May 25, 2023

Fish-processing Machine Operator (Production Operator)

$18.60 hourly
  • Jim Pattison Enterprises Ltd. o/a Delta Pacific Seafoods
  • 6001- 60th Ave, Delta, British Columbia, V4K 4E2
Full time Seafood Production/Processing Line Worker

Job Description

Company: Jim Pattison Enterprises Ltd. o/a Delta Pacific Seafoods 

Business information: Delta Pacific Seafoods is the largest fresh, frozen and value-added seafood processor in British Columbia, specializing in high quality, custom seafood processing, value added and cold storage services. At Delta Pacific, we employ a diverse workforce, offer year-round employment, competitive wages, and group benefits including extended health, dental, life insurance, short term disability and Group RRSP. We also provide on-the job training, uniforms, and equipment. We are currently hiring 12 production operators to join our team on the Day Shift (6 positions) and Afternoon Shift (6 positions).


Business address: 6001- 60th Ave, Delta, British Columbia, V4K 4E2

Location of work: Same as above

Type of Employment: Full time–Permanent

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job duties:

  • Set up and operate machines to clean, cut, or otherwise process fish or seafood products: Sharpening knives, changing parts, and performing minor repairs to machinery/equipment.
  • Record production information: Reporting production and safety issues to Supervisors on shift.
  • Set up and operate machines to can, bag, box or otherwise package fish and seafood products: Setting up production lines for smooth operation and product flow.
  • Monitor different types of fish processing machinery/equipment.
  • Follow production guidelines and specifications for multiple species and products.
  • Stage fish in an organized fashion to facilitate smooth production on the plant floor.
  • Utilize manual and computer tracking systems to follow production data on the floor or in the warehouse.
  • Operate a forklift to transfer raw materials and/or finished products between the warehouse and working area.
  • Work on production lines performing manual duties with accuracy and consistency.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized work area.




-Education: No formal education is required

-Experience: Previous experience operating forklifts and food processing machines is an asset. On-the-job training will be provided.

-Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Repetitive tasks, Handling heavy loads (lift and/or move up to 70 pounds), Physically demanding, Manual dexterity, Attention to detail, Hand-eye co-ordination, Standing for extended periods

-Personal Suitability: Team player, Reliability, effective interpersonal skills, organized, dependable

-Must take direction and abide by safety rules

-Work Site Environment: Noisy, Cold/refrigerated, Wet/damp

-Language: Basic level of English is required


Wage: Hourly rate of $18.60 per hour or greater depending on individual’s skills and associated production piece rates. 40 hours per week.


Benefits: Disability insurance, dental insurance, Group RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan), extended medical insurance, uniforms and equipment are provided. Piece work based on production. Accommodation provided at a cost. Transportation costs covered if the worker needs to relocate. 


Important information: Two shifts:

Day Shift (Monday – Friday, 6.30am – 3pm)

Afternoon Shift (Monday – Friday, 4pm – 12.30am)

Occasional overtime and weekend work may be required and depends on operational needs. This position involves working in a cold, damp and noisy environment.


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Apply by mail to: 6001- 60th Ave, Delta, BC, V4K 4E2

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