- Sector: Aquaculture
- Location: Fort William, Fort Augustus, Lochaber
- £18,985 to £24,085 per annum GBP 18985
- Hours: Full Time Permanent
- Contact: Gillian Dempster
- Reference: Hatchery Technicians - Inchmore
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 Hatchery Technicians 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. Applications would be particularly welcome from candidates who have some experience in freshwater operations; however this is not essential as full training and support would be provided.
The chosen applicant will be part of a large team so must be self-motivated and have good communication skills. Beyond the nature of the role, the post holder would be expected to undertake over-time as required in order to accommodate the business needs of the Unit and, for the same reason, would be part of the site Alarm Rota which would involve staying in the hatchery accommodation. The working pattern is any 5 days from 7.
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 Monday 21 August 2017
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