Harvest Road Group’s vision is to deliver Australia’s best sustainable produce to the world. We are an expanding agri-food business with a growing portfolio of fine food and beverage brands for domestic and international markets, exporting to over 40 countries. We are a family-owned business committed to improving animal welfare and strives towards industry leadership throughout a vertically integrated beef business and our aquaculture operations.

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Job Description:

Harvest Road has an exciting permanent opportunity for an energetic Bore Runner to join our tight-knit team based at Balfour Downs Station in the East Pilbara region of WA. The Station is situated in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia, approximately 60km from the indigenous community of Jigalong, 175km from the township of Newman and 1,360km north of Perth.

The successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining all livestock watering points throughout the station, maintaining equipment, pumps, stock waters, fences, reporting any livestock issues to management and livestock handling.

Balfour Downs boasts extensive water infrastructure to support its large-scale cattle breeding and finishing operations, with 92 equipped watering points, including 35 ring dams, 48 fully equipped bores and numerous permanent and semi-permanent pools along the river and creek systems.

The recent acquisition of this station by Harvest Road Group included approximately 12,000 head of cattle, predominantly Brahman with some Droughtmaster cattle. The property features modern infrastructure including a newly built homestead, staff quarters, sheds and 3,000 head capacity steel cattle yards.


  • Potential for available work for a partner completing a similar role or part-time domestic and/or cooking duties, couples are encouraged to apply.  

  • No dogs allowed.

  • Working Holiday Visa holders with relevant experience will be considered.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and maintaining livestock waters
  • Maintaining and servicing pumps
  • Maintaining fences
  • Observing stock, reporting any issues to management
  • Livestock handling

Job Requirements:

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Solar, electric submersible and mono bore experience is well regarded

  • Demonstrate commitment to safe working practises and animal welfare at all times

  • Experience with cattle animal husbandry

  • HR, HC or MC license

  • Machinery experience (grader, loader, telehandler)

  • Previous experience in a similar role

Essential Criteria:

  • Manual driver’s license

  • Initiative and problem-solving skills

  • Able to work autonomously or as part of a team

  • Motivated and hard-working, willing to be part of the Harvest Road team culture

  • Possess efficient fitness level

  • Pass a National Police Clearance and pre-employment medical assessment

Job Benefits:

  • Attractive remuneration package for the right candidate based on skill level

  • Training opportunities available to the right applicant

  • Accommodation, with couple accommodation available

  • All meals

  • Wifi available

  • 5 weeks annual leave

To apply for this role, applicants should present with a cover letter, current resume and at least two contactable work related references.  Apply now below if you are keen to join one of Western Australia's largest agri-food businesses.

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