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Sanford's vision is to be the best seafood company in the world. We are proud of our 100+ years of seafood history and are passionate about our industry. We constantly strive to improve our operating processes, to preserve and enhance the quality of our seafood and protect our pristine resource. 

An opportunity has become available for a Salmon Hatchery Assistant at our Salmon Hatchery in Kaitangata, near Balclutha. The Kaitangata Hatchery runs a salmon breeding programme and grow salmon eggs into smolt which are then transported to the Big Glory Bay Salmon farm on Stewart Island.

As a Hatchery Assistant you will be working across all aspects of the hatchery operations including feeding of salmon smolt, salmon grading, salmon counting, cleaning, maintenance and assisting with the transportation of the smolt. This is a full time permanent position and involves a component of rostered on-call/weekend work and occasional overnight work. 

To be successful in the role you will need to be reliable, physically active and enjoy working as part of a small dedicated team. A full drivers licence is essential. To support your development in aquaculture formal training will be offered to the successful candidate.

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to 

Applications close Sunday 9 September 2018

  • Classifications: Agricultural, Forestry & Fishing
  • Company: Sanford Ltd
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Sector: Private
  • Town: Balclutha
  • Country: New Zealand