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Port Armstrong Hatchery Manager

The Hatchery Manager works closely with the Assistant Hatchery Manager and Maintenance Manager as the leader of the team responsible for the supervision and administration of all aspects of the daily operation of the Hatchery. The Hatchery Manager is a prominent representative of AKI and is expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner that will represent the best interests of the corporation. The Hatchery Manager reports directly to the General Manager.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to all aspects of fish culture, operation of the physical plant systems, supervision and evaluation of personnel, data collection, construction and other projects, harvest operations, preparation of written reports documenting hatchery operations, preparation of annual operating and capital budgets, and other administrative tasks.

Duties (including but not limited):

  1. Fish culture: Plan, coordinate, and implement fish culture activities for broodstock collection and handling, egg collection and fertilization, incubation, rearing, disease prevention and control, quality assessment, marking, and release. Ensure proper techniques are followed and quality standards are met to achieve annual production goals.

  2. Operation of the physical plant: Understand and operate the different components of the Hatchery physical plant, including pipelines, water distribution system, electrical power generation, and distribution, domestic water, sewage, garbage, fuel storage and distribution, fire suppression, and alarm systems. Also included are the various pieces of equipment and floating stock necessary for the operation of the Hatchery programs. Maintain accurate inventory records of all equipment and supplies on-site. Know the condition of equipment and buildings and help to ensure that preventative and routine maintenance is scheduled and performed. Maintain a clean, organized, and safe facility.                

  3. Supervising personnel: Supervise all personnel on-site directly or through delegation. Develop and maintain a well-trained staff who are proficient in their duties and be responsible for directing work and schedules. Provide direction and leadership and set a general tone that encourages optimum performance. Provide feedback on employee performance through regular evaluations. Provide for staff succession planning and be a proactive part of team building.

  4. Data collection: Plan and coordinate collection and recording of data on water quality and quantity, environmental observations, returning adult salmon, rearing fish number, growth and performance, physical plant operations, and other data collection as required.

  5. Construction projects: Collaborate with the Maintenance Engineer Manager and Assistant Hatchery Manager, as well as with the Office, in planning, coordinating, and supervising construction, maintenance, and other capital improvement projects as needed.

  6. Harvest operations: Assist with the harvest of returning salmon by coordinating broodstock collection and cost recovery seining with the Office. Supervise harvest personnel and operations in the absence of an AKI harvest supervisor.

  7. Preparation of written reports: Prepare and submit a monthly status report of the Hatchery operations and production to be submitted within one week of the end of each month. Include current inventories of fish with growth and feed conversion performance, health, and survival, inventories of feed and chemicals, environmental observations, physical plant operations, purchasing records and staffing, as well as any other useful information and observations. Prepare and submit semi-annual hatchery operations and production reports for the Board meetings. Assist with the preparation of the ADF&G Annual Report, ADF&G Annual Management Plan, and any other official reports required of AKI.

  8. Preparation of annual budgets: Prepare annual operations and capital budgets in collaboration with the AKI administration Office to be submitted for presentation to the Board for approval. Be responsible for the efficient expenditure of approved budgets to accomplish production goals. Ensure that the budget is not exceeded and appraise AKI administration Office as far in advance as possible of anticipated variances to the budget so that adjustments may be initiated.

  9. Administrative duties: Maintain open and active communication with the Office through regularly scheduled phone calls, email, and fax, to ensure that full, accurate, and current knowledge of all significant aspects of the Hatchery operations is shared. Verify and approve employee timesheets and submit them to the Office by the first working day of the new pay period. Plan and oversee procurement of supplies, equipment, and services, ensuring that all AKI purchasing protocols are followed. Arrange the logistics for freight and personnel transport as needed. Act as landlord for AKI regarding employee housing and the bunkhouse. Initiate and implement a safety program. Conduct and submit employee evaluations.

