Acme Smoked Fish
  • Production
  • Wilmington, NC, USA
  • Full Time

We are currently seeking a full-time PA to complete the defrosting and dry cure duties.  The candidate will work both roles in the new 2nd shift for the defrosting and dry cure process.  The schedule for this position is Sunday thru Thursday, 2pm-10:20pm.

Summary/Objective The PA, Thaw and Cure Associate performs all tasks involved in the transfer of frozen fillets to begin the thaw/defrosting process, then applies the cure mixture to defrosted fillets.  This includes transferring frozen products to the chute, breaking down packing materials, weighing and logging completed trollies and transferring trollies to the curing area prior to smoking.


  • Performs work as assigned by production supervisor and/or group leader
  • Assigns batch card to each batch
  • Unwraps frozen fillets from packaging
  • Transfers unwrapped frozen fillets to racks on trollies
  • Process fresh fillets when applicable
  • Inspects product for defects, bruises, blemishes, or damage
  • Loads defrost cabinet with trollies full of frozen fillets
  • Performs sanitation inspection
  • Notifies supervisor of any mechanical or product issues
  • Collects and transfers packaging and material waste from production area
  • Removes and accounts for raw material waste during production
  • Consistently applies cure mix to each fillet according to recipe
  • Weighs each trolley before and after application of cure mixture
  • Records information in Seasoft, Yield Program, and other logs
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area
  • Follows EHS, GMP, HR and other company policies
  • Demonstrates ability to meet production standards on specific assignments within a reasonable time
  • Reads Bulletin Boards, participates in department huddles and attends required meetings/trainings to learn important company information

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • Previous Manufacturing Experience

Physical Requirements

Lifts up to 50 pounds.

Reach:  Minimum reach of 82 inches.  Must be able to reach above head to remove and return top screens from trollies.

Physical Strength:  The ability to lift, push, pull, or carry objects using hands, arms, back, abdominal muscles, shoulders, legs, or a combination of these muscle groups.  The position involves pulling/pushing product or waste, weighing up to 1500 pounds, throughout the day.

Skills & Attributes needed for success:

  • Quality driven
  • Reliable and Detail Oriented
  • Self-Starter
  • Good communication skills
  • Dependable, (with varying schedule based on business needs as indicated above)
  • Ability to be flexible and work well with others
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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