Fish Cleaner Machine Tender

Tend machines that remove heads, fins, visceras, and tails from fishes.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fish Cleaner Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine that removes heads, fins, viscera, and tails from fish preparatory to canning: Starts machine and conveyor system. Positions fish on feed table and aligns head with cutting knife. Places beheaded fish in machine feed trough and pushes tail into teeth of fish cleaning machine. Pulls lever to regulate speed of conveyors. May replace worn knives, using handtools.


Should I be a Fish Cleaner Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to Become a
    Fish Cleaner Machine Tender

    Most Fish Cleaner Machine Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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