Hortimare is looking for a Production Technician – full time

Hortimare BV is the reliable, sustainable and long term-oriented supplier of high-quality starting material for the Seaweed industry that enables seaweed farmers to harvest good yields so they can supply the food and feed industry or any other industries that need raw materials originating from seaweed.

Hortimare distinguishes itself by following a research program with the aim of breeding and propagating various species of seaweed with their own unique benefits and application purposes for various growing conditions and suitable for specific industries.

For our production and research facility in Heerhugowaard we are looking for an enthusiastic

Production Technician – full time

Your position within the company:

You are self-propelling when it comes to executing production assignments in maintaining gametophyte cultures (seaweed), assessments of stock cultures and safeguarding quality. Together with your colleague at production you are responsible for the delivery of seedlings to our clients in different countries. You are a skilled planner to make sure sufficient stock is present at the company for delivery to clients and project partners. You have affinity with the commercial aspects of the work and are open for connecting with clients when asked.

Your main goal is to operate and optimize the production process within the organisation that is also captured in protocols, which are frequently updated by you and your colleague. Both working as an individual as well as a team member, suit you. The team supports each other to make sure that both individual and team targets are met.

Your profile:

You are a driven, accurate and approachable professional, stress resistant and hands-on. You like to standardize manual work and are keen to make it as efficient as possible. You like the technical aspects of your work. You have a degree from a laboratory education at least at medium level (MBO). A decent knowledge of (marine) biology and chemistry and/or prior working experience with microalgae/macroalgae gives you an advantage to be selected for this position.

The preferred candidate speaks English (and Dutch) and has a decent level of written comprehension of these languages. We are looking for a team player that shows a persistent, flexible, hands-on and proactive mentality that can look at production processes from a commercial perspective.  Due to the nature of the job and potential weekend checks now and then at the facility, candidates are required to live in the vicinity of the company (max. 20 minutes) or willing to move.

Our offer:

Hortimare offers a challenging position in a small and sustainable organisation. We offer a salary based upon your level of education and experience as well as a collective pension provision. You will be part of a young and dynamic team and will report directly to the Managing Director.

Additional information:

For additional information about this position please contact our HR Manager Ms. Petra Steenhoek. She can be reached during office hours (09.00 am – 17.00 pm) from Monday till Thursday. Contact details and company information can be found on www.hortimare.com.


In order to apply for this position, please send your application letter together with your Resumé no later than the 31st of March 2021 to hrm@hortimare.com for the attention of Ms. Petra Steenhoek.

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