Hatchery Technician, Lochailort

Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd

  • Contact: Sarah Ralston
  • Reference: Hatchery Technician, Lochailort

We are looking to recruit a Hatchery Technician to work at the Company’s Recirculation Unit at Lochailort. 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 recirculation unit operates 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 applicant 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. No driving licence? We can help you with the cost of lessons.

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. We are willing to consider flexible working arrangements and are an Equal Opportunities employer. In return we offer an attractive salary, bonus, pension, Occupation Health Support and training/development opportunities. To apply for this vacancy, you must be eligible to work in the UK.

If you wish to apply, please upload your Covering Letter and CV to our MHS People website by Friday 19 October 2018.

Marine Harvest is the world's leading seafood company and the largest producer of salmon. Every day, our 13,233 employees in 24 countries produce 6.2 million healthy and delicious meals, served to customers across the globe.

Marine Harvest covers the whole value and production chain, from feed to plate, and through our vision of leading the “Blue Revolution” we are dedicated to farming the ocean in a responsible and efficient way. Marine Harvest is headquartered in Bergen, Norway, and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

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