Deckhand Job at Tassal – in Australia

Job Description

Do you love being on the water? We have some of Tassie’s best locations to offer with one of the largest businesses in Tassie.

Do you want to work with an awesome, fast paced team? Our team have so much experience to share.

Looking for a secure, full-time position within an essential services provider, that also offers work life balance? Our roster covers that.

We currently have a vacancy for a Deckhand on one of our awesome boats. This boat is called the Karribi and it is one of our heavy works vessels. We are looking for a self-motivated deckhand that will thrive working with the high-performing and dynamic team that operate this vessel.


Based at Margate but working across multiple sites in beautiful locations, this full-time position will be working on a 7/7 roster. This roster involves working 7 days on and then 7 days off. This roster, along with 5 weeks leave, will see the successful applicant only work 21 weeks out of the year!

As a Deckhand on the Karribi and along with your teammates, you will travel around our sites completing daily duties, such as:

Installation and removal of fish nets, mooring systems and anchors;

Lease maintenance;

Working onboard vessels up to 52 meters in length;

Loading and unloading of supplies, generators, and compressors;

Smolt (Baby fish) transport and input to the fish pens;

Helping out with growing Salmon and the variety of operations that are associated with this;

General maintenance and upkeep of various equipment including the vessels; and

Using and operating deck componentry including capstans, deck winches and cranes.


We are looking for a hands-on, self-motivated person that is passionate about Salmon with the following attributes for success:

A great, can-do attitude;

Exposure to an on-water environment (This could be fishing on the weekends or prior work experience);

physically fit;

Commitment to safety;

Current drivers’ license;

Have the right to work full time in Australia; and

Coxswains NC2 – would be great, but not essential.

Benefits for you

7/7 Roster (7 days on, 7 days off);

Be part of the most amazing team! (well, we like to think so);

Based at our Margate site, only 20 minutes south of Hobart;

Paid travel allowance for working at other sites;

Work in beautiful scenic locations around Tasmania, working on the water;

Hourly rates starting from $32.18 per hour;

Discounted private health insurance;

Heavily discounted seafood though our Salmon Shop & Truck;

Free Hurricanes Tickets for cricket fans;

Free, confidential counselling sessions through our Employee Assistance program; and

Free Annual Flu Vaccinations (if you want).

Want to find out more about what we do? Check out our website at www.tassal.com.au

Applications close Wednesday 22nd September at 10.00am

If this sounds like your kind of thing – Apply now! Alternatively, if you want to know a bit more give Lyn a call on 0417 532 667

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