Career Stream #3:
On-Shore Production Jobs in Alaska's Seafood Industry

Production Plant Positions

Plant Manager Production Operation - Directs and coordinates activities of food processing plant: Contacts buyers to arrange for purchasing or harvesting and delivery of seafoods or other raw materials to plant for processing. Directs, through subordinate supervisory personnel, workers engaged in processing, canning, freezing, storing, and shipping seafood products. Directs and coordinates activities concerned with dismantling, moving, installing, or repairing of machines and equipment. Approves plant payroll and payments for purchased materials or products. Estimates quantities of seafoods for processing required and orders foods, materials, supplies, and equipment needed. Hires, transfers, and discharges employees. May provide suppliers with transportation to expedite delivery of purchased products or supplies to plant. May arrange for freezing of packaged products by other food processing plants. May negotiate with suppliers' prices to be paid for purchases. Alternate title: PRODUCTION ENGINEER: Plans and coordinates production procedures in industrial plant: Directs production departments. Regulates and coordinates functions of office and shop. Introduces efficient production line methods. Initiates and directs procedures to increase company output.

Cannery Foreman - SUPERVISOR, FISH PROCESSING Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cleaning, eviscerating and preparing fish for packing or canning: Trains workers to clean, eviscerate or prepare fish for packing or canning. Inspects fish at various stages of processing to determine if company standards are being met. Performs other duties as prescribed under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.

Human Resources

Human Resources Manager - Alternate titles: manager, personnel. Plans and carries out policies relating to all phases of personnel activity: Recruits, interviews, and selects employees to fill vacant positions. Plans and conducts new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward company goals. Keeps record of insurance coverage, pension plan, and personnel transactions, such as hires, promotions, transfers, and terminations. Investigates accidents and prepares reports for insurance carrier. Conducts wage survey within labor market to determine competitive wage rate. Prepares budget of personnel operations. Meets with shop stewards and supervisors to resolve grievances. Writes separation notices for employees separating with cause and conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations. Prepares reports and recommends procedures to reduce absenteeism and turnover. Represents company at personnel-related hearings and investigations. Contracts with outside suppliers to provide employee services, such as canteen, transportation, or relocation service. May prepare budget of personnel operations, using computer terminal. May administer manual and dexterity tests to applicants. May supervise clerical workers. May keep records of hired employee characteristics for governmental reporting purposes. May negotiate collective bargaining agreement with BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE, LABOR UNION.

Recruiter - Alternate title: PERSONNEL RECRUITER Seeks out, interviews, screens, and recruits job applicants to fill existing company job openings: Discusses personnel needs with department supervisors to prepare and implement recruitment program. Contacts Alaska job centers' Seafood Employment Specialists, job fairs, and colleges to arrange interviews. Maintains recruitment notices on company internet web site and updates on-line application. Runs advertisements in local media/newspaper prior to recruitment. Provides information on company facilities and job opportunities to potential applicants. Interviews applicants to obtain work history, education, training, job skills, and salary requirements. Screens and refers qualified applicants to company hiring personnel for follow-up interview. If it is for an at-sea or remote job in seafood processing may require physical and drug screen and/or criminal background check prior to official hire. May arrange travel and lodging for selected applicants at company expense if appropriate. Performs reference checks on applicants. Corresponds with job applicants to notify them of employment consideration. Files and maintains employment records for future references. Projects yearly recruitment expenditures for budgetary control.

Radio Operator Vessels and Spot Planes - Alternate title: DISPATCHER (water trans.) Dispatches to ships/fishing vessels entering or leaving port. Writes order showing name of ship, and time of arrival or departure, and notifies plant manager of assignment. Compiles reports of activities, such as number of fishing vessels sent to tender in a certain area. Keeps records of fishing boats entering port, showing owner, name of ship, displacement tonnage, agent, and country of registration. May be required to possess radiotelephone operator's license issued by Federal Communications Commission, and operate radar to fix position and speed of ships entering and leaving port.

Manager Winter Operations - Performs same duties as a seafood processing plant manager, but in the winter. At a salmon processing plant, the winter may be very slow and only occasional processing of seafood is done. For example, crab in February, herring in March.

Office Manager and Staff

Plant Office Manager - (any industry) Alternate titles: chief clerk; manager, administrative services. Coordinates activities of clerical personnel in establishment or organization: Analyses and organizes office operations and procedures, such as typing, bookkeeping, preparation of payrolls, flow of correspondence, filing, requisition of supplies, and other clerical services. Evaluates office production, revises procedures, or devises new forms to improve efficiency of workflow. Establishes uniform correspondence procedures and style practices. Formulates procedures for systematic retention, protection, retrieval, transfer, and disposal of records. Plans office layouts and initiates cost reduction programs. Reviews clerical and personnel records to ensure completeness, accuracy, and timeliness. Prepares activities reports for guidance of management, using computer. Prepares employee ratings and conducts employee benefit and insurance programs, using computer. Coordinates activities of various clerical departments or workers within department. May prepare organizational budget and monthly financial reports. May hire, train, and supervise clerical staff. May compile, store, and retrieve managerial data, using computer.

Winter Accountant - Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports: Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions. Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize current and projected company financial position, using calculator or computer. Audits, contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement. May establish, modify, document, and coordinate implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures. May devise and implement manual or computer-based system for general accounting. May supervise clerical workers performing accounting and bookkeeping tasks.

