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truShrimp - Maintenance/Cleaning Laboratory Lead

Company Overview:

trū® Shrimp provides the most cutting-edge technology and knowledge to the shrimp industry.  trū® Shrimp is developing the pinnacle of shrimp production methodology that produces safe and healthy shrimp for a growing population. At trū® Shrimp, product quality, consumer safety and a consistent shrimp supply are at the forefront of every day.

The trū® Shrimp Pilot Production and Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art facility to determine the impact of shrimp nutrition and health products on growth and survivability. Staffed with a team of industry-leading experts, the center is complete with two production tidal basins, 144 shrimp research tanks, 16 nursery holding tanks, an animal health laboratory and water quality and shrimp feed laboratories. trū® Shrimp continually studies its exclusive technologies and conducts contract research.

Job Summary:

As Maintenance/Cleaning Laboratory Lead at Ralco Technology Campus in Balaton, you will be charged with the maintenance and cleaning of critical research equipment and facilities for the tru Shrimp Innovation Center. Working with the Innovation Center Manager, Supervisor and technicians, you will be assisting in preparing systems for research experiments, conducting routine care on life support and research systems, assisting in conducting of research experiments, conducting water quality and hydrological data collection and determinations, entering research data and developing and maintaining a preventative maintenance schedule. You should have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office. This job description is not meant to be all inclusive and duties may vary based on departmental and company needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Developing/revising a preventative maintenance schedule
    • Ensuring all maintenance is completed accurately in a timely manner
    • Performing small repairs and equipment cleanings
    • Reporting issue to the Research Center Supervisor for third party repairs
  • Assisting in preparing and conducting research experiments
    • Maintain the research tanks operation and cleanliness
    • Maintain and clean RAS systems and air systems to ensure proper function during trials
  • Collecting and recording research and production data
  • Entering data
  • Assist in conducting water quality analysis
  • In collaboration with your supervisor you will develop a unique professional development plan to ensure that you are pursuing and fulfilling your professional and personal goals in a diligent and thoughtful manner

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent; Mechanical training or 2 years on the job training given preference.
  • Physical: The following activities are required as needed to perform the job function; lifting, driving, bending, carrying and twisting. Confined space entry is a required job function. Travel: There may be travel between Marshall and Balaton locations.
  • Environmental: Daily exposure to 88° Fahrenheit temperature and 50% humidity

Benefits and Perks

All existing benefits available to full time Ralco employees as outlined in the handbook:

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Ralco 401 K Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation/Sick Days


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