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Farmworkers and Laborers

Pride of the Pond

Tunica, MS

$12.45 per hour


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Job Description

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Catfish Processor: Observe fish on a conveyor belt system and remove fish from that system and feed them into a conveyor system that regulate the movement or flow of fish to beheading and filleting lines or to whole fish processing lines. They also remove dead fish, trash fish and bycatch from the conveyor system. Feed fish into a head cutter, place fish correctly into a fillet machine and deskin the fish. Operate equipment to cut the head off whole fish, eviscerate whole fish and deskin the whole fish. Observe the operating equipment and clear any blockages manually. Operate band saw to cut eviscerated, skinned, whole fish into steak pieces. Move containers of live fish, whole fish, and fillets between various stations in the plant including other fillet lines, manual whole fish lines, manual trim lines, and coolers using pallet jacks and hand dollies. Fish Trimmers: Inspect, separate and place fish fillets onto conveyor system feeding trimming machine or intelligent portioning machine and inspect for defects and blemishes and remove the fillets and nuggets from the conveyor system coming out of the water jet trimming machine or intelligent portioning machine, sorting them to the systems that sort and grade them according to size specifications. Also place improperly cut fillets into bins in order for them to be reworked. Inspect, separate and trim fillets that didn’t go through the trimming equipment or intelligent portioning machine or were not properly trimmed or cut. Inspect for blemishes or defects, remove bones, trim fat, skin, tissues and ragged edges from fish using hand knives. Separate fish and byproducts into specified containers and separate fish according to size specifications of miscuts, nuggets or fillets. Move containers of untrimmed and trimmed fillets or nuggets between various stations in the plant including other fillet lines, manual whole fish lines, water jet trim lines, manual trim lines, and coolers using pallet jacks and hand dollies. Fresh Fish Packer: Remove containers of fillets, nuggets or whole fish from the cooler and distribute them to the various fresh packaging locations in the plant. This is done using a pallet jack or hand dolly. Then deice the containers of fish before dumping them onto the fresh pack package out conveyor lines. Remove fillets, nuggets or whole fish from containers to be sorted, graded and packed into shipping boxes lined with plastic bags. Inspect for blemishes, bones, skin, or misgraded product and remove from belt into containers to be reworked. Place ice in boxes on top of bagged fish, secure top onto box and stack boxes onto pallets for storage in the cooler and shipment on outbound trailers. Workers will use a wide variety of tools including, but not limited to hand tools, knives, plastic tubs with lids, carts, dollys, shovels, forklifts, ice bins, baader 166, baader 184, baader 1741, sorter conveyor, cat injector, box erector, pallet jack, marel I cut 11, crane, chiller, cat bulkers, check weighers, scales, and skinners. OFLC Administrator publishes new AEWR rates yearly and we reserve the right to adjust our job order to the new published rate regardless of rate increases or decreases. Raises and bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker, at the employer’s discretion, based on individual factors including but not limited to, performance, experience, number of hours worked in the season, number of seasons worked with the company, adherence to work rules and ability to follow supervisor’s instructions.
Job Classification:
51-3022.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

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Applicants must be 18 years or older. The company may conduct background checks. Three months experience in Catfish Harvesting and Processing. All tools, supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to the worker. Proper work attire is required. No cell phone usage during working hours. Cell phone can only be used during breaks and emergencies. Must have good hand/eye coordination. Have ability to work well independently or in a team atmosphere. Must be able to understand and act on verbal communication. Must be able to work on a production line. Consistently practice and support all safety rules and guidelines. Be flexible and assist in other areas of the company as needed/requested. Work area may consist of concrete floors, cold, noisy, wet, and damp surroundings and working in and out of coolers and freezers. Waterproof boots, uniforms, hair/beard nets are mandatory in designated areas, may have odors of fish. Must be to work in cold area on average of 49 degrees daily. Dre
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Pride of the Pond
Company Name:
Magnolia Processing, Inc.
Tunica, MS 38676
Telephone Number:


5255 Highway 4, Tunica, MS 38676

Job Order Details

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