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Posted: 3.12.2021 | Stewart Island | Full time

A fantastic opportunity to work in beautiful Big Glory Bay Stewart Island, and be part of the growing aquaculture industry!

Together at Sanford we are proud of our extensive seafood history and our position as New Zealand’s largest integrated fishing and aquaculture business. Our vision is to be the best seafood company in the world – achieving this through a values led approach of care, passion and integrity in all that we do.


About the role:

The main purpose of the role is to harvest salmon for transportation to our processing factory in Bluff.  From time to time you will also have the opportunity to support the wider salmon farming operations in a range of aquaculture activities e.g. supporting the grading and movement of stock as and when required.

The roster for the position is from Sunday to Thursday and you will need to be based on Stewart Island during this time.


What do I need to be successful in this role?

While our Big Glory Salmon farm is located in one of New Zealand’s national parks and on a good day is one of the most beautiful places you can be – the role is open to the elements, highly physical and is not for the faint hearted.

We are on the lookout for candidates who have previous experience:

  • Working on vessels
  • Working outdoors
  • Knife handling
  • Working as part of a small team

Previous aquaculture experience would be an advantage, but training can be provided for the right candidate.

Health and Safety is also key to everyone who works for Sanford, so if you apply for this role you need to demonstrate a clear commitment to this.


What we can offer you:

  • A full time position
  • Working within the Rakiura National Park, Stewart Island
  • An opportunity to join the growing Aquaculture industry


If you are passionate about the outdoors and think you are up to the challenge please forward a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your experience and background to  or if you know someone who may be interested.

For consideration you will need to be eligible to work in New Zealand.  As part of our recruitment process pre-employment checks may include criminal history check, drug and alcohol testing and a medical assessment. You will also be required to be fully vaccinated via the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccination, or any other vaccine approved for use in New Zealand by the Ministry of Health to protect a person against Covid-19.

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