Aquaculture Nutritionist

Job Locations CA-NS-Truro
Posted Date 3 months ago(4/27/2021 3:16 PM)
Job ID
Fish Health


Cooke Aquaculture

Aquaculture Nutritionist


Cooke Aquaculture Inc., a dynamic and growing east coast family company, with Platinum Member status in the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program has an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our team.


Cooke is a global seafood company with operations in North America, Europe, and South America. Our company’s success is driven by our dynamic, highly skilled and innovative management team, supported by dedicated employees who live in coastal communities and contribute to the local area’s economy and sense of community.


The Role:

As a result of our robust growth, we are adding an Aquaculture Nutritionist to our team.  This role will be located in our Truro, Nova Scotia office. This position will report and work directly with the Aquaculture Nutrition Manager


Key supporting and lead Responsibilities:

  • New ingredient assessment and fish feed development with a keen focus on diets for Salmonids, Sea Bass, Sea Bream, and Shrimp
  • Key role in feed formulation and on-going formulation development and support for feed mill operations
  • Quality control-monitoring and improvements of both raw material ingredients and finished feeds
  • Feed mill process improvement. Supports the assessment of new manufacturing equipment and processing procedures
  • Keen desire to be involved in problem solving details and any performance or production issues.
  • Research and Development in fish trial data collection and assessment.
  • Work with and provide feed nutrition related information to marine farming, hatchery, processing and sales groups within the Cooke Aquaculture group of companies. Help ensure that Cooke Aquaculture products meet customer requirements and expectations.



  • Post secondary education in Aquaculture (preferred) or Agriculture Nutrition and Food Animal Production.
  • Experience and/or training in Formulation systems-preferably Brill.
  • Knowledge in applied food production nutrition systems.
  • Experience in Aquaculture and/or other Production Species. (ex. poultry).
  • Feed Ingredient assessment knowledge and capabilities
  • Knowledge of feed mill operations.
  • Experience with Quality Control and Process Improvement



The Opportunity:

The role description is just one part of the story.  This is an opportunity to grow, to stretch, to work within the parameters of the role but stretch to your fullest potential. We are a team that counts performance, we reward contribution and we recognize talent.  It is about being at the center of one of the fastest growing Atlantic Canadian based companies and knowing you are part of that growth.  The ability to bring your passion for learning, desire for growth, and energy for moving your career forward is what we offer.  


The Why:

Why Cooke…simple because we are a company that rewards initiative, resourcefulness and work ethic.  We will champion your growth and provide you with the platform to create your path, your career, and your future.


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