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Aquaculture Harvest Worker

Yarra Valley Caviar Rubicon, Victoria

Job Description

We are a caviar producing fish farm in rural Victoria (eligible for 2nd-3rd year WHV), 2 hours from Melbourne CBD.
For our upcoming harvest season we are looking to employ a crew of 12 people.
Applicants must be able to do heavy lifting, follow instructions, work in the weather (sun, rain, cold) and work well in a team.
The job includes:
-Dragging nets through ponds
-Scooping fish
-Manual handling of fish (massaging the eggs out of the belly cavity)
-Moving equipment between ponds

Award wage of $24.80/hour, work from around the 10th of May ongoing for a minimum of 4 weeks (as primary industry we won't be impacted in case of lockdown). Potential of more work after the harvest for the right candidates.
Groups of friends, couples, solo travellers, locals are all encouraged to apply.

Please also express your interest for a Seafood Processing position, there is potential work in the next few weeks leading up to May as well.

We offer a great working atmosphere with music all day long. It is truly a unique experience, everyone who has done this job has recommended it to friends, or come back for a second year.

All training and wet weather gear provided.

Postcode: 3712 (Rubicon, Victoria)

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Yarra Valley Caviar

Member since: June 2018

We are a sustainable fresh water Atlantic Salmon farm in rural Victoria, about 2 hours from Melbourne CBD.
We hand milk our Salmon every year for their eggs, and sell caviar the whole year round.

Farming, Animals & Conservation