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Applications open for Skye feed mill jobs

25 July 2017, at 11:03am

Marine Harvest Scotland is currently looking to recruit 55 staff for their new feed plant, which is currently under construction at Kyleakin, on Skye.

The company plans to appoint 55 people across a range of disciplines – including production, logistics, maintenance and health and safety.

Ewan MacColl, Operations Director – Processing and Feed, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a thriving industry. It’s an exciting time to join the company, working on a plant which will be one of the most efficient and sustainable feed plants in the world.

“We are looking for a wide range of skills and will provide comprehensive training. The aquaculture industry is hugely successful and offers great opportunities for career development and we’re particularly keen to recruit local people, whenever possible.”

The £93 million plant will produce fish feed to supply Marine Harvest’s salmon farms across Scotland, Ireland, Norway and the Faroe Islands. Construction is now well underway and the plant is due to be completed next autumn.

The chosen site at Altanavaig quarry, is more than large enough to accommodate this major development, which will include the feed plant itself as well as raw material storage silos, product storage and packaging, a loading area and car parking.

Posts available include the feed plant manager, who will be responsible for the property, plant, equipment and staff, as well as a production manager and production assistants and technicians. There will also be a logistics manager, assistant and technicians as well as a maintenance manager and quality assurance manager.

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