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The North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCo) was founded in 1877 and is one of Australia's leading cattle companies, managing over 6.1 million hectares and home of Australia's First Carbon Neutral Beef - Five Founders. NAPCo employs approximately 220 staff operating across Queensland and the Northern Territory, with 13 cattle stations, a Depot in Mount Isa, a Feedlot and Farm in the Darling Downs and an office in Brisbane's CBD.

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Job Description:

Join our crew in 2024! Head stockman applications are open now, positions start on station Jan – Mar 2024 depending on the station.

The Head stockman, depending on the location, reports to the Overseer or Station Manager and leads a collaborative crew of approx 4 - 6 station hands ensuring the efficient and effective operations of the stock camp. To be considered for a Head Stockman position, you will need to be flexible and agile with the ability to think ahead! NAPCo are looking for Head stockman to join our crews at:

  • Monkira Station, QLD

  • Alexandria Station, NT

  • Soudan Outstation, NT

  • Coolullah Station, QLD

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Running the stock camp

  • Communicating clearly and leading by example

  • Mustering on horseback and motorbikes

  • Undertaking general station duties

  • Delivering to the work schedule

  • Operating machinery / trucks (on occasion)

Job Requirements:

Ideally the successful candidate will have:

  • Experience working as a Leading Hand or Head Stockman on a cattle station

  • An effective communication style and strong leadership skills

  • Excellent livestock handling skills, of a quiet and sensible nature

  • Strong horsemanship and/or motorbike riding skills

  • Demonstrated experience mentoring staff and developing their skills

  • The ability to work in, build and lead a team effectively

  • Organisational and record keeping skills

  • Be committed to working safely in accordance with NAPCo's HSE policies and procedures

  • A MR, HR or HC Licence (or willingness to get one)

Attributes we look for:

  • You will have a solid work ethic, with a willingness to learn and a great attitude

  • We look to employ people that share our values of Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork, Humility and Simplicity.

Job Benefits:

  • NAPCo are proud to offer competitive pay, generous annual leave entitlements, travel reimbursement, season completion bonus and transfer opportunities between stations at the end of the year.

  • We invest heavily in on-the-job training and all staff are offered and encouraged to complete a traineeship in Agriculture.

  • NAPCo stations have a great social environment including attendance to our annual Station Challenge, ad-hoc campdrafts, sports days, fishing, camping etc..

Pre-employment requirements

  • Prior to commencement, all new employees are required to undertake an Australian National Police Check and are also required to be vaccinated against Q Fever (all associated costs covered by NAPCO).

NAPCo is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces, promotes and values diversity and inclusion.

For more information on these opportunities, please email or phone 0429 399 630. To submit an application please click “Apply Now” and submit your Cover Letter, Resume and photo.

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