Payroll Accountant - Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports: Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions. Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize current and projected company financial position, using calculator or computer. Audits, contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement. May establish, modify, document, and coordinate implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures. May devise and implement manual or computer-based system for general accounting. May supervise clerical workers performing accounting and bookkeeping tasks.

Fishermen Accounts Accountant - Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports: Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions. Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize current and projected company financial position, using calculator or computer. Audits, contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement. May establish, modify, document, and coordinate implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures. May devise and implement manual or computer-based system for general accounting. May supervise clerical workers performing accounting and bookkeeping tasks.

Receptionist Clerical - Alternate titles: reception clerk. Receives callers at establishment, determines nature of business, and directs callers to destination: Obtains caller's name and arranges for appointment with person called upon. Directs caller to destination and records name, time of call, nature of business, and person called upon. May operate PBX telephone console to receive incoming messages. May type memos, correspondence, reports, and other documents. May issue visitor's pass when required. May make future appointments and answer inquiries. May perform variety of clerical duties and other duties pertinent to type of establishment. May collect and distribute mail and messages.

Production Accountant - Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports: Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions. Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize current and projected company financial position, using calculator or computer. Audits, contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement. May establish, modify, document, and coordinate implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures. May devise and implement manual or computer-based system for general accounting. May supervise clerical workers performing accounting and bookkeeping tasks

Fresh/Frozen - Cold Storage

Fresh Frozen Production Manager - PRODUCTION ENGINEER Plans and coordinates production procedures in industrial plant: Directs production departments. Regulates and coordinates functions of office and shop. Introduces efficient production line methods. Initiates and directs procedures to increase company output

Quality Assurance Lead Technician & Assistants

Manager Quality Control: Plans, coordinates, and directs quality control program designed to ensure continuous production of products consistent with established standards: Develops and analyzes statistical data and product specifications to determine present standards and establish proposed quality and reliability expectancy of finished product. Formulates and maintains quality control objectives and coordinates objectives with production procedures in cooperation with other plant managers to maximize product reliability and minimize costs. Directs, through intermediate personnel, workers engaged in inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities, and products. Plans, promotes, and organizes training activities related to product quality and reliability. May investigate and adjust customer complaints regarding quality.

Quality Control Technician: Tests and inspects products (such as seafood products) at various stages of production process and compiles and evaluates statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products: Confers with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards. Selects products for tests at specified stages in production process, and tests products for variety of qualities, such as dimensions, performance, and mechanical, electrical, or chemical characteristics. Records test data, applying statistical quality control procedures. Evaluates data and writes reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards. Recommends modifications of existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability. May set up and perform destructive and nondestructive tests on materials, parts, or products to measure performance, life, or material characteristics. May prepare graphs or charts of data or enter data into computer for analysis. May specialize in particular area of quality control engineering, such as design, incoming material, process control, product evaluation, inventory control, product reliability, research and development, and administrative application.

Assistant Production Manager - Alternate title: PRODUCTION ENGINEER. Plans and coordinates production procedures in industrial plant: Directs production departments. Regulates and coordinates functions of office and shop. Introduces efficient production line methods. Initiates and directs procedures to increase company output.

Foreman Fresh/Frozen - Alternate title: PRODUCTION ENGINEER. Plans and coordinates production procedures in industrial plant: Directs production departments. Regulates and coordinates functions of office and shop. Introduces efficient production line methods. Initiates and directs procedures to increase company output.

Floor Supervisor - Alternate title: SUPERVISOR, FISH PROCESSING. Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cleaning, eviscerating and preparing fish for packing or canning: Trains workers to clean, eviscerate or prepare fish for packing or canning. Inspects fish at various stages of processing to determine if company standards are being met. Performs other duties as prescribed under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.

Seafood Processors - Alternate title: CANNERY WORKER. Performs any combination of following tasks to can, freeze, preserve, or pack food products: Dumps or places food products in hopper, on sorting table, or on conveyor. Sorts or grades products according to size, color, or quality. Feeds products into processing equipment, such as washing, refrigerating, peeling, coring, pitting, trimming, grinding, dicing, cooking, or slicing machines. Trims, peels, and slices products with knife or paring tool. Feeds empty containers onto conveyor or forming machines. Fills containers, using scoop or filling form, or packs by hand. Counts, weighs, or tallies processed items according to specifications. Inspects and weighs filled containers to ensure product conforms to quality and weight standards. Places filled containers on trays, racks, or into boxes. Loads, moves, or stacks containers by hand or handtruck, and cleans glass jar containers, using air hose. May be designated according to work performed as Dumper; Peeler; Sorter; Trimmer. Alternate title: BUTCHER, FISH. Butchers eviscerated frozen, fresh, and salted fish for marketing or further processing: Dumps containers of fish into fresh water tank for cleaning. Places cleaned fish on table or bench. Trims off fins and tails, removes skin, and cuts fish into pieces of specified size, using knife or bandsaw. Sorts pieces according to color and texture.

Cannery Operations

Canning Production Manager - PRODUCTION ENGINEER. Plans and coordinates production procedures in industrial plant: Directs production departments. Regulates and coordinates functions of office and shop. Introduces efficient production line methods. Initiates and directs procedures to increase company output.

