Fish Cutters often work in the seafood processing unit where they are responsible for processing seafood products so that they are ready for sale. Their duties include scaling and trimming fish, cleaning and cutting fillets, discarding defective items, and packing and shipping the products.
Working as a Fish Cutter requires first-hand knowledge of food safety standards along with manual dexterity and profound knife skills. Furthermore, an individual working in this capacity should have demonstrated ability to work in extreme weather conditions.
As far as educational requirements are concerned, no more than a high school diploma or a GED equivalent is required for this job.
Fish Cutter Sample Skills
• Deeply familiar with shelling and fileting techniques
• Proficient in using knives and tools in a safe manner
• Ability to cut and portion all seafood products accurately as per client specifications
• Remarkable knowledge of food safety, quality control, and cleanliness standards
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Strong hand-eye coordination and attention to detail
• Profound ability to lift heavy loads up to 50 pounds
• Effectively able to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to stand for extended periods of time
• Excellent ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Unmatched ability to work in extreme weather conditions