Aquaculture Technician

LocalCoho is an American salmon company raising premium Coho salmon at its pilot farm in Auburn, NY. We grow our salmon indoors from egg to harvest using Recirculated Aquaculture Systems (RAS) technology, a method that optimizes resources with a minimal impact on the environment. LocalCoho is BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) certified and a Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch “Best Choice.” LocalCoho strives to be a leader in creating a circular regenerative aquaculture-agriculture ecosystem that will protect and replenish the earth’s precious natural resources with minimal waste. Our innovative farming method maximizes the potential of local ecosystems while producing healthy and delicious premium salmon for a region’s consumers. We plan to build and operate regional Coho salmon farms across the U.S. to serve local markets. All will use the recirculating freshwater system we have developed and evolved at our pilot facility. This method allows us to recycle 90 to 95 percent of the water and use the rest as a nutrient-rich fertilizer for local farms whether traditional row crop agriculture or modern indoor hydroponic farm systems. To feed the salmon, we will continue to identify and use innovative products such as insect-based feeds for which the primary raw material for the insect husbandry is derived from local row crop agriculture byproducts. Such feeds will reduce the typical reliance of most farm-raised salmon on wild fisheries and thus help to preserve healthy, biodiverse oceans. We are striving to achieve zero waste of our fish by using the trim and viscera for pet food and nutraceuticals. In opening these upstream and downstream channels, we will achieve our vision of minimizing waste and creating a valuable circular ecosystem while production top-quality fish consumers will seek out as they look for healthy and delicious protein sources made with sustainability as the guiding principle.


Aquaculture technicians are responsible for the overall health of the FWRAS systems.


– Mon-Fri, 7am-3pm

· Caring for live animals can often result in unplanned scheduling changes and all employees are expected to be able to reasonably adjust their schedule accordingly to fit the company’s needs.


· Load automatic feeders and monitor to ensure satiation

· Perform water quality testing

· Monitor system health

· Monitor fish health

· Perform operations activities including but not limited to: sampling, grading, transferring, harvesting, and processing

· Cleaning tanks/equipment

· Data entry

· Other duties as assigned


· Education: None required

· Experience: None required


· Reliable, team player with excellent communication and organization skills

· Ability to adapt and be flexible in a very dynamic work environment

· Critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

· Leadership and problem-solving skills

· Innovative and goal-oriented

· Ability to use Microsoft 365, proficiency in Excel a big plus


· Climb ladders

· Lift 50 + pounds regularly

· Remain on feet on hard surfaces for an extended period of time

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $17.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week.


Dental Insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

8-hour shift
Monday to Friday
Ability to Relocate:

Auburn, NY 13021: Relocate before starting work (Required)
Work Location: In person.

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