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Hatchery Technician

Huon Aquaculture - Forest, TAS

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
Source: uWorkin

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Full Job Description
Job no: 492419
Work type: Full Time
Location: Forest Home Hatchery
Categories: Freshwater (Hatchery)

Huon Aquaculture Group Ltd. produces around 36,000 tonnes of fresh Atlantic salmon and ocean trout annually and is recognised globally as being a premium producer of fresh and smoked salmon products. For more information, visit www.huonaqua.com.au


This position will play a significant role in the early life stages of salmon farming and will support Huon Aquaculture’s mission of producing the world’s most loved salmon.

Based at our Forest Home Hatchery, the Hatchery Technician role reports directly to the Assistant Hatchery Manager on shift. You will be part of a small hands-on team. Some of the key activities of the position include cleaning, feeding, flushing, grading, pumping, routine quality system monitoring, night shift alarms, water testing and general support to all team members.


We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated candidates who possess a positive attitude. Ideally you will have a combination of some practical fish husbandry experience and a qualification in Aquaculture or related field. You will possess attention to detail, well-developed communication skills, physical fitness and a current driver’s licence. A copy of your driver’s licence must be submitted upon application.

A basic understanding of fish biology, water chemistry, and record keeping is desirable but not essential. The ability to work effectively autonomously and within a small team is essential. You will have a strong work ethic and be available to work a 7 days on 7 days off roster. You will also be required to cover overnight shifts (including weekends) as required to monitor and respond to site alarm systems.

It is an inherent requirement of this position that work be performed safely whilst upholding Huon’s Values. The appointed person must be able to build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders. Knowledge of work health and safety regulations is preferred.


Huon Aquaculture is an ‘Employer of Choice’ and innovative industry leader who offers all our employees access to ongoing training opportunities, corporate health insurance benefits and discounts on Huon products. Remuneration for this role is dependent on knowledge and/or experience.

Applications close Sunday 4 April 2021

Preferred candidates are subject to a pre-employment health assessment and will be assessed on their capacity to carry out duties of the role, including the ability to undertake heavy repetitive lifting.

Apply online www.huonaqua.com.au/careers

Advertised: 22 Mar 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time
Applications close: 04 Apr 2021 Tasmania Standard Time