FARM HAND/ IRRIGATION ASSISTANT/ MACHINERY OPERATOR
THE PILBARA, WA | START ASAP
Pardoo Station is a 500,000 acre cattle station in the Pilbara (northwest WA) currently looking for an experienced Machinery Operator/Irrigation Assistant/Farm Hand for a minimum of 3-6 months.
The property has 880 acres of irrigated cropping (20 x 40 to 50ha pivots) to produce fodder for the predominantly Wagyu herd.
START DATE: Immediate
JOB DESCRIPTION: This role includes but is not limited to machinery operation and general labouring and maintenance on the irrigation systems and farm machinery along with some infrastructure development and maintenance. Other duties include:
programming and operating centre pivot irrigators,
mixing and applying liquid fertilizers and chemicals and basic electronic record system updates.
Machinery operation includes driving trucks and tractors for seeding, fertilizer spreading, hay mowing/baling/stacking/raking, discing, mixing feed and feeding cattle in the feeding facility, using loaders and telehandlers etc.
The baling equipment is New Holland baler, Schinkel rake and a McHale square wrapper.
The tractors are all New Holland, around 200hp.
The station uses a CAT loader, CAT excavator and CAT articulated dump truck, Merlo telehandlers and has a Kenworth prime mover.
An hourly rate is on offer for this role, approx. 50-70 hours per week.
Position includes accommodation in an air-conditioned room with ensuite and all meals. A Swimming pool and shop are also located on-site