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

We are currently seeking a full-time Technician to complete raw materials dumping and dry cure duties.  The candidate will work both roles in the new 2nd shift for the raw material and dry cure process. 

Summary/Objective The Raw Materials/Dry Cure Technician performs all tasks involved in the transfer of frozen fillets to begin the thaw/defrosting process.  This includes transferring frozen products to the chute and breaking down packing materials. After the thawing process is complete, the Technician will apply the cure mixture to defrosted fillets, weighing and logging completed trollies and transferring trollies to the curing area prior to smoking.


  • Empties frozen shipped products via transfer chute to the thaw/defrost area
  • Inspects packaging and product for defects, bruises, blemishes, or damage
  • Performs sanitation inspection
  • Operates pallet lift and forklift safely
  • Pulls raw materials from storage according to productions schedule
  • Maintains understanding of inventory storage locations
  • Reports raw material waste
  • 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
  • Notifies supervisor of any mechanical or product issues
  • Breaks down packaging materials and transfers to waste area to be discarded
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma

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

Preferred Skills:

  • Forklift Experience

 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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