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Hatchery Broodstock Technician

Company: GEL Recycling
Location: Pierson
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Evans Farms operates a 30-acre fish farm raising primarily Hybrid Striped Bass, Tilapia, and four species of Sturgeon.Job Summary: The Evans Farms Hatchery & Pond Manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of operations at the Hatchery & Farm Ponds, fish husbandry, system maintenance, etc. He/she reports directly to the Evans Farms Operations Manager.Complete daily system checklists.Manage all aspects of fish production, including but not limited to:brood stock maintenance and spawning;live food production and feeding;larval and juvenile fish production;general fish husbandry including cleaning;feeding and application of treatments;quantification of growth and survival.Feeding juvenile Hybrid Striped Bass, Tilapia, and four species of Sturgeon both live feeds and commercial dietsTaking water quality samples.Monitor system operation and fish behavior.Maintain biosecurity protocols.Assist in fish growth sampling and transfers to nurseryTransitioning eggs from brood to hatcherySafely handle live fish.Ensure proper function of hatchery RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture Systems)Troubleshoot, repair, or replace mechanical equipment (pumps, pipe flanges, etc.).Maintain cleanliness of water quality sensors (oxygen, pH, etc.).Coordinate and move water within the system.Able to understand how the water quality is affecting the system.Work with the Evans Farms Operations Manager to maintain good health management and biosecurity practices, including a sound program for water quality monitoring.Ensure that all systems are always properly maintained and monitored.Help design, repair and fabricate systems as appropriate.Ensure that accurate records are kept, and protocols are updated regularly.Assist with all facility reporting requirements as needed.Support research projects as they are developed.Must be able to regularly work weekends and potentially odd hours.

Required Skills/Experience:Hatchery experience includes all aspects of rearing finfish including producing live feeds, spawning adults, and rearing larvae and juveniles.Knowledge of recirculation system components and operations, with an ability to design, build and troubleshoot these systems.Dynamic, highly motivated aqua-culturist with excellent management skills and willingness to work long hours as needed.Responsible and hardworking individual with the ability to work both independently and as part of a Team.Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the use of standard word processing and spreadsheet software programs.Ability to work well independently and as part of a dynamic team.Ability to think critically and solve problems.Ability to communicate honestly and voice concerns.Physical Demands:ClimbingKneeling and CrawlingReaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any directionStanding. Particularly for sustained periods of timeWalkingAble to lift and carry heavy feed bagsRepetitive motionAble to withstand hot, cold, and humid environmentsGood physical health with the ability to lift objects over 50lbs.Requires a valid Florida driving license, reliable personal vehicle.Mutual Expectations:This job is salary and schedules may include daytime/evening, rotating weekends, and holiday shifts. Breaks and lunch are coordinated daily with your manager and other farm staff. The facility is run during prime hours and may require fast response should there be issues with the farm off hours.PI187153275

Keywords: GEL Recycling, Palm Coast , Hatchery Broodstock Technician, Professions , Pierson, Florida

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