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Hancock Agriculture, a world-class agribusiness, incorporates S. Kidman & Co. Pty Ltd and Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd Services.

We have a long history in Agriculture. With over 30 properties across Australia, spanning 10 million hectares, we are one of the country’s largest producers of beef with a herd of over 320,000 head. Hancock Agriculture provides you a career in an exceptional organisation you can be proud of, whose culture includes, “happy healthy cattle are the best cattle”. Using practical technology, we are leaders in responsible safety.

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Job Description:

Fossil Down is seeking a Bore Runner/ Mechanic to join the team.


  • Fossil Downs Station spans over 1 million acres in the stunning Kimberley Region of Western Australia. 

  • The property is rich in history and boasts a comfortable historic homestead complex set on the junction of the Margaret and Fitzroy Rivers. 

  • The property runs an extensive breeding and export operation with a herd of 25,000 prime droughtmaster cattle. 

  • Mustering on Fossil Downs involves helicopters, horses and motorbikes and is centred around low stress stock handling. 

  • Located close to Fitzroy Crossing, Fossil Downs really is in the heart of the Kimberley surrounded by many gorges, rivers and waterfalls perfect for exploring and fishing on days off. 

  • Throughout the year our team regularly attends training courses (such as shoeing, horsemanship and Livestock handling courses) in order to grow employees skill levels. Throughout the year we attend all local campdrafts and social events in the area. 

  • Fossil Downs prides itself on teamwork and community, where all team members play an integral part in the successful running of the station.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Station Manager, your key duties and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Carrying out bore runs to check station watering points;

  • Maintaining water facilities and pipelines;

  • Reporting on the health, condition and welfare of all animals;

  • Servicing, maintaining and repairing solar pumps and submersible pumps with small generators;

  • Trough cleaning & fencing repairs;

  • General vehicle and workshop maintenance; and

  • Training will also be provided for further responsibilities.

Job Requirements:

To be successful, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Sound mechanical knowledge of motors & pumps, electrics & plumbing;

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, often with instructions lasting for an entire day, or an extended period of solo work;

  • Literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to comprehend operational and safety instructions, and related rules, policies and procedures;

  • Ability to record information and communicate effectively in the workplace;

  • Hold a current Class-C Drivers Licence (Heavy Vehicle licence an advantage, or be willing to obtain);

  • A genuine passion for agriculture, looking after livestock, and station life.

Job Benefits:

  • Air-conditioned, single room accommodation;

  • Quality home-cooked meals;

  • Certainty of remuneration commensurate with experience;

  • Training, career development and advancement opportunities in our widespread organisation;

  • Friendly, supportive team and community environment.

This role offers a great opportunity to join an exciting, industry leading Agribusiness, with scope for advancement after training and experience.

To apply for this exciting job opportunity and work with a progressive, industry leading Agribusiness, please apply with your current resume and at least two references to quoting reference RFTTE- FD-BR-SEPT22.

Please note: You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for positions with Hancock Agriculture or S. Kidman & Co.

REF | HANCOCK | 20221012

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