Closing Date: 6/30/2023
MOOK SEA FARM SEEKS HATCHERY MANAGER
Mook Sea Farm, founded in 1985, is a science-based, vertically integrated oyster farm on the Damariscotta River, Maine. Our hatchery produces about 100 million juvenile seed annually for sale to other oyster growers along the East Coast. We also hold nearly 50 acres of prime leases in the Damariscotta River where we grow oysters to market size.
We continually strive to improve seed quality as well as production efficiency and capacity. Our hatchery staff is expected to carry out daily tasks with an eye towards continuous process improvement, scientific observation, and discussion. We place great importance on standardization of procedures, attention to detail, problem solving, and ongoing research and development.
The Hatchery Manager will be responsible for management of the hatchery and microalgae production, including conditioning, spawning, larval culture, setting, feeding, and leadership for all staff involved in those processes.
Number of Openings: 1
Location: 321 State Route 129, Walpole, ME 04573
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Range: Negotiable
Pay Structure: Bi-Weekly
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
- Health Insurance
- Health Savings Account
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Short-Term Disability Insurance
- SIMPLE IRA Retirement Plan with a 3% Employer Match
- Paid Time Off
- 8 – 10 Hour Shifts
- Generally, Monday – Friday
- Working holidays are rotated among the hatchery staff during the hatchery season (Ability to “Bank” them for later use)
- Weekend shifts during the hatchery season on a rotating basis with the Hatchery Technicians/Specialists
- Required availability & response to alarm calls within 1 hour of receiving a call on a rotating basis with the Hatchery Technicians/Specialists
The Hatchery Manager is accountable for successful production of our oyster seed and the microalgae we grow for food using fermentation technology in a cleanroom and using typical phototrophic means. This includes managing inventory of our oyster seed and effectively allocating/distributing the seed for customer order fulfillment and for internal use at Mook Sea Farm. The Hatchery Manager is expected to prepare, lead, and train the hatchery staff (8 to 10 people) in their shared responsibility to operate the hatchery and properly maintain all hatchery facilities.
The Hatchery Manager will:
- Collaborate with the Management Team to review production needs, set production goals, and establish a spawning schedule for each season.
- Determine food requirements and set a production schedule for microalgae production.
- Maintain detailed feeding and production data to evaluate and improve production
- Use the scientific method to collect and maintain data and to solve problems as they arise
- Maximize production output while upholding Mook Sea Farm’s standards for quality and cleanliness.
- Implement a thorough training program for our staff and facilitate ongoing process and personnel reviews with an interest in continued improvement.
- Oversee the hatchery staff and maintain accountability.
- Organize year-end hatchery debriefs and develop the off-season to do list.
- Coordinate with the Facilities Manager and continually review the hatchery facilities and equipment to ensure that all necessary maintenance and system modifications are completed during and prior to each hatchery season.
- Ensure hatchery facilities and equipment are clean, organized, and well-maintained.
- Collaborate in short and long-term Research & Development planning aimed at improving seed quality and production.
- Oversee and facilitate hatchery related Research & Development projects.
- Purchase and manage inventory of supplies, materials, and parts for the department (with input from the Manager of Facilities & Equipment on applicable projects)
HR & Supervision
The Hatchery Manager is responsible for the supervision of hatchery staff, both through direct observation and ongoing feedback. They should have excellent management and leadership skills and be able to set and maintain an atmosphere with a high level of accountability and teamwork.
The Hatchery Manager is responsible for:
- Facilitating constant review and thorough execution of training programs rooted in continuous process improvement.
- Maintaining SOPs, checklists, and an up-to-date hatchery operation manual.
- Organizing and overseeing the schedules and delegation of work for staff, including setting weekend and holiday schedules to ensure adequate coverage for essential operations on a fair and rotating basis.
- Cultivating and maintaining a team culture that values, recognizes, and generates high performance and collaboration while supporting innovation and challenging the status quo.
- Contributing to discussions, with The Management Team, about Mook Sea Farm’s mission/values/vision with an interest in optimizing organizational output and increasing profit margins.
- Fostering efficient, respectful, and constructive communication/collaboration throughout the company to promote environmentally responsible practices and to carry out Mook Sea Farm’s mission statement.
- Participating in the hiring and interviewing process for hatchery staffing.
Schedule and Pay
This is a full-time, year-round job with benefits and a salary pay structure. Our paydays are bi-weekly on Thursdays. During the off season, the schedule is Monday – Friday, however, the hatchery operates 24/7 during the production season. The shifts are scheduled for 8AM – 4PM daily and our goal is to maintain a 40-hour work week.
