Shellfish Hatchery Algae 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. 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The employee will report to the Algae Department Lead and work with static tank and continuous algae production cultures to meet the ever-expanding needs of a large shellfish hatchery.  Employee will work closely with current technicians, as well as the other hatchery staff. The position will help with all aspects of algae rearing, including general quality control, cleaning tubes and tanks, mixing of chemicals and vitamins, transfers of sterile algae, and the upkeep of the algae bag system, etc. This is a very physically demanding position that will include climbing ladders in and out of large tanks, standing and working on concrete floors, and being on the go most of the day. 

 

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • A science background and general knowledge of algae is preferred
  • Experience using sterile techniques
  • Able to work independently and in teams
  • Must be self-motivated and organized with good communication skills
  • Must be able to carry out repetitive tasks
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Should have good time management skills
  • May be required to work at other work sites/locations as needed.
  • May be required to do other tasks as needed.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The employee is required to stoop, bend, kneel, twist, squat, or stand for daily tasks
  • The employee needs to be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
  • Must be able to speak and hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, supervisors and managers
  • Must be able to use hands for repetitive simple grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation

 

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, plus an excellent 401K program with 100% match up to 5% of the employee’s gross income. 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, a tuition reimbursement program and options for a flex spending and dependent care account are also available.

 

Individual must provide own housing and transportation.

Application deadline is December 1st.

Email Questions to: mollyj@taylorshellfish.com

 

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.  

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