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Fish Farm Tech

Company: Central Garden & Pet
Location: Ruskin
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Our Pet Segment is seeking a Fish Farm Technician position to be a part of our Aquatica division based in Ruskin, FL. Your primary role is to maintain the fish ponds as well as assisting with harvesting fish from the ponds and keeping the fish healthy. If you find your skills match the qualifications we are seeking below, we invite you to apply for this position!

At Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), we believe home is at the center of our lives, and our employees are driven by our purpose to nurture happy and healthy homes. Our company is made up of thousands of people across North America, with an emerging footprint across the U.K., Mexico, China and Canada - all dedicated to helping gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier and communities grow stronger. We are united by our mission to lead the future of the garden and pet industries---one blade of grass and one wagging tail at a time. Visit our website at www.central.com to learn more.

Starting Pay is $12.00/Hour.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS
Set pumps on ponds to harvest. (Typically, 2 ponds per day)
Seine ponds with partner to harvest fish out of the ponds.
After all fish are harvested from the ponds, continue to pump the ponds dry.
Set up diaphragm pump to pump mud and fish waste out of ponds for cleaning.
Feed entire field.
Manage fish health, including feeding of the fish, syphoning vats, scoping sick fish for diseases or parasites, then treating the fish accordingly.
Processing orders each morning for delivery.
Preparing fish for future sales by separating and grading them.
Scrub dirty vats at the end of the day.
Working to prophylactically treat fish on a daily basis.

IDEAL CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES Ability to operate farm equipment is a plus, but not a must.
i.e. Tractor and accessories such as front bucket and forks, rear mower deck, box blade, and sickle bar. We also operate RTVs, zero turn mowers, weed eaters, golf carts, and industrial sprayers.
Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

WORKING CONDITIONS
We have a casual work environment with on the job training.
Positions and schedules vary depending on availability.
We are a livestock facility; therefore, we have people on duty all days of the week.
All positions are 40 hours per week with 5 days at 8 hours per day. (7am-4pm with 1-hour lunch each day)
There may be some variation in work hours due to overtime, special projects, deadlines, and other concerns.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All successful applicants should expect to undergo a screening for prohibited levels of drugs prior to beginning employment.

Keywords: Central Garden & Pet, Palmetto , Fish Farm Tech, Other , Ruskin, Florida

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