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Published on Feb 26 2024

Farm Workers. Aquaculture Finfish

$13.67  per hour
Visa required: H-2A
From Feb 1, 2024 to Nov 30, 2024


2004 Portland Rd
Portland, AR 71663
United States

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Job description

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.

Special Requirements

Work outside (cold and hot), work in water, able to swim-ponds are 4-6 deep. Some heavy lifting (50 lbs.) Use nets and/or seines to catch fish. Able to perform physically demanding job duties. Available for entire contract period and able to perform all job duties. Possess documents to complete INS Form I-9 and be available at time and place necessary to begin employment. Able to drive tractor/farm truck. Able to operate farm equipment- weed eaters, mowers. Drug testing can be conducted at Moyers Fish Farm LLC expense if at any time employer feels it is necessary to ensure safety in the workplace. Random drug testing will be done post hiring, for cause testing, post-accident testing. Able to work all shifts.

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