Aquaculture Technician - Farming

Full Time
Mission Beach QLD
Posted Today
Job description

Job Brief

Are you our next Prawn Farmer at our Tropical Mission Beach site?!

Our products are on dinner plates and in lunch boxes across Australia. With over 30 years’ experience, we are industry leaders, innovators, safe and diligent producers, and first and foremost, we are responsible farmers who prioritise our people, their safety, and the communities in which we operate.

We are farmers. Our communities form our heartland. Our people are our heartbeat.

About the job

We are kicking off an exciting 2022/2023 season across Tassal's Prawn Farms. We are currently looking for self-motivated and team orientated people to support our Prawn operations for the role of Aquaculture Technician, based at our Mission Beach Prawn Farm (Bingil Bay)

Being a valued Aquaculture Technician means you play a vital role to ensure optimal animal health. Working together as a safe team, effectively, with a one team approach resulting in supplying our premium quality product to the seafood market.

As part of our farming team, a day in the life of an Aquaculture Technician at our Proserpine site may include:

  • feeding, checking, and monitoring prawn’s health;
  • Farm record keeping; and
  • General farm maintenance.

As we continue to create an amazing place to work, where staff love what they do, bring their full selves to work, feel appreciated and valued, we acknowledge that it takes the combined energy of our Tassal family to achieve this - and we are better together! This is the Tassal Way and, this is where you come in!

About you

  • You enjoy working by the water
  • not shy of physical work, with the ability to work in hot, humid and wet environments - capable and comfortable getting into water (ponds)
  • attention to detail and ability to work operate ipads for farm record keeping
  • drivers’ licence (manual preferred) with reliable vehicle to get to site for rostered shifts
  • flexibility to work a roster that covers day, afternoon, night shift and weekend work - typically set rosters are in place
  • forklift, backhoe, excavator, truck, licence/tickets (advantageous)

To be successful in this role you must be a self-motivated team player who has a passion for hands on work and a commitment to safety in line with our Zero Harm culture.


We believe that a culture of inclusion leads to diversity of experience, perspective and thinking, creating an amazing place to work with better outcomes for our people and our customers. Being part of the Tassal family allows you to enjoy living/working in beautiful tropical Mission Beach. Continuously learn, enjoy hands on work, belong to a dynamic and passionate team. Have genuine career and development opportunities. Access to discounted private health cover, low-rate home loan and supportive employee assistance program; just to name a few!

About us

We’re passionate about farming and we’re proud of it! We are committed to protecting the environment we operate in and ensuring the farmed seafood we produce is of the highest quality so that you can continue to enjoy it today and into the future. We strive for excellence across our five critical factors of success (5P's) - Our People, Our Planet, Our Product, Our Performance and Our Principles of Governance, and are recognised as an Employer of Choice.

To learn more about our business, people and products visit

For any queries about this position please contact Fereshta Rezaee - People & Culture 0439103608 or email [email protected]

Applications close Monday 5 September 2022

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