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Nerrima Station is located in the magnificent west Kimberly region of Western Australia. We are located 3.5 hours east of Broome – the perfect escape for your time off. The town of Derby is only 2.5 hours away. The mighty Fitzroy River is accessible at the northern boundary, and the Great Sandy Desert is on the southern edge of the station.

Nerrima Station is owned by the Emanuel family, who have a long history and connection to the Kimberley. The property spans 203,000 HA and runs approximately 16,000 head of Red Brangus / Red Brahman cattle.

Job Type:



Attractive remuneration reflective of successful applicant's experience and skills


Early 2024 (Jan/ Feb)


Until Position Filled

Job Description:

  • We are currently seeking a Machine Operator (Loader and Grader) at Nerrima for the 2024 season and beyond. 

  •  Nerrima is a close knit team with an established and proficient work ethic, we are looking for a team member who will fit into the culture of our team on a long term basis.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Station Manager, the Machinery Operator will be responsible for the servicing and maintaining a Cat 12g grader and Cat 950g loader. 

  • The operator will be required to maintain station roads, fence lines, fire breaks, de-silting dams and wingbank repairs along with erosion control and all other general earthmoving jobs as required.

Job Requirements:

  • Relevant earth works experience operating a Grader & Loader (ticketed preferred)

  • General station and machinery maintenance experience

  • Ability to observe general property needs, i.e. fencing, livestock health

  • Ability to work alone to a safe standard

  • Strong ability to problem solve

  • Strong ethic towards keeping machinery and camp in a tidy and orderly fashion

  • Ability to record information and communicate effectively in the workplace

Job Benefits:

  • Attractive remuneration reflective of successful applicants experience and skills

  • Accommodation to suit single person

  • All meals prepared by an excellent station cook

  • Social events such as the Derby Campdraft and Rodeo


To apply please send your Resume with at least 2 references from a previous employer (these will be checked) and/or for confidential enquiries contact Simon at

PLEASE NOTE: Applications that do not include a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

NB. This is a permanent position and not available to Working Holiday Visa Holders, you must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.

NER | REF 20231030

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