Assistant Hatchery Manager - Inchmore

Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd

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Marine Harvest is one of the largest seafood companies in the world, and the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon. The company employs 12,717 people globally, and is represented in 24 countries. In 2016 the company had a turnover of EUR 3.6 billion.

Marine Harvest supplies healthy, delicious and sustainably farmed salmon and processed seafood to more than 70 markets worldwide.  In 2016 harvest volumes of salmon were 381,000 tonnes (GWE).

Marine Harvest is currently constructing a new recirculation unit at its Inchmore site that will be operational in early 2018. The new unit will produce 4.5million smolts to meet the increased demand as a result of recent expansion in seawater sites and 6.5 million parr for stocking freshwater loch on-growing sites.

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Hatchery Manager over the coming months who will initially train at the Company’s Recirculation Unit at Lochailort in the lead up to the opening of the Inchmore Recirculation Unit. The role is focused upon care of the eggs prior to hatching and also effective fish husbandry of the fry and smolts.  As an Assistant Hatchery Manager you will assist the manager in the day to day running of the site and deputise in their absence.  Applicants must ideally demonstrate a strong knowledge of recirculation processes and the various elements which need to be maintained in order to ensure the correct water quality environment to promote healthy, thriving fish.  In addition they would be expected to demonstrate a good understanding of general hatchery production and all that is involved in farming from egg to smolt.

The new recirculation unit will operate with the highest level of biosecurity in order to protect the very large number of fish being produced and all staff will be expected to be fully aware of the importance of this and be actively involved in maintaining these measures.

The chosen applicants will be part of a large team so must be self-motivated and have good communication and planning skills. A high degree of computer literacy is also essential. In addition they will be expected to be part of a weekly alarm rota and be required to stay on site providing 24 hour call out cover. A driving license is essential.


Please apply at by Friday 11 August 2017.


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