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compensation: % of Catch
employment type: contract

North Star Fishing Co. is hiring Processors to work onboard our 4 H&G at-sea processing vessels in the Bering Sea, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska and Aleutian Islands. 


Processors convert raw fish into a frozen-at-sea finished product.

  • Heading, gutting, and cleaning fish
  • Sort fish by species, size and condition
  • Package, weigh and label product
  • Load and unload plate freezers
  • Operate and clean factory equipment
  • Offload of frozen product to warehouse
  • Load and unload other supplies on the vessel

Working onboard an at sea processing vessel is physically and mentally challenging.  The environment is wet and cold and the shifts are long.  The job requires physical endurance, repetitive lifting, agility, prolonged periods of standing, teamwork and self-discipline.  Crew members make a contractual commitment to being at sea for extended periods of time, leaving family and friends at home.

Physical Ability and Skills: 

  • Understand instructions in English
  • Perform fast paced, repetitive tasks for long periods of time
  • Repeatedly lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Capable of climbing and descending steep stairs and vertical ladders
  • Share spaces with others including crew quarters, dining areas and bathrooms

How does the pay work?

Crew members are paid a percentage of the catch for each trip completed. Entry level earnings can range from $1500 - $2500 per trip. A single trip takes approximately 8 to 12 days to complete. Crew can expect to work 6 to 8 trips in a 65 day contract. 

*Please note pay estimates are based on averages. Pay will vary depending on the amount of species caught and current market pricing*

  • 65 day contract (option to extend up to 90 days)
  • Crew Size of 36 total – shared living quarters
  • 16 hour shift, 7 days a week   
  • Free Room/Board
  • Eligible for 401K
  • Health/Dental benefits once eligibility requirements are met

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When processing the application, we must be able to confirm two good references from previous employers; you must be able to pass a background check; and a post offer, pre-employment drug test.  *Applicant is responsible for travel expenses to Seattle (point of hire). Company covers cost of flight from Seattle to Alaska. *

GOOD FIT FOR THOSE WITH EXPERIENCE IN LABOR INTENSIVE JOBS! (Oil Rig Workers, Construction, Farmer, Miners, Firefighters, Deckhand)


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North Star Fishing Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

post id: 7311282295


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