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Arnarlax is looking for a Production manager- Seawater!



Production manager in brief:

Our new Production manager will be the driving force in all seawater activities, and will be in charge of staff, fish-health, uptime in feeding, seawater daily routines, planning for smolt output, HSE within the seawater area and maintaining the Arnarlax standards. The Production manager will report on KPI`s on weekly and monthly basis.

The position will report to the COO- Biology and will beside of daily management of own staff interact a lot with  the Feeding manager, Site managers, Technical manager, and the Biological controler.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Lead, motivate and develop the Arnarlax seawater team
  • Recruit, train new Site Manager`s
  • Planning for operations
  • Implementation and following up procedures for SW
  • Register and follow up deviations on sites
  • Planning for output, site cages and nets togehter with Site Managers
  • Cost saving activities
  • Planning and close supervison of production and projects
  • Follow up on service-boats
  • Weekly and monthly reports
  • Assist COO when needed
  • Plans and follow-up on HSEQ in the seawater section

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor or “certificate apprenticeship” in aquaculture or other relevant education
  • Extensive experience from fish farming in seawater
  • Proven track records of reaching targets and goals
  • Managerial experience from similar role
  • Certificate class B (Car)

Due to our international activities, excellent communication skills in English at a professional level, both written and verbal, is important.

To succeed in the role as Production manager with Arnarlax you need to be described as a person who act on own initiative, make things happen and accepts responsibility for results. When taking decisions you focuses on bottom-line results, identifies risks and monitors the financial impact of activities. Your leadership is described as inspiring, and you keeps your team focused on the objectives. You are a true beleiver in empowerment and coaching and promotes career and self development. You should also be described as a leader who creates a stable and re-assuring work atmosphare. Finally, you make an impact, convinces others and promotes plans and ideas successfully.

Arnarlax offers the right candidate:

  • An exciting work environment in a rapidly growing industry
  • Good opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Varied tasks, courses, and training
  • Competitive terms

The position as Production manager is placed in Bildudalur. Arnarlax is an equal pay certified company. Arnarlax encourages all interested individuals to apply for the job, regardless of gender.


A dive into the wonderful world of Arnarlax!

Arnarlax is a leading Aquaculture company in Iceland and have its main operations in the Westfjords and its headquarters in Bíldudalur. The company is fully vertically integrated with all aspects of the value chain under its control, including juvenile production, farming, processing, and sales.

The Arnarlax team consists of around 180 dedicated and highly qualified people at all levels of our value chain. Arnarlax employs a select group of people of all genders and various nationalities and together we are a highly skilled team that supplies first-class farmed salmon to people all over the world.

We have operations in five different municipalities with offices in Bíldudalur, Patreksfjörður and Reykjavík and with smolt facilities in Tálknafjörður, Þorlákshöfn and Hallkelshólar.