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Broodstock Development Hatchery Technician – Taylor Shellfish Farms

Job Title: Broodstock Development Hatchery Technician
Accountability: Broodstock Development Lead
Starting Wage: $14-$16/hr depending on research experience

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.

Taylor Shellfish Farms is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, material status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with federal, state and local ordinances. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. 


The employee will work closely with the research department team as well as the other hatchery staff to test future broodstock lines and create polyploids from selected stocks. Culture techniques include small volume static and continuous larval and seed cultures. This is a very physically active position including repetitive lifting of 2 gallon buckets, standing and working on concrete floors and working long hours on occasion. More specific duties include the following:

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Position: Hatchery Technician
Pay Range: $12-20/hr, dependent on experience
Position includes full medical/dental insurance (after 90 day waiting period)
Start Date: January 4, 2019

Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery, located in Netarts, Oregon, is one of the largest shellfish hatcheries in the U.S., with a 40 year history of supplying shellfish larvae to growers throughout the Pacific Northwest. The hatchery is currently seeking qualified applicants for a permanent, full time hatchery technician position. Duties will include all aspects of hatchery production, including (but not limited to) spawning oysters, mussels, and clams, maintaining larval groups, single seed production, broodstock management, and production of microalgae. Prior experience working in shellfish hatcheries is preferred, but not absolutely necessary- the employee will work closely with existing staff to train in these areas.

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Aquaculture Specialist (Environmental Specialist 5) Needed in Lacey, WA or Bellevue, WA

The Department of Ecology is recruiting for an Aquaculture Specialist (Environmental Specialist 5) in the Water Quality Program. This position will be located in either our Southwest Regional Office in Lacey, WA or our Northwest Regional Office in Bellevue, WA, depending on the location of the successful candidate.

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