Farm Technician (Loch Etive)

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Farm Technician Loch Etive Basic Salary £26,188 to £29,330 per annum Ability to earn up to 15% per annum in a cyclical bonus, max bonus payable £7,856 to £8,799 per cycle Overtime available at an...

Farm Technician

Loch Etive

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

Ability to earn up to 15% per annum in a cyclical bonus, max bonus payable £7,856 to £8,799 per cycle

Overtime available at an enhanced rate

Are you a highly motivated individual looking to start or expand your aquaculture career? We are currently looking for a passionate and highly motivated individual to make a difference at the Company’s Seawater site at Loch Etive. The role is challenging, but ultimately very rewarding and can lead to a variety of fulfilling career progression opportunities.

Loch Etive is a Post Smolt loch consisting of 3 farms growing 2.6 million salmon to a size of 500g – 1200g which will then be transferred to our production sites within the Company.

These sites will operate on a 6 month growing cycle where the salmon will then be transferred out to sites and then Loch Etive will have a 4 week fallow period before receiving its next batch of fish to start the process again.                                             

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 sea lice levels
  • Monitoring and maintaining fish health and welfare
  • Daily environmental checks
  • Boat handling around the farm
  • Maintaining high biosecurity levels
  • 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 14th July 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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