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Salmon Farm Shift Worker – Stewart Island

Posted: 2.04.2022 | Stewart Island | Full time

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.


Are you interested in a full-time role working on Stewart Island – Rakiura ‘the land of glowing skies’?  Our Big Glory Salmon farm is located in one of New Zealand’s national parks with the natural beauty of the sea, bush and wildlife.


On a good day this is one of the most beautiful places you can be – however, the work involves being open to the elements and all that nature may throw.  The work is physical so a good level of fitness and strength is required.


About the role:

We have a vacancy for a Shift Worker at our Salmon Farm in Big Glory Bay on Stewart Island.   Our shift workers reside on our salmon barge while on shift – working a Seven Days On, and Seven Days Off roster.  Travel is provided to and from the mainland.


This opportunity involves working with the shift team, monitoring and feeding salmon, grading, moving salmon between pens and general maintenance around the salmon farm.


What do I need to be successful in this role?

  • Enjoy working in a team and be prepared to muck in and help out
  • Physically active and outdoors oriented
  • Reliable
  • Adaptable to changing environments
  • Previous aquaculture experience would be a distinct advantage, but full training can be provided for the right candidate

What can we offer you:

  • Permanent full-time position
  • Seven days on seven days off roster
  • Working within the Rakiura National Park, Stewart Island
  • An opportunity to join the growing Aquaculture industry


If you are passionate about providing solutions and believe you’re up to the challenge, please forward a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your experience and background to

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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