Fishmeal Technician in Unalaska AK

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North Star Fishing Company
Fishmeal Technician
Job ID: 
Unalaska AK
Not Specified
Percentage of Catch
Job Types:
Maintenance Technician, Production Worker

North Star Fishing is hiring Fishmeal Technicians to work on it&##39;s new vessel the North Star that will begin fishing in 2021. Fishmeal Technicians are responsible for operating the fishmeal processing line. Candidates with experience operating machines in rendering plants and/or operating drying, oven or grinding equipment may be qualified for this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitors fishmeal plant operation lines from the control room and processing area to ensure optimum utilization.
  • Adjusts pump speeds and auger speeds to safeguard product quality.
  • Performs moisture analysis tests on fishmeal and reports findings as appropriate.
  • Surveys amount of raw materials in silos to confirm correct flow into plant.
  • Supervises the startup and shut down of process line machinery to ensure compliance

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Must have basic mechanical skills to perform maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Must possess an understanding of meal and oil plant operation and production
  • Must follow all company, OSHA and vessel safety guidelines
  • Must possess the ability to stand on their feet for extended periods of time where physical work may be required, including lifting items of up to 50+ lbs.
  • Must be able to work independently and efficiently in a timely manner


  • 1+ year of experience as a Fishmeal Technician on a vessel or in shore based fishmeal plant preferred.
  • 1+ year of experience directing and training a crew.
  • 2-3 years&##39; experience operating machinery in an industrial or manufacturing setting.

Work Hours: 16 hour shifts, 7 days a week while on board; 65 day contracts.


  • Free Room and Board
  • Eligible for 401(K)
  • Health/Dental benefits once eligibility requirements are met
  • Crew Share based

To Apply: Please visit our website at to complete an application and/or upload your resume.

North Star Fishing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

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