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Longline Processor

Department: CAPS
Location: Seattle, WA

Coastal Villages Seafoods, a division of Coastal Villages Region Fund, is currently seeking applications for Seafood Processors aboard our longline vessels. The primary job responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, working on-board our fishing vessels in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, and Aleutian Island to convert raw fish products into a processed, high quality product ready for sale. This position may sort fish by species, tend and operate machines, and head and gut whole fish to meet Company standards of quality. This position may also be responsible for packaging, weighing, labeling, placing the products into freezers, loading and unloading supplies on the vessel, cleaning factory equipment, and performing other duties as assigned

Specific Duties Include:

·       Clean, scrap, trim and fillet product.

·       Segregate product on conveyor belt or table according to grade, color, and size, and place product in containers or on designated conveyors.

·       Discard cull (inferior or defective) items and foreign matter.

·       Pack product in boxes, totes or crates for storage or shipment.

·       Operate machine(s) to move live or packed seafood from place to place.

·       Review workspace for cleanliness and safety.

·       Other duties as assigned.

This position reports directly to the Factory Foreman

Starting wage: Crewshare– Status: Non-Exempt – Seasonal

Coastal Villages Region Fund has a zero tolerance Drug and Alcohol Policy

Selected applicants will be required to successfully pass a post-offer background, drug test and reference check.  Applicants will also be required to sign an affidavit stating they are a non-smoker.  Applicants must be willing and able to be away from home for extended periods of time, and must be willing to live and work in a cramped environment, and work as a team member at all times.  In addition, good communication skills, self motivation, and a positive attitude are important to ensure a high quality product and the safety of all crew members.     


• Crew member must be capable of working consecutive, long and variable work shifts for extended periods of time. Shifts typically range from 12 to 16 hours per day with periodic breaks depending on work demands, production requirements, availability of fish, and travel schedules.

• The work is strenuous and sometimes hazardous due to exposure to operating machinery, mechanical parts, fumes, chemicals, pressurized fluids, vibration and with the vessel operating under all types of weather conditions including extreme cold. This means standing, walking and maintaining balance in rough seas or other types of weather. 

• Both hands must be capable of grabbing, holding or gripping rope, rails, equipment and vessel structures for frequent periods of time.  Forceful grasping along with repetitive finger and hand use is occasional.

• Applicant must also be able to sit and crawl on a limited basis, and squat, crouch, and kneed occasionally. Applicants must be able to climb up and down, safely ascend and descend ladders, work in small and confined spaces, and pass all safety test requirements.

• Applicants must be able to constantly lift 20-50 pounds from floor to waist, waist to shoulder, and above the shoulder. Must also be able to constantly push, pull, and carry 20-50 pounds, and on a limited basis push and pull up to 100 pounds.

• Specific vision requirements for this position are that the applicant needs to have peripheral, distance and depth perception abilities.  Candidate also needs the ability to determine shades, colors and shadows. 

• Applicants will be required to gain medical clearance for use of a tight fitting respirator. BASIC MENTAL FUNCTIONS:

• Applicants must be able to perform intermediate math; add, subtract, multiply, divide, handle fractions and decimals; all on numbers between 1-100.  Applicant must also be able to understand, read, speak and write in English. 

• Applicant must possess the ability to apply these basic functions to American currency, weight, distance and volumes. 

• Applicant needs the ability to perform these basic functions in stressful, noisy environments and in the adverse weather conditions as mentioned above. Upon receiving a conditional offer, selected applicants may be required to have physical examinations. The results of those tests may require a licensed healthcare provider and selected applicant to determine whether reasonable accommodations can be structured to allow for safe performance of the job described above while in a remote and hazardous location.

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