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Smithfield Cattle Company is a family owned, values driven, cattle and farming operation based in Southern Queensland. Smithfield operates two 20,000 head feedlots near Proston and Goondiwindi, along with various grazing and farming operations.

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Competitive remuneration


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Job Description:

  • Our Smithfield Feedlot near Proston is looking for an experienced Maintenance Hand who has good experience in maintaining plant and machinery. 

  • Proston is located 280 kilometres north-west of Brisbane.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Operate machinery

  • Mechanical repairs and maintenance of feedlot equipment including feedmill & grain handling infrastructure, farm equipment and vehicles.

  • Maintain an efficient workshop by keeping floors, benches and equipment clean and serviceable

  • Work in accordance with scheduled maintenance programs for all vehicles, plant and machinery

  • Undertake regular services and over-hauls, and complete repairs and maintenance using, where necessary power tools, welders and air tools.

  • Fabricate, weld and assemble structural metal products

  • Maintain and repair water infrastructure including pipe repairs, cattle water trough maintenance and hygiene.

  • Assist with cattle feeding operations, maintenance and repairs of roadways, pen maintenance, earthworks & re-surfacing repairs.

  • Ensure all workplace health and safety procedures are followed and maintained

Job Requirements:

  • Farm mechanical and maintenance experience

  • Experience in being a team player

  • Good communication and organisational skills

Job Benefits:

  • Single accommodation included

  • We offer competitive remuneration, training & career development and all the benefits of a great workplace.

  • Friendly, supportive team & community environments

To apply please send your resume and at least 2 contactable employer references, and cover letter, so we can get to know your story via the apply now button below. Email or phone 07 4168 9104 if you have any questions.


  • This is a permanent position and not available to Working Holiday Visa Holders (Backpackers).

  • Applications without required skills and experience listed in the ad will not be considered.

SMITHFIELD | 20240529

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