Explore Careers - Job Market Report
This unit group includes fish plant machine operators, who set up and operate machinery to process and package fish products, and fish plant cutters and cleaners, who cut, trim and clean fish by hand. Fish plant workers are employed in fish processing plants.
fish cake maker, fish canning machine operator, fish cleaner and cutter, fish cutting machine operator, fish plant worker, shellfish processor, shellfish separator tender, shellfish shucker, trimmer – fish processing.
- Set up and operate machines to clean, cut, cook, smoke, brine, dehydrate or otherwise process fish products
- Set up and operate machines to can, bag, box or otherwise package fish 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.
- Cut, clean and trim fish 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Fish Plant Workers in Vancouver Island and Coast Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- Richmond-based Helijet International has secured $3.5M in new flight contracts, which will expand its presence along BC’s central and north coast
- Victoria's Royal Road University plans to add new programs and hire 30 more employees this year
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Edmonton-based AFD Petroleum is opening a fuel distribution centre in Langford in May to service Vancouver Island homes and businesses. AFD is seeking a Class 1 Fuel Driver and Office Administrator for the centre.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- The University of Victoria plans to eliminate 82 full-time equivalent jobs in 2013-2014 because of a budget deficit. Of these, 36 are vacant and officials hope attrition will take care of the remainder. UVic currently employs 4,500 people.
- An ABC Country Restaurant in Saanich was destroyed by a fire on April 11, putting 25 people out of work. The owners are making efforts to place the affected employees in other restaurants in the community.
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- BC's wind power sector has grown to three projects, and five more are in various development stages. These include Vancouver Island’s Cape Scott wind project, which will employ 250 people at peak construction in 2013
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