Aquaculture Facility Manager
Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada (CATC)
Victoria, Prince Edward Island
4d ago
source : Aquaculture Association Of Canada

Experienced, capable and passionate about the aquaculture sector? We have a great opportunity for a talented individual to provide leadership at the Victoria, PEI site, as a customer centric, GxP minded, extra-ordinary facility manager.

Overseeing a team of facilities staff and working in a state of the art flow through aquaria you will assure the delivery of clinical trials, in partnership with the technical team.

Possibly a little tired of the big company approach, or ready to take that next step up in responsibility? Confident and able to own, evolve and take responsibility for a modern aquaculture facility?

Hard working, enjoy the cut and thrust of small company operations with the ability to influence and shape the future? Then read on, we have an exciting opportunity for an exciting individual :

Reporting to the VP Health & Nutrition, the Victoria Facility Manager will be responsible for leading the operations and management of the facility and will be a key link with clients.

We’re looking for a pragmatic team player, who can provide robust engineering oversight for the facility and manage important internal and external stakeholder relationships.

So what’s the role?

  • Supervises Facility Staff, Aquaculture Technologists and schedules staff activities / rota
  • Ensures 24 / 7 monitoring and maintenance of the facility in compliance with regulatory requirements and standard operating procedures to ensure fish health and welfare and business continuity (inc life support systems)
  • Applies expertise to laboratory set-up and purchasing. Ensure that the space is allocated according to the contract research schedule (working closely with the study directors) and that the aquaculture systems are performing to specifications throughout a study.
  • Maintains a high standard of animal husbandry including regular animal welfare checks and the maintenance of in house-stocks
  • Support role for CFIA, other regulatory agencies and corporate inspection visits related to the facility
  • Work with the QA manager to ensure that all SOPs and related documentation pertaining to CATC accreditations, such as GLP and AQC-2 / 3 are achieved and maintained
  • Works with animal health professionals to ensure highest standards of animal welfare are maintained
  • If necessary, and with the agreement of the principal investigator / scientist, assists in procedures for which adequate training has been provided and documented
  • Foster strong working relationships between the facilities / maintenance teams and the study teams
  • Responsible for budgeting, design, engineering, logistics and commissioning of any new systems / facilities at the Victoria site
  • May be designated as trainer’ with the responsibility for instructing new personnel to use and follow SOPs and for the completion of employee training records
  • Other duties deemed appropriate by the VP Health & Nutrition
  • What we’re looking for :

  • Qualified to a degree level in an Aquaculture subject or equivalent and / or ability to demonstrate experience in a similar managerial role
  • Previous experience in managing a large-scale RAS facility will be an advantage
  • Ability to supervise and coach staff, develop safety protocols and a proactive approach to ensure a safe working environment
  • Good leadership skills and the ability to motivate and develop a strong team is essential
  • Demonstrable leadership and management experience
  • Experience in fish husbandry and maintaining life support systems is essential
  • Ideally will have worked in GxP environments
  • Strong practical engineering approach and systems knowledge
  • An ability to effectively interact with colleagues throughout the organization
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail and an proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Organizational and planning skills is essential
  • Willingness to work flexibly to meet the demands of the job
  • Driving license essential
  • Reliable, detail-oriented, organized, hard-working, self-motivated and accountable
  • Strong project management experience desirable
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