Broome & Kimberley
Work Type: Full Time
Marine Produce Australia is Australia’s only ocean-cage Barramundi farm. We have been farming fish in the Kimberley region of Western Australia for over 12 years, and our Cone Bay Ocean Barramundi is on restaurant menus around Australia and the world.
Our business is entering an exciting expansion phase and we are seeking a Fish Health Officer to join our team.
Our ideal candidate for this newly created position will have a degree level education in marine biology or related discipline and will be passionate about aquaculture. The successful candidate will have experience in fish health management and will play a key role in supporting the company’s fish health and welfare strategy across the entire production cycle.
Bachelor of Science in a relevant field
Hands-on experience working with fish
Good understanding of aquatic animal health
Accurate record keeping with a good eye for detail
Comfortable working in the field and an office environment
Excellent communication skills as well as a strong team player
Day to day duties:
Conduct fish health audits
Perform fish dissection and work with a microscope
Prepare specimens, media and reagents for external laboratories
Proactively participate in fish health decisions
Environmental parameter monitoring
Conduct field and laboratory data collection
Regular reporting to Company Veterinarian and Farm management
Ordering of supplies and organisation of freight to the farm
The position will be based in our Broome office on a 5:2 roster, with regular weekly visits to our Cone Bay farm.
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, recent graduates are welcome to apply. Interviews will be held in Broome and also in Perth for interested candidates willing and able to relocate themselves to Broome for the position.
For more information, and to apply, go to – https://www.seek.com.au/job/36679794?cid=ios-share