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careers

 

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS 

A career in the commercial fishing industry requires vigorous and highly physical work; individuals who want to join the Clipper Seafoods Team need to be ready to handle long hours and challenging work under tough conditions. Fishermen at Clipper Seafoods are also expected to bring with them a willingness to respect and work well with others in close quarters.

The Clipper Seafoods hiring process includes both a background screening and a mandatory drug test. Applicants will be screened for criminal history and this will be given consideration during the hiring process. Applicants will also be expected to pass a drug test, and if hired will be subject to periodic random drug screening on the job.

positions at clipper seafoods


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Captain

  • Required Coast Guard licensing: 1600 ton or greater uninspected fishing vessel license

  • Ability to navigate effectively and familiarity with all related regulations

  • Ability to supervise handling of all gear

  • Ability to maintain safe practices aboard the ship and conduct safety drills

  • Proper allocation of crew shares based on performance

  • Maintaining of discipline in accordance with company policy

  • Administering of required random drug screenings

  • Proper handling of paperwork and communication with central office

  • Willingness to work with Operations Managers to constantly refine and improve the business plan

 

Mate

The Mate on a fishing vessel is expected to act as a back up to the Captain, and should be familiar with all aspects of the longline industry. Mates should have the following qualifications:

  • Required Coast Guard licensing: 1600 ton or greater uninspected fishing vessel license

  • Familiarity with all reporting guidelines

  • Ability to maintain all records, including offload paperwork and personnel files

  • Ability to navigate effectively and assist with all Captain’s responsibilities

  • Ability to supervise deck operations, handling of gear, etc

Chief Engineer

The Chief Engineer is responsible for maintaining all machinery aboard the ship, and is expected to ensure the safe and effective operation of all equipment. A Chief Engineer should possess the following qualifications:

  • Required Coast Guard Licenses: 3000hp and 1000 ton uninspected fishing vessel license

  • Ability to handle all refueling operations

  • Ability to prevent equipment failure through proper maintenance

  • Ability to handle needed repairs in a safe and timely manner

  • Attention to detail when logging and recording all repairs and maintenance

Assistant Engineer

The Assistant Engineer acts as back up to the Chief Engineer and helps maintain all machinery aboard the vessel to ensure safe and effective operation of all equipment. Assistant Engineers at Clipper are expected to have the following qualifications:

  • Coast Guard Licenses (3000hp and 1000 ton uninspected fishing vessel license) preferred but not required

  • Ability to assist with all refueling operations

  • Ability to prevent equipment failure through proper maintenance

  • Ability to assist with needed repairs in a safe and timely manner

  • Attention to detail when logging and recording all repairs and maintenance

Deck Boss

The Deckboss is responsible for supervising all deck procedures. A Clipper Seafoods Deckboss should be an experienced deckhand who is capable of working alongside the Captain and Mate to ensure proper procedures are followed. A Deckboss should have the following qualifications:

  • Ability to supervise deck operations and coordinate hauling of gear

  • Ability to maintain gear and deck equipment inventory

  • Communication skills needed to coordinate with officers

  • Experience with tie up procedures

  • Ability to supervise loading and unloading procedures

Deckhand

Deckhands are responsible for the handling and hauling of gear, operation of deck equipment, and the loading and unloading of inventory. Deckhands are experienced fishermen who have worked their way up and are well compensated. A Deckhand should have the following qualifications:

  • Ability to handle and operate all deck gear

  • Ability to handle lines effectively

  • Experience with all safe operation of all deck machinery

  • Experience with tie up procedures

  • Willingness to assist with all loading and unloading procedures

Factory Foreman

The Factory Foreman is responsible for supervising the processing personnel and ensuring a high degree of product quality at all times. A Clipper Seafoods Factory Foreman should possess the following qualifications:

  • Experience with maintaining and accurate tally of all product

  • Superior panning skills

  • Strict attention to product quality

  • Experience with proper packing and storage techniques

  • Ability to effectively supervise a staff of 6-10 processors

Quality Control

The Quality Control specialist works closely with the Factory Foreman to ensure the finished product is consistently of the highest possible quality. The Quality Control specialist should be an experienced processor who is ready and willing to assist with all processing duties. This position requires the following qualifications:

  • Ability to assist in inventory tracking

  • Ability to monitor core temperatures of all product

  • Familiarity with all product types, including Alaskan Cod, Turbot, Salmon, etc

  • Familiarity with proper packing and storage procedures

  • Ability to monitor processors for proper handling and packing methods

Processor

Processors are responsible for the handling, panning and packing of all product. Although this is the starting point for people entering the commercial fishing industry, it is a demanding, fast paced job which requires physical fitness and attention to detail. Processors with Clipper Seafoods should have the following qualifications:

  • Ability to properly separate and process all products while maintaining a high level of quality

  • Ability to package and store product quickly and efficiently

  • Ability to load and unload product

  • Ability to clean and bleed fish

  • Willingness to learn and be part of a team

Cook

Cooks at Clipper Seafoods are responsible for the providing quality meals to the crew and handling inventory and ordering of supplies for the galley. A Clipper Seafoods Cook should have the following qualifications:

  • Current State of Alaska Food Handlers Permit

  • Ability to order all needed galley supplies on a trip-by-trip basis

  • Ability to provide quality meals while staying within budget limits

  • Ability to maintain cleanliness and organization in the galley

  • Previous experience cooking on a fishing vessel or similar employment background