Shellfish Hatchery Larvae Technician

A382 · Quilcene, Washington
Department A382
Employment Type Full Time Regular
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $15 - $17 an hour

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.


Taylor Shellfish Farms is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, material status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with federal, state and local ordinances. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. 



Work will be with static and continuous larval production cultures to meet the ever expanding needs of a large shellfish hatchery.  Help with all aspects of larvae rearing, including spawning, feeding, cleaning, shipping, and general quality control.  Employee will work closely with Larval Department Lead as well as the other hatchery staff.  This is a very physically active position including  climbing ladders in and out of large tanks, standing and working on concrete floors and being on the go most of the day.



  • Must be able to work independently and in teams
  • Must be self-motivated and organized
  • Should have good time management skills
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • A science background is preferred
  • Must be able to carry out repetitive tasks
  • Should be able to lift 50 lbs. without difficulty and be able to work in a physically challenging environment
  • Must have good communication skills
  • May be required to work at other work sites/locations as needed.
  • May be required to do other tasks as needed.



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, plus an excellent 401K program. We also offer 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 and a tuition reimbursement program.


  • hands on training in a commercial shellfish hatchery
  • internship credit is optional

Individual must provide own transportation and housing.






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  • Location
    Quilcene, Washington
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time Regular
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $15 - $17 an hour