Head Machinist Canning

Machinist - FISH CLEANER MACHINE TENDER Tends machine that removes heads, fins, viscera, and tails from fish preparatory to canning: Starts machine and conveyor system. Positions fish on feed table and aligns head with cutting knife. Places beheaded fish in machine feed trough and pushes tail into teeth of fish cleaning machine. Pulls lever to regulate speed of conveyors. May replace worn knives, using hand tools. Alternate titles:MACHINIST (machine shop) machinist, first-class; machinist, general. Sets up and operates conventional, special-purpose, and numerical control (NC) machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts, and fits and assembles machined parts into complete units, applying knowledge of machine shop theory and procedures, shop mathematics, machinability of materials, and layout techniques: Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpiece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements. Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or workpiece as guides for subsequent machining ˘LAYOUT WORKER (machine shop) 600.281-018. Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines, such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders, and shapers. Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors, such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media. Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required. Verifies conformance of finished workpiece to specifications, using precision measuring instruments. Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data. Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly, using jigs, fixtures, surface plate, surface table, hand tools, and power tools. Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, height gauges, and gauge blocks. May install machined replacement parts in mechanisms, machines, and equipment, and test operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance. May operate welding equipment to cut or weld parts. May develop specifications from general description and draw sketch of part or product to be fabricated. May confer with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems. May specialize in setting up and operating NC machines and machining centers and be designated Numerical Control Machine Machinist (machine shop); or set up and operate NC machines linked to automated storage, retrieval, and moving devices and be designated Flexible Machining System Machinist (machine shop).

Production Leads - SUPERVISOR, FISH PROCESSING Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cleaning, eviscerating and preparing fish for packing or canning: Trains workers to clean, eviscerate or prepare fish for packing or canning. Inspects fish at various stages of processing to determine if company standards are being met. Performs other duties as prescribed under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title. Plans and coordinates production procedures in industrial plant: Directs production departments. Regulates and coordinates functions of office and shop. Introduces efficient production line methods. Initiates and directs procedures to increase company output.

Seafood Processors - CANNERY WORKER Performs any combination of following tasks to can, freeze, preserve, or pack food products: Dumps or places food products in hopper, on sorting table, or on conveyor. Sorts or grades products according to size, color, or quality. Feeds products into processing equipment, such as washing, refrigerating, peeling, coring, pitting, trimming, grinding, dicing, cooking, or slicing machines. Trims, peels, and slices products with knife or paring tool. Feeds empty containers onto conveyor or forming machines. Fills containers, using scoop or filling form, or packs by hand. Counts, weighs, or tallies processed items according to specifications. Inspects and weighs filled containers to ensure product conforms to quality and weight standards. Places filled containers on trays, racks, or into boxes. Loads, moves, or stacks containers by hand or handtruck, and cleans glass jar containers, using airhose. May be designated according to work performed as Dumper; Peeler; Sorter; Trimmer.

Housekeeping/Bunkhouse/Cookhouse

Room and Board Services Head

Chief Cook Cookhouse - COOK, MESS, alternate titles: cook, boat; cook, ship. Cooks and serves meals to seafood processing plant crew: Cleans, cuts, and cooks meat, fish, and poultry. Plans menus. Orders food. Serves food to workers. Washes dishes and cleans galley and galley equipment. Requisitions supplies. Compiles cost records of food used. Supervises cook assistants.

Baker - Works in the cookhouse of large seafood processing plant such as in Dutch Harbor. Prepares bread, rolls, muffins, and biscuits according to recipe: Checks production schedule to determine variety and quantity of goods to bake. Measures ingredients, using measuring cups and spoons. Mixes ingredients to form dough or batter by hand or using electric mixer. Cuts dough into uniform portions with knife or divider. Molds dough into loaves or desired shapes. Places shaped dough in greased or floured pans. Spreads or sprinkles topping, such as jelly, cinnamon, and poppy seeds on specialties. Places pans of dough in proof box to rise. Inserts pans of raised dough in oven to bake, using peel. Adjusts drafts or thermostatic controls to regulate oven temperature. Removes baked goods from oven and places goods on cooling rack. May bake pies, cakes, cookies, and other pastries.

Assistant Cook: COOK, MESS (water trans.) alternate titles: cook, boat; cook, ship. Cooks and serves meals to crew on passenger ship: Cleans, cuts, and cooks meat, fish, and poultry. Serves food to crewmembers. Washes dishes and cleans galley and galley equipment. Requisitions supplies. Compiles cost records of food used.

Bunkhouse Manager - Alternate titles: MANAGER, BOARDING HOUSE, manager, guest house. Supervises and coordinates activities of workers in boarding house engaged in providing meals and lodging accommodations for transients and permanent guests or employees: Supervises household employees engaged in such tasks as cleaning rooms, issuing linens, and cooking and serving meals. Plans menus and purchases supplies. Collects rents, pays bills, and posts information in records. Resolves complaints regarding food, accommodations, or service. May participate in cleaning and cooking activities. May make minor repairs to building and furnishings. When meal service is not provided, is designated Manager, Rooming House.

Laundry Services Lead - CLEANER, HOUSEKEEPING (any industry) alternate titles: maid. Cleans rooms and halls in commercial establishments, such as dormitories, performing any combination of following duties: Sorts, counts, folds, marks, or carries linens. Makes beds. Replenishes supplies, such as drinking glasses and writing supplies. Checks wraps and renders personal assistance to patrons. Moves furniture, hangs drapes, and rolls carpets. Performs other duties as described under CLEANER (any industry) I Master Title.  May be designated according to type of establishment cleaned or according to area cleaned.

Laundry Worker I - (any industry) Alternate titles: Camp-laundry operator; company laundry worker. Washes and irons wearing apparel, sheets, blankets, and other linens and clothes used by employees of logging, construction, mining, seafood processing or other camp, or washes uniforms, aprons, and towels in establishments supplying employees with these linens. Uses equipment usually found in household or in small laundry.

