Farm Technician, Loch Lochy

Mowi Scotland
Posted

  • Sector: Aquaculture
  • Location: Gairlochy
  • £20,142 to £25,552 per annum, Salary, Bonus, Pension Scheme
  • Hours: Full Time Permanent
  • Contact: Elaine Cameron

We are currently looking to identify a highly motivated individual to undertake the role of Farm Technician to work at the Company’s Freshwater loch site at Loch Lochy. This post is offered on a full time, permanent basis. The successful candidate will be required to work 40 hours per week, any 5 days out of 7.

Loch Lochy produce approx. 6 million smolts per year, around 50% of the total production in the Freshwater Lochs department and offers an excellent opportunity to gain experience and knowledge of Loch production. The site consists of 36 x 50m circular cages and offshore feed system.

Within the role there will become opportunities to broaden your experience of fish health & Welfare through various operations as well as basic mechanical skills working alongside automated feeding systems, generators, power boats, cranes and the sites landing craft.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with best feed practice and regular inspection of fish.
  • Net maintenance, lifting, inspection, fitting, cleaning & removal.
  • Inspection and maintenance of feed system equipment and facilities.
  • Daily fish husbandry duties including stock health observations.
  • Various other tasks to aid the running of a large freshwater loch site. 

Qualifications:

  • Experience is an advantage, although full training will be provided.
  • Work flexibly to meet the demands of the job.
  • Positive approach to working in an outdoor environment.
  • Competent swimmer.
  • Drivers license is essential. No driving license? We can help you with the cost of lessons.

Mowi Offers:

  • Attractive salary, bonus and pension
  • Occupational Health Support
  • Full Training will be provided
  • Development opportunities within a growing industry 

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 (link removed);

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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