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Listing No. 61200 posted on 27 Sep (Expires on 27 Oct)

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Position: Oyster Farmer
Compensation: $11.00-$12.00 /hr (plus OT) to be paid out in bi-weekly pay-periods
Start Date: ASAP
Hours: Start and End times vary with seasons, but generally 8 hours daily starting between 6am and 8am plus overtime as required
Job Description:  Accomplish tasks, as directed by your supervisor, related to three phases of True Chesapeake's oyster aquaculture business: (1) Nursery Operations, (2) Grow-Out Operations, and (3) Harvesting & Sales Operations.  Such tasks shall include, but are not limited to:
*       Nursery Operations
o       Work as part of a team to maintain land-based tank upweller nursery system and floating upwellers / pod nursery system in good working order
*       Grow-Out Operations
o       Retrieve and deploy cages as part of a crew onboard the company boat
o       Use oyster harvesting and sorting equipment system to clean and grade oysters
*       Harvesting & Sales Operations
o       Sort, hand-select, count, power-wash and box/bag oysters for sale
o       QC boxes of oysters before shipment, removing dead, damaged, undersized or otherwise unmarketable oysters


*         A Valid boater's license is desirable.
*         Gain an understanding and command of the basics of shellfish aquaculture
*         Ability to maintain positive, respectful working relationships with superiors and colleagues is essential
*         Strong attendance record and willingness to work overtime is essential
*         Ability to be a self-starter who is productive and reliable with or without supervision

- We look for positive self-starters who enjoy working outside and who want to be a part of the growing movement of sustainable seafood in the Chesapeake region. We are looking for a person with a helpful, can-do attitude interested in learning.

- Full time positions are available

- Part time positions are also available (we always need extra help on Mondays and Thursdays)

- Successful candidates will have opportunities to take on added responsibilities and grow with the company.

Please respond to Ethan Davis, Farm Manager, if you are interested in joining our team. He can be reached at Ethan@trueoyster.com
  • Listing No.
  • 61200
  • Company Name
  • True Chesapeake Oyster Co
Employment Sector Private Company
Job Field Agriculture
Type of Position Full-Time Permanent
Education Required Not Specified
Wage/Salary 11-12 / hr
  • County
  • St. Mary's County
  • City
  • Ridge
Advertiser: TrueChesapeake
Member Since: Sep 13, 2018
  Ridge, Maryland
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