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Hatchery Production Technician - Australia

Friday, July 2, 2021

Tasmanian Seafoods is looking for a hatchery production technician to join its hatchery at Darwin Aquaculture Center and support the production of the sea cucumber juveniles.


  • Undertake year-round hatchery production of sea cucumbers and microalgae live feeds, as part of a team.
  • Support the aquaculture manager to execute the annual strategic plan.
  • Develop mastery of sea cucumber hatchery production to achieve production KPIs.
  • Collect and maintain sea cucumber broodstock ensuring biosecurity procedures are followed.
  • Support the transition of post-larval sea cucumber to the nursery phase.
  • Record production data and produce reports.
  • Maintain and improve hatchery infrastructure.
  • Maintain a tidy and productive hatchery.
  • Contribute to expansion planning, maintenance and R&D as required.
  • Assist in operational and administrative duties as directed.


  • Relevant experience in an aquaculture hatchery role.
  • Qualification in aquaculture or a related discipline is desired but not essential.
  • High-level observational skills to support hatchery production including the use of microscopes.
  • Demonstrated experience in working independently.
  • Practical experience in improving commercial hatchery production.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral.
  • Ability to work with minimal or no supervision and work within a team to achieve its goals while maintaining a consistently high work standard.
  • Practical experience in hatchery infrastructure maintenance development.
  • Self-motivated with confidence in own technical abilities and willingness and ability to learn new techniques and find solutions to problems.
  • Genuine passion for larval rearing and willingness to work weekends and irregular hours.
  • Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic.

More information here.

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