General Hand - Deep Sea Fishing
Sanford Limited
Timaru, New Zealand
5d ago

Who is Sanford?

We are New Zealand’s oldest and largest fishing and aquaculture business. Together at Sanford we are proud of our extensive seafood history, and our position as New Zealand’s largest integrated fishing and aquaculture business.

Our vision is to be the best seafood company in the world, achieving this through a values led approach of care, passion and integrity in all that we do.

Our Deep-Water Fleet operate out of Timaru. Our fleet includes deep-sea trawlers, scampi vessels and long liners which target fisheries both in NZ and as far away as the Ross Sea and around the Islands of South Sandwich and South Georgia.

The Opportunity :

As a general hand, your journey starts in the processing factory packing, sorting, and grading seafood destined for families and customers all over the world.

This is an entry level role with an exciting pathway and expansive career opportunities for the right person.

Working on a fishing vessel has its challenges and requires the ability to work and live with the same people day in and day out for up to 42 days at a time.

  • Trip lengths are approximately six week
  • You will most likely be required to complete two trips before having one trip off
  • Between trips, there may be an opportunity to have time on land to rest during vessel turnaround
  • Vessel operations run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and shifts are generally 6 hours on 6 hours off
  • Delicious meals prepared and provided to you by our amazing on board cooks.
  • The fleet is Timaru based so you must be able to get yourself there and back on time.
  • Pre-engagement medical checks including drug testing will be carried out as part of the engagement process
  • To be successful :

    Your positive attitude and enthusiasm to support delivering beautiful NZ seafood to the world will ensure your success on board.

    So, what else do you need to bring?

  • A values led approach of care, passion and integrity in everything that you do
  • High level of commitment to health and safety, not just for yourself but for your crew too
  • The ability to get on well with crew from a range of diverse backgrounds
  • Discipline to manage yourself and your time between 6 hours on 6 hours off shifts
  • Open and intuitive to learning new skills from those with more experience
  • Mature, proud of your work ethic and calm under pressure
  • This is a physically demanding job so you will need to be physically fit
  • If you’re a team player, can follow instructions and take pride in your work and personal wellbeing, your next voyage could start here with Sanford.

    You will be joining an amazing team of talented seagoing individuals that work together with care, passion and integrity.

    Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of everyone onboard our vessels is our key priority. It should therefore come as no surprise that we take a zero-tolerance stance on drug and alcohol use in our workplace.

    Testing for these substances is mandatory and regular so please take this into consideration before registering your interest in joining our team.

    In return :

  • Competitive industry payment across the year, earn while you’re on and off the job.
  • Opportunities to gain NZQA recognised qualifications while you work
  • Trained medics on board as well as free flu vaccinations
  • Working for a company that sets you up for success within a dynamic industry
  • If a career in the fishing industry sounds like a challenge you are up for, where you are motivated to be the best you can be and want to build a career that can take you places then APPLY NOW.

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