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Fish Farm Tech (Aquatica Ruskin)

Company: Central Garden and Pet
Location: Ruskin
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

$300 Sign-on Bonus

Our Pet Segment is seeking a Fish Farm Technician position to be a part of our Aquatica division based in Ruskin, FL. Your primary role is to harvest and sort fish, process orders and reset grow out fish. If you find your skills match the qualifications we are seeking below, we invite you to apply for this position!

At Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), we believe home is at the center of our lives, and our employees are driven by our purpose to nurture happy and healthy homes. Our company is made up of thousands of people across North America, with an emerging footprint across the U.K., Mexico, China and Canada - all dedicated to helping gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier and communities grow stronger. We are united by our mission to lead the future of the garden and pet industriesone blade of grass and one wagging tail at a time. Visit our website at www.central.com to learn more.

Starting Pay is $12.00/Hour.


  • Sales Building
  • Manage fish health, including feeding of the fish, syphoning vats, scoping sick fish for diseases or parasites, then treating the fish accordingly.
  • Processing orders each morning for delivery.
  • Preparing fish for future sales by separating and grading them.
  • Scrub dirty vats at the end of the day.
  • Working to prophylactically treat fish on a daily basis.

  • Spawning Rooms
  • Dumping small glass and acrylic tanks that range from 2.5 gallons to 10 gallons.
  • Wash all tanks, flip back upright.
  • Fill all tanks with special spawning water.
  • Dip up breeder fish and drop them into the designated tanks.
  • Drop special spawning grass in all of the tanks.
  • Check and mark all blank tanks every day and pull breeder fish out of tanks with eggs.
  • Scrub dirty vats and syphon excess feed.
  • Feed all fish including breeders and fry.
  • Check African Cichlid breeders.


  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.


  • We have a casual work environment with on the job training.

  • Positions and schedules vary depending on availability.

  • We are a livestock facility; therefore, we have people on duty all days of the week.

  • All positions are 40 hours per week with 5 days at 8 hours per day. (7am-4pm with 1-hour lunch each day)

  • There may be some variation in work hours due to overtime, special projects, deadlines, and other concerns.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Keywords: Central Garden and Pet, Tampa , Fish Farm Tech (Aquatica Ruskin), Other , Ruskin, Florida

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