FARMHAND

SPYGLASS BEEF RESEARCH FACILITY | nr CHARTERS TOWERS QLD

Spyglass Beef Research Facility covers 38,300 hectares. It is approximately 110km north of Charters Towers on the Gregory Development Road and 130km west of Townsville via the Hervey Range Road.

This facility plays a leading role into research to advance tropical and subtropical beef production and ecosystem management, as well as hosting development, extension, education and training programs. These are vital for the future profitability and sustainability of Queensland’s beef industry.

The facility is seeking a Farmhand to join the team who meets the below credentials/ requirements.

SALARY: $56,264-$59,768

START DATE: Immediate

JOB DESCRIPTION: Working within Research Infrastructure, Agri-science Queensland, you will be involved in undertaking a diverse range of activities providing support to farm operations including cattle husbandry, property maintenance and development, plant and equipment operation and maintenance at the Spyglass Beef Research Facility.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Demonstrate initiative and responsibility taking by completing to a high standard all allocated tasks and actives.

  • Assist in and undertake mustering, handling and husbandry activities of cattle while ensuring compliance with animal welfare legislation

  • Undertaking property maintenance activities including light fabrication, construction and maintenance of fences, stock yards, water supply systems and other farm infrastructure.

  • Undertake pest weed control of woody and other weeds and timber regrowth using agricultural chemicals and a range of mechanical and other equipment;

  • Operate and maintain modern farming plant and heavy machinery to a high standard including undertaking general repairs, routine maintenance and servicing;

  • Maintain a safe working environment and ensure Work Health and Safety of self and others;

  • Establish and maintain relationships to foster good working relationships with work colleagues and clients.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: We will consider how well you demonstrate the following key competencies that relate to the above tasks:

  • Leads strategically - Prioritises projects and tasks efficiently, in line with team commitments

  • Drives accountability and outcomes - Contributes to the development of team objectives and recognises own role in achieving results

  • Inspires others -Recognises and reflects on the purpose and impact of their work

  • Builds enduring relationships -Builds and sustains relationships to enable the collaborative delivery of customer-focused outcomes.

 

YOU MUST ALSO HAVE: 

  • A current “C” class drivers licence is a requirement for this role.

  • Class R and HR drivers licence & front end Loader, dozer and grader ticket preferred

  • Possession of and / or ability and willingness to acquire Chemcert accreditation.

  • Experience at operating modern farm machinery, especially with GPS capability would be highly desirable


BENEFITS:

  • A three bedroom family residence may be available to the successful applicant 

  • Flexible working options

  • Rewards and recognition programs

  • Great superannuation and salary sacrificing options 

 

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION/ DETAILS/ CLASSIFICATION

DAF QLD | 20210923 | CLOSED ON REQUEST 2011018