North Star Fishing
  • 16-Sep-2020 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Unalaska, AK, USA
  • Crew share based
  • Contract

401(k) plan with company match. Medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage.

Position: Fishmeal Technician

Location: Bering Sea; Pacific Ocean; Gulf of Alaska; Aleutian Islands

Reports To: Chief Engineer


North Star Fishing is hiring Fishmeal Technicians to work on it's new vessel the North Star that will begin fishing in 2021.  Fishmeal Technicians are responsible for operating the fishmeal processing line.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitors fishmeal plant operation lines from the control room and processing area to ensure optimum utilization.
  • Adjusts pump speeds and auger speeds to safeguard product quality.
  • Performs moisture analysis tests on fishmeal and reports findings as appropriate.
  • Surveys amount of raw materials in silos to confirm correct flow into plant.
  • Supervises the startup and shut down of process line machinery to ensure compliance

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Must have basic mechanical skills to perform maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Must possess an understanding of meal and oil plant operation and production
  • Must follow all company, OSHA and vessel safety guidelines
  • Must possess the ability to stand on their feet for extended periods of time where physical work may be required, including lifting items of up to 50+ lbs.
  • Must be able to work independently and efficiently in a timely manner 


  • 1+ year of experience as a Fishmeal Technician on a vessel or in shore based fishmeal plant preferred.
  • 1+ year of experience directing and training a crew.
  • 2-3 years' experience operating machinery in an industrial or manufacturing setting.

Work Hours:  16 hour shifts, 7 days a week while on board; 65 day contracts.

Shipyard: Fishmeal Technicians are required to participate in all shipyard periods doing maintenance, installation and repairs as required. The amount of work may vary based on projects and time constraints.   

Scheduling: A schedule for both fishing and shipyard must be worked out between Operators and provided to the Chief Engineer for approval. Any changes to the schedule must be approved by the Chief Engineer.

Protective Clothing: Raingear, reflective safety vest, steal toe boots, gloves, protective eye wear, respiratory mask, hearing protection.

Tools/Equipment/Work Aids: Hand tools, measuring devices, and testing equipment.  


  • Free Room and Board
  • Eligible for 401(K)
  • Health/Dental benefits once eligibility requirements are met
  • Crew Share based


North Star Fishing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age. 

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