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Finfishing Deckhand On Commercial Long-liner

J&B Fisheries, Inc.

Dulac, LA

$18.09 per hour


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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Seasonal-temporary, full-time finfishing deckhands on commercial long-liner needed from 10/20/2022 to 07/20/2023. The deckhand will load supplies, fishing gear and bait; will bait and tackle; build and repair tackle; set and haul long line gear; gut and clean fish; ice fish in boat's hold; perform wheel-watch duties; cut bait and bait hooks; clean and mop deck; offload catch at the dock; assist captain as required. Work will be performed at sea up to 10 days on board commercial fish vessels throughout Exclusive Economic Zone in Gulf of Mexico, depending on amount of catch and/or expansion of fishing grounds. The worker will be paid by check every two weeks or according to the prevailing practice in the area of intended employment (Exclusive Economic Zone in Gulf of Mexico) whichever is more frequent. No education required. No on-the-job training. Applicant must have no less than one continuous-month of experience as deckhand on commercial, ocean going long-liner. Usual work period is from 06:00 pm (night) to 6:00 am (morning). Working conditions may include excessive heat and/or cold, rainy days and cold weather on deck, confined spaces, sleep deprivation, and fatigue. Worker is required to carry and repetitively lift an average of 75 pounds of catch to/from boats hold.
Job Classification:
45-3011.00 - Fishers and Related Fishing Workers

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Job Requirements

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Be skillful with long-liner and bandits. Excluding the time required to travel between fishing grounds, we procure to guarantee up to 40 hours per week with overtime depending on availability or abundance of catch. Our breakdown of the hours is our best attempt to distribute Such hours. Hours per day can change accordingly. While traveling to or in between fishing grounds there could be no work hours for days at a time. Once there, hours per day could include eight (8) or more daily. One cannot predict this but rely on electronic devices; knowledge, and experience to increase the odds in our favor. Fish schools could be found during the morning, evening, and even midnight depending on migration patterns, weather, tides, and season of the year. Reference checks.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 P.M. - 6:00 A.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
J&B Fisheries, Inc.
Ruston, LA 71270
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9484 Grand Caillou Road, Dulac, LA 70353

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The rate of pay is $18.09 per hour (overtime $27.14 per hour) or an average of 16% of catch proceeds, whichever is greater. Also as it is customary in our industry, monetary advances could be given at the request of workers upon being hired. Piece rate
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