Station Hand Job in Northern Territory


Station Hand Job in Northern Territory

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Job title: Station Hand

Company: Australian Agricultural Company

Expected salary:

Location: Avon Downs, NT

Station Hand Job Details:

For almost 200 years AACo has been passionately perfecting and crafting the magic of Australia; and we want you to be a part of the journey we’re on.

At AACo we don’t want you to just have a job with us, but a career. We offer sensational training and developmental opportunities for all of our people, and genuinely believe in helping our people thrive and grow both professionally and personally, in a Company that values it’s people, their safety, and the land!

Job Description

Avon Downs is 70km west of Camooweal, Queensland and 250km northwest of Mount Isa. Avon is a breeding property, producing cattle for AACo’s Wagyu brands. Avon property has been owned by AACo for 100 years, this is an impressive milestone for AA.

A Station Hand contributes to the livestock program by undertaking duties such as mustering and processing livestock, monitoring pastures, environment management, machinery operations and maintenance, general station duties and repairs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out duties in a planned way, following work schedules, organising materials and equipment prior to commencing work
  • Carry out cattle husbandry duties – muster on horse, draft, process, wean and truck cattle, in accordance with the procedures in the AACo Livestock Manual and the Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Cattle
  • Handle, ride, shoe, feed and care for horses in compliance with AACo animal welfare and WHS standards
  • Operate machinery as required and within licence limits, following all safety precautions
  • Operate, maintain, ride and muster on two-wheeler motorbike/UTV
  • Carry out station repairs and maintenance (e.g. yards, fences, water sources, roads and quarters)
  • Maintain personal equipment in reliable condition
  • Undertake domestic duties (e.g. butchering and camp cooking) as requested by the station manager

AACo Benefits:

  • Ongoing training, development & Transfer opportunities
  • Accommodation, Free Wifi
  • Annual events
  • Service Recognition
  • Values based recognition program
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee discounts with preferred suppliers

Skills & Experience:

  • Good cattle handling skills
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Demonstrated competency in all tasks reasonably required of a station hand
  • Ability to work both alone and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to organise/prioritise tasks and meet deadlines, whilst working under pressure
  • Mature and rational approach to problem solving

Applications:

To apply please click apply or submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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