Manatee Holdings Ltd is seeking an energetic individual to join the team at its shellfish hatchery near Courtenay, BC. Hatchery operations are focused on commercial production of geoduck and oyster seed as well as research and development of emerging aquaculture species such as sea urchins. The company has pioneered geoduck culture in BC and currently manages an ocean ranch in addition to its onshore facility. The successful candidate will work with the hatchery team to meet the ever changing needs of shellfish hatchery production.
Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Hatchery Technician will be involved in all aspects of shellfish production including but not limited to:
- culturing algae
- conditioning and spawning broodstock
- rearing larvae and juveniles
- monitoring environmental conditions and water quality
- keeping records
- cleaning and maintaining equipment and facilities
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
A degree or diploma in marine biology or aquaculture is desired, but consideration will be given to applicants with relevant industry experience. Knowledge of shellfish hatchery protocols and culture systems is an asset. Experience with basic laboratory equipment and computer software is required. The ideal candidate must also be physically fit as this is a very active position involving some lifting.
Excellent organizational, time-management, and problem-solving skills are essential. The successful candidate must be proficient in English, be eligible to work in Canada, and have their own transportation.
This is a permanent, full-time position. The salary is commensurate with education and experience, and a benefit package is available after a six-month probation period. The Hatchery Technician must be able to work a flexible schedule as some weekend, holiday, and after-hours work will be required.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates are invited to email their résumé with a cover letter and two references. Please include “Shellfish Hatchery Technician” in the subject line. We thank all applicants, but regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.