Recirculation Aquaculture Systems Designer and Engineer – Northampton


Does aquaculture RAS technology excite you? OOLT technology is an aquaculture technology company specialising in small-medium sized RAS and culture systems for the lobster and oyster industry.  We are looking for a new team member to run the production of our Aquahive and Hatchery in a Box products, along with supporting our new innovations and other group aquaculture businesses.

We aim to innovate and to create new value for our customers and our sister companies by streaming our production processes and by integrating new suppliers and technology.

We are looking for an energetic all-rounder who will be responsible for the engineering, production, and sourcing of RAS components and associated production apparatus.  The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of Marine RAS and be hands-on in building composition and installation. The candidate must have a strong work ethic and be able to work independently or as part of a team and have a working knowledge of associated technology and relevant tools.

  • Produce aquaculture systems to a consistent spec. and quality and on time
  • To engineer and build RAS and various components required for culture of marine animals.
  • Be knowledgeable in all areas of systems production including seawater re-use and pumping, lighting and electrical and, plastics fabrication, painting, and general building related to aquaculture systems installation
  • Be able to effectively create relevant CAD document and be able to turn ideas into drawings and later production.


  • Immediate Supervisor: Operations and Commercial Manager

The appointee must relate and communicate in an effective way with:

  • Vendors and suppliers
  • Customers
  • R&D Director
  • Managing Director

To perform the job successfully;

  • Ability to design and build complete marine RAS systems to at least 100,000L
  • Strong CAD drawing knowledge
  • Production process knowledge
  • Ability to physically construct RAS and associated apprentice
  • Understand RAS water quality limits and controls
  • A keen interest in new technologies and how they might be applied in a novel way to aquaculture
  • Driver licence
  • Electrical knowledge and advantage
  • Ability to work away on-site for reasonable periods for installations
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee may be required to lift up to 20 kg/ 50 pounds.
  • Proper lifting techniques and back supports should be used when working with heavy materials.
  • In addition, the use of safety gear is required for all pertinent jobs. There will typically be other co-workers that can assist with jobs that require substantial lifting, etc.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

  • This role is workshop and field based
  • Some travel is required

The position is full time permanent position and provides the successful candidate with an unprecedented opportunity to be involved in this organisation as it grows.

Hours – nominally 37.5hrs per week. Some weekend and evening duties will be required so a flexible outlook to duty periods will be necessary. Where hours exceed the stated, time off in lieu may be considered and is at discretion of the hatchery manager.

Holiday entitlement – Initially 20 days plus National/Local bank holidays (or time off in lieu)

Pension arrangements – Only if applicable -A workplace pension scheme will be provided as required by UK legislation.


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