Incumbents must, with or without reasonable accommodations, be capable of lifting and carrying 60+ lbs. Work includes climbing on and off fish transport trucks, repetitive handling and feeding of fish, and standing and working in cold water for up to eight hours per shift. Incumbents work with toxic chemicals and around heavy dust, high voltage, loud noises, and slippery surfaces. Work is conducted in all weather conditions. Irregular work schedules are frequent; weekend, holiday, and evening work is required.
Loads fish at hatcheries and delivers them within rigid time frames to designated locations; determines numbers of fish which can be transported based on poundage and tank capacity and ensures fish health and safety in transit. Operates and maintains manual diesel and gas powered tractor-trailer transports and/or 10-wheel truck with 2-axle pull trailer and related equipment used to transport live fish; drives over varied terrain including back-country roads and on boat ramps which may exceed 14% grade. Operates and maintains equipment required for live-fish transport such as liquid oxygen cylinders and distribution systems, electric generator systems, and water agitation systems. Operates and maintains hatchery equipment, performs minor repairs to vehicles, tractors, mowers, saws, and other hatchery equipment. Keeps records and contributes to hatchery reports. Conducts hatchery tours and explains operation. Basic fish culture duties as assigned, such as cleaning rearing containers, feeding fish, collecting mortalities. Performs related work.
Good knowledge of: safe operation of large tankers and tractor-trailer transports; Idaho and I.C.C. traffic safety laws; safe driving practices. Some knowledge of loading and transporting live fish. Experience: operating a manual tractor-trailer transport and/or 10-wheel truck with 2-axle pull trailer safely on back-country roads and mountainous terrain and highways; performing minor maintenance and emergency repairs on vehicles; operating and maintaining auxiliary equipment to include pressurized gas cylinders and electric generator systems used in truck transport; preparing maintenance reports. Must have a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with air brakes and tank vehicle endorsement to operate manual transport vehicles