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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 14 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:

We are looking for Station Hands /Ringers to join our crews on station in Queensland and the Northern Territory for a mid-season start, commencing on station now!

Ideally the successful candidates will have some of the skills and experience identified below, but most importantly a willingness to learn and be motivated and passionate about the industry.

Station Hand positions available at:

  1. Mantuan Downs Station, QLD -  still recruiting

  2. Marion Downs, QLD – still recruiting

Soudan Station, NT – Filled

Monkira Station, QLD – Filled

Cungelella Station, QLD – Filled

Gallipoli Outstation, NT - Filled

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Mustering cattle on horseback or 2 wheel motorbike

  • Fencing

  • Operating machinery

  • General station duties as required - i.e. maintenance

Job Requirements:

Skills & attributes we look for:

  • Experience working with cattle (low stress stock handling experience is highly desirable)

  • Be a confident horse rider or motorbike rider, with experience mustering cattle

  • Be able to flex across mustering, fencing and other general station duties as required

  • Have experience operating machinery, highly regarded but not essential

  • Have experience working in a team and on your own

  • Have experience complying with Health and Safety policies and procedures

  • Be motivated, show enthusiasm and have a great attitude towards what you do

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

Job Benefits:

  • NAPCo are proud to offer permanent full-time positions with competitive pay, generous annual leave entitlements, Season completion bonus, travel reimbursement and transfer opportunities between stations at the end of the year.

  • Nutritious and hearty meals provided on relevant stations

  • Air-conditioned accommodation

  • 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 and give all employees the chance to attend our annual Station Challenge, ad-hoc campdrafts, sports days, fishing, camping etc.

  • Must have existing Australian Working Rights. WHV applicants will not be considered.

To be considered for positions with NAPCo please complete an online application, by attaching a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in joining our Crew.  

For more information on this opportunity, please phone 0429 399 630. To submit an application click APPLY NOW. Only applications submitted via NAPCo careers will be considered.

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

NB. These are permanent positions and not available to Working Holiday Visa Holders.

NAPCO | 20240624

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