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Nelson and Pade, Inc.® is a vibrant, growing company located in Montello, Wisconsin. We have a positive, high energy work environment in which dedication, hard work, inventiveness and initiative are rewarded. Meet the Nelson and Pade Team

Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, Montello, WI, offers aquaponic systems, training and consulting. In aquaponics, we raise fish and vegetables in a soilless, recirculating system without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. We demonstrate this in new 14,000 sq. ft. aquaponic green house, which provides fresh vegetables and fish to our staff and community. We have 14,000 sq. ft. of shop space where we assemble systems that we sell and we have a comfortable and casual office in which the sales and daily business takes place.

Benefits We Offer
Our employees are our greatest asset! Offering good benefits as well as good pay is important to us.  We offer the following benefits: Paid Time Off (10-15 days/year), Paid holidays (6 days/year), optional Dean Health Plan with low out-of-pocket costs, optional 401k with maximum employer matching, fresh naturally-grown produce from our greenhouse at no charge, Team events, lunches, discount on products and great opportunities for growth and advancement.

How to Apply
Send a resume, cover letter and any other relevant information to Rebecca Nelson, nelson@aquaponics.com; Nelson and Pade, Inc., PO Box 761, Montello, WI 53949, 608-297-8708.  


1. Greenhouse Assistant

Job Description
The person filling this position will assist in the daily operation of Nelson and Pade, Inc.’s aquaponic greenhouses in Montello, WI. Additionally, this person will interface with the buyers of our produce and fish and deliver those products to local grocery stores, restaurants and schools. Greenhouse tasks will include: seeding, transplanting, harvesting and packaging of lettuce, greens and other vegetables, cleaning, delivering produce to local customers, feeding fish, record keeping, feeding fish, setting up the farm stand and, potentially, guiding greenhouse tours.

This position is part-time and will require work on weekends and weekdays.

The Nelson and Pade, Inc. management will provide guidance and training on all phases of the aquaponic greenhouse operation and greenhouse environmental control.

Requirements and Skills:

  • A friendly demeanor and a joy of learning and sharing information
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Clean driving record
  • Hardworking, dedicated, meticulous, self-motivated and a positive attitude
  • Be willing and able to take and follow instructions
  • Be tidy and have the ability to recognize when things need to be cleaned
  • Enjoy working in a greenhouse environment and raising plants and fish
  • Experience in raising fish and/or plants is helpful

Growth Opportunities

This position has excellent growth potential. The individual filling this position will have opportunities for expanding their knowledge through advanced learning.

Training we will provide

  • Daily operation of the Nelson and Pade Inc.®, aquaponic greenhouses
  • Aquaponics and Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Sustainable food production and sales

2.  Shop/Manufacturing Assistant

Job Description
The person filling this position will assist in the packaging and assembly of Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems®. Duties include counting and organizing parts, labeling and bagging parts, drilling and cutting plastic tanks and PVC pipe, assembly of components, palletizing and preparing the systems for shipment. Additionally, this person will be responsible for keeping the work space clean and organized and returning tools and equipment to the assigned location. This position is held at Nelson and Pade, Inc.®’s manufacturing campus in Montello, WI.

The Nelson and Pade, Inc.® management will provide guidance and training.

Requirements and Skills:

Individuals applying should have basic building skills, such as reading a tape measure and properly using tools such as saws and drills, wrenches, cutting and gluing PVC. Having diverse skills in building, manufacturing, repair and plumbing is an asset.

  • A friendly demeanor and a joy of learning and sharing information
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Clean driving record
  • Hardworking, dedicated, meticulous, self-motivated and a positive attitude
  • Be willing and able to take and follow instructions

Growth Opportunities

This position has excellent growth potential. The individual filling this position will have opportunities for expanding their knowledge through advanced learning.

This position is full – time, Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM.


4.  Fish Filleter

Love fish and know how to clean them?  Earn some extra money and some fish by helping us fillet.  Fridays, 1-3 times per month, typically 8am – 3pm.  Call us at 608-297-8708 if you are interested.


Join a growing, innovative company with a proven track record!

Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, the Most Trusted Name in Aquaponics®, is an innovative company with benefits and a bright future. If you are interested in joining our team and you have skills and experience that we need (see list below), please send a resume and cover letter to nelson@aquaponics.com or fax 866-815-9734. We will train as needed and we will work with you to find the best position within our company. If you are motivated, hardworking and dedicated, we want to hear from you.

  • Sales
  • Hands-on building; Assembly; Handy with tools; Equipment installation (involves travel); Plumbing
  • Inventory Management; Software: MS Office, Fishbowl Inventory, QuickBooks;
  • Excellent writing and verbal communications; Leadership; Educator; Organized,
  • Meticulous and detail-oriented; Thrive in a busy work environment
  • Aquaponics; Plant culture; hydroponics; Greenhouses and environmental control; Fish culture; aquaculture;
  • Aquaculture engineering; Microbiology; Quality control; CAD drawing and engineering; Sales and marketing
  • Cleaning and organization; Gardening and growing fresh food
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