Long Line Fishing

Timaru | Tuesday Apr 13, 2021

Who is Sanford?
We are New Zealand’s oldest and largest fishing and aquaculture business. Together at Sanford we are proud of our extensive seafood history, and our position as New Zealand’s largest integrated fishing and aquaculture business. Our vision is to be the best seafood company in the world, achieving this through a value led approach of care, passion and integrity in all that we do.

Our Deep-Water Fleet operate out of Timaru. Our fleet includes deep-sea trawlers, scampi vessels and long liners which target fisheries both in NZ and as far away as the Ross Sea and around the Islands of South Sandwich and South Georgia

The Opportunity:
As a general hand on the San Aspiring no two days will ever be the same. With a tight team in a fascinating fishery you will be exposed to all aspects of commercial fishing. From supporting with shooting and hauling operations through to processing and storing seafood destined for families and customers all over the world. This is an exciting pathway and expansive career opportunities for the right person.

Working on a fishing vessel has its challenges and requires the ability to work and live with the same people day in and day out for up to five months at a time.

This is a brilliant opportunity to see the world with breath taking views around South Georgia and the Falkland Islands during your downtime.

Who is Sanford?
We are New Zealand’s oldest and largest fishing and aquaculture business.

To be successful:
Your positive attitude and enthusiasm to support delivering beautiful seafood to the world will ensure your success on board. So, what else do you need to bring?

• A values led approach of care, passion and integrity in everything that you do
• High level of commitment to health and safety, not just for yourself but for your fellow crew too
• The ability to get on well with crew from a range of diverse backgrounds
• Discipline to manage yourself and your time between 8 hours on 8 hours off shifts
• Open and intuitive to learning new skills from those with more experience
• Mature, proud of your work ethic and calm under pressure
• This is a physically demanding job so you will need to be physically fit
• Having long line or trawling experience would be an advantage

If you’re a team player, can follow instructions and take pride in your work and personal wellbeing, your next voyage could start here with Sanford.

You will be joining an amazing team of talented seagoing individuals that work together with care, passion and integrity. Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of everyone onboard our vessels is our key priority. It should therefore come as no surprise that we take a zero-tolerance stance on drug and alcohol use in our workplace. Testing for these substances is mandatory and regular so please take this into consideration before registering your interest in joining our team.

In return:

• Competitive industry payment
• Opportunities to gain NZQA recognised qualifications while you work
• Trained medics on board as well as free flu vaccinations
• Working for a company that sets you up for success within a dynamic industry
• International travel seeing parts of the world some people can only dream about

If a career in the fishing industry sounds like a challenge you are up for, where you are motivated to be the best you can be and want to build a career that can take you places then APPLY NOW.


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