8.1 Administration and
8.3 Unloading and Transportation to the Plant
8.4 Manufacture, Bagging and Storage
The number of employees and labourers required for operation and administration of a fishmeal plant depends not only upon its production capacity but also on the qualifications of the staff.
In a medium or small sized fishmeal plant the Commercial Manager and the Works Manager may be the same person. The number of employees to assist the manager will depend both upon production capacity and upon the way the final product is marketed, for example to a few steady customers or with sales efforts to many customers, possibly with a view to export. Minimum requirements must be that the manager be assisted by an employee who can handle the accounts, the payroll and the correspondence. In larger plants (above approximately 500-t raw fish/day)J the administration is often divided into production management and sales management.
In larger plants it is essential to have one or two laboratory assistants for continuous control of the raw materials, and of the intermediary and final products.
The size of the staff employed in unloading and transporting raw fish is dependent on the way unloading and storage has been arranged.
These possibilities may be combined.
At any rate, the factory should employ somebody to control the weighing, or the weighing may be carried out by an outside authorized weigher who will check and certify the weights.
No staff is required for raw fish pits. With bins, however, labourers are required to take care of operations and cleaning. The personnel required to control manufacturing depends both on production volume and on number of lines, layout and degree of automation. For a modern plant, Table 6 gives a rough estimate of the number of employees and labourers required in production per shift.