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3 months ago

Feeding Superintendent

The position of the Superintendent in the context of an aquaculture operation involves various responsibilities related to overseeing feeding activities and the overall growth & health of the fish. The role requires qualifications in Aquaculture and fisheries, or related fields. The feeding Superintendent is also responsible for overseeing a large feeding team team of 80+ employees. The core duties for this role include;

  • Oversight on Feeding Actives: The Superintendent is responsible for overseeing feeding activities, including monitoring feeding start times, observing fish response to the feed, and ensuring the overall health of the fish.
  • Sites Cleanliness: The Superintendent ensures that all aquaculture sites are clean by promptly removing mortalities and waste materials, maintaining a clean and healthy environment for the fish.
  • Feeding Analysis: Conducting feeding analysis of cages involves assessing feeding patterns, feed conversion rates, and other feeding-related metrics to optimize the feed management process.
  • Supervision of Nursery and Grow Out Supervisors: The Superintendent supervises and provides guidance to the nursery and grow-out supervisors, ensuring efficient operations and adherence to best practices.
  • Timely Feed Type Change and Net Exchange: The Superintendent ensures that feed type changes and net exchanges are carried out on time to support the health and growth of the fish.
  • Flagging Problem Cages: Identifying problem cages promptly and implementing preventive measures helps maintain the overall health of the fish population.
  • Safety Measures: Ensuring the safety of the team members is a critical responsibility, which involves promoting the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), providing diving gear (if applicable), and enforcing compliance with health and safety guidelines.
  • Assisting in Hiring and Training: The Superintendent may be involved in the hiring process and training of new team members to ensure a skilled and efficient workforce.
  • In-Depth Reports: The Superintendent prepares detailed reports on closed units, which may include performance metrics, fish health assessments, and other relevant data.
  • FCR Management: The Superintendent works to maintain the Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) below budget, optimizing feed usage and minimizing waste.
  • Assessing


  • To be eligible for the role of Superintendent, candidates should have the following qualifications: Degree in Aquaculture and Fisheries or Relevant Fields: A formal education in aquaculture and fisheries or a related discipline is essential to understand the complexities of fish farming and the principles of fish health management.
  • Minimum work experience of 3 years hands on experience in aquaculture cage farming
  • Minimum two years experience managing large teams.
  • Experience with Aqua Manager, Excel data analysis

Method of Application

Note: Apply by attaching One Document which should have your cover letter, CV, Relevant Degree or Equivalent, Grade 12, NRC, Essential Certificates and any other qualifications.

Email applications to
careers@yalelo.com and cc: yaleloproductionhr@yalelo.com
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Yalelo is a pioneer of aquaculture in Zambia, bringing together local resources and world-leading practices. The company implements a scalable solution to ease the pressure on Zambia’s wild-capture fisheries sector. Founded in 2011, Yalelo is now a leading fisheries firm in Zambia and among the largest aquaculture firms in Africa. This company breeds and grows its tilapia on the shores of Lake Kariba and sells nation-wide. Yalelo’s pristine water locally produced non-GMO fish feed and a robust cold-chain result in product quality and affordability that are transforming customer experience.