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Hatchery Technician

Kingfish Maine Franklin, ME



Kingfish Maine is looking for a hatchery technician to join our team. We are looking for a motivated individual with a willingness to learn. The hatchery technician would be involved in all aspects of a marine hatchery, this would include broodstock care & spawning, live feeds, larval culture, system maintenance and construction. This position will require regular weekend work and the employee would be required to do “on-call” shifts. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits

Your tasks will include

  • Manage larval production systems; from stocking of eggs, larvae feeding, cleaning and grading
  • Ensure an optimal environment is created and maintained for optimal growth and health of juvenile fish
  • Ensure safety for both animals and personnel
  • Ensure care and maintenance of production and filtration equipment in collaboration with the Technical Department
  • Running a Hatchery is a 24/7 operation so nightshifts and weekends shifts are part of the deal.
  • Collaborating with our team in The Netherlands on various projects

Who are you?

  • Working experience in a marine species Hatchery is highly beneficial
  • You preferably have experience with larval rearing and live feed production
  • You preferably have experience with PVC pumbing
  • You’re self-motivated and able to work both in a team and idependently
  • You are physically fit and can do regular heavy lifting
  • You are able to work in the US.

What do you get from us?

  • An exciting and challenging position with a high level of responsibility within a fast-paced environment
  • The opportunity to join a company in the startup phase
  • An amazing opportunity to work at a high tech aquaculture facility
  • The chance to learn from experienced Aquaculture professionals
  • An awesome team!
  • Relocation Support (if required)
  • Learning &  development opportunities 

The Kingfish Company

The Kingfish Company is a pioneer and leader in sustainable land-based aquaculture. Our operation is based on three core principles: sustainability, respect for our fish and the environment. These key principles are at the heart of our design, activity and technology decisions. Our values are: Innovation, Ownership, Collaboration and Passion. Furthermore, our team’s safety is always priority number one.

Production is based on advanced recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), which protect biodiversity and ensure bio-security. Animal welfare is paramount, and the fish is grown without use of antibiotics and vaccines. Operations run on 100 percent renewable energy, sourced from wind, solar and biogas. The company’s facilities operate on sea water, avoiding wasting of precious fresh water.

Current annual production capacity at its Kingfish Zeeland facility in the Netherlands is 1,500 tons of high quality and high value Yellowtail Kingfish. Expansion is underway and capacity in the Netherlands will reach 3,500 tons in the second half of 2022. In the US, permitting for the company’s approximate 8,500 tons capacity facility is progressing as planned, with production start scheduled for second half of 2023.