Systems Technician

Closing date for application is Wednesday 13th December 2023.

ScaleAQ is a leading global technology supplier that supplies and manufactures complete facilities to aquaculture customers in more than 40 countries. The company has approximately 900 employees and offices in Norway, Scotland, Poland, Iceland, Chile, Canada, Tasmania and Vietnam.

With an increased focus on sustainability, biology, product development and digitalisation, ScaleAQ ensures that the development of technology takes place on the terms of biology and the environment. We do this by producing and delivering technology, infrastructure and services in a sustainable and innovative way.

Within the UK company we have a customer base across all the main aquaculture producing regions in Scotland and Ireland, and with three key locations in Scotland (Fort William, Shetland & the Western Isles) we have the ability to deliver a fast and reliable service to all our customers, with local presence and knowledge at the heart of our ethos.

As part of the long-term strategic growth of the UK company we are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our growing dynamic team. Although the post is advertised as based in Fort William, consideration will be given to applicants out with the area who meet the required criteria.

Systems Technician

You will be required to install, repair and service a wide variety of equipment, including feed and camera systems – this would be on customer sites and also in our Fort William workshop. An electrical background will be advantageous, you do not have to be a time-served electrician, but you will be able to demonstrate a good level of electrical competence.

Essential skills – working knowledge and understanding of electrical and electronic systems. Fault diagnostic experience in electrical systems and an understanding of PLC based control systems.
Desirable skills – being able to follow service/test procedures and complete electronic service documentation. A basic understanding of IT networking, troubleshooting and support would also be of benefit.

Training on all equipment will be provided. In fulfilling this role, you will be required to complete risk assessments, timesheets and customer quotes etc while adhering to various company policies/procedures. Good communication skills, being self-motivated, willingness to learn, self-reliance and prepared to work flexibly to meet the demands of the job are also required.
The successful candidate will provide day to day technical support and advice for our systems and will also help to promote the company and the wide range of products we offer.

There is a requirement for travel to customer sites, including locations in Orkney, Mainland, Western Isles and Ireland. Sometimes this travel will be at short notice and, through time, you will also be required to provide on-call cover over weekends as part of a rota system.

In return we offer a competitive and comprehensive package that includes the following:

  • All overtime hours paid at time and a half
  • Overnight inconvenience allowance
  • All travel time is paid when working away from the workshop
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Private health care
  • Private use of company vehicle
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Flexible working applications will be considered

Informal enquiries can be directed to Colin McMillan (Service Manager UK) on mobile number 07384 281762.

To apply for these vacancies, you must be eligible to work in the UK and hold a valid driving licence. If you would like to apply to join our increasingly diverse team, please email your covering letter and CV to

Closing date for application is Wednesday 13th December 2023. (Please note that we reserve the right to amend the closing date depending on applications received).