K’awat’si Shellfish Company operates a shellfish aquaculture farm in the traditional territory of the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nation. The remote farm is licensed as a deep-water tenure and is currently cultivating both Pacific scallops and Pacific oysters. The farm is emerging out of a pilot phase and needs to expand and grow its production. The key skills required to succeed in this position include leadership, team-building, communication, work ethic and physical ability.
This is a camp position based out of Port Hardy. The manager will supervise a crew of 2-4 individuals, and will work closely with a senior manager towards setting and meeting production targets for long-term profitability and success.
We are seeking an individual who has work experience and competencies in small marine vessel operation, small machinery, and knowledge/practice of work safety and operating procedures in remote settings. The position is physically demanding, and the ideal candidate will be fit and capable of lifting 40 lbs. The manager should have a basic understanding of shellfish farming and the biological requirements of rearing shellfish in a marine environment.
In addition to the physicality of the job, the right candidate must be able to read and interpret documents following the management regulations of the industry. Previous knowledge of regulations would be an asset.
*A more detailed job description may be made available upon request.
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