Kai Ika Fish Filleter

August 10, 2021 Apply Now
Are you an experienced fish filleter or would you like to learn the art of filleting? Want to be part of a program focused on bringing people together and feeding vulnerable communities? About us: The Kai Ika Project is a non-profit initiative. We collect previously unwanted kai moana (namely fish heads and frames) and share them with communities who enjoy eating them. So far, we have successfully redirected over 150,000kg of fish heads and frames which would otherwise be wasted into the homes and bellies of people who appreciate them.  This kaupapa [project] is a partnership. Alongside LegaSea, and Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae we are proud to have the Outboard Boating Club of Auckland (OBC) and Westhaven Marina, in this adventure. We fillet recreationally caught fish which plays a vital role in our ability to promote sustainability whilst allowing us to recover more kaimoana and feed more whanau. We have a purpose-built fish filleting trailer at Westhaven Z Pier, we fillet at OBC on weekends and our new events filleting trailer will travel outside of Auckland.  The role: This is not your normal factory gig! You will showcase your skills on a daily basis. We aim to inspire the public and showcase the effort and care that goes into each and every fish. This means ongoing communications with customers and engaging with the public.  A majority of your filleting will be out of our filleting trailer at Westhaven Z Pier. Alongside our Lead filleter, you will be responsible for processing peoples catch as they return from a day out on the water fishing. Our above and beyond approach means we unload directly from boats, process the catch, package the fillets and share our kaupapa with a smile along the way.  You may be asked to assist with additional tasks including cash/eftpos transactions, breaking down heads and frames and dropping off kaimoana to the marae. As you become more involved with our kaupapa we can offer you  many growth opportunities.  Requirements:
  • You must be reliable and trustworthy
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Experienced filleting background or willing to learn 
  • Attention to detail in everything you do
  • An ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • A positive attitude and team orientated
We have full time and part time opportunities with most hours concentrated between Wednesday – Sunday. What we offer you:
  • Training in fish processing
  • An outlet for your creative potential
  • Unique bunch of team mates
  • The chance to be involved with something meaningful and worthwhile
This is not your normal job, you will be filleting fish to feed whanau.  If you have any questions and want to chat about this position please contact Dallas.  Dallas@legasea.co.nz – 02108450461 Applications close Monday 20th September 2021. To be eligible you will need to be allowed to legally work in New Zealand, have a current drivers license and have fish filleting experience. To learn more about Kai Ika click the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEMQJfPhRyo&t=379sApply Now