Farm Technician (Loch Garry)

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Farm Technician Loch Garry Basic Salary £26,188 to £29,330 per annum Ability to earn up to 15% per annum, max bonus payable £3,928- £4,399 Overtime available at an enhanced rate Are you a highly motivated...

 

Farm Technician

Loch Garry

Basic Salary £26,188 to £29,330 per annum

Ability to earn up to 15% per annum, max bonus payable £3,928- £4,399

Overtime available at an enhanced rate

Are you a highly motivated individual looking to expand your aquaculture career? We are currently looking for a passionate and highly motivated individual to make a difference at the Company’s Freshwater loch site situated on Loch Garry, near Fort William. The role is challenging, but ultimately very rewarding and can lead to a variety of fulfilling career progression opportunities.

The Site at Loch Garry has been producing Smolts for seawater for over 35 years. The site comprises of 22 x 16m steel cages, 10 of them are allocated to organic fish. Both of our groups have a centralized blower feeding system serviced from one shore base that has been developed to aid fish transfer on/off site by lorry and provide excellent facilities for the sites operation and 5 personnel.                                                  

If you are ambitious and motivated and want to work with a likeminded team, then this is the role for you. 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. 

About the job

The farm technician role is a crucial part of the operations process and ensures that the best management of our salmon is undertaken. We need our technicians to strive for continuous improvement and deliver on all aspects of farm work to keep the team on track and performing well. The job includes, but is not limited to:

  • Leading on feed, control and inspection of fish
  • Site housekeeping and maintenance
  • Inspection and maintenance of equipment and facilities around the farm
  • Identification and reporting of fish behavior
  • Monitoring and maintaining fish health and welfare
  • Daily environmental checks
  • Boat handling around the farm
  • Maintaining high biosecurity levels
  • Grading the fish when needed
  • Vaccinating the fish
  • Crane work to put nets in and out of the water
  • Fork lift work for any feed deliveries
  • General farm tasks to keep the whole operation running

Ideal candidate

The ideal candidate should have an interest in the aquaculture industry and be willing to learn. They will be willing to expand their understanding and work hard on the job.

  • Experience is desirable, but not essential as training will be provided
  • You will be required to hold, or able to obtain, and retain an ML5 or ENG1 medical certificate
  •  Flexible approach to working to meet the demands of the job
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Ability to understand the aims of the site and to support the rest of the team to achieve these
  • Respect for the need for safe working practices
  • Drivers licence is essential. No driving licence? Don’t worry, we can help with the cost of lessons

What does Mowi offer?

In return for your effort, you will be part of the team in a constantly expanding industry. Our Mowi Rewards include:

  • A competitive salary;
  • Overtime available at an enhanced rate;
  • Cyclical bonus scheme with the ability to earn up to 15% of your salary per annum;
  • 31 days annual leave per annum, increasing with length of service;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Life assurance cover;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Healthy Lifestyle contribution to support an active lifestyle;
  • Employee discounts at participating retailers;
  • Occupational Health Support & Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Training & Development opportunities;
  • Plus many more.

If this role sounds like the right fit for you, we would love to hear from you! Please visit mowi.com/careers to apply.

Deadline to apply: Sunday 9th June 2024.

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. 

Mowi values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer. To apply for this vacancy, you must be eligible to work in the UK.

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