Oyster Farmer

O114 · Bow, Washington
Department O114
Employment Type Full Time Regular
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $13.50/hour + production bonus

Taylor Shellfish Farms is one of the largest producers of farmed shellfish in North America.  The company is quickly growing in sustainable shellfish farming with new techniques and innovative growing methods.


POSITION DESCRIPTION


As a member of the oyster crew, which is an intertidal worker that is responsible for taking part in the harvest which is done primarily by forking or handpicking oysters into a container such as an oyster tub or bushel basket. Forking involves using a pitchfork like device that you push along the surface of the beach to collect oysters. Crewmembers must be comfortable lifting heavy amounts on, sometimes, uneven ground. Oyster tubs are to be fully filled for pick up by another crew to be counted for pay. A crewmember is responsible for the equipment assigned to them, and be able to work day or night tides in all types of weather conditions. This means the crewmembers must wear appropriate protective clothing.  Oyster crews are to report to their crew boss for hours, places, and transportation. Oyster crews are often assigned to other tasks such as digging clams and must be open and available to work this position as well. 


 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


·  Digging clams


·  Picking oysters


·  Would be a plus if you have experience on forklift or tractor, but not required


·   General maintenance of farm


·  Must be a hard worker


 


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT


  •          Must complete safety orientation prior to working on the beach.
  •          Must be able to work in all weather conditions, wet, cold, hot, dry.
  •          Must be able to work day and night as tides vary throughout the different seasons.
  •          Must be physically able to lift and handle sixty pounds.
  •          Must be able to speak and understand English.
  •          Must wear proper safety gear when necessary.
  •          Must work well with other crew members
  •          Must be able to swim.
  •          Must have own supply of rain gear, and head light.
  •          Must be capable of understanding and following instructions from the crew boss and being accountable to him/her for work. (Skipper)
  •          Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions at various times of the day and night.
  •          Must be able to turn in his/her own time sheets with accurate numbers on them at the end of every two-week period.
  •          Must pick up any garbage found on the beach and never leave any of their own garbage on the because
  • Must maintain proper employee conduct including being aware and respectful of the time of day, noise level, and the homeowners that surround the beaches. 


BENEFITS


Here at Taylor Shellfish we offer health insurance for the employee and their family with incredibly low premium costs and annual deductibles. We offer dental, vision and paid time off which starts to accrue immediately and gives you a whole week of paid time off in the first year (dependent on hours worked). Plus 6 paid holidays a year, amazing company discounts, paid training through the company, a tuition reimbursement program and options for a flex spending and dependent care account are also available.

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  • Location
    Bow, Washington
  • Department
    O114
  • Employment Type
    Full Time Regular
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    $13.50/hour + production bonus