Aquaculture Technician

Posted on February 1, 2019

Aquaculture Technician

Grieg Seafood BC Ltd., a dynamic and growing company in the Aquaculture industry, is seeking to hire full-time Aquaculture Technicians to support our operations on the East and West Coasts of Vancouver Island.

Reporting to the Site Manager, the Aquaculture Technician will work shifts of 8 days in and 6 days out. Working as part of a team, the Aquaculture Technician will be primarily responsible for farm operations including feeding, animal husbandry and security of fish stocks.

Key Accountabilities:

  • A keen understanding of all fish handling procedures (i.e. grading and splits)
  • Understand, enforce, and adhere to all government regulations, farm practicesand standard of practices
  • A good understanding of feed regimes, feed rates and feed monitoring
  • Familiarity with cage and anchoring knowledge and related maintenance
  • Environmental and plankton monitoring
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Preference will be given to those with previous experience in Aquaculture
  • Aquaculture, Marine Biology, or a Bachelor of Science preferred
  • Must be physically fit and able to lift or move heavy items
  • Well-developed communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Strong teamwork and conflict resolution skills
  • Valid certificates for First Aid 1, WHMIS, Forklift, SVOP and Med A3 are an advantage

As part of our commitment to employment excellence, Grieg Seafood offers a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package.

Closing date: Feb 5th, 2019

Email your resume to: hr@griegseafood.com

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  •  Salmon farming is the most regulated agricultural industry in British Columbia.
  •  Salmon farming provides real economic and social benefits to First Nations people.
 
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