Janitor Bunkhouse and Cook House - JANITOR (any industry) alternate titles: maintenance engineer; superintendent, building. Keeps hotel, office building, apartment house, or similar building in clean and orderly condition and tends furnace, air-conditioner, and boiler to provide heat, cool air, and hot water for tenants, performing any combination of following duties: Sweeps, mops, scrubs, and vacuums hallways, stairs and office space. Regulates flow of fuel into automatic furnace or shovels coal into hand-fired furnace. Empties tenants' trash and garbage containers. Maintains building, performing minor and routine painting, plumbing, electrical wiring, and other related maintenance activities, using handtools. Replaces air-conditioner filters. Cautions tenants regarding complaints about excessive noise, disorderly conduct, or misuse of property. Notifies management concerning need for major repairs or additions to lighting, heating, and ventilating equipment. Cleans snow and debris from sidewalk. Mows lawn, trims shrubbery, and cultivates flowers, using handtools and power tools. Posts signs to advertise vacancies and shows empty apartments to prospective tenants. May reside on property and be designated Manager, Resident (any industry).

Engineering/Power/Machinists

Chief Engineer Regulatory Agencies - Alternate title: MACHINE REPAIRER, MAINTENANCE (any industry). Repairs and maintains mechanical and hydraulic components of production machines and equipment, such as metal fabricating machine tools, material handling system, and automated lubrication system, following blueprints and specifications and using hand tools, power tools, and precision measuring instruments: Visually inspects and listens to machines and equipment to locate causes of malfunctions. Dismantles machines and equipment to gain access to problem area, using hand tools and power tools. Inspects and measures parts to detect wear, misalignment, or other problems. Removes and replaces worn or defective parts of drive mechanism or hydraulic system, using hand tools and power tools, and following blueprints, diagrams, and service manuals. Realigns and adjusts components, such as spindles and clutches, using hand tools and following diagrams. Locates damaged air and hydraulic pipes on machine, and measures, cuts, threads, and installs new pipe. Starts machines and equipment to test operation following repair. Repairs broken parts, using brazing, soldering, and welding equipment and hand tools. May modify computer-controlled motion of robot, applying knowledge of program commands and using robot controller and teach pendant. May set up and operate metalworking tools, such as lathe, drill press, or grinder, to make or repair parts. May assist MECHANICAL ENGINEER to modify sketches or computer-generated designs of machine components, such as hydraulic system and drive mechanism, applying knowledge of shop mathematics, hydraulics, and mechanics, and using computer keyboard and software programs. May work as part of team including such workers as ELECTRICIAN, MAINTENANCE (any industry); MILLWRIGHT (any industry); PIPE FITTER (construction); TOOL MAKER (machine shop).

Plant Engineer Powerhouse Tank Farms - Alternate title: PORT ENGINEER (ship-boat mfg., water trans.) Coordinates repair and maintenance functions furnished operating fleet to minimize loss of revenue and cost of repairs: Reviews repair request and compares request with previous work accomplished on ship concerned and similar vessels to determine that expenditures are economically sound. Prepares recommendations for work, and initiates procurement of materials. Inspects machinery, equipment, or spaces outlined in work request, draws up job specifications, and obtains bids from contractors or shipyards to perform repairs. Maintains contact with contractors to ensure completion of work at minimum cost. Investigates machinery casualties to determine cause, and advises ship's officers in methods of operation to prevent recurrence of casualty or maloperation. Maintains records of engineering costs for each vessel, such as repairs, supplies, and personnel. Cooperates with regulatory bodies to ensure that requirements for alterations, repair, or modifications are kept at minimum cost consistent with safety. May represent ferry system interests in ferry and terminal construction and maintenance activities, and in union contract negotiations.Alternate title: STATIONARY ENGINEER (any industry) alternate titles: maintenance engineer; operating engineer; power-plant operator; watch engineer. Operates and maintains stationary engines and mechanical equipment, such as steam engines, air compressors, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers, to provide utilities, such as light, heat, or power, for buildings and industrial processes: Reads meters and gauges or automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify operating conditions. Records data, such as temperature of equipment, hours of operation, fuel consumed, temperature or pressure, water levels, analysis of flue gases, voltage load, and generator balance. Adjusts manual controls or overrides automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges, switch to backup equipment or systems, or to shut down equipment. Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment, or lubrication. Maintains equipment by tightening fittings, repacking bearings, replacing packing glands, gaskets, valves, recorders, and gauges, and cleaning or replacing burners or other components, using handtools and power tools. May be required to hold license issued by state or municipality, restricting equipment operated to specified types and sizes. May oil and lubricate equipment. May perform water titration tests and pour chemical additives, such as water softener, into treatment tank to prevent scale buildup and to clean boiler lines. May record operation and maintenance actions taken during shift in operators logbook. May specialize in equipment designed for industrial processes and be designated Acid-Concentration-Plant-Equipment Engineer (any industry); Air-Compressor-Station Engineer (any industry); Diesel-Engine Operator, Stationary (any industry); Water-Pumping-Station GOE:

Retort Operators - The retort machines cook the canned salmon by way of hot steam at a regulated temperature. The process sterilizes the canned salmon by bringing the retort to a specific temperature with steam. .Metal baskets of stacked canned salmon are wheeled on tracks into the long, round tubes of the retort. The boiler, retort and baths, also fittings about the cannery are seen after by a person that is an under-manager. A very competent person is required to fill this post, for if something goes wrong with the boiler or retort, the whole season might be wasted.

