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A world-class agribusiness, Hancock Agriculture, incorporating S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd and Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd Services, has an exciting position available for an experienced Station Cook to join our operations at Durham Downs Station, Queensland, in 2022.

Hancock Agriculture has a long history in Agriculture. With over 20 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.
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:

Durham Downs is currently seeking a Station Cook to join their team.

  • Durham Downs Station is situated in the Channel Country of South West Queensland. The property spans 8,910 km2 and runs approximately 17,000 head of cattle. 

  • Durham Downs has an active, enthusiastic and passionate team who love their work and the animals they care for. 

  • In a friendly, inclusive and respectful work environment, all Team members are valued and play an integral role in the successful and smooth running of the station.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

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

  • Menu and food stores planning;

  • Assisting with grocery list preparation, ordering and maintaining adequate supplies;

  • Preparing tasty, nutritious home-style meals for approximately 15 station Team Members and visitors as required;

  • Providing variety to daily and weekly meals;

  • Maintaining the kitchen, dining room and food storage areas in a clean, tidy and hygienic state;

  • Maintaining kitchen utensils and cooking equipment in good order; and

  • Other ad-hoc duties such as light domestic tasks as required.

Job Requirements:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role, cooking for small to medium size live-in groups and providing meals to schedule;

  • Passion for producing quality, wholesome and satisfying food;

  • An understanding of dietary nutrition and food hygiene practices;

  • Ability to work in a safe manner;

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

  • High level of organisation skills and ability to communicate clearly;

  • A genuine passion for Agriculture.

Job Benefits:

  • Air-conditioned own cottage accommodation

  • Quality home-cooked meals

  • Certainty of remuneration commensurate with experience

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

  • Friendly, supportive team & community environment

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

How to apply


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 | 20220831 | CL 20221006 (email) | RP 20230301

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