Biotechnician - Farm

Farm Technician

Position Type:
Full Time

Goterra Production Team

Work Location:

We're a small, ambitious team working on ground breaking technology and were seeking motivated, energised farm technicians.  If youre seeking to engage in a role that contributes to the advancement of sustainable farming systems. And are interested in a genuine career opportunity with a fast moving, innovative company then this position is for you.  

At Goterra, our mission is to manage food waste using insects. And we do this, onsite, in modular, mobile insect farms.  Were a fast moving company with a strong focus on results and customer experience. Were looking for a competent individual to join our team to build our ground-breaking insect farming processes and procedures.  

We are based in Canberra ACT, this position requires the candidate to be based in Canberra for onsite work.  On offer is a hard working, unique workplace environment where you will be exposed to diverse projects and processes that will culminate in a professionally satisfying career.  Were focused on increasing our production capacity, building our ground breaking technology and maintaining long-term partnerships with clients. As a team were committed to our core values of consistency, customers and innovation.


The role  carries responsibility for executing the processes and procedural  systems for the farming of insects at Goterra Canberra

Within that broad brief, specific tasks include:

  • Managing production, growth targets and health and wellbeing of our growing commercial colony in consultation with the team 

  • Assisting all members of the production teams in daily operations.

  • Working with team leads to ensure projects meet deadlines

  • Monitoring the day-to-day data entry for accuracy and efficiency

  • Collection and processing of insects through the life cycle

  • Management of sampling for quality assurance and testing, 

  • Conducting insect biology assays, 

  • Development and management of insect farming data protocols. 

  • Management of feed sources, including food waste, to insect colonies

  • Collecting, processing and management of food wastes

  • Upkeep of farming facilities, equipment and systems. 

  • Cleaning and maintaining work areas and equipment

  • Inventory management and ordering as required.

  • Provide constructive feedback to elevate the team.

  • Overseeing all incoming and outgoing project documentations

  • Liaising with team to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals.

Additional Role Requirements

  • Some weekend work and reasonable overtime is required.

  • Be prepared to support the business as part of a small team.

Predominantly a Canberra based role, there will be a requirement for some travel in the first year to complete regular short swings of onsite system commissioning within NSW and Queensland.

Your Skills and Experience 

The successful candidate must be passionate about their profession, take pride in their work and extract great satisfaction from completing innovative solutions that advance objectives. 

 Preferred but not required:

Experience working with insects in a closed, laboratory or farm environment.

Laboratory or research data collection  

Personal attributes essential for success in the role include:

  • Strong skills in communicating complex issues with a diverse range of stakeholders

  • The capability to multitask effectively under pressure

  • Detail oriented 

  • A team player attitude, sharing information and assisting others to achieve common objectives

Goterra is committed to building a culturally diverse team.  Maybe you don't have the qualifications listed, but you think you're a good fit.  Let us know why in a cover letter, we'll look forward to hearing from you. 

Note: You must have the right to live and work in Australia and a valid drivers licence is a must have to apply for this job.

10/03/2020 $0 ACT 1 Farming, Animals & Conservation
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