The Opportunity

Arichat, NS | Nova Scotia
Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical

Purpose of Position:

• The purpose of this position is to assist in the activities of the Biology and Quality Assurance Program at the Arichat live lobster facility.

Pay and Benefits:

• Starting at $17 per hour

• Night shift receives an $0.80 extra per/hour from 6 pm-6 am

• Schedule: shift work of eight (8) to twelve (12) hours. Weekends as needed.

• Seasonal

• Benefits: Dental care, Employee assistance program, Extended health care, Life insurance, RRSP match, Vision care, Wellness program

Reporting Structure:

• This position reports to Biology & Quality Assurance Supervisor, Arichat

What you'll do


Major Responsibilities:

• Monitoring water quality at the facility

• Inspecting incoming and outgoing product.

• Preparation of samples for microbiology analysis.

• Sampling of incoming live lobster for quality and regulatory parameters.

• Assisting the biology supervisor with data collection, storage, and analysis for research projects.

• Monitoring compliance of lobster handling within the facility.

• Enforcing the food safety program at the plant during production.

• Hygiene, Foreign material, Safe packing procedures, Proper labels and packaging, Product inspection etc., Other opportunities as projects come up

What you'll need


• High School Diploma (minimum)

• Good written and oral communication skills in English.

• Data collection and analysis experience.

• A working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs with the ability to create reports with tables, figures, and graphs. (Excel, Word, Teams)

• Driver's license


• Post Secondary Education

• Experience in a laboratory setting.

• First Aid certification

• WHMIS Training

• Relevant experience in lobster science and industry

• Relevant experience in the food safety industry

We're looking for

Core Skills

ACE Analysis Assurance Biology Quality Assurance €� Environment: Office, Lab, High humidity & Cool plant facilities • Ability to work flexible hours if required including evening

A little bit about us

Confidential Employer

Clearwater Seafoods is one of North America's largest vertically integrated seafood companies and the largest holder of shellfish licenses and quotas in Canada. It is recognized globally for its superior quality, food safety, diversity of species and reliable worldwide delivery of premium wild, eco-certified seafood, including scallops, lobster, clams, cold-water shrimp, sea cucumber, langoustine, whelk and crab.

Since its founding in 1976, Clearwater has invested in science, people and technological innovation, as well as resource ownership and management to sustain and grow its seafood resource. This commitment has allowed it to remain a leader in the global seafood market and in sustainable seafood excellence.