Atlantic Sea Farms is a brand with a robust social and environmental mission and ambitious growth goals. We pride ourselves on building a brand and team with integrity that is fiercely dedicated to our social mission to grow the seaweed aquaculture industry for Maine and create opportunities for Maine’s working waterfront communities.
We are seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as the full-time Ocean Farming Technician. A successful applicant must have extensive experience working on boats, with fishing or aquaculture gear, and be willing and able to navigate and complete regulatory paperwork. This person will also have excellent communication skills and a strong attention to detail. The Seaweed Aquaculture Technician will work independently as necessary and is expected to be a self-starter, work well as part of a mission-driven team, and be adaptable and flexible to the frequent changes in an exciting start-up atmosphere. This position reports directly to the Supply and Advancement Manager and works as part of the ASF Supply Team.
Work directly with Supply and Advancement Manager to build and sustain a successful partner farmer network
Support Supply and Advancement Manager with harvest and seeding season logistics including seed drop-offs and kelp pick-ups.
Support Partner farmers with seasonal on the water harvesting and seeding techniques
Implement and coordinate farm audit program
Support ASF aquaculture advocacy and outreach efforts
Manage aquaculture lease support program for partner farmer network
Provide assistance in our Cultivation Center during fall cultivation season as needed
Substantial boat experience, with a high attention to safety
Deep knowledge of, and experience with, marine gear & deploying equipment
Demonstrated ability to organize, set and implement priorities
Strength in multi-tasking and a keen attention to detail & efficiency
Adaptability – as well as an appreciation and understanding for changing and nascent systems as part of a start-up
Willingness to work according to seasonality & tides and in variable weather conditions
Strong interpersonal and professional skills
Degree in related field, business, or significant experience
Ability to work productively in an ambiguous and high-energy environment
Strong written communication
Excellent problem solving skills
Valid driver’s license and ability to navigate the Maine coastline well
Must be able to lift 40 lbs independently
Preferred experience with pallet jacks, fork trucks, truck loading docks, dock hoists
Patience, a sense of humor, and a sense of humility and optimism
This position would be paid an annual base salary, have access to the company’s health benefits package, paid vacation, and a bonus structure based on individual and team performance.
Ocean Approved, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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