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Seasonal Fishways Operator

PIC Group, Inc.

Location: Manchester, NH US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: February 8, 2023
Reference Code: 8260
At PIC Group, Inc., our emphasis is on excellence.We recruit the strongest candidates in the power generation industry. As a global service provider, we continually seek talented individuals.

Title: Seasonal Fishway Operator
Position Type: Contract
Location: Manchester, NH
Reports to: Site Supervisor
Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary:
The Seasonal Fishway Operator will perform duties to facilitate safe and effective upstream passage of diadromous fish for the 2023 fish passage season (April - July). This is a great opportunity for students to receive "hands on" experience with the complex interconnection of hydroelectric energy generation, upstream and downstream fish passage, regulatory requirements, and public education. The Seasonal Fishway Operator will work on counting and transporting juvenile American eels and spawning river herring. This position works closely with generation staff, the general public, and resource agencies (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department) on fish passage requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist with fish trapping and trucking operations (transfer captured fish, typically river herring) from holding tanks to agency vehicles.
  • Assist with installation and operation of upstream eel ladders.
  • Assist with installation and operation of video equipment related to fish passage counts within the fish ladder.
  • Enumerate fish counts by reviewing video footage.
  • Maintain a daily log of fish ladder operational parameters.
  • Maintain cleanliness of Amoskeag Fishways Visitors Center.
  • Operate equipment necessary to lift, capture and transport fish (under direct supervision).

Job Requirements:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Must love the outdoors and working with the public to teach the importance of clean rivers and the function of watersheds.

Physical Requirements:
  • Working in varied outdoor environments such as all-weather conditions, all noise levels, hazardous conditions, and on the full range of outdoor work surfaces.
  • The frequent use of protective equipment may be required. Work with hazardous materials may also be required.
  • Duties require walking, standing for extended periods of time, crawling, stooping, sitting, climbing vertical and inclined ladders and stairs, lifting, and carrying up to 100 lbs. Exposure to extreme heat and cold.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.
  • All candidates will participate in the post-offer drug screening.

Education / Experience:
  • Must be working towards a Graduate or Undergraduate Science major (Sophomore to Senior years).
PIC Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive wages and benefits. We seek out and employ talented individuals who meet the qualifications for each position. Due to the large number of responses we receive to our postings, only those applicants with the required experience and qualifications will be contacted.
About this Employer

PIC Group, Inc., established in 1988 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a global provider of service solutions to the power generation industry. PIC Group’s comprehensive portfolio of services supports all aspects of power project development including installation, outage, commissioning and start-up, operations and maintenance, documentation and training, and project support. As of March 2008, PIC Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, a publicly listed company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.