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Production Technician - Paid Internship

Lysekil, Sweden

Background

Volta Greentech is looking for a motivated, solution-oriented technician to join our team part-time to support the work of building up large scale seaweed production.

There are 1.5 billion cows on the planet that together burp out 5% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. That’s 2x more emissions than the world’s fleet of aeroplanes. Volta Greentech is on a mission to work with the beef and dairy industry to reduce emissions to mitigate global warming. By providing farmers with the means to drastically reduce the methane emissions produced by dairy cows and beef cattle, the agriculture sector can take a massive leap in going sustainable.

At Volta Greentech, we believe that with the right team, we can change the future. For success, it is crucial to recruit world-class experts and highly driven individuals who want to join our mission.

We are focused on the cultivation of macroalgae (seaweed) at our pilot factory in Lysekil. The red macroalgae Asparagopsis sp. has been proven to reduce methane emissions when fed to ruminant animals thus helping in the fight against global warming.

As we refine our culturing model, the algae will be used to supplement cattle feed to reduce the methane emissions associated with beef and dairy products, essentially creating a new supplement called Volta Seafeed. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience within the start-up environment of a company positioned in an emerging field within aquaculture and working in a commercial pilot plant.

Job Description

You will work on a project testing a new cultivation module. You will work alongside our engineering, operational and science teams to conduct and report on algae-growing experiments in this new module. After training, you will share the responsibility for operating this module with our operational team.

In addition, you will have responsibilities in the wider cultivation system. These tasks include assisting Volta Greentech’s production team with seaweed harvesting, basic maintenance of cultures, performing water analysis data and mixing solutions/growth media.

There is a great opportunity for anyone who’s passionate about aquaculture and production systems to learn about the aquaculture of the species that we’re growing, use of instruments and testing of water chemistry.

Requirements

  • Strong technical background and hands-on approach/experience
  • English speaking and writing ability
  • Disciplined, motivated team-worker
  • Independent problem solver
  • Passionate about climate solutions

The ideal candidate could also have:

  • Plumbing, building or DIY experience
  • Background in aquaculture
  • Background working in production facilities
  • Good mechanical understanding and ability to conceptualise production systems

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct and report data on algae-growing experiments in new cultivation module
  • Operate a new cultivation module
  • Seaweed culture monitoring and management
  • Production equipment maintenance and monitoring
  • Water quality measurement and recording

What’s in it for you?

  • An opportunity to work in an innovative, potentially world-changing, start-up
  • High levels of responsibility and decision-making
  • A close-knit, motivated team
  • Job includes offer of free accommodation in company apartment

About the role

  • Start date: June 2022 (exact date flexible)
  • Contract length: 2-3 months
  • Work type: Paid. Part time/full time
  • Location: Lysekil, Sweden

To apply, send a motivation letter and CV to careers@voltagreentech.com before 9th May 2022. Please indicate in your application if you are able to work part time, full time or either.