Aquaculture Technician I

Riverence Brood LLC

Rochester, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $17.50 - $20.00
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Aquaculture Technician I

Riverence Brood LLC is a broodstock business producing premium quality steelhead/rainbow trout, golden rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, and coho salmon eggs. Our eggs are sold to our sister companies, Riverence Farms LLC and Riverence Provisions LLC, and other customers throughout the US and worldwide. Riverence's modern facilities are designed for the long haul, built to maximize the quality of life for our broodstock, increasing efficiency and minimizing our environmental impact. Our farms have been outfitted with cutting-edge technologies that help us ensure that our customers get the most consistent, highest-quality eggs possible. We believe in being thought leaders in the aquaculture industry. As a result, we pride ourselves in being industry leaders by continually building our professional experience and the industry's credibility.


401K with 4% match

Medical – 2 plans

Dental – 2 plans


Life Insurance

Voluntary Life

Short and Long Term Disability

Short term disability buy up

Voluntary Critical Illness

Voluntary Accident

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

PTO – 0-5 years 4.62 hours per pay period, 6-10 years 6.16 hours per pay period, 11+ years 7.7 hours per pay period

Paid Holidays – 7 paid holidays, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving 2 days, Christmas Day

WA State Sick Leave Program

Classification: Non-Exempt

Wage Range: $17.50 – $20.00

Reports to: This position reports directly to the Area Supervisor.

Date: Updated: 5/23/2023



The Aquaculture Technician I will demonstrate a passion for fish husbandry, a good work ethic, attention to detail and have good record keeping skills ensuring the success of the department.

Essential Functions

  • Perform daily duties or chores and husbandry activities including:
  • Feeding, mortality removal, screen scrubbing, etc. (see list)
  • Apply thorough record keeping skills.
  • Monitor fish behavior and bring any abnormalities to supervisor attention.
  • Perform routine maintenance on systems and equipment. Perform routine cleaning as necessary on a regular basis in addition to the daily chore list.
  • Duties include swirl separator scrubbing (3 x week), dip net repair, cover repairs, etc. (Communication with supervisor is essential.)
  • Follow feed charts according to plan. Monitor and report feed inventory.
  • Organize and maintain hatchery tools, equipment and grounds; identify safety hazards and recommend remedies and/or take appropriate action.
  • Assist with fish transfers.
  • Assist with brood stock sorting and spawning according to protocols. Keep up to date with changing protocols as improvements are made and make suggestions for improvements.
  • Work in other site areas as directed.



  • Fish Husbandry.
  • Work Ethic.
  • Record Keeping.
  • Attention to Detail.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility.

Work Environment

This job operates in an outdoor farm environment. This role is routinely exposed to inclement weather conditions. The role occasionally requires the use of office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This is a physically demanding role. This would require the ability to occasionally lift up to 75 pounds with the ability regularly to lift up to 50 pounds. The ability to stand, walk, bend, squat, twist, hear, see and the ability to use all senses with or without reasonable accommodation is required.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, 5 days a week, which could include Saturdays or Sundays, 7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with some on call availability necessary. On call availability requires close proximity to the site.


Minimal travel may be required for this position.

Required Education and Experience

  • H.S. diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Basic math skills; calculate and understand quantities and proportions.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Aquaculture experience preferred.
  • Aquaculture or related degree preferred.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Please apply at Riverence.com

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Category Fisheries