Lead Maintenance - MACHINE REPAIRER, MAINTENANCE (any industry) Repairs and maintains mechanical and hydraulic components of production machines and equipment, such as metal fabricating machine tools, material handling system, and automated lubrication system, following blueprints and specifications and using handtools, power tools, and precision measuring instruments: Visually inspects and listens to machines and equipment to locate causes of malfunctions. Dismantles machines and equipment to gain access to problem area, using handtools and power tools. Inspects and measures parts to detect wear, misalignment, or other problems. Removes and replaces worn or defective parts of drive mechanism or hydraulic system, using handtools and power tools, and following blueprints, diagrams, and service manuals. Realigns and adjusts components, such as spindles and clutches, using handtools and following diagrams. Locates damaged air and hydraulic pipes on machine, and measures, cuts, threads, and installs new pipe. Starts machines and equipment to test operation following repair. Repairs broken parts, using brazing, soldering, and welding equipment and handtools. May modify computer-controlled motion of robot, applying knowledge of program commands and using $T3robot controller$T1 and $T3teach pendant.$T1 May set up and operate metalworking tools, such as lathe, drill press, or grinder, to make or repair parts. May assist MECHANICAL ENGINEER 007.061-014 to modify sketches or computer-generated designs of machine components, such as hydraulic system and drive mechanism, applying knowledge of shop mathematics, hydraulics, and mechanics, and using computer keyboard and software programs. May work as part of team including such workers as ELECTRICIAN, MAINTENANCE (any industry) 829.261-018; MILLWRIGHT (any industry) 638.281-018; PIPE FITTER (construction) 862.281-022; TOOL MAKER (machine shop) 601.280-042.

Maintenance Worker - same as Lead Maintenance above only is supervised by the Lead Maintenance Mechanic.

Machinists Fresh/Frozen or Cannery - MACHINIST (machine shop) alternate titles: machinist, first-class; machinist, general. Sets up and operates conventional, special-purpose, and numerical control (NC) machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts, and fits and assembles machined parts into complete units, applying knowledge of machine shop theory and procedures, shop mathematics, machinability of materials, and layout techniques: Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpiece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements. Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or workpiece as guides for subsequent machining ˘LAY-OUT WORKER (machine shop) 600.281-018. Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines, such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders, and shapers. Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors, such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media. Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required. Verifies conformance of finished workpiece to specifications, using precision measuring instruments. Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data. Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly, using jigs, fixtures, surface plate, surface table, handtools, and power tools. Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, height gauges, and gauge blocks. May install machined replacement parts in mechanisms, machines, and equipment, and test operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance. May operate welding equipment to cut or weld parts. May develop specifications from general description and draw sketch of part or product to be fabricated. May confer with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems. May specialize in setting up and operating NC machines and machining centers and be designated Numerical Control Machine Machinist (machine shop); or set up and operate NC machines linked to automated storage, retrieval, and moving devices and be designated Flexible Machining System Machinist (machine shop).

Machinists Crew and Apprentices

Lead Port Engineer - PORT ENGINEER (ship-boat mfg., water trans.) Coordinates repair and maintenance functions furnished operating fleet to minimize loss of revenue and cost of repairs: Reviews repair request and compares request with previous work accomplished on ship concerned and similar vessels to determine that expenditures are economically sound. Prepares recommendations for work, and initiates procurement of materials. Inspects machinery, equipment, or spaces outlined in work request, draws up job specifications, and obtains bids from contractors or shipyards to perform repairs. Maintains contact with contractors to ensure completion of work at minimum cost. Investigates machinery casualties to determine cause, and advises ship's officers in methods of operation to prevent recurrence of casualty or maloperation. Maintains records of engineering costs for each vessel, such as repairs, supplies, and personnel. Cooperates with regulatory bodies to ensure that requirements for alterations, repair, or modifications are kept at minimum cost consistent with safety. May represent ferry system interests in ferry and terminal construction and maintenance activities, and in union contract negotiations.


Port Engineers - same as Lead Port Engineer duties above only supervised by the Lead Port Engineer.

Lead Security - GUARD, SECURITY (any industry) alternate titles: patrol guard; Guards industrial or commercial property against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry, performing any combination of following duties: Patrols, periodically, buildings and grounds of industrial plant or commercial establishment, docks, logging camp area, or work site. Examines doors, windows, and gates to determine that they are secure. Warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles, and apprehends or expels miscreants. Inspects equipment and machinery to ascertain if tampering has occurred. Watches for and reports irregularities, such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes, and security doors left unlocked. Observes departing personnel to guard against theft of company property. Sounds alarm or calls police or fire department by telephone in case of fire or presence of unauthorized persons. Permits authorized persons to enter property. May register at watch stations to record time of inspection trips. May record data, such as property damage, unusual occurrences, and malfunctioning of machinery or equipment, for use of supervisory staff. May perform janitorial duties and set thermostatic controls to maintain specified temperature in buildings or cold storage rooms. May tend furnace or boiler. May be deputized to arrest trespassers. May regulate vehicle and pedestrian traffic at plant entrance to maintain orderly flow. May patrol site with guard dog on leash. May watch for fires and be designated Fire Patroller (logging). May be designated according to shift worked as Night Guard; Warehouse Guard (any industry).


