Spat and Research Manager
Full Time, Agriculture / Horticulture
Please Quote Reference Number 86765
  • Experienced Spat and Research Manager
  • Remuneration $70,000 - $80,000
  • Join the team at Marlborough Oysters

  • Marlborough Oysters Ltd are currently looking for a Spat and Research Manager to join our team.

    This is a newly created position in our growing oyster company. The successful applicant will divide their time between our new nursery in Nelson and our oyster farming operations in the Marlborough Sounds.

    Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
    • Work with the Operations Manager to develop new research opportunities
    • Assist with the application and management of funding programmes for research and development
    • Plan research operation workflows in association with the Operations and Farm Managers
    • Work in the nursery on grading and other nursery operations as requested by the Nursery Manager
    • Assist Nursery Manager with maintenance, cleaning and record keeping etc. as required
    • Act as a backup for on call emergency support for the nursery operation when required
    • Grading oysters on barge in Whakitenga Bay or other location
    • Transporting oysters and equipment with small vessels
    • Assisting with spat transfers and harvesting of oysters
    • Farm maintenance and establishment
    • Vessel and equipment maintenance
    • Keeping premises and vessels clean
    • Record keeping as required
    • Maintenance of a safe workplace
    • Any other relevant tasks as requested
    The successful applicant will need to have:
    • Experience in nursery operations - preferably oyster spat
    • Experience in managing research projects and a relevant qualification
    • Operational experience utilising the FlipFarm system
    • Proven leadership and people skills
    • A full drivers licence
    • A Skipper's licence is preferable
    This is a full time position working 40 hours per week and a remuneration package between $70,000 - $80,000 will be offered to the successful candidate.

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    Please Quote Reference Number 86765

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