Mechanical Treatment Operative

The Scottish Salmon Company


Online interview Immediate start Aquaculture Torridon
Up to £22,388 per annum Occupational health service, pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, retail discount scheme Full Time Permanent Contact: Hannah Crawley Reference: MTO

Mechanical Treatment Operative

2 weeks on, 2 weeks off (80 hours per week)

Location: Our Marine Sites across West Coast of Scotland

Competitive Salary & Accommodation Support Available

The Opportunity:

The Scottish Salmon Company produces Scotland’s Finest Sea Loch Fresh Salmon with Pride and Passion.

We are always looking for ambitious and motivated individuals to join our passionate team, so if you want to test yourself in a challenging workplace, look no further…

Due to significant investment in the company we are looking to recruit a Mechanical Treatment Operative to work as directed by the Mechanical Treatment Supervisor to complete lice treatments.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Technical Standards – operates to the highest standard of husbandry, biosecurity, and quality standards and supports the Mechanical Treatment Supervisor. Highlighting and reacting to issues when appropriate in areas such as: Stock Containment, Production, Environment, Quality, Health and Safety, Fish Welfare, Biosecurity, Hygiene and staff.
  • Treatment Operations – To assist and participate in the daily site treatment process, operations and follow all SOP’s.
  • Measurement & Control – Understands the site KPIs and supports both the Mechanical Treatment Supervisor and Site manager to ensure that these KPIs are used to improve site performance.
  • Health & Safety – Follows safe working practices and ensure a safe working environment exists for all employees on the team.  To ensure that all duties are performed in a safe manner so that no risk to health and safety arises to yourself or any other employee. As a minimum meets the standards set out in the Group Health & Safety policy.
  • Skills Training – Attends all courses as required; Supports team members with training & development. Only operates machinery authorised and trained to do so.

The Benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, with regular reviews, we offer many other benefits including:

  • Relocation & accommodation support – for you and your immediate family
  • Market leading pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Retail discount scheme
  • Employee assistance program
  • Critical Illness Cover – also for Spouse or Partner
  • Occupational health service
  • Professional development opportunities

Your Skills & Experience:

  • Experience of working within the marine industry.
  • Ability to pass a full ML5 medical.
  • Experience of working on and around boats.
  • Flexible attitude to working hours and working arrangements, be willing to undertake significant travel as and when required. Will be required to work at Marine sites if not treating.
  • Ability to work within a small team.
  • Good communication skills – able to pass on information clearly and precisely.
  • Sound understanding of the importance of H&S issues.
  • Full clean driving licence.

The Company:

  • £150 million turnover
  • 650+ employees
  • We sell to over 26 countries around the world
  • We are an internationally recognised pioneer in Aquaculture
  • Sustainability is at the core of all our activities

With our head office in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, we breed, rear and process superior salmon exclusively in the pristine waters of the Scottish Western Highlands and Islands. Our customers appreciate our product quality, service excellence and provenance guarantee. We are also the proud recipients of multiple industry awards recognising our commitment to Scotland, our industry and employees.

How to Apply:

Please complete and return the application form available on our website or send your CV and Cover Letter to

Closing Date:

Wednesday 20th October 2021.

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