Job title: Chief Mechanic
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Location: Iceland
Job published: 01/04/2022
Job ID: 32199

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced mechanic that will be responsible for floor mechanics and Baader Operators, and organisation of their duties. 


Arnarlax has been at the forefront of the aquaculture industry in Iceland for several years. The company is working with neighboring farmers, local governments, and regulators on improving operations and reducing environmental footprint. Arnarlax was, for instance, the first farming company in Iceland to use lumpfish to reduce lice levels and has been working with government agencies to minimize the risk of organic load affecting the seabed underneath.


The role

As the Chief Mechanic you will need to be able to jump in all necessary maintenance work where needed and relieve Support Manager in cause of holidays or other absence. You will need to be flexible when it comes to work hours, but should not assume a workload more than 210 hours per month on an average with some of those hours on weekends. As the Chief Mechanic at Arnarlax you will report directly to the Support Manager.

You will be responsible for:

  • Regular maintenance
  • Keeping factory operational at all times.
  • Reducing downtime
  • Reducing maintenance costs
  • Planning and executing maintenance jobs in the Harvest Plant in cooperation with Support Manager
  • Have a preventive maintenance system up and running for all equipment on Harvest Plant and water treatment using MaintainX maintenance software.
  • Make sure there is sufficient of critical spare parts in stock in Bildudalur and correctly registered in MaintainX according to critical spare part registry.
  • Follow up capital expenditure projects.
  • Keep drawings of all installed equipment and buildings updated.
  • Other tasks assigned by Support Manager.


The Ideal Candidate

Obviously, mechanical management experience is needed preferably from the seafood industry to be able to competently complete tasks within the role, however, the other important aspect of this piece of recruitment is attitude. Along with the hands-on capability, the individual must have a can-do attitude and be willing to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in wherever possible and needed. Being mechanically biased is ideal, but if you have skills and knowledge that can be utilised further by the business, then this is also well worth considering.

  • Relevant Technical education, mechanical engineering or similar.
  • Can maintain and create technical drawings using AudoCad
  • Welding
  • Knows cooling and freezing systems
  • Has an electrical knowledge
  • Have knowledge about biology, economics and organization
  • Problem solving skills
  • Experience from salmon production.
  • Knowledge of Baader 142