Veolia Aquaculture / Krüger Kaldnes are looking for a Fish Health Specialist

Veolia Aquaculture / Krüger Kaldnes offers a wide range of solutions that can be tailored to meet the highest standards providing prime quality, energy efficiency and operational friendly water treatment systems.

Veolia Aquaculture / Krüger Kaldnes - market-leading supplier of RAS to the aquaculture industry.
The French-owned group Veolia has 130 different locations worldwide and a turnover of approx. 2.4 billion euros and roughly 180,000 employees. Veolia focuses heavily on aquaculture and in 2019 formed a separate business unit Veolia Aquaculture, which in close cooperation with the companies Krüger Kaldnes AS in Norway and Krüger AS in Denmark will further develop and optimize solutions within aquaculture. The core of our business is competence and development of efficient and operator-friendly methods for water treatment. This is characterized by the fact that our solutions are very compact, have low operating costs, are delivered ‘Turn Key’ (if desired) and are adapted to the customers' individual needs. For several years, our companies have delivered solutions to the world's foremost and most prestigious land-based farming projects.
Krüger Kaldnes AS is Norway's leading water contractor and supplies total solutions for wastewater treatment, water treatment, rehabilitation and service to municipalities, to the industry and to aquaculture operators. For almost 20 years, Krüger Kaldnes has provided the aquaculture industry, both in Norway and abroad, with solutions and technologies for water treatment. As part of Veolia Water Technologies, the company can offer a diverse range of world-leading technologies and products. Our most well-known technologies related to aquaculture include biological purification with Kaldnes® Mowing Bed process and particle separation with Hydrotech drum and disc filters.
This position is placed organizationally in Veolia Aquaculture, but the employee will be employed by Krüger Kaldnes AS.

Job description for Fish Health Specialist
The position as ‘Fish Health Specialist’ is newly created and will be part of the fish-health team within the field of aquaculture with responsibility and authority within this field. The position will interact with colleagues in the company, clients' representatives and public authorities. Key tasks will be to develop and ensure good fish health and optimal conditions for our clients. There will be extensive contact with public authorities and ongoing follow-ups with clients. It will also, in collaboration with clients, include tasks related to sampling, statistics, optimization of lining and everything else that naturally belongs to good fish welfare and ensuring optimal operations. It is also assumed that the Fish Health Specialist contributes significantly in research and development in cooperation with external partners, colleagues and other relevant parties. Key tasks for this team are the preparation of bio-plans and solutions for customers and projects.

The position has been added to Veolia Aquaculture / Krüger Kaldnes office in Drammen. It is an advantage if the candidate is resident or willing to settle in a ‘reasonable’ distance from the company's office in Drammen. Applicants should expect some travel in the position.

About the candidate and knowledge:
The position as Fish Health Specialist in Krüger Kaldnes, in addition to formal requirements, also requires relevant experience with operational work within fish farming. We assume the right candidate already has some years of experience with a history of conducting relevant tasks. The following requirements are mandatory in order to apply for this position:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in aquaculture, fish health or biology
  • Solid operational experience from aquaculture in Norway or abroad
  • Mastery of a Scandinavian language, preferably Norwegian (Oral and written)
  • Knowledge of HSE and general safety when working on fish farms

Knowledge of current regulations in aquaculture, auditing, Global Gap, HSE and reporting to public authorities is considered a positive.
There is great influence and freedom of action in relation to the ‘Fish Health Specialists’ own influence and priorities related to the position, planning of travel and leisure. Freedom under responsibility and mutual flexibility is one of several factors we value highly at Veolia Aquaculture / Krüger Kaldnes.
In Veolia Aquaculture / Krüger Kaldnes we are generally concerned with good working environments and well-being in the workplace. We put HMS very high and value employees who positively influence the environment.

The following may describe you well as a person:
As a Fish Health Specialist, you comply with the organization's rules and procedures. You pursue plans with commitment and perseverance and achieve quality results. Your methodology is systematic and planned. You make clear priorities and allocate resources efficiently. You quickly get into complex challenges and contribute rational reviews. You demonstrate professional expertise in your own field and develop continuously. Your form of communication is clear, precise and structured. You speak with authority and conviction in the face of others. You work well with others, share knowledge with collegues, and support the team towards common goals.

We offer the right candidate this:

  • Permanent (100%) position as Fish Health Specialist
  • Good salary based on qualifications
  • Good care and pension conditions
  • Flexible working hours
  • Grants for courses providing competence
  • Participation in important trade fairs and conferences in the industry
  • Other benefits following appointment

Because Veolia Aquaculture / Krüger Kaldnes collaborates with leading breeders around the world and also has a high focus on innovation and development, this is an opportunity to acquire unique expertise and benefit from a solid professional environment. At the same time, for the right person this is an opportunity to influence further development and sustainable farming on land with most land-based species.

If you identify with the position details, we would like to receive your CV and application, where you also express your motivation for the position. Veolia Aquaculture / Krüger Kaldnes has chosen to use Seafood People as a partner in this recruitment process. Seafood People is happy to answer any questions you have about the company, work tasks and anything else you would like to know relating to the opportunity. Full confidentiality and discretion are guaranteed on all candidate applications.

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