Aquaculture Science and Technology Intern: Nebraska

Green Plains/Optimal Aquafeed
Omaha. NE
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Summary: The Aquaculture Science and Technology Intern is a temporary/seasonal internship intended to provide the student with on-the-job experience in the aquaculture sector. Candidates will divide their time between our research feed mill and our aqua lab. In the research mill, candidates will learn about ingredient sourcing and quality as well as experience operating both a single and twin-screw extruder making feeds for a wide range of fish species. The day-to-day activities will vary, but will involve operating in a dusty environment and lifting 50 lb bags. In the Aqualab, candidates will learn about how to design, conduct, and analyze fish trials used to evaluate ingredients and formulations. The day-to-day activities will involve fish husbandry including handling live fish and cleaning tanks, as well as data entry and analysis. Responsibilities: -Assist the feed manufacturing staff on the day-to-day activities within a feed mill (weighing ingredients, operating an extruder, stacking pallets, order fulfillment) -Assist the aqua lab staff with the day-to-day activities within a feed mill (cleaning tanks, water quality, handling fish, and taking samples) -Work alongside team on designing, conducting, and analyzing fish trails -Strict adherence to safety protocols at all times Position is for 10 weeks summer 2022, start date is flexible
-College Junior standing or higher -Major focus in fisheries or wildlife preferred -3.0 GPA or above preferred -Aptitude with mechanical equipment -Ability to lift up to 50 lbs -Ability to climb ladders, bend, twist and reach, or stand for long periods of time -Strong analytical and problem-solving skills -Comfort with handling live fish
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