Freshwater Operative

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Be part of a team assisting your colleagues with day-to-day husbandry throughout the freshwater production cycle.


Cooke is a global seafood company with operations in North America, Europe, South America, and Australia. 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.

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland is committed to responsible and sustainable production and the delivery of high-quality products through a number of accreditations.


We are currently seeking a Freshwater Operative for our Furnace Smolt Unit, near Inverary, Argyll. As part of a team, you will assist your colleagues in building strong key relationships and ensuring a safe working environment for all.

The successful candidate will find themselves directly reportable to the Freshwater Manager for the Furnace Smolt Unit and will carry out a range of work which will include all aspects of the day-to-day husbandry throughout the freshwater production cycle, whilst maintaining the site’s high standards of hygiene & biosecurity.

You will be expected to participate in a weekend duty rota and be prepared to work flexible hours should the needs arise.


In return for your commitment, hard work and dedication we offer excellent terms and conditions, including a competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus, company pension, life insurance 4 x salary, career development opportunities, regular job-related training, apprenticeships, great team morale, salary sacrifice schemes, employee assistance programmes when required and a generous holiday entitlement.



Candidates should be active, self-motivated, mature minded individuals with excellent team working and communication skills. Computer literacy and a technical aptitude would be advantageous, as is possession of a current driving licence.

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