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Fish Farm Worker

Southland Fisheries Corp

Hopkins, SC

$13.67 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Position primarily involves relatively skilled, hands-on farm work required for the commercial production of live fish for sale to other producers/farms or to processors throughout all assigned job tasks. Job duties will require workers to: Oversee, direct, monitor or instruct less-skilled or unskilled employees who are providing assistance in support roles such as: repairs to drains, levees, wells, aerators, and road grading work; ground maintenance; harvesting fish; hatchery operations; water oxygen levels. Operate boats or tractors on fish ponds to position seine nets and sock nets used to capture fish. Operate hydraulic loader crane attachments to move fish from nets to live tanks on board a tractor-trailer truck. Guide movement of fish from crane scoop attachment to live tanks, positioning the scoop and releasing fish from the scoop into live tanks. Sample, count, and weigh fish. Record field data and prepare reports relating to hatchery/ harvesting/ and feeding activities by inputting data into an electronic registry or recording data on paper forms. Monitor and observe fish characteristics such as: length, weight, behavior, growth, survival, and or signs of parasites, diseases or pathogens, while performing other job duties. Monitor and maintain pond water oxygen levels and pond water quality levels including the performance of standard water quality tests. Support aquaculture fish rearing activities including feeding fish, making determinations about the amount of feed and type of feed and which ponds to feed. Engage in aquaculture fish breeding activities including sorting and collecting breeding age sexually mature female and male fish from ponds. Engage in aquaculture fish breeding / hatchery activities including hormone injections, stripping eggs from fish, collecting sperm, monitor and adjust incubation tubes and fish tank volume, depth, flow rate and water temperature. Remove fish from hatchery and transport to ponds. Monitor status of facility systems and equipment. Prepare flavor sampling lists or size sampling lists or obtain lists from management. Collect and transport fish samples to processors. Plan, oversee, and engage in repairs to drains, levees, and wells and road grading work. Monitor status of ponds and assist management in making decisions on when to empty ponds of fish, when to drain ponds, when to restock ponds, and when to transfer fish from pond to pond to keep from overcrowding. Perform routine maintenance and repair on equipment, systems, boats, tractors, automotive vehicles, aerators. Maintain work logs, repairs, and maintenance records. Monitor parts, tools, and supplies inventory. Record field data and prepare reports relating to hatchery / harvesting / feeding activities. Follow directions and instructions from managers and supervisors. Complete other similar and related tasks and duties as assigned. Monitor and perform routine maintenance and repair on equipment, systems, boats, tractors, automotive vehicles, aerators. Daily duties may vary depending on field, weather, and crop conditions. The employer reserves the right to increase workers' pay or provide bonuses based on tenure, performance, or other factors that are solely based on the discretion of the employer.
Job Classification:
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

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Physical Requirements include the ability to maintain work pace through a 10-13 hour shift up to 6 days in a row; the ability to work extended hours/days on as-needed or scheduled basis; the ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, bending, and handling of materials, including dynamic and stable loads. Walking and sitting for long periods of time are required. Workers must be able to swim and perform duties outdoors during all weather conditions. Workers must have or be able to obtain a US driver's license within 30 days of hire. Basic English literacy and math skills are required. Drug testing and criminal background tests may be done post-hire at the employer's expense. Any worker found to have a criminal record of theft will be terminated immediately to ensure the safety of other workers at the worksite and in the housing location. Continued in Addendum C.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 2:40 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Southland Fisheries Corp
Hopkins, SC 29061
Telephone Number:


600 Old Bluff Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061

Job Order Details

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