Tokatu Deck Hands and Factory Hands
Nelson, New Zealand
4d ago

About Us :

Sealord is a global seafood enterprise with a world-wide fishing, processing and marketing network. Sealord retains its home base in New Zealand and has led the seafood industry in the careful and sustainable management of fish and seafood resources.

FV Tokatu :

The FV Tokatu is the first new vessel for New Zealand's deep-water fishery in 20 years. The purpose-built vessel is furnished with all the latest electronics and technologies, including Precision Seafood Harvesting systems.

The latest satellite technology also allows crew to maintain connectivity for personal usage, within reasonable levels, during their downtime while onboard.

About the roles :

We have opportunities available for experienced crew in both deckhand and factory hand positions. If you're passionate about fishing and developing your career in the industry, this opportunity is not to be missed.

Working on a trip on - trip off basis, these roles offer a great balance of work and home time.


Ideally you will have an ADH ticket or you may still be working towards achieving that qualification.

Work requirements will vary depending on your current skills and experience however, knowledge of casting of trawl nets and landing catch, maintenance of on deck gear and operation of on deck machinery would be prerequisites for these vacancies.

Factory hands

With a fully operational processing factory on board, the factory hand will be able to demonstrate competence with knife skills, conveyer processing lines, weighing, and packaging of product.

In addition, you will have knowledge in species identification and be able to grade according to specifications.

Additional skills for all roles would include :

Being able to communicate well within a close team environment.

Work collaboratively and cohesively with fellow crew.

Working within Sealord health and safety policies and procedures

Having comprehensive product knowledge and understanding of compliance regulations would be advantageous

What we are offering

We invest in our employees with ongoing coaching and career development as well as succession planning and promotion from within.

We have a performance based culture and pride ourselves on reward and recognition initiatives that recognise top talent and outstanding performance.

We are offering an industry competitive remuneration package, scaled to your skills and experience.

The vessel is domiciled in If you have the skills and experience for these roles we'd love to hear from you.

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