Oyster Hatchery Technician

Sea Forest

Sea Forest

Triabunna TAS 7190, Australia
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

Oyster Hatchery Technician

Fixed Term (12 month) Parental Leave Cover

Full-time - Triabunna

The Position

The Hatchery Technician works in a small hands-on team that supports the operations of the Sea Forest Oyster Hatchery and works together to produce high-quality seed stock for our customers. This is a fantastic opportunity for a graduate looking to gain some experience within an innovative biotech/aquaculture company. The position would also suit a candidate with hatchery experience and a well-developed understanding of Molluscan culture in the hatchery environment

  • The role reports to the Hatchery Manager and is responsible for;

  • Participating in all technical and operational aspects of oyster production.

  • Conduct tasks in support of Broodstock management.

  • Assist with the management and production of microalgae cultures

  • Contribute to larval rearing.

  • Executing activities related to spat cultivation.

  • Participating in the process of making oyster sales.

This position is based at our Triabunna site and operates on a full-time 7-day-per-week rotational roster.

The Person

We are looking for someone who;

  • Has a high attention to detail.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with teammates and external stakeholders.

  • Is self-motivated to work independently and within a team environment.

  • Practical experience in shellfish husbandry or related field (desirable).

  • A basic understanding of Shellfish biology and water chemistry is desirable but not essential.

  • Has a strong work ethic and is physically fit, as it is a hands-on position.


  • Current driver’s licence

  • Qualification in Aquaculture or related field (desirable)

To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing the above dot points (The Person) as to why you are the most suitable candidate, to em@seaforest.com.au.

View the position description to inform your application.

Applications close COB Monday the 18th of September. 

Sea Forest is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or age. We strongly encourage people from all cultural backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.