Working holiday’s, weekend work, and being on-call for questions or alarm responses is a responsibility that is rotated with other hatchery personnel. Employees can “bank” holidays for future Paid Time Off. During times of the year when the hatchery is not operating or is operating with a reduced load (August – December), the responsibilities shift to include hatchery maintenance and preparation for the next hatchery season.
The hatchery production season starts up slowly in November when broodstock oysters are brought in for conditioning. Spawning typically begins in late December/early January. As the first cohorts progress and more spawns are done, the hatchery fills up (usually by early March). From then until late spring, when the last spawn is done, the schedule is very full. The workload lightens up as the final cohorts of seed make their way out of the hatchery. During the peak hatchery season, the number of hours worked/week may exceed 40 hours.
The hatchery is equipped with numerous float switches and other sensors that alert hatchery staff when problems occur. Upon receiving an alarm-call, the responding employee is expected to arrive to identify and hopefully correct the problem within one hour of receiving the call. During the production season, the Hatchery Manager may need to be consulted even if they are not the on-call employee. However, we do our best to respect employees’ work-life balance and try to avoid this situation.
Pay will be determined by expertise and experience and will reflect the crucial role this person plays in the success of the farm.
We follow state and federal CDC guidelines regarding mask wearing, social distancing, and sanitizing. All new employee’s must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and are expected to present their Vaccine Record Card on their first day of employment.
While this is primarily a management position with a focus on overseeing the work of others, the Hatchery Manager will be doing the work associated with growing oysters and should:
- Be able to lift, push and/or pull at least 50 pounds
- Have the physical strength, balance, hand-eye coordination, and stamina necessary to work for eight hours or more while standing and moving through tight spaces
- Have the manual dexterity needed to operate a variety of equipment
- Be tolerant to exposure to typical hatchery noises and disinfectants
Education, Skills, & Experience
Candidates for this position should have a strong background in biology and marine sciences and experience managing teams of people in a labor-intensive environment where attention to detail is of the utmost importance. The ideal candidate would have experience working in a shellfish hatchery.
We are seeking a Professional Hatchery Manager with the following expertise and practical experience:
- At least three years of experience in a position of Leadership/People Management
- Clear, direct, and consistent communication (both written and verbal)
- Excellent organization and time management skills
- A collaborative approach to problem solving
- Ability to work systematically, think critically, and problem solve
- Understanding of scientific method and data collection
- Experience collecting and monitoring data
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite & Google Workspace for Business.
- Ability to create and implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) and checklists
- A willingness to work in a variety of challenging conditions
- A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to and from work is required
Applicants for this position are being considered on an ongoing basis.
Mook Sea Farm
How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter, your resume, and three references to Ethan Wegrecki at email@example.com.
Applications are accepted starting immediately and will be reviewed as they are received. Mook Sea Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Closing Date: 6/30/2023
Aquaculture Technician – Aquarium Fish
Aquarium Industries is a leading supplier of ornamental fish and aquatic plants with multiple sites across Australia. With an outstanding reputation for high quality products and strong people values, our aquarium fish farm under the brand of ‘Aussie Fish Aquatics’ is located in Central Queensland between Bundaberg and Hervey Bay, which supplies aquarium fish into the domestic and international markets. Please view www.aquariumindustries.com.au for further information on the business.
Located in our Childers facility, ‘Aussie Fish Aquatics’ is looking to fill the role of Aquaculture Technician. Under the direction of our General Manager the successful applicant will be an integral team member responsible for the care and maintenance of fish during hatchery and nursery production phases and ensuring fish are ready and available for sale. This will include tasks such as breeding, caring, packing and shipping fish to be distributed to Aquarium Industries domestic sites around the country. Specifically, you will be required to prepare and clean all culture units used for fish production, such as tanks, tubs and ponds, feed fish as directed and ensure that stock meets quality standard objectives as set by the Company.
To meet the requirements of fish production and to ensure animal welfare is maintained, you will be required to work on weekends, at night and on public holidays, where tasks such as water changes and feeding are required 7 days a week. Weekends and night work will be rostered and scheduled around breeding activities.
We are seeking a team member who is honest, trustworthy, approachable, accountable & flexible. You will need excellent communication and organisational skills and have an ability to prioritise tasks in order to meet operational deadlines. You must be have the capability to balance working unsupervised and within a small team environment and be quality focused in regards to products, processes and outputs while always being considerate of the company values of quality, care and simplicity. Knowledge of and interest in ornamental fish, is desired, or previous work experience in other aquaculture industries.
This role is physically demanding, working on your feet all day with a requirement to lift up to 20kg and often working outside in the elements attending to pond produced fish.
We also have roles available for persons who may not have previous aquaculture experience, but are passionate about aquarium fish who are fast learners looking to get into the aquaculture industry.
