- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Various tasks relating to the production of catfish including but not limited to: seining, equipment maintenance, grading levees, cutting grass, buoy maintenance, paddle wheel maintenance, feeding, weed-eating etc.
Prepare ponds for fingerlings: drain ponds to allow them to dry out by exposure to air. Remove aquatic weeds and level bottom to facilitate seining. Fill the ponds with water. Unload fingerlings and place in ponds.
Monitor and correct oxygen levels in pond water, observe fish behavior and physical condition. Monitor water temperature, quality and oxygen levels in all ponds especially at night. Maintain pond areas by removing weeds, grass, etc. Monitor ponds for disease and predatory birds.
Harvest food fish from ponds and loads fish onto trucks for transport. Wades in the pond to position net using a foot to keep the mud line of the net on bottom. Feed fish [hand or mechanical feeder]
Performs typical farm and pond maintenance levee repair and maintenance, control predators, pull weeds, mow grass, clean and store equipment, etc. uses seines, dip nets, waders, gloves uses oxygen meter and/or chemical test kit. Able to swim and check screens on pumps for holes under water.
Work outside in heat and cold, work in 4'-6 1/2' water in catfish pond. Handle live fish, some heavy lifting (50 pounds.)
Will be required to work on repairing equipment including but not limited to electric paddle wheels, PTO driven paddle wheels, tractors, trucks, ATV?s, and oxygen monitoring systems. Will be required to monitor oxygen levels during night time hours, to drive tractors, trucks, forklift equipment, and ATV?s, to remove dead fish from ponds and bury, to fill tractors up with diesel fuel and check oil daily.
Use arms and legs and move whole body walking in water, lifting, balancing, and stooping.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals