With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbents must be able to stand and work in and around water for up to five hours per shift; lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 60 pounds; and working in extreme weather conditions.
Normal work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (5 days per week), but irregular work hours are frequent and may include weekends and holidays.
Dormitory style housing is available free of charge.
Assist with the spawning of Rainbow Trout, including: sorting and assessing female ripeness, collecting and fertilizing the eggs, and pressure shocking the eggs to induce triploidy. Assist with the rearing of Rainbow Trout and Brook Trout, including: fish feeding, cleaning and maintenance of fish rearing units (raceways, ponds, tanks, and recirculating aquaculture system), chemical treatments, water flow and water quality monitoring, and maintenance of hatchery grounds and equipment. Assist with numerous research projects related to the production of mono sex trout populations, photoperiod manipulation to control trout spawning schedules, and Coho Salmon x Rainbow Trout hybrid production.
Applicants must be able to work independently and follow set protocols. Applicants must be well organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and safety conscious. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Requires some mechanical aptitude and experience/skills to operate hand tools, power tools, machinery, pumps, and lawn care equipment. Hatchery or fisheries related experience and education is strongly preferred, but not required.