General Hand - Deep Sea Fishing
Sanford Limited
Timaru, New Zealand
11h ago

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.

About the role :

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

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

What do I need to know?

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 weeks.
  • You will most likely be required to complete two trips before having one trip off.
  • Between all trips, there is a three day turn around at Timaru where crew may have time on land to rest.
  • Vessel operations run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On board shifts are average 6 hours on 6 hours off.
  • All meals are prepared and provided to you by our amazing on board chefs.
  • 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 to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • Skills 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?

  • You have 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
  • Communicate effectively 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
  • Sanford has zero tolerance for drug and alcohol use with a strict testing regime in place to keep our crew safe from this hazard.

    What can we offer you?

  • Payment across the year, earn while you’re on and off the job.
  • Opportunities at all stages of experience, including entry level.
  • You may have an opportunity to participate in a two week intensive course prior to your engagement.

    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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