Employment

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 SSRAA JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for a Fish Culturist at the Neets Bay Hatchery.

The Neets Bay Hatchery is a large, remote, three species salmon hatchery located approximately 30 air miles north of Ketchikan, Alaska.  Permanent staff consists of 3 Fish Culturists, the Assistant Manager, Hatchery Manager, and Maintenance Engineers.

There are approximately 170 million Chum, 4.3 million Coho, and 750,000 Chinook salmon cultured at the Neets Bay facility.  The position requires living on site year round in furnished rental housing.  Provided utilities/benefits include but are not limited to: weekly mail and supply flights, telephone service, satellite internet, and monthly hotel accommodations in Ketchikan.

The ideal candidate must exhibit the ability to develop healthy working relationships with colleagues both permanent and seasonal, sharing knowledge and skills in the process.  Experience must include a solid foundation in hatchery operations including gamete collection, incubation operations, fish husbandry, saltwater rearing and egg/fry transport operations.  The employee must be able to function as a team member in a remote setting, and will be expected to at times function as an integral member on maintenance projects.

Preferred skills should include, but are not limited to at least two years prior experience at a similar facility.   Applicants should be motivated, physically fit, and able to work long hours in inclement weather.  Previous remote fieldwork is desirable but not required.

Starting pay is $19.55/hr or greater depending on experience.  The benefit package includes health, dental, life and long term disability insurance and a competitive retirement plan.  SSRAA is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants may either send or email a cover letter and resume to the addresses provided below.

This posting will remain open until filled.

For more information contact:

Craig Parry, Manager

Neets Bay Hatchery

Tel. (907) 247-8790 or (907) 617-1018

Email – neetsbay@ssraa.org

14 Borch Street,

Ketchikan, AK 99901


Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, (SSRAA), is recruiting for a temporary remote site supervisor at one of our salmon rearing sites. This position will be a lead position supervising one other employee.

Our remote rearing site produces up to 30 million chum salmon. This position requires living on site for up to 4 months on a provided floating camp barge.  Scheduled supply flights and boats bring company provided food and basic living supplies. Transportation from Ketchikan to and from our remote sites is provided.

Job responsibilities and duties will include but not be limited to: on site fish culture activities such as daily feeding of fry and smolt, weekly growth sampling and health assessments, calculating feed amounts, accurate record keeping, pen cleaning, mortality removal, and general camp equipment maintenance.  Person(s) should be comfortable with operating skiff and outboards, maintain a safe work environment, and possess a valid driver’s license.  Scheduled daily communication with the remote camp coordinator is mandatory. Communications will be by cell phone, SSB radio, satellite phone, or inReach satellite texts depending on the assigned rearing site.

This positon starts approximately late January 2019 and will run through the end of May 2019. The ideal candidate must exhibit the ability to develop a healthy working relationship with the other technician in a remote setting for the full length of the project. Applicants should be motivated, physically fit, with good communication skills, and able to work long hours in inclement weather lifting up to 50 lbs.  Previous remote fieldwork is desired.

Starting pay for the lead position is $160/day. Pay is based on a 7-day work week.  If an entire season is completed while meeting all job requirements, a bonus may be paid at the end of the season.  SSRAA is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants may either send or email a resume to the addresses provided below. This posting will remain open until filled.

For more information or to apply contact:

Mike Moreno – Remote Camp Coordinator

SSRAA

14 Borch Street.

Ketchikan, AK 99901

Email – mike@ssraa.org


Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening in the Special Projects Department for a permanent full-time Maintenance Technician.  This position is based out of Ketchikan, Alaska.

The Maintenance Technician assists with maintenance and construction projects at SSRAA’s various hatcheries and remote facilities and requires frequent travel via small plane or water craft.  This position reports to the Special Projects Manager.  The ideal applicant will have experience in the following skills; plumbing, electrical, construction techniques, metal fabricating/welding, small engine repair, and experience in skiff operations.  Good communication skills are necessary as well as the ability to work independently and to accept and complete tasks as directed.

Applicants must be capable of lifting 75 lbs. repeatedly and be tolerant of foul weather.  The successful candidate must possess or be able to obtain an Alaska Driver’s License.

Starting pay is $18.66/hr. or greater depending on experience.  The benefit package includes health, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance and 403b retirement. SSRAA is an equal opportunity employer.  SSRAA may perform a background check and will obtain a current drivers record. Applicants may either send or email a cover letter, resume, and completed application to the addresses provided below.  Application is available on our website www.ssraa.org  (see above link )or by request from hiring manager.  This recruitment is open until filled.

For more information contact:

Ted Addington

Tel.  (907) 617-7356

Email:  specialprojects@ssraa.org

SSRAA

14 Borch St

Ketchikan, AK 99901