Glacier Fish
  • 01-Sep-2019 (PST)
  • Unalaska, AK, USA
  • Contract

Oiler Trainees work aboard a catcher processing vessels in the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska and Aleutian Islands.  They work under the Chief Engineer and Factory Foreman and assist with conducting repairs, fabrication and maintenance in the factory and other parts of the ship. The oiler trainee works half of shift as a Processor.


Duties and Responsibilities as Oiler:

  • Possess sound mechanical knowledge and experience, preferably from fishing vessels or similar processing equipment
  • Assists with vessel repairs and greasing equipment within the factory including  pumps, motors, belts, and conveyors
  • Troubleshoot problems with equipment onboard the vessel and assesses to determine most effective and efficient means of repair
  • During vessel offloads in port; assist with adjusting belts, changing of hoses and filters.
  • Understand and comply with all company safety policies and procedures
  • Must be available to work both at sea and in the shipyard periods


Processor Responsibilities:

  • Convert raw product being fished into a frozen-at-sea, marketable product ready for sale
  • Sort fish by species, size and condition
  • Tend and operate machinery
  • Inspect product to ensure it meets Glacier Fish Company quality standards
  • Package, weigh and label product
  • Place product into freezers
  • Operate and clean factory equipment
  • Participate in offload of frozen product at end of trip
  • Load and unload other supplies on the vessel

Physical Ability and Skills:

  • Work 16 hours per day, 7 days a week in all kinds of weather conditions
    • 8 hours in the factory/8 hours with Engineering
  • Understand instructions and safety rules in English
  • Board and exit vessel without assistance by climbing up and down a gangway or Jacob's ladder
  • Capable of climbing and descending steep stairs and vertical ladders
  • Perform repetitive tasks for long periods of time
  • Be away from medical attention for up to 3 months
  • Repeatedly lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Share spaces with others including crew quarters, dining areas and bathrooms

Training Required:

  • OSHA Safety Compliance
  • Lock Out/Tag Out
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