employed in fish and seafood processing and packaging plants.

Job Duties for Labourers in fish and seafood processing

  • Unload fish and shellfish from fishing vessels and transport them by hand or forklift truck to work area in fish processing plant
  • Immerse fresh fish fillets in brine solution to condition them for wrapping or freezing
  • Weigh fish or shellfish, record weight and pack fish in ice
  • Sort fish according to species, weight and destination
  • Clean work areas and equipment
  • Transport supplies and packaging materials throughout plant and storage area manually or with powered equipment
  • Measure and dump ingredients into hoppers of mixing and grinding machines.

Working Conditions for Labourers in fish and seafood processing

Work is performed in processing facilities, where strong odours may be present. Safety measures must be followed to prevent injury from slippery surfaces and cold temperatures.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Cannery Labourer
  • Cannery Labourer - Fish Processing
  • Cooler Operator - Fish Processing
  • Fish Bin Worker - Fish Processing
  • Fish Briner - Fish Processing
  • Fish Culler
  • Fish Curing Worker
  • Fish Dipper - Fish Processing
  • Fish Flaker - Fish Processing
  • Fish Freezing Worker - Fish Processing
  • Fish Hopper Filling Worker
  • Fish Icer - Fish Processing
  • Fish Packer - Fish Processing
  • Fish Pickler - Fish Processing
  • Fish Plant Labourer
  • Fish Processing Labourer
  • Fish Salter - Fish Processing
  • Fish Sorter
  • Fish Washer - Fish Processing
  • Fish Weigher
  • Fish-processing Plant Labourer
  • Handler, Fish-processing Plant
  • Labourer - Shellfish Processing
  • Plant Labourer - Fish Processing
  • Shellfish Checker - Fish Processing
  • Shellfish Labourer
  • Shellfish Packer - Fish Processing
  • Shellfish Processing Labourer
  • Cannery Labourer
  • Fish Briner - Fish Processing
  • Fish Plant Labourer
  • Fish Salter - Fish Processing
  • Fish Weigher
  • Shellfish Labourer
  • Shellfish Packer - Fish Processing
  • Plant Labourer - Fish Processing
  • General Labour - Fish Processing