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General Factory Hands
Vessel(s): Amaltal Columbia, Amaltal Atlantis, Amaltal Enterprise, Amaltal Explorer, Capt. M.J. Souza
Date Listed: 6/06/2013

Job Outline

This year a Trainee Sailor could earn over $45,000. Senior factory hands will earn up to $75,000. Have an average of 14 weeks a year off - paid.

We are looking for both male and female crew now- all you need is the right attitude. Work at sea with a great career path, qualified chefs, gyms and be trained while you work. Earn $50,000, $80,000, $100,000 and more as you progress. Trips at sea are for a duration of 45 days on a 2 trip on 1 trip off roster system.

These are full time positions only. Applicants must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand. These positions are very physically demanding therefore you are required to be fit, strong and healthy to handle the conditions of factory life at sea.

We have a zero tolerance for drugs. All crew undertake pre-employment drug tests, and random drug testing is part of continued employment.

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Life On Board

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About the Ships

Amaltal Columbia

Length overall: 64
Gross tonnage: 1970
Main engine: 3340

The flagship of the fleet, the Amaltal Columbia leads the world in fishing technology.

The ship was the world's first factory freezer trawler to be registered with ISO 9002 certification, an internationally recognised standard which assures customers of consistent high product quality.

The ship has extensive capabilities to process all waste products for recycling or non-polluting disposal. Even the ship's boilers are able to run on waste fish oil.

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Amaltal Atlantis

Length overall: 64
Gross tonnage: 1970
Main engine: 3340

The Amaltal Atlantis is a sister vessel to the Amaltal Columbia.

The Amaltal Atlantis was purchased following the successful operation of Amaltal Columbia in New Zealand waters and has now been converted to a twin trawl net system, the first in New Zealand.

Amaltal Atlantis production facilities are among the most up to date in any fishing vessel and it continues to achieve the high production quality standard now consistently proven by the Talley's deep sea fleet.

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Amaltal Enterprise

Length overall: 68.8
Gross tonnage: 2412
Main engine: 4023

The Amaltal Enterprise is the most recent addition to Amaltal's fishing Fleet.

This vessel has enabled Talley's deep sea division to put more fishing effort into the southern ocean, where the harsh sea conditions require a larger vessel with more horse power providing a stable working platform.

The vessel has also allowed Talley's deep sea division to increase the product lines through having a much larger factory area to work with. This allows the company to produce more value added products whilst still at sea.

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Amaltal Explorer

Length overall: 65.7
Gross tonnage: 1386
Main engine: 2700

The Amaltal Explorer was the first purpose built freezer trawler for New Zealand’s deep water fishery, and has caught a New Zealand domestic trawler record of 13800 tonnes in one year.

The Amaltal Explorer product is headed and gutted with its main catch species being Orange Roughy, Smooth Oreo Dory, Black Oreo Dory, Hoki and other bycatch species.

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Capt. M.J. Souza

Length overall: 68
Gross tonnage: 1468
Main engine: 3600

The vessel targets mainly Skip Jack Tuna but does land small amounts of other Tuna Species as well.

The Capt. M.J. Souza is based in the Western and Central Pacific for most of the year. During the summer months the vessel fishes back in NZ around the top of the North Island for Skip Jack Tuna. Trip lengths can vary from 20 to 70 days depending on the fishing.

The fish is held in refrigerated brine tanks and unloads either directly to the canneries or is transhipped to carrier vessels to freight to the canneries, leaving the purse seine vessel close to the fishing grounds to continue fishing.

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Staff Profile

Name:
Age:
Position:
Vessel:

Irene Baas
18
Factory Hand
Amaltal Atlantis

How long have you been fishing?
3 years

Why did you choose to come fishing?
I wanted to try something challenging & completely different. I started when I was young, and have found fishing has helped me build life skills I can use anywhere.

What does your job/position involve?
I am a grader in the factory. I am responsible for maintaining the quality of product (by grading out any fish with blemishes , this is sent to the trimming line to be trimmined). I also sort the fish into size grades on a moving conveyer as the fillets come past me.

What are the most rewarding parts of the job?
When there is a lot of fish & the factory is really busy The challenge of getting that product through and maintain top quality is quite exciting. I love to push myself as far as I can. Good work never goes unnoticed.

What are the worst parts, and why?
Staying in the same work area for the whole trip can be hard, but as a new person you are moved around a lot until you find an area you excel in. Sometimes I find it hard to be away from friends and family for such a long time, but the rest of the crew understand what you are going through and can be very supportive.

What advice would you give to people considering fishing as a career?
You will know after your first trip whether fishing is the right career for you. It’s a great way for young people to make good money, If you are a young person fishing is a great way to find your roots, and find out what you are made of.

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Staff Profile

Name:
Age:
Position:
Vessel:

Matt Mulcahy
20
Deckhand
Amaltal Atlantis

How long have you been fishing?
18 Months

Why did you choose to come fishing?
It’s something I have always wanted to do, I saw it as an opportunity to combine a career and something I love, fishing.

What does your job/position involve?
I help shoot & haul the fishing nets, and do general deck work that can involve; splicing wire, net mending, and trips to other vessels in the Zodiac etc. When not on deck I work in the factory doing things such as packing, trimming, filleting etc.

What are the most rewarding parts of the job?
The money that you can save when you are at sea is the best part. But fishing is a great career, you can do lots of courses, and work towards different qualifications, which means you can advance through the ranks.

What are the worst parts, and why?
The long time away from land.

What advice would you give to people considering fishing as a career?
Do a trip on a wet fish boat and a factory trawler to decide what you enjoy most. (You can do this through Westport deep sea Fishing School) It doesn’t matter how little you know when you start, you’ll pick up all of the necessary skills very quickly.

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