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Aquaculture Fisheries Technician (Sechelt)

Northern Divine Aquafarms

7333 Sechelt Inlet Road

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compensation: $19.50/hr to start
employment type: full-time
job title: Aquaculture Fisheries Technician
Company Description:

Northern Divine Aquafarms Ltd. is one of Canada's first closed-containment, freshwater, recirculating aquaculture systems. We rear Fraser River White Sturgeon for meat and caviar production. Our certified organic caviar is internationally recognized, raised on pristine, recirculated well water with no antibiotics or added hormones. We also raise Coho salmon for the live egg industry, supplying the emerging land-based aquaculture sector with a unique product to grow in farms around the world.

Our Team:

Our team of 10-15 employees cares for over 15,000 fish, taking them from incubating eggs, to juveniles, to spawning adults. With two species on site and 24 hour coverage, the work is diverse, and there are a lot of exciting things to learn. Many of our employees have been with the company long term, and we strive to maintain those positive relationships and help employees develop new skills.

Your Role:

Northern Divine is seeking an Aquaculture Technician to join our team. As a technician you will be responsible for the care of fish in the two recirculation facilities and flow through systems. This includes, but is not limited to, fish feeding, tank cleaning, mortality handling, checking oxygen levels, water quality, checking system functionality, assisting with harvests, responding to power outages and data entry.

General Requirements:

Reliable transport to semi-remote site
Heavy lifting
Comfortable working alone
An interest in fish, and comfortable handling live fish
Able to respond to emergencies and communicate clearly (written and verbal)
Previous experience with fish, pumps, or light machinery is an asset
Ability to work weekends, and the occasional overnight shift for coverage reasons
Compensation:

Training wage starting at 19.50

After six months of employment, the applicant will be eligible for extended health benefits.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: From $19.50 per hour

Expected hours: No more than 40 per week

Benefits:

Casual dress
Extended health care
On-site parking
Store discount
Schedule:

12 hour shift
8 hour shift
Day shift
Evening shift
Monday to Friday
Morning shift
Night shift
On call
Overtime
Weekends as needed
Supplemental pay types:

Overtime pay
Ability to commute/relocate:

SECHELT, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
Application question(s):

Do you currently live in Sechelt or the Sunshine Coast? If you do not, please look at relocation prior to applying for this position.
Education:

Bachelor's Degree (preferred)
Experience:

fisheries or hatcheries: 1 year (preferred)
marine biology: 1 year (preferred)
Language:

English (required)
Work Location: In person

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post id: 7754063568

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