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This position serves to administer a comprehensive maintenance program for buildings, grounds, vehicles, and equipment to ensure the operation of Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery is not compromised and that fisheries goals and objectives are achieved.The starting salary for new state employees will be at the base of the pay range ($38,480.00/year). This position offers a competitive salary schedule and benefit package. The State of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.Job Duties Include:Equipment Maintenance and FabricationOperate all equipment located at the Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery including, but not limited to; generators, aerators, boilers, air compressors, pumps/PLC unit, fish distribution trucks, pulling engines, portable pumps, mowers, and tractors.Perform maintenance on all hatchery equipment and maintain all service records.Perform routine service and maintenance and winterization for vehicles and maintain all service records.Serve as primary fabricator of fisheries related equipment.Operate and maintain HVAC systems and provide ongoing maintenance of electrical and mechanical systems. Building and Property MaintenanceMaintain all aspects of facility building and grounds maintenance, including mowing, weed control, parking lot and road maintenance, painting, plumbing and electrical.Perform custodial duties to maintain appearance of all facilities.Read, analyze, and interpret engineering documents including blueprints, schematics, flow charts, mechanical and electrical drawings, and technical procedures.Assist with facility construction projects. Fish Culture and DistributionOn seasonal basis (March-October), assist with fry and fingerling production.  This work includes transporting fish, monitoring fish and tank water conditions, and treating fish for diseases.Assist with seining and transporting fish from nursery lakes and hatchery ponds.Assist with application of chemicals to tanks, nursery lakes and hatchery ponds. Other DutiesPrepare and submit duty reports regarding hatchery activities.Assist with providing tours of facility for the public and participate in public relations events as required. Key Abilities and SkillsDiagnose and repair electrical, plumbing, and mechanical problems in equipment and facility.Use electrical and power equipment - MIG welder, arc welder, acetylene torch, and electrical meters.Use heavy equipment - tractor, backhoe, forklift, chain saw, mowers, and trucks.Maintain facility appearance and equipment; recognize, anticipate, and prevent building and equipment maintenance problems.Use equipment to provide oxygenation to fish culture tanks including bulk liquid oxygen tank and portable Dewars, and air compressors.Use chemicals to treat tanks, nursery lakes, and hatchery ponds.Work outdoors in inclement weather and performing physically demanding tasks requiring stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, and lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds chest high.Work rotating shifts and weekends as needed; report to work within 15 minutes in response to alarm call; travel statewide and stay at location overnight as needed.Read, analyze, and interpret engineering documents including blueprints, schematics, flow charts, mechanical and electrical drawings, and technical procedures.Use computer software including Google applications, Excel, and Word.Special RequirementsPesticide applicator's license with Category 5 certification (must obtain within six months of initial employment)Commercial Driver's License with Air Brake and Tanker Endorsement (must obtain within six months of initial employment)Respirator certification (obtain within six months of initial employment)Serve on-call :  When assigned, carry pager when hatchery personnel are not on site (M-F 4:00 pm- 7:30 am, Sat-Sun 11:30 am - 7:30 am). 

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