Maintenance Technician (Mechanical)

Mowi Scotland

  • Contact: Emma Robertson

Mowi Feed is one of the newest divisions within Mowi. Having started manufacturing in June 2014, Mowi Feed has quickly established itself as a competitive supplier of salmon feed playing a key role in supporting Mowi Operations in its delivery of high quality, nutritious, safe and profitable salmon.  

In February 2017, permission to open a second fish feed plant on the Isle of Skye in Scotland was granted. The plant will manufacture a broad portfolio of conventional and organic feeds for both fresh and seawater phases of salmon growth in Scotland, Ireland, Faeroes and in Norway. The Norwegian Feed Plant at Valsneset produces more than 350 000 tons of salmon feed yearly. 

We are seeking experienced and highly motivated Maintenance Technician, to ensure the continued smooth running of plant and to support production targets. Successful candidate will have experience working with systems. 

The factory is running 24/7 and the successful candidates will be required to take part in a shift rota.  

Role and Responsibilities 

Ensure all maintenance jobs are carried out safely observing any risk assessments.  
Always follow site policies and procedures to ensure the safety of yourself and others.  
Ensure that the Maintenance management system is kept up to date and faults are entered into the system.  
Ensure accurate reporting of maintenance, equipment status, parts/consumables used and fault reports.  
Use expertise and training to support the resolution of process issues as they arise.  
Maintenance, repair and improvement of technical equipment.
Daily and preventive maintenance

Higher education in mechanical engineering fields to HNC or HND level - minimum SVQ/NVQ level 3 Mechanical qualification
IET 17th/18th Edition
BTEC or City and Guild trained / apprenticeship or equivalent  
Proficient computer skills (Experience of Microsoft applications minimum)  
Experience in production, manufacturing, maintenance or servicing environments in an advantage
Good understanding of health, safety and environmental protocols and experience undertaking risk assessments and exercising risk reduction
Experience working with asset/maintenance management software, controlled work permit systems and following procedures measures  [KK9]
The right attitude and mindset supporting our vision and values  
Good interpersonal skills, able to work alone or as part of a team  
Good communication skills, written and orally. The working language is English.
The ability to be dynamic, goal and results oriented.
Good understanding of LEAN Six Sigma
Driving licence is desirable.  No driving licence? We can help you with the cost of lessons.
Mowi Feed offers:

Competitive salary and pension scheme
Informal and diverse working environment with international contact.
Challenging work tasks and continuous development
Occupational Health Support
Place of work will be in Mowi Feed at Kyleakin. Travel to our Feed Plant in Valsneset, Norway, is required during planned maintenance stops.

The position reports to Maintenance Manager.

The candidates for this position should be able to identify her/him with the corporate values Trust – Change – Passion and Share and contribute to the vision of Mowi – “Leading the Blue Revolution”.

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. We are willing to consider flexible working arrangements and are an Equal Opportunities employer.  To apply for this vacancy, you must be eligible to work in the UK.

If you wish to apply, please upload your Covering Letter and CV to our website . Please note, we retain the right to close this vacancy or keep it open subject to volume and quality of applications. We would therefore encourage candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.





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