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Freshwater Hatchery Technician

Cermaq Canada

Campbell River, BC V9W
30 May 2018
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Located along the beautiful coastal waters of Vancouver Island, Cermaq Canada Ltd. is a salmon farming company focused on operational excellence.  With our skilled team, we strive for a high quality product achieved through sustainable aquaculture practises.  To prove this, we maintain several ISO standards as well as other industry recognized certifications, along with an award winning safety culture.  Our employees are given opportunities to develop and grow within the company.  We offer competitive wages, a corporate bonus program, company paid benefits, and a matching retirement fund. To learn more about us visit
Cermaq Canada is currently looking to add a full-time Freshwater Hatchery Technician to our growing team in Duncan, British Columbia.
Hatchery Technicians are responsible for general hatchery husbandry operations, including incubation, water quality monitoring, mortality removals, and smolt transfers. 
Application requirements
Knowledge and experience with salmon hatchery operations would be an asset
Preference given to applicants with a general knowledge of water quality monitoring in both recirculation and flow through technologies Previous experience with fish transfers including bar grading, belt grading, splits internal movements and smolt transport is desirable
Understanding and adherence to hatchery biosecurity, procedures and protocols
Positive attitude, good work ethic, and a willingness to work outdoors in various weather conditions
Proficient in MS Word and MS Excel
Position details
This full time position operates on a 5 days on, 2 days off schedule (not camp-based), and working 40 hours per week.  Possible overtime may be required depending on business needs.
Shift rotations may be a combination of day, afternoon and or graveyard shifts which may change depending on the seasonal activities
The position may be required to work on-call shifts.  Timely and reliable transportation will be required to travel to the hatchery to respond to alarm calls as needed. 
Company benefits are available after the successful completion of a 3-month probation period
Special requirements
Prerequisites to hiring are a fitness assessment and a criminal record check
Only applicants who are legally allowed to work in Canada will be considered
How to apply
If you have the skills we are looking for, and would like to become part of our team, please forward a resume in person, by fax, or by e-mail to:
Cermaq Canada
#203 – 919 Island Highway
Campbell River, BC  V9W 2C2
Fax: 250-286-0042
Please state Hatchery Husbandry Technician in the subject line.
Deadline to apply: June 13, 2018.  If a suitable candidate is identified, this posting may close prior to the deadline.
Cermaq Canada is an equal opportunities employer who provides a workplace that is free of discrimination.  We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



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Our focus is sustainable aquaculture

Our vision is to be a global leader in the aquaculture industry, creating value for our shareholders by farming salmon in a sustainable manner.

Cermaq Canada is a salmon farming company in British Columbia, Canada and is part of Cermaq, an international salmon farming business with operations in Canada, Chile and Norway. Cermaq Canada produces approximately 25,000 metric tonnes of fresh, farmed Atlantic salmon annually at 27 sea sites around Vancouver Island. 

Cermaq Canada employees take pride in producing quality salmon, and on how they farm in a way which respects the local environment and the communities where the company operates. 


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