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Van Rook Station is approx. 135km from Normanton and approx. 145km from Karumba. The nearest major cities are Mount Isa (approx. 637km) and Cairns (approx. 814km).

Job Type:



Above Award wage - Based on experience and skillset


Immediate Start


Until Positions Filled

Job Description:

Are you a skilled mechanic with a passion for keeping machinery in top-notch condition?

  • Work on one of Australia’s largest cattle stations in the Gulf of Queensland

  • Work on a wide range of machinery, ensuring no two days are the same.

  • Join a team where your skills and contributions are valued.

Van Rook Station is seeking a dedicated individual to join their team as a Station Mechanic. As the Station Mechanic, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of all station machinery, from motor vehicles to heavy-duty equipment. 

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct inspections, perform scheduled maintenance, and promptly address breakdowns to uphold the efficiency and quality of all station machinery.

  • Manage stock of spare parts and lubricants, including ordering from preferred suppliers.

  • Use company-provided tyre fitting equipment for tyre repairs.

  • Promote and maintain a positive health and safety culture while ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and policies.

  • Carry out tasks under the guidance of the Station Manager and execute repairs and maintenance as agreed upon with management.

Job Requirements:

  • Trade qualification or previous station mechanic experience.

  • Proficiency in operating farming equipment and machinery.

  • Problem-solving, organisational, and time management abilities.

  • Valid C Class motor vehicle license (MR truck licence desirable)

Job Benefits:

  • Accommodation and meals are provided.

  • Excellent daily rate including 2 bedroom house.

If you are enthusiastic about contributing to a team dedicated to safety and excellence, we invite you to apply! To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the essential criteria or for further details contact Anna Brown on 0427 644 527 or Kate McKittrick on 0409 393 696.


  • 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.

Kate 20240522

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