Security Personnel - same duties as Lead Security above but supervised by the Lead Security Supervisor.


Unloading/Dock Crew

Dock Lead - FISH BAILER (fishing & hunt.) Tends pumps to unload fish from hold of ship into screening tank on dock: Swings end of suction hose over hold of ship, and clamps hose in position. Forces fish from various parts of hold to point under suction pipe, using water hose. Climbs into hold of ship to guide suction hose into hard-to-reach areas. LABORER, WHARF Alternate titles: dock worker; fish pitcher; lumper; wharf hand. Unloads catch from fishing vessels and conveys fish from wharf to fish-dressing or storage area, performing any combination of following tasks: Loads cargo net, crane bucket, or conveyor with catch from hold of boat, by hand or with shovel or pew (hooked prong). Dumps catch from cargo net or crane bucket onto dock platform, and sorts catch according to species, size, or grade. Pushes cart of fish to fish-cleaning tables and dumps fish on table, or piles fish on floor and covers them with chipped ice for temporary storage. Shovels fish scrap into cart and pushes cart to disposal area. May assist boat crew in mooring boat at dock. May clean fish ˘FISH CLEANER (can. & preserv.; fishing & hunt.).

Fork Lift Driver - Conveys fish from wharf to fish-dressing or storage area, performing any combination of following tasks: Alternate title: INDUSTRIAL-TRUCK OPERATOR (any industry) Drives gasoline-, liquefied gas-, or electric-powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices, such as forklift, boom, scoop, lift beam and swivel-hook, fork-grapple, clamps, elevating platform, or trailer hitch, to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials in warehouse, storage yard, or factory: Moves levers and presses pedals to drive truck and control movement of lifting apparatus. Positions forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials or hooks tow trucks to trailer hitch, and transports load to designated area. Unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device. May inventory materials on work floor, and supply workers with materials as needed. May weigh materials or products and record weight on tags, labels, or production schedules. May load or unload materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting device. May lubricate truck, recharge batteries, fill fuel tank, or replace liquefied-gas tank.

Hoist Operators - LABORER, WHARF Alternate titles: dock worker; fish pitcher; wharf hand Unloads catch from fishing vessels and conveys fish from wharf to fish-dressing or storage area, performing any combination of following tasks: Loads cargo net, crane bucket, or conveyor with catch from hold of boat, by hand or with shovel or pew (hooked prong). Dumps catch from cargo net or crane bucket onto dock platform, and sorts catch according to species, size, or grade. Pushes cart of fish to fish-cleaning tables and dumps fish on table, or piles fish on floor and covers them with chipped ice for temporary storage. Shovels fish scrap into cart and pushes cart to disposal area. May assist boat crew in mooring boat at dock.

Fish Pitcher/Unload Boat - LABORER, WHARF. Alternate titles: dock worker; fish pitcher; lumper; wharf hand. Unloads catch from fishing vessels and conveys fish from wharf to fish-dressing or storage area, performing any combination of following tasks: Loads cargo net, crane bucket, or conveyor with catch from hold of boat, by hand or with shovel or pew (hooked prong). Dumps catch from cargo net or crane bucket onto dock platform, and sorts catch according to species, size, or grade. Pushes cart of fish to fish-cleaning tables and dumps fish on table, or piles fish on floor and covers them with chipped ice for temporary storage. Shovels fish scrap into cart and pushes cart to disposal area. May assist boat crew in mooring boat at dock. May clean fish ˘FISH CLEANER (can. & preserv.; fishing & hunt.).

Fish Sorters Dock - Dumps catch from cargo net or crane bucket onto dock platform, and sorts catch according to species, size, or grade. Pushes cart of fish to fish-cleaning tables and dumps fish on table, or piles fish on floor and covers them with chipped ice for temporary storage. Shovels fish scrap into cart and pushes cart to disposal area.

Scale Tallier - (clerical) Alternate titles: checker; counter; counter-weigher; scale clerk; weigher; weight clerk. Performs any combination of following duties to tally raw materials, such as fish for production control purposes, using weight scales, counting devices, and tally sheets: Computes and records totals of tallied figures, using adding machine. May examine and sort items tallied. Records number and types of defects for quality control purposes. Counts sample quantity of parts onto ratio balance scale and computes total number of parts. Issues receipts. Moves tallied items to storage, shipping, or production areas, manually or by handtruck. May also maintain display board telling when next shipment of fish will arrive and how many pounds from tenders.

Fishermen's Services - Alternate title: PROCUREMENT CLERK, purchasing clerk.Compiles information and records to prepare purchase orders for procurement of material for seafood processing plant's fishing boat customers and company's tenders. Verifies nomenclature and specifications of purchase requests. Searches inventory records or warehouse to determine if material on hand is in sufficient quantity. Consults catalogs and interviews suppliers to obtain prices and specifications. Writes or types purchase order and sends copy to supplier and department originating request. Compiles records of items purchased or transferred between departments, prices, deliveries, and inventories. Computes total cost of items purchased, using calculator. Confers with suppliers concerning late deliveries. This person works on-site at the dock area and uses radio and telephone and fork lift to deliver supplies to the fishing fleet and to tender boats.

