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Quality Control Inspector – Krill


Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick




The Quality Control (QC) Inspector -Krill examines incoming fish for Krill, spawn fish milt, red feed, roe, as well as checking the histamine levels of the fish. QC Inspector shall ensure their reports are accurate, completed in full and there are no discrepancies against Standard Operating Procedures, the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Program and all legally regulated programs (FDA/CFIA). NOTE: This is an early start position (5am) however, your day finishes around 1:30/2pm.



  • Duties for the Tank & Grading Room:
    • Perform 100 (hundred) fish samples for each grade of fish per incoming boat.
      • This includes collecting information on fish temperature from the boats (1 fish per 10 tons).
        • Efforts should be made to take 30 temperatures per boat for validation.
          • This is not required of weir boat.
        • Grades 1 & 2 will only have a Krill inspection if the precut machines are not operating.
      • Perform a visual Krill check by removing both the head, and stomach, of each fish to confirm the presence of Krill (or lack thereof).
      • Input the results of the Krill inspection in the appropriate Red Zone Report.
      • Confirm with Production that the correct disposition of fish is being achieved.
    • Duties for the Hermasa Line:
      • Perform a 100 can sample from each Hermasa Line to verify the vacuum device is correctly working each day.
      • Inform Maintenance immediately if Krill is present in the processed fish so adjustments can be made to the vacuum device.
      • Complete a secondary 100 can sample to verify the adjustments were successful.
      • Input the results in the appropriate Red Zone Report.
      • Inform Production if Krill is present, and is unable to be effectively removed, to adjust the disposition of the fish.
    • Communicates effectively with various levels of the organization to resolve quality concerns.
    • Immediately communicates any issues that may present a food safety risk to the QC Coordinator, QC Supervisor or Quality Manager.
    • Support the Quality Assurance (QA) Manager, QC Supervisor, and the department in resolving quality issues.
    • Maintains files, work area, and documents in an organized manner.



  • Must be Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) trained with a basic understanding of concepts including monitoring and CCP’s (Critical Control Points).
  • Willing to take additional training when requested.
  • Must be able to work any shift and/or weekends and extended hours beyond the normal shift’s end when necessary.
  • Must be able to work the scheduled, assigned times and required overtime for the position; 8 hours minimum up to 12 hours depending on requirements. NOTE: The shift begins at 5am.
  • Must demonstrate the following skills & behaviors;
    • Accurate and thorough record keeping skills with a high attention to detail.
    • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Competent in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Must be reliable, honest, alert and safety conscience.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must demonstrate a willingness to accept responsibility and be able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Able to work independently, assume responsibility and have demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Must be detailed oriented and excellent work ethic and attendance.
  • Due to the need to identify small imperfections the candidate must have 20-20 eyesight.
  • Must be legally allowed to work in Canada.


Working Conditions and Physical Capacities:

This position can be physically demanding with any combination of sitting, standing, and/or walking for extended periods of time on cement floors throughout the duration of the shift. Applicants must be capable of working in an environment with excessive noise levels (depending on production requirements). Applicants must be physically capable of working in an environment that is prone to levels of humidity and heat above normal (due to the usage of Steam Boxes & Retort Machines).


Company Benefits:

  • Company Sponsored Pension.
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (Available upon Completion of Probationary Period).

Canadian Roots. Passionate about Seafood. Clover Leaf Seafoods Corp first captured the flavour of the sea way back in 1871 when we founded the first cannery on the Fraser River in British Columbia. Since then, we’ve expanded operations nationwide so we can provide delicious, nutritious seafood for all Canadians. When you join Clover Leaf Seafoods, Bumble Bee Seafoods International or Connors Bros., you become part of a company that, together with our parent company, Bumble Bee Seafoods, is working hard to find new ways to protect the ocean and those that rely on it. From fishers to our employees, to customers, consumers, and to the communities we serve, we base our actions on shared, transparent values that hold us accountable to each other and the world.

In connection with our values and commitment to people first, at Clover Leaf Seafood Company, we believe in a diverse and inclusive culture where self-expression is not only welcome, but fundamental to doing good in the world. Clover Leaf Seafood Corp. is committed to equal opportunity. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, ancestry, place of origin, creed or religion, age, disability, marital status, family status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political belief or activity or any other grounds covered by the applicable provincial human rights legislation.
Locations for Canada:

Markham, Ontario
Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick
Saint John, New Brunswick

About Bumble Bee Seafoods

The Bumble Bee Seafood Company is passionately pursuing its purpose of feeding people’s lives through the power of the ocean. We are an iconic 120-year-old year-old fishing company that consistently aims to deliver delicious, healthy and affordable food to consumers while working hard to find new ways to protect the ocean and those that rely on it. Bumble Bee is firmly anchored in a commitment to connect the world to the ocean by re-defining sourcing, producing and enjoying products from and inspired by the ocean.

Bumble Bee’s full line of seafood and specialty protein products are marketed in the U.S., Canada and over 50 markets globally under leading brands including Bumble Bee®, Brunswick®, Clover Leaf®, Snow’s®, Wild Selections® and Beach Cliff®. For more information about the company, visit For product information, visit