Title Seawater Veterinarian/Senior Biologist

Categories Aquaculture
Job Information

Marine Harvest Scotland is the largest producer of Atlantic salmon in Scotland. The Company employs a workforce of over 600 throughout the Highlands and Islands and produces over 50,000 tonnes of salmon annually. Our farming operations are based in Fort William and the Company prides itself in being a major employer of skilled people and strives to produce high quality, healthy and nutritious seafood in the most sustainable way.

Over the coming years Marine Harvest has announced plans to invest over £100 million to integrate and grow its farming and fish feed production business in Scotland. We are proud of our 50 year heritage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands and the support we have from local communities and our dedicated workforce.

We are currently looking to identify a suitably qualified or experienced fish health and welfare professional with strong foresight and leadership skills to undertake the role of Seawater Veterinarian/Senior Biologist covering the entirety of our seawater operations. This new and senior role is to support and develop the effectiveness of our combined fish health and farm area management teams.

With several direct reports and reporting to the Head of Fish Health the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an aptitude for managing, motivating and teaching people along with an ability to proactively develop programmes that prevent fish health & welfare problems occurring, minimise medicine use, and provide a comprehensive diagnostic support service.  In addition, applicants should have a high degree of computer literacy and some experience of interpretative histopathology.

As extensive travelling is a feature of the job, a current driving licence is essential.

In return the successful candidate will benefit from a salary package befitting the significance of this role, including bonus, company vehicle and the opportunity to develop their career within Marine Harvest.

If you have the drive, commitment and enthusiastic personality that is required for this senior role, please apply in writing stating your reasons for applying and your relevant skills and experiences to:
Gillian Dempster, Human Resources Advisor, Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd, Stob Ban House, Glen Nevis Business Park, Fort William, PH33 6RX by 31st March 2017.



Title Technical Sales Manager

Categories Aquaculture
Location Stirling University Innovation Park, Scotland.
Job Information

AquaGen is the world’s leading supplier of genetics to the global salmonid aquaculture industry.  The business employs more than 200 people and is a part of EW Group which also owns companies such as Aquabel, GenoMar Genetics and Vaxxinova.  The main group activities within the aquaculture sector include breeding and health programs for Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, Pacific salmon (Coho), lumpfish and tilapia.  AquaGen Scotland, a new company, has been formed to maintain and develop our business activities in the U.K and Ireland.

Our marketing department in AquaGen Scotland is looking for an experienced, ambitious and enthusiastic person to fill the role of:

Technical Sales Manager

Key responsibilities will be to support and develop sales of AquaGen products to both new and existing customers.  The successful applicant will have an important day to day role in a team responsible for the U.K and Ireland, and be a member of the European sales and marketing group.  A vital part of the job will be to assist our customers to establish practices for the optimal utilisation of our products and to follow up with them in the collection of performance data from both smolt and seawater operations.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the aquaculture industry or related industries, and be educated to degree level in either aquaculture or a related subject.

AquaGen offers a challenging and exciting role with a global player in a rapidly developing industry, together with competitive terms and conditions.

The position is based at Stirling University Innovation Park, Scotland.

To apply: Please submit a covering letter and C.V. to jobb@aquagen.no before 31st March 2017.

For further information or to discuss the opportunity in confidence, contact Sales Manager Andy Reeve, andrew.reeve@aquagen.no, phone: +44 7867 748446 or Group Marketing Director Odd Elvebø, odd.elvebo@aquagen.no, phone: +47 908 37 403.

Read more about AquaGen at www.aquagen.no/en 



Title Assistant Manager’s & Hatchery Technician’s

Categories Aquaculture
Location Inchmore
Job Information

Recirculation Unit – Inchmore

Assistant Manager’s &
Hatchery Technician’s

Assistant Manager’s Salary – £26,942 – £29,394
Hatchery Technician’s Salary – £18,485 to £23,451
plus overtime/alarm payments

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 Assistant Managers and 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 roles are focused upon care of the eggs prior to hatching and also effective fish husbandry of the fry and smolts.

The Assistant Managers 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.

Applications for Hatchery Technicians would be particularly welcome from candidates who have some experience in freshwater operations.

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.

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please submit an application in writing with details of relevant experience, by the closing date of 31st March to: Gillian Dempster, Human Resources Advisor, Marine Harvest (Scotland) Limited, Stob Ban House, Glen Nevis Business Park, Fort William, PH33 6RX.

Email: gillian.dempster@marineharvest.com



Title De-licing Systems Manager

Categories Aquaculture
Salary Salary will be matched to experience
Job Information

marine harvest - new

Marine Harvest Scotland is the largest producer of Atlantic salmon in Scotland. The Company employs a workforce of over 600 throughout the Highlands and Islands and produces over 50,000 tonnes of salmon annually. Our farming operations are based in Fort William and the Company prides itself in being a major employer of skilled people and strives to produce high quality, healthy and nutritious seafood in the most sustainable way.

Over the coming years Marine Harvest has announced plans to invest over £100 million to integrate and grow its farming and fish feed production business in Scotland. We are proud of our 50 year heritage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands and the support we have from local communities and our dedicated workforce.

This year has marked the arrival of new non chemical methods in lice treatment.  We currently operate 2 Hydrolicing machines.  A further 3 systems, including a Thermolicer, are due to be in operation before October.

These machines are proving highly effective for the non chemical removal and capture of sea lice.  Operating 16hrs every day each system has a dedicated crew of 4 who are further supported by farm staff.

We are currently looking to recruit a suitably qualified, experienced and highly motivated individual to pioneer and establish this major new and specialised area of farming in Scotland.   Reporting to the Seawater Manager this role will be responsible for the co-ordination, man management, performance improvement and technical development of this specialist service operation.

Applicants, who must already be experienced within the salmonid industry, must have a demonstrable proven track record of having installed and developed new techniques into farming operations. Strong interpersonal, communication and first class organisation and planning skills as well as the ability to problem solve and motivate and achieve results through the success of others are some of the key attributes required for this post. In addition, applicants should have a full driving license and be prepared to undertake significant travel as required.

In return the successful candidate will benefit from a salary matched to experience, a specific performance incentive bonus scheme, company vehicle and the opportunity to develop their career through this exciting new and pioneering role.

If you have the drive, commitment and enthusiastic personality that is required for this interesting, important and novel role, coupled with the relevant experience, please apply in writing, no later than Thursday 11th August, stating your reasons for applying and your relevant skills and experiences to:  Vicky Ferguson, HR Manager, Marine Harvest Scotland, Stob Ban House, Glen Nevis Business Park, Fort William, PH33 6RX

Informal enquires can be addressed to David MacGillivray, Seawater Manager, Marine Harvest Scotland, Stob Ban House, Glen Nevis Business Park, Fort William, PH33 6RX

E-mail: david.macgillivray@marineharvest.com