- Sector: Aquaculture
- Location: Fort William, Lochaber
- £18,485 to £23,451 per annum GBP 18485
- Hours: Full Time Permanent
- Contact: Gillian Dempster
- Reference: Farm Technicians - Arkaig
Marine Harvest supplies healthy, delicious and sustainably farmed salmon and processed seafood to more than 70 markets worldwide. In 2016 harvest volumes of salmon was 381,000 tonnes (GWE).
We currently have two vacancies for Farm Technicians at our freshwater site in Arkaig. The successful applicants will be required to carry out a wide variety of duties including maintaining best feeding practices, fish health monitoring, daily routines such as removal of morts and other key husbandry tasks to aid the running of a freshwater loch site. 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 and power boats.
With the sites current stocking plans there will be a requirement for the successful candidates to work at any of our freshwater sites which includes our freshwater hatcheries in Lochailort or Inchmore during fallow periods. The role within the hatcheries is focused upon care of the eggs prior to hatching and also effective fish husbandry of the fry and smolts. Full training and support would be provided.
Applicants must be willing to work flexibly to meet the demands of the job. The positions are offered on a full time, permanent basis, working a 40 hour week on any five out of seven days. Applications are invited from individuals who have a positive approach to this type of work and who are competent swimmers. Experience is certainly an advantage although training will be provided. A current driving license is essential.
If you are interested in applying for these vacancies please submit an application in writing, by the closing date of Friday 30th June 2017 to: Gillian Dempster, Human Resources Advisor, Marine Harvest (Scotland) Limited, Stob Ban House, Glen Nevis Business Park, Fort William, PH33 6RX.