Micro Algae Technician – Seattle Shellfish

Job Title: Micro-Algae Technician

Job Description: Assist in growing and maintaining algae cultures in our Shellfish Hatchery. This position will also receive training in other areas of the hatchery to be available as needed. Technician reports to the Hatchery Manager. Salary range is $15.00 to $20.00 per hour DOE

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining stock cultures using sterile techniques
  • Preparing media/mixing chemicals
  • Maintaining equipment and work spaces
  • Microscopy/Data entry of basic cultures parameters
  • Cleaning vessels used for cultures including glassware and tubes
  • Maintaining batch and continuous type cultures
  • May be required to work in multiple locations within the Hatchery
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous Hatchery experience or similar education preferred but not required
  • Observant and detail oriented
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team as needed
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings, and Holidays as needed

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand, kneel and/or squat on concrete for extended periods
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to carry out repetitive tasks

Interested people can pick up an application at:

Seattle Shellfish

1144 E. Johns Prairie Road

Shelton, WA  98584

Or Call: (360) 427-5264 ext. 202

Seattle Shellfish is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We have a Drug Free Zone environment.

Large Boat Skipper – Taylor Shellfish Farms

Large Boat Skipper

O107 – Shelton, Washington

Department: O107
Employment Type: Full Time Regular
Minimum Experience: Mid-level
Compensation: $17+ DOE


Taylor Shellfish Farms is one of the largest producers of farmed shellfish in North America.  The company is quickly growing in sustainable shellfish farming with new techniques and innovative growing methods.


Oyster skippers are responsible for their oyster boat or “dredge”. This includes the general maintenance such as fluid levels, oil, and completing the daily inspection of the vessel. All skippers must have a Washington State boater’s license and complete a Taylor Shellfish boater’s safety training. Activities of a skipper are running the boat for each tide run, retrieving oyster tubs, spreading seed, but can also include a number of other tasks assigned by their manager. The skipper must feel comfortable navigating a boat in all weather conditions. The skippers need to learn the specific farms they work on and be able to communicate the harvest details during transport from beach to plant. Shipments must be properly labeled.

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June Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations Duane Fagergren!

Duane Fagergren: This bag of Olympia oysters on a rack at -2.5 ft. elevation has quite an assemblage of plants and invertebrates. Red, green and brown algae settle on the bag, and shrimp exited the bag as the tide receded. The Graceful crab is in molting condition and sought refuge on top of the bag until the old shell can be shed.

Director of Production/Distribution Operations – Hog Island Oyster Co.

Hog Island Oyster Co. is looking for an experienced Director of Production/Distribution Operations (DPO) to join our team. If you’re looking for a position that will both challenge and reward while working for a Company that takes care of its people, the planet and profits, then we encourage you to apply. Hog Island Oyster Co. is proud to be a certified B Corp, using business as a force for good.

Live to shuck, shuck to live!

At Hog Island Oyster we aim to cultivate, serve and enjoy the best oyster experience possible. We take care and effort hand raising sustainable shellfish, which we proudly serve at our farm in Marshall and our restaurants in Marshall, San Francisco, and Napa. This position requires travel but would mainly work out of our office on beautiful Tomales Bay in Marshall, CA.
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