NOW HIRING | SHEEP STATIONS SA & VIC

OVERSEER | TELOPEA DOWNS, SA/ VIC BORDER

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McBride are a sixth generation family owned company who have established a reputation which befits one of the largest wool producers in the nation. Now in our eleventh decade of operations, all shares are still held by descendants of the founders with a vision to be a strong, united and profitable family company. 

We are seeking to employ an Overseer at Telopea Downs, our company's flagship property. At over 47,000ha, Telopea Downs straddles the SA/VIC border and operates enterprises including sheep, beef and cropping.

 

As an aggregation of 10 properties, the Overseer at Telopea Downs, while reporting to the Station Manager and Assistant Manager - Livestock, is responsible for managing their own section of the property and supervising a small team.

 

This unique opportunity is perfect for a current overseer who is looking for more autonomy in which to build their career, or a senior station hand with at least 3 years' experience, who is looking for their first step into frontline management.

 

Main responsibilities include:

  • Support the manager and Assistant Manager - livestock in the day-to-day operations the property

  • Supervision of stock health management.

  • Assisting in the allocation and monitoring of staff workloads in line with operational requirements and timeframes.

  • Assist with induction and training for new staff.

  • General maintenance around the  property.

 

Required skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Excellent attention to detail including reporting and data collection.

  • Proven time management and organisation skills.

  • Proven professional standards of work and behaviour.

  • Able to motivate staff and act as a role model.

  • Commitment to a safe work environment and safe working practices on the job

  • Have at least one trained and effective working dog.

  • Experience in riding and working on 2-wheeled motorbikes.

  • Holders of a motorbike licence is preferred or the willingness to obtain one. 

 

BENEFITS: This is a full-time, permanent position. Fully expensed accommodation including all utilities is provided, suiting a single or couple. In addition we offer a market competitive salary, 20 days holidays, 17.5% annual leave loading, 10% superannuation, working dog allowance as wells as annual vaccinations and registrations for up to 2 dogs and training and development opportunities.

To apply please submit a cover letter outlining your experience in relation to the role and up to date resume via the apply button below. Or for more information regarding the role please call Aida on 08 8272 1612. 

REF | MCBRIDE | 2021129