Careers with Ocean Fish

As a family owned business supplying to the major retailers we recognise the importance and value of the daily contribution our people make to our environment. Investment in people is one of our core business principles proven in the long term loyal service by many of our staff. Continuously growing in strength we are always keen to hear from talented people. If you are interested in our growing company and feel you can contribute to our business, would like to know about an opportunity in a role which is currently not listed or have a general enquiry, please feel free to get in touch.

If you feel suitable for a position that may not be currently listed, please send us your CV highlighting your areas of interest or alternatively write to us, at: Ocean Fish, Victoria Business Park, Saint Austell PL26 8LX.

Current vacancies

Refrigeration Engineer

Job Description

Refrigeration Engineer (Ammonia)

We are looking for a refrigeration engineer with ammonia and electrical experience, to service our two sites situated in Victoria (Roche) Cornwall.

About The Role

As refrigeration Engineer you will be responsible for covering all general maintenance of refrigeration systems this includes everything from freezers to general cold rooms, two pumped ammonia plants servicing our plate freezer, spiral blast freezers and various Freon refrigeration packs that service our process area cooling. You will also be required to assist with general factory repairs to fish processing equipment and service works on our fishing trawlers.

Equipment on site

Bitzer screw compressors for pumped ammonia plant

Mycom screw compressors for pumped ammonia plant

Mycom screw compressors (Freon) for spiral blast freezer

Freezers and cold room packs (Freon)

Sabroe Flake ice machine pumped ammonia

Genglaze Flake ice machine (Freon)

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Fully qualified in industrial refrigeration OR have the relevant experience
  • Ammonia experience is absolute
  • Basic electrical training (desirable)
  • Flexible to turn a hand to mechanical where needed
  • Safe handling of ammonia certificate E.g. 2097 refrigerant handling ACRIB, Ammonia
  • F Gas certificate
  • UK drivers’ licence is essential for the role
  • Must have “Right to work in UK “ NO Sponsorship

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In addition to a competitive salary, you will have access to the following benefits.

  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Access to pension scheme


To apply please send CV to

Factory Operatives


Positions available for factory operatives to work in an exciting industry within a growing family business based in the beautiful county of Cornwall, UK

You will receive –

Full onthejob training 
Progression opportunities
Flexible working pattern
Car parking available

Opportunities in

Cold store operations
Factory operations
FLT operators
Quality control



Basic English
Seafood experience helpful but not essential
All applicants must provide a valid share code and in date ID card or passport to confirm ‘right to work’ status before an offer of work can be given.

COVID-19 risk assessment in place. PPE provided.

Who are Ocean Fish?

We are a family-owned fishing and processing import-export business with a fishing heritage dating back to 1740. We process fish from our own boats and local markets for wholesale and retail customers. Our packing operation is based in Roche, 5 minutes outside of St Austell. Our team is made up of different nationalities and personalities, all working together to achieve high quality packed fish for our customers. At Ocean Fish we are passionate about supporting our teams and individuals to achieve excellence both in their day to day activities and future career.

Factory Hygiene Operatives

We have 2 vacancies for Factory Hygiene Operatives in our Wholesale Factory. Hours of work will be full time evenings and some weekend working may be required. This will involve working within a small team and liaising with the Production Department. Ideally you will have had hygiene experience, however training will be given to the right person. There are plenty of opportunities for career advancement in the factory for those who are enthusiastic and willing to learn.