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Mussel Farm Crew Member – Stewart Island

Posted: 7.04.2022 | Stewart Island | Full time

The Mussel Farm Crew Member position is responsible for a variety of tasks working on our harvesting/seeding barge contributing to the daily mussel harvest, seeding of spat, reseeding and shooting cotton and carrying out maintenance/cleaning of equipment

 

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 Leadership in New Zealand Seafood, achieving this through a values led approach of care, passion, integrity and achieving together in all that we do.

 

About the role:

The Mussel Farm Crew Member position is responsible for a variety of tasks working on our harvesting/seeding barge contributing to the daily mussel harvest, seeding of spat, reseeding and shooting cotton and carrying out maintenance/cleaning of equipment.

This is a full-time permanent position, working Sunday to Thursday on Stewart Island.

What you need to be successful in this role:

While our mussel 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’re on the lookout for candidates who:

  • Have a high level of commitment to health and safety
  • Enjoy working outdoors and are comfortable on the water
  • Have an ability to work as part of a team – prepared to muck in and help out
  • The ability to adapt to changing environments

While previous aquaculture experience would be an advantage, training is available for the right candidate.

What we can offer you:

  • Permanent full time position
  • Working within the Rakiura National Park, Stewart Island
  • A role with variety and opportunity to learn new skills
  • Join a company that leads with values and sustainability

Applications:

If you are passionate about the above position and think you are up to the challenge, you can apply below or  please forward a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your experience and background to careers@sanford.co.nz

 

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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