Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Coded Wire Tag Lab Assistant
April 2011 — Present
Responsible for various hatcheries in the state of Oregon to supervise and operate the tagging and clipping trailers. Managed a clipping crew for season (6 months of the year). Instructed and corrected difficult employees, including addressing personal issues, constant lateness, inappropriate conversations, and overall acceptable workplace behavior. Corrected crews on the proper ways to handle fish and precise fin clipping, i.e. entire fin being removed. Made sure the MKIV machines, machines that insert the coded wire tag, were working properly, fixing the machines as needed and made sure fish survived this process. Disinfected trailers to limit exposure of fish diseases. Recovered coded wire tags (CWT) from fish snouts in the Tag Recovery Lab. Read the CWTs on a microscope and entered into computer database.
Served as operator of AutoFish Systems trailer. Dismantled, repaired, and cleaned AutoFish lines to ensure proper working order. Corrected clipper to ensure total removal of adipose fin. Analyzed head mold placement to ensure target zone location of CWT. Operated computer setting on individual fish lines. Worked the water controls to ensure proper movement of fish through machines. Diagnosed problems on machines and trouble areas.
Environment: Excel, Bridge Database, Outlook, Microsoft Office