Station Hand

WOOMANOOKA

QLD

S. KIDMAN

A world-class agribusiness, Hancock Agriculture, incorporating S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd and Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd Services, has an exceptional opportunity available for an experienced Station Hand to join our operations at Woomanooka Outstation, Queensland.

Job Type:

Full-Time

Remuneration:

On Application

Start:

Hiring Now

Expires:

Until Position Filled

Job Description:

Woomanooka is an outstation that exists to support Durham Downs situated in the Channel Country of south west Queensland. The nearest towns are Quilpie and Windorah. Located on the opposite side of the Cooper Creek, it provides complete coverage of the property during a flood event. Woomanooka also provides a good base for mustering and allows for two smaller stock camps to work independently or combine for mustering. The entire property spans 8,910 km2 and runs approximately 17,000 head of cattle. 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:

The incumbent will work between Durham Downs station and Woomanooka outstation and often spend time in the camp with team members.There is an Outstation Manager and Cook based at Woomanooka and typically 3 to 5 people are based there. Reporting to the Station Manager, your key duties will include but not be limited to the following:

 

  • Mustering cattle using horses and bikes
  • Attending to all facets of cattle husbandry and processing
  • Carrying out general station maintenance and repairs, including fencing and welding
  • Undertaking general vehicle and machinery operation and basic maintenance
  • Assisting with land and environmental management practices

Job Requirements:

  • At least one season, ideally two seasons, working at a cattle station
  • Experience in the movement, handling and processing of cattle, using calm methods with the advantage of
  • digitalised communication, improved weaner cradles, cattle crushes and yard shading
  • Sound horsemanship and motorbike skills
  • Fencing, stock water and general maintenance skills
  • Competent operation of various station machinery/equipment and carry out basic maintenance
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to working safely
  • Good understanding of animal welfare practices
  • Ability to record information and communicate effectively in the workplace
  • Hold a current Class C driver’s licence (truck licence an advantage, or be willing to obtain)
  • Hold a Motorbike Licence (preferred or be willing to obtain)
  • A genuine passion for Agriculture.

Job Benefits:

  • Air-conditioned, single room accommodation
  • Quality home-cooked meals
  • Certainty of remuneration commensurate with experience
  • Training, career development and advancement opportunities in our widespread organisation
  • Friendly, supportive team and community environment.

 

How to apply

  • apply online via S Kidman website; or
  • email careers@hancockagriculture.com.au quoting SKW-WO-SH-2022. Please include your current resume with referees and a cover letter.

Please note: You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for positions with Hancock Agriculture or

S. Kidman & Co.

SKW-WO-SH-2022