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.