Quality Control Technician - Tests and inspects products (such as seafood products) at various stages of production process and compiles and evaluates statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products: Confers with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards. Selects products for tests at specified stages in production process, and tests products for variety of qualities, such as dimensions, performance, and temperature HACCP (Hazardous Control Points), quality of flesh, freshness, canning quality, characteristics. Records test data, applying statistical quality control procedures. Evaluates data and writes reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards. Recommends modifications of existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability. May set up and perform destructive and nondestructive tests on materials, parts, or products to measure performance, life, or material characteristics. May prepare graphs or charts of data or enter data into computer for analysis. May specialize in particular area of quality control engineering, such as design, incoming material, process control, product evaluation, inventory control, product reliability, research and development, and administrative application.

Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game Fish and Wildlife Technician - Unloading Dock at seafood processing plant (Employee of the State of Alaska) - Performs creel census, port sampling. Removes and reads fish tags. Use computers and computer software to conduct routine data entry or output. Collects biological samples for purpose of gathering data on species, size, age and sex composition; performs fish tagging, test fishing, scale mounting, stream gravel sampling, etc. Identifies species; collects scales, otoliths, ovaries or biological samples. Performs related duties as assigned.

Warehouse

Warehouse Supervisor - SEAFOOD INDUSTRY Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in receiving, transporting, stacking (Such as canned salmon stacking machine, which stacks cans on wooden pallets), order filling, shipping, and maintaining stock records in warehouse. Supervises labeling and casing or packing of materials or products. Trains new workers. Directs warehousing activities for commercial or industrial establishment: Establishes operational procedures for activities, such as verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of materials, and keeping warehouse inventory current. Inspects physical condition of warehouse and equipment and prepares work order for repairs and requisitions for replacement of equipment. Confers with department heads to ensure coordination of warehouse activities with such activities as production, sales, records control, and purchasing. Screens and hires warehouse personnel and issues work assignments. Directs salvage of damaged or used material. May participate in planning personnel-safety and plant-protection activities.

Forklift Drivers - (any industry) Operate trucks equipped with lifting devices, such as forklift, boom, scoop, lift beam and swivel-hook, fork-grapple, clamps, elevating platform, or trailer hitch, to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials in warehouse, storage yard, or factory: Moves levers and presses pedals to drive truck and control movement of lifting apparatus. Positions forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials or hooks tow trucks to trailer hitch, and transports load to designated area. Unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device. May inventory materials on work floor, and supply workers with materials as needed. May weigh materials or products and record weight on tags, labels, or production schedules. May load or unload materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting device. May lubricate truck, recharge batteries, fill fuel tank, or replace liquefied-gas tank.

Inventory/Shipping and Receiving Clerk - Compiles and maintains records of quantity, type, and value of material, equipment, merchandise, or supplies stocked in establishment: Counts material, equipment, merchandise, or supplies in stock and posts totals to inventory records, manually or using computer. Compares inventories to office records or computes figures from records, such as sales orders, production records, or purchase invoices to obtain current inventory. Verifies clerical computations against physical count of stock and adjusts errors in computation or count, or investigates and reports reasons for discrepancies. Compiles information on receipt or disbursement of material, equipment, merchandise, or supplies, and computes inventory balance, price, and cost. Prepares reports, such as inventory balance, price lists, and shortages. Prepares list of depleted items and recommends survey of defective or unusable items. May operate office machines, such as typewriter or calculator. May stock and issue materials or merchandise.

Brite Stack Stacking Cans Production - Paid the same wage as a seafood processor/cannery worker/cold storage worker. Loads, moves, or stacks containers by hand or handtruck. Operates magnetic stacking machine, which picks up each layer of cans of canned salmon and moves them onto a wooden pallet that has cardboard sheets between each layer. When the pallet is stacked full, a fork lift places the pallet to a machine which covers the stack with plastic and seals in place. Involves repetitive twisting and reaching.

Cannery Foreman - Alternate title: seafood plant Production Manager - PRODUCTION ENGINEER Plans and coordinates production procedures in industrial plant: Directs production departments such as salmon roe processing. Regulates and coordinates functions of production departments. Introduces efficient production line methods. Initiates and directs procedures to increase company output.

Production Lead - Supervises seafood processors who are packing the roe to maintain uniform quality. Set hours of work and may track time cards. Also this position packs salmon roe as a seafood processor. - SUPERVISOR, FISH PROCESSING Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cleaning, eviscerating and preparing fish for packing or canning: Trains workers to clean, eviscerate or prepare fish for packing or canning. Inspects fish at various stages of processing to determine if company standards are being met. Performs other duties as prescribed under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.

Seafood Processors - Alternate title: CANNERY WORKER. Places brined, sorted and graded salmon roe from basket or conveyor belt into small plastic buckets or wooden boxes. Arranges roe in appropriate design to pack containers by hand. Sprinkle each roe layer with appropriate amount of salt. Counts, weighs, or tallies processed items according to specifications. Inspects and weighs filled containers to ensure product conforms to quality and weight standards. Places filled containers on trays, racks, or into boxes. Loads, moves, or stacks containers by hand or handtruck.

Salmon Roe or Surimi Processing

Salmon Roe Sorting Assistant/Trainee - Apprentices with salmon roe technicians to learn how to grade and sort salmon roe by quality and smell and taste and feel.