  10. Other duties as assigned

Port Armstrong Assistant Hatchery Manager

The Assistant Hatchery Manager works closely with the Hatchery Manager and Maintenance Manager as part of the team responsible for the supervision and administration of all aspects of the daily operation of the Hatchery. The Assistant Hatchery Manager is the acting Hatchery Manager in the Hatchery Manager’s absence. The Assistant Hatchery Manager is a representative of AKI and is expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner that will represent the best interests of the corporation. The Assistant Hatchery Manager reports directly to the Hatchery Manager, or to the General Manager in the Hatchery Manager’s absence.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the Hatchery Manager with all aspects of fish culture, operation of the physical plant systems, supervision and evaluation of personnel, data collection, construction and other projects, harvest operations, preparation of written reports documenting hatchery operations, preparation of annual operating and capital budgets, and other administrative tasks.

Duties (including but not limited):

  1. Fish culture: Assist the Hatchery Manager in planning, coordinating, and implementing fish culture activities for broodstock collection and handling, egg collection and fertilization, incubation, rearing, disease prevention, and control, quality assessment, marking, and release. Ensure proper techniques are followed and quality standards are met to achieve annual production goals.

  2. Operation of the physical plant: Understand and operate the different components of the Hatchery physical plant, including the pipelines, water distribution system, electrical power generation, and distribution, domestic water, sewage, garbage, fuel storage and distribution, fire suppression, and alarm system. Also included are the various pieces of equipment and floating stock necessary for the operation of the Hatchery programs. Help to maintain accurate inventory records of all equipment and supplies on-site. Provide input to the Hatchery Manager regarding the condition of equipment and buildings and help to ensure that preventive and routine maintenance is scheduled and performed. Maintain a clean, organized, and safe facility.                

  3. Supervision of personnel: Supervise all personnel on-site as directed by the Hatchery Manager. Develop and maintain a well-trained staff who are proficient in their duties and be responsible for directing work and schedules, provide leadership, and set a general tone that encourages optimum performance. Provide feedback on employee performance and personnel needs. Provide input on succession planning and be a proactive part of team building.

  4. Data collection: Assist in the collection and recording of data on water quality and quantity, environmental observations, returning adult salmon, rearing fish number, growth and performance, physical plant operations, and other data collection as required.

  5. Construction projects: Assist the Hatchery Manager and Maintenance Engineer Manager in planning, coordinating, and supervising construction, maintenance, and other capital improvement projects as needed.

  6. Harvest operations: Assist with broodstock collection and harvest of surplus. Supervise harvest personnel and operations, as directed, in the absence of an AKI harvest supervisor.

  7. Preparation of written reports: Assist with the preparation of the monthly hatchery status report, semi-annual hatchery operations, and production reports for the Board meetings, the ADF&G Annual Report, and any other official reports required of AKI.

  8. Preparation of annual budgets: Assist with the preparation of annual operations and capital budgets to be submitted for presentation to the Board.

  9. Administrative duties: Assist with the verification and approval of employee timesheets, procurement of supplies, equipment, and services, ensuring that all AKI purchasing protocols are followed, arranging the logistics for freight and personnel transport as needed, acting as landlord for AKI regarding employee housing and the bunkhouse, and administration of a safety program. Provide input to the Hatchery Manager regarding employee performance for evaluations.

  10. Other duties as assigned.

 

Port Armstrong Hatchery Fish Culturist

The Fish Culturist is primarily responsible for the daily care and rearing of the eggs and juvenile salmon at the Hatchery. The Fish Culturist is a representative of AKI and is expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner that will represent the best interests of the corporation. The Fish Culturist reports directly to the Hatchery Manager and/or Assistant Hatchery Manager. AKI recognizes three levels within this position. Differentiation is made according to the level of work to be performed, the judgment and responsibility to be reasonably expected, and the supervisory responsibility entailed. The Fish Culturist I is an entry-level position, the Fish Culturist II is a sub-journeyman position, and the Fish Culturist III is a journeyman position and may be responsible for overseeing the Hatchery or off-site projects for extended periods of time.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing tasks associated with all aspects of fish culture, operation of the physical plant systems, supervision of employees, data collection, construction and other projects, harvest operations, and other tasks as assigned.

Duties (including but not limited):

  1. Fish culture: Assist and perform activities for broodstock collection and handling, egg collection and fertilization, incubation, rearing, disease prevention, and control, quality assessment, marking, and release. Ensure proper techniques are followed and quality standards are met to achieve annual production goals. Provide timely input to management regarding the condition of eggs and/or fish and their rearing environment.

