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June

Animal Health Field Technician

Tassal - Margate, QLD

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Our products are on dinner plates and in lunch boxes right across Australia. With over 30 years of 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.

The Position:

This position is responsible for the gathering of health and environmental data, being first responders in disease outbreak investigations, to implement the zero harm for fish framework and to work closely with the Animal Health Team to improve fish survivability in the company. The position requires the individual to work closely with the Animal Health team to optimise welfare of our fish (in relation to husbandry, environment and disease management); collect production data; disease monitoring and surveillance (in particular amoebic gill disease), to conduct disease investigations on site and to drive improvements in animal health and welfare across the company. This position may be based in Margate however regular travel to our marine sites further south is essential.

Day to day duties may include:

  • Surveillance across all of Tassal’s marine farming sites for disease;
  • Investigation of fish health incidents and disease outbreaks;
  • Support for the implementation of best practice biosecurity;
  • Support Tassal’s phytoplankton and jellyfish monitoring program;
  • Timely and effective communication of fish health status including but not limited to formal investigation and reporting; data analysis; case reviews and follow up;
  • Support fish health related research; and
  • Support other initiatives of Tassal’s technical team.

You:

To be considered for this role you will have:

  • Ideally a tertiary qualification in biological science (or another related field); although practical experience will also be favourably viewed
  • Passion in and exposure to aquatic animal health;
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team;
  • Strong attention to detail and critical thinking ability;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Excel and data management skills;
  • Flexibility in regards to working hours and working location (travel between sites is required);
  • Restricted coxswains, deck machinery and/or commercial dive tickets advantageous;
  • Boat experience advantageous
  • FishTalk software management experience viewed favourably; and
  • Current drivers licence essential

Benefits for you:

  • Good life balance with a 2/2/3 Roster;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Become part of and learn from an experienced, commercial aquatic animal health team;
  • Work on the water at our beautiful marine leases, as well as have time to analyse and communicate results from back at the office in Margate; and
  • Develop an understanding of planning and implementing a variety of health-related tasks that guide animal welfare and decision making.

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. As the world changes, we adapt, and through a combination of science, technology and passion, we’re revolutionising seafood farming in Australia. We strive for excellence across our four critical factors of success (4P's) - Our People, Our Planet, Our Product and Our Performance and are recognised as an Employer of Choice. To learn more about our business, people and products visit www.tassal.com.au


If this is a home-grown Australian success story that you want to be a part of - apply today!


Interested? Hit the apply now button or head to the vacancy on our website to apply directly http://tassalgroup.com.au/our-people/join-our-team/


For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Erin Bennett, People and Culture Coordinator on 0418 628 213. Applications close Wednesday 23 June 2021 at 9.00am.

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