ASSISTANT STATION MANAGER

MUNDUBBERA, QLD

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An excellent opportunity for an experienced and motivated Assistant Station Manager to make an impact and drive production outcomes. Our client is a family-owned agricultural enterprise that specialises in producing quality beef sustainably. This is your opportunity to play a pivotal role in being a part of their journey.
 
Based at Rosehall, near Mundubbera in QLD, you will be responsible for assisting the Owners manage this property (2,000 head) plus nearby agistment arrangements for 500 head of cattle. Our client places considerable value on the important balance between genetics, grazing land management and nutrition, and understands the nature in which this balance determines sustainability and long-term outcomes.

 

Job Type: Full Time

 

Start Date: Immediate
 
Job Description: There is a need for an enthusiastic, dedicated and self-motivated person to independently undertake the following aspects of the business:  

  • daily operations of the property in an efficient and cost-effective manner

  • managing a small team, ensuring priorities are managed proactively and efficiently

  • managing livestock and ensuring livestock procedures are followed in an efficient and cost-effective manner

  • ensuring timely communication back to the Owners on a regular basis, working together to anticipate issues

  • property maintenance and assisting with project and farm infrastructure  

The successful candidate will be a capable, “hands on” style.  The range of duties includes supervising staff but also being personally responsible for ensuring cattle for sale are drafted according to market specifications, managing compliance record keeping taking into account LPA and NLIS requirements, general livestock husbandry, ensuring cattle nutritional requirements are met, water and property maintenance, weed management, fencing and infrastructure repairs, mustering, property maintenance, and record keeping.
 
Working with our client provides the opportunity to:

  • manage all aspects of this diverse cattle enterprise

  • work with an entrepreneurial management team with a growth mindset

  • work within a family owned business motivated by innovation and adoption of new technology who truly value their staff as a key investment  

You will bring to this role:

  • Experience in a similar station role

  • Experience with best practice cattle production and low stress stock handling

  • Proven leadership, communication and management skills

  • Ability to operate and maintain machinery, and

  • Desire to improve enterprise productivity and profitability.  

Benefits:

  • A competitive salary package will be provided. 

  • Single or couple accommodation is included and some meals will be provided. 


  • As the Owners are on site, catching up in the evening over a meal is often a great opportunity to talk through the day!

 
Qualifications & Experience:  

  • Experience in a similar sized enterprise of at least 2 years

  • 5 + years machinery and or farm maintenance

  • HR truck licence well regarded

  • Livestock and horsemanship skills

  • HR, leadership, logistics, time management and communications

  • Well-developed computer and IT skills

  • Tertiary qualifications are well regarded

  • Training with the Meat & Livestock Australia EDGE program https://www.mla.com.au/extension-training-and-tools/edgenetwork/ is well regarded

  • Trade Qualified ie. Mechanic, Boilermaker, Builder, Electrician well regarded but not a necessity  

So if this sounds like you or someone you know send a resume with two recent references via the APPLY NOW button or to make an enquiry email Lisa via Lisa@classicrecruitment.net.au for a confidential discussion

REF | KNUDSEN | 20220311