If you are interested and have the skills and experience as outlined above as well as having the drive to succeed, please upload your resume and a detailed cover letter outlining your previous experiences that exhibit your suitability to the role via “apply now”.
Applications that do not contain a cover letter will not be assessed.
Applications close 5pm February 3rd 2023, with applications being considered prior to the closing date.
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The Office of Admissions is seeking a talented individual who wishes to join our staff as a counselor, to assist in the coordination of freshman outreach and recruitment for a university that receives more than 60,000 freshman applications annually. This position reports to the assistant director for freshman recruitment.
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- Representing the UW at high schools, community colleges, conferences, community events and on-campus information sessions and events 25%
- Traveling to in-state and at least one out-of-state recruitment territory 15%
- Assisting in outreach and recruitment programs 10%
- Reviewing undergraduate applications through a holistic process 10%
- Other duties as assigned 5%
- Bachelor’s degree
- At least two years admissions counseling and/or outreach experience or equivalent.
- Must be able to demonstrate ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
- Must be flexible and have the drive to work in a fast-paced office.
- Strong interpersonal and writing skills are essential, as are strong public speaking skills and the ability to present the University in a positive way to diverse populations.
- Experience in both freshman and transfer admissions recruitment and outreach in the U.S. and an understanding of the distinctive qualities of the UW.
- Experience working with diverse populations as well as have an understanding of cultural differences and their effect on college planning.
- Familiarity with CRM or student information systems.
- Demonstrated enthusiasm for the UW, strong work ethic, exercises sound judgment, professionalism and maturity.
- Former student ambassador, tour guide, on-campus Resident Adviser, Peer Adviser, Orientation Leader or similar student involvement. Graduate of the UW or a similar research university.
- Must be flexible and have the drive to work in a fast-paced office.
- Strong interpersonal and writing skills are essential, as are strong public speaking skills and the ability to present the UW in a positive way to diverse populations.
- During recruitment season, this position requires the ability to work evenings and some weekends; travel to remote locations; and load and transport admissions materials, displays and other equipment.
- Must be comfortable with technology and have basic familiarity with Google database software tools.
- Must be able to demonstrate ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
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MARINE INVERTEBRATE RESEARCH HATCHERY MANAGER
Closing Date: 2/28/2023
HSWRI is developing a new aquaculture research program to begin to investigate the feasibility of propagating native and established species of invertebrates to support growth and success of our regional aquaculture industry. The emphasis is on low trophic level organisms that can be grown in monoculture or in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture systems. The project will involve acquiring broodstock animals, conditioning and spawning, and larval rearing to viable seed stage. Initial target invertebrates are shellfish and echinoderms. Work will be done on a research scale as proof of concept.
Job Summary: The Invertebrate Hatchery Manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of operations at the pilot Hatchery, including a small team of personnel, animal husbandry, system maintenance, etc.
- Manage all aspects of invertebrate production, including but not limited to: broodstock collection, holding and spawning; microalgae production and feeding; larval production; general invertebrate husbandry including cleaning, feeding, and application of treatments; quantification of growth and survival.
- Manage hatchery employees including: hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating.
- Interact with HSWRI veterinarian to maintain good health management and biosecurity practices, including a sound program for water quality monitoring.
- Interact with HSWRI safety officer to implement a sound employee safety program.
- Ensure that all systems are properly maintained and monitored at all times.
- Help design and fabricate systems as appropriate.
- Ensure that accurate records are kept, and protocols are updated regularly; assist with all facility reporting requirements as needed.
- Support research projects as they are developed.
- Must be able to regularly work weekends and potentially odd hours.
- Act as a primary respondent in the 24hr life-support monitoring program (live within 30 minutes’ response time of the laboratory)
Qualifications/Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
· AA in Sciences field (BS/BA preferred) with minimum of three years demonstrated experience and successful rearing of invertebrates at a managerial level
· Hatchery experience to include all aspects of rearing invertebrates including producing microalgae, spawning adults, and rearing larvae
· Knowledge of recirculation/aquarium system components and operations, with an ability to design, build and troubleshoot these systems
· Experience with water quality testing of seawater
· Dynamic, highly motivated invertebrate culturist with excellent management skills
· Responsible, hardworking individual with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
· Vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone
· Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the use of standard word processing and spreadsheet software programs
· Current driver’s license and insurability to drive HSWRI vehicles
· Physical ability to team lift and carry up to 50lbs
· Additional training and experience in safety, SCUBA, and science considered favorably
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
A 3.5 year PhD in Developing a commercial breeding program to support the cultivation of the red seaweed dulse (Palmaria palmata) with SRUC and SAMS is avaiable. Closing date is 9th January 2023 see https://lnkd.in/exUaeD4n for information on how to apply.