Fish Farm Technician cares for fish and performs grounds and equipment maintenance and other duties on a fish farm. Major duties and responsibilities are to:
• Feed, grade, and harvest fish; regulate water supplies; remove mortality; and recognize and treat fish diseases.
• Record and maintain information on amount and type of feed received and fed, water quality, processing data and fish mortalities
• Weigh, count, and load fish for processing, and process fish.
• Maintain, construct, and perform minor repairs to ponds and walkways, fish feeders, egg trays, and screens.
• Maintain lawns, shrubs, and trees.
• Maintain and repair farm buildings and residences, water pumps, lawn mowers, power tools, roads, and trails.
• Operate trucks, tractors, and other equipment.
• Work outdoors, at times during inclement weather.
• Work in and around water.
• Requires lifting up to 50 pound sacks of feed, cartons of drugs, and other heavy materials and equipment.
• Use lawn mowers, small gas engines, power tools, pumps, etc.
• Requires a flexible work schedule that varies in the number of hours worked on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day, or a work schedule in which the starting and stopping times vary on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day. This includes working at all hours and workdays in excess of eight hours.
• An Associate's degree in Fisheries Technology, Aquaculture or Aquarium Science; OR
• Eighteen months of fish culture (care of fish) experience. (six months of fisheries, fish screens, wildlife or related habitat work experience will count toward this experience).
A higher level degree in Fisheries Science or a closely-related degree with at least 45 quarter (30 semester) hours of biological/ecological coursework will substitute for the Associate's degree.
Preference will be given to applicants with the following experience with fish:
• Trapping, treating and immobilization
• Recognizing disease symptoms
• Operating pond pumps and equipment
• Operating heavy equipment
• Operating electronic or mechanical equipment
• Collecting and recording data
• Fish culture experience in a hatchery setting
• Using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook
• Working with fish eggs and fry
Only resume and cover letter are required to apply.