Kiln Operator


Rinsing trollies of fish:

Completely rinse off all salt and sugar on all products that come into the department and leave in order of rinse time for a period of two hours to drain off excess water.

Weighing trollies of fish and recording weights against tare weights:

Weigh all trollies of fish on floor scales in order to accurately record the fish weight on the trolley. This is achieved by entering the tare weight of the trolley and traceability data into a digital Bizerba recorder.  Once this is completed, a tag will be printed from the Bizerba and  attached to the trolley.  All data must then be manually recorded onto  the relevant CCP documents.

Taking of temperature controls and recording on CCP controlled documents:

All temperatures and information are to be recorded on CCP documents in their respective boxes. This is achieved by using company calibrated probes and recording accurately the digital read-outs from the probe on to the CCP document provided.

Plan and manage workloads within a small team:

Due to the different products that we deal with in the Kilns Department, allocating the right amount of time to each process is essential for the success of the shift you are on and for the oncoming shift.

Move trollies of fish in a controlled process:

The moving trollies, loaded with fish, is a two operator task and must be performed using the company approved PPE & SOP’s.

Use of programmed kilns:

Ensure you pick the correct programme for the named product you are about to cook or smoke respectively - this information is on the front of the kilns and on the paperwork.

Smoking/cooking of fish through kilns:

Loading trollies of fish into the kilns carries with it the responsibility of choosing the correct programme for the specific product and following up throughout the smoke/cook by completing regular checks confirming that the programme is working in the expected manner.  In addition to this, whilst (smoking only) there has to be regular checks carried out on the smoke generators ensuring that there is enough mixed dust/chips to complete the smoke correctly.

CCP cooling controls:

Follow CCP cooling procedures as outlined on the company regulated paperwork to ensure the product is released safely.

Inputting data on PC:

All data recording is inputted on several excel based spreadsheets, so a basic understanding is required for this.

MO Reporting:

All of the products that come into the kilns are reported through Infor; MO’s are created and closed by all kiln operators.  

Mixing of dusts to specification:

Dust is mixed according to the product; this is found on paperwork located in the department and shows all mixing percentages.

Cleaning of smoke generators:

All smoke generators are cleaned by operators when required.  PPE is given during this task and must be worn as per company policy.

Shifts and entitlements:

We work a 4 on, 4 off, shift rotation of days and nightshift with nightshift premium.  You get 240 hours holiday entitlement per annum.


We retain the right to close this vacancy or keep it open subject to volume and quality of applications.  We would, therefore, encourage candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.


Mowi ASA is the world’s leading seafood company and the largest producer of Atlantic salmon. As the first global seafood company with an end-to-end supply chain, Mowi brings supreme quality salmon and other seafood products to consumers around the world. Mowi is also ranked the most sustainable animal protein producer in the world by Coller FAIRR. With headquarters in Bergen, Norway, Mowi employs 11,600 people in 26 countries worldwide, and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of EUR 9 billion and total assets of EUR 8.2 billion.

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