Alternate title: FISH ROE PROCESSOR. Performs any combination of following tasks concerned with cannery processing of fish roe: Presses headless fish against work surface to ascertain sex of fish by presence or absence of milt. Inserts hand into body cavity of female fish, feels along ventral area of body to locate vent, and cups hand to remove viscera and egg skeins (membrane-enclosed ovaries, tissue, and fish roe). Separates viscera and organs from egg skeins by hand. Discards viscera and organs and places egg skeins in baskets for weighing. Weighs baskets containing egg skeins, using scales, and records totals on tally sheets. Dumps basket of egg skeins on work surface, and examines egg skeins for imperfections, such as blood saturation, immature eggs, and torn membranes. Separates egg skeins, according to size and species of fish. Places acceptable egg skeins in containers for reweighing. Rinses containers of egg skeins with water, using water hose, and dips containers in mild saline solution to rinse egg skeins prior to brining. Works under direction of FISH ROE TECHNICIAN to fill brining tanks, dump egg skeins into tanks, remove processed egg skeins, and pack egg skeins for shipment, following prescribed procedures. May slit underside of fish before removing egg skeins, using knife. Plant Manager - One of the plant manager's duties is to work with the Japanese customers who are buying the salmon roe whole sale. Works with the Salmon Roe Supervisor or Surimi processor to arrange for processing of product, shipping and quality.

Salmon Roe or Surimi Supervisor - The salmon roe supervisor or surimi supervisor is the chief of the salmon roe technicians or surimi technicians. This position has many years experience as a technician before becoming a supervisor. As with a FISH ROE TECHNICIAN sorts, grades, and packs egg skeins containing fish roe: Examines egg skeins (membrane-enclosed ovaries, tissue, and fish roe) for unacceptable conditions, such as immaturity, bruises, or blood saturation. Discards unacceptable skeins and places acceptable skeins in containers for weighing and to await further processing. Dissolves specified salts in water, following brining formula; tests specific gravity of solution, using hydrometer; and pours brining solution into agitation vat. Flips switches to start vat agitators, pours preweighed amount of egg skeins into vat, and turns knob on timer to set brining cycle. Feels skeins for firmness and texture to determine effect of brine on skeins. Removes processed skeins from vat, using wooden-handled seine, and places skeins in container to drain. Tests brine in vat, using hydrometer, and adds specified salts when required to maintain salinity of brining solution at specified level. Examines, grades, and separates processed egg skeins, according to factors such as color, length, and width, utilizing product experience. Selects boxes marked for prescribed grade of egg skeins, places plastic sheets across bottom of boxes as liner, and sprinkles salt over liners prior to packing skeins. Positions layers of skeins in boxes to ensure preservation and seasoning in boxes. Weighs boxes on scales after packing, and adds or removes skeins to obtain specified weight. Folds plastic liner over filled boxes, positions lids on boxes, and stacks packed boxes for storage during aging process.

Salmon Roe or Surimi Technicians - In order to become a technician one must have two years experience performing the tasks of a technician. Job duties include: BRINER (canning and preserves) alternate titles: dipper, fish. Immerses fresh fish fillets in brine solution to condition them for wrapping or freezing: Places fish fillets in wire basket and submerges basket in salt and water solution for specified time. Removes basket from brine tank and dumps fillets on conveyor belt. FISH ROE TECHNICIAN Sorts, grades, and packs egg skeins containing fish roe: Examines egg skeins (membrane-enclosed ovaries, tissue, and fish roe) for unacceptable conditions, such as immaturity, bruises, or blood saturation. Discards unacceptable skeins and places acceptable skeins in containers for weighing and to await further processing. Dissolves specified salts in water, following brining formula; tests specific gravity of solution, using hydrometer; and pours brining solution into agitation vat. Flips switches to start vat agitators, pours preweighed amount of egg skeins into vat, and turns knob on timer to set brining cycle. Feels skeins for firmness and texture to determine effect of brine on skeins. Removes processed skeins from vat, using wooden-handled seine, and places skeins in container to drain. Tests brine in vat, using hydrometer, and adds specified salts when required to maintain salinity of brining solution at specified level. Examines, grades, and separates processed egg skeins, according to factors such as color, length, and width, utilizing product experience. Selects boxes marked for prescribed grade of egg skeins, places plastic sheets across bottom of boxes as liner, and sprinkles salt over liners prior to packing skeins. Positions layers of skeins in boxes to ensure preservation and seasoning in boxes. Weighs boxes on scales after packing, and adds or removes skeins to obtain specified weight. Folds plastic liner over filled boxes, positions lids on boxes, and stacks packed boxes for storage during aging process.

Sanitation/Clean-Up Crew

Clean-up Crew Lead - SUPERVISOR, FISH PROCESSING Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in cleaning, eviscerating and preparing fish for packing or canning: Trains workers to clean, eviscerate or prepare fish for packing or canning. Inspects fish at various stages of processing to determine if company standards are being met. Performs other duties as prescribed under SUPERVISOR (any industry) Master Title.

Clean-up Crew - Same wage as a seafood processor, only if working night shift get a slightly higher hourly wage. Keeps working areas in production departments of industrial seafood processing establishment in clean and orderly condition, performing any combination of the following duties: Transports left over fish guts, seafood parts to the reduction plant area or other supplies between departments or buildings to supply machine tenders or operators with materials for processing, using hand truck. Arranges boxes, material, and hand trucks or other industrial equipment in neat and orderly manner. Cleans lint, dust, oil, and grease from machines, overhead pipes, and conveyors, using brushes, steam hoses, water hoses. Cleans and disinfects processing areas, tables, equipment, screens and filters, metal drains, plastic foot stands, docks. Scrubs processing tanks and vats. Cleans floors, using water hose, and applies floor drier. Picks up reusable scrap for salvage and stores in containers. May operate industrial forklift to transport materials within plant. May start pumps to force cleaning solution through production machinery, piping, or vats. May start pumps to lubricate machines.