Factory Operatives – North Uist


Uist Asco, located about five miles from Lochmaddy on the Island of North Uist, is a seaweed processor that has been drying seaweeds since 2014.  This region of Scotland has a long and proud history of harvesting seaweed and creating jobs and economic growth from this renewable marine resource.


The Role:


The Uist Asco Production Team is seeking positive and dependable Factory Operatives to support our Production Facility in North Uist. It is a great opportunity for a local candidate who enjoys working with their hands and who would like to gain experience in a manufacturing setting while working with a world-leading organization.  Sound like you?


As the ideal candidate for this role, you are positive and motivated with an ability to work as a part of a team and deliver on objectives.


Ultimately, the Factory Operative works with the Production Team to ensure efficient running of the process and maintain minimum downtime.


More Specifically the Factory Operative:

  • Monitors equipment
  • Packages (sewing, palletizing, stretch wrapping and storing) all products
  • Completes required documentation (time sheets, PMP, machine run time, change over check list)
  • Completes any lab procedures and documentation that may be assigned by management
  • Cleans work area daily
  • Assists with maintaining and repairing the production equipment
  • Chops and spreads the seaweed as required
  • Completes other job duties as assigned
  • Supports the company’s vision and policies regarding Health & Safety, Corporate Culture, and Environmental Management by displaying the appropriate leadership and behaviours toward meeting the company’s objectives in these areas.



  • High School education or equivalent
  • Experience in operating mobile equipment used onsite (forklifts, telehandler, etc.) would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to lift heavy items; this role will involve repetitive handling of 25kg bags
  • Able to work alone/unsupervised but also effectively as part of a team.
  • A flexible approach to work and is available to work shifts.
  • Punctual


Training provided:

  • Forklift/Telehandler safety orientation and testing as well as a general orientation covering plant safety requirements
  • CPR/First Aid, as required and other applicable safety programs
  • Cross-training across factory job responsibilities


If this job sounds like it was made for you, we’d like to meet you.  To further explore this opportunity, just submit your application to aferguson@uistasco.com.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.




We truly believe we can help create a sustainable world by advancing the science of seaweed.