  2. Operation of the physical plant: Understand and assist in the operation of the different components of the Hatchery physical plant, including the pipelines, water distribution system, electrical power generation, and distribution, domestic water, sewage, garbage, fuel storage, and distribution, fire suppression, and alarm systems. Also included are the various pieces of equipment and floating stock necessary for the operation of the Hatchery programs. Help to maintain accurate inventory records of all equipment and supplies on-site. Provide timely input to management regarding the condition of equipment and buildings and assist in maintaining a clean, organized, and safe facility.

  3. Supervision of personnel: Supervise personnel as directed by the Hatchery Manager. Provide leadership and set a general tone that encourages optimum performance and be a proactive part of team building.

  4. Data collection: Assist in the collection and recording of data on water quality and quantity, environmental observations, returning adult salmon, eggs, and rearing fish number, growth and performance, physical plant operations, and other data collection as directed.

  5. Construction projects: Assist with construction, maintenance, and other capital improvement projects as needed.

  6. Harvest operations: Assist with broodstock collection and harvest of surplus. Supervise harvest personnel and operations as directed.

  7. Other duties as assigned

 

Port Armstrong Hatchery Technician

The Hatchery Technician is responsible for assisting with the overall operation of the Hatchery as well as assisting with the daily care and rearing of the eggs and juvenile salmon. The Hatchery Technician is a representative of AKI and is expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner that will represent the best interests of the corporation. The Hatchery Technician reports directly to the Hatchery Manager and/or Assistant Hatchery Manager. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing tasks associated with most aspects of fish culture, operation of the physical plant systems, supervision of temporary employees, data collection, construction and other projects, harvest operations, and other tasks as assigned.

Duties (including but not limited):

  1. Fish culture: Assist and perform activities for broodstock collection and handling, egg collection and fertilization, incubation, rearing, disease prevention, and control, quality assessment, marking, and release. Provide timely input to management regarding the condition of eggs and/or fish and their rearing environment.

  2. Operation of the physical plant: Understand and assist in the operation of the different components of the Hatchery physical plant, including the pipelines, water distribution system, electrical power generation and distribution, domestic water, sewage, garbage, fuel storage, and distribution, fire suppression, and alarm systems. Also included are the various pieces of equipment and floating stock necessary for the operation of the Hatchery programs. Help to maintain accurate inventory records of all equipment and supplies on site. Provide timely input to management regarding the condition of equipment and buildings and assist in maintaining a clean, organized, and safe facility.

  3. Supervision of personnel: Supervise personnel as directed by the Hatchery Manager. Provide leadership and set a general tone that encourages optimum performance and be a proactive part of team building.

  4. Data collection: Assist in the collection and recording of data on water quality and quantity, environmental observations, returning adult salmon, eggs, and rearing fish number, growth and performance, physical plant operations, and other data collection as directed.

  5. Construction projects: Assist with construction, maintenance, and other capital improvement projects as needed.

  6. Harvest operations: Assist with broodstock collection and harvest of surplus as needed. May supervise harvest personnel and operations as directed.

  7. Other duties as assigned.

 

Port Armstrong Hatchery Laborer

The Hatchery Laborer is responsible for the daily care and rearing of the eggs and juvenile salmon at the Hatchery. The Hatchery Laborer is a representative of AKI and is expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner that will represent the best interests of the corporation. The Hatchery Laborer reports directly to the Hatchery Manager and/or Assistant Hatchery Manager.

Duties (including but not limited):

  1. Fish culture: Assist and perform activities for broodstock collection and handling, egg collection and fertilization, incubation, rearing, disease prevention, and control, quality assessment, marking, and release. Ensure proper techniques are followed and quality standards are met to achieve annual production goals. Provide timely input to management regarding the condition of eggs and/or fish and their rearing environment.

  2. Data collection: Assist in the collection and recording of data on water quality and quantity, environmental observations, returning adult salmon, eggs, and rearing fish number, growth and performance, physical plant operations, and other data collection as directed.

  3. Maintenance: Assist with maintenance as needed.

  4. Harvest operations: Assist with broodstock collection and harvest of surplus.

  5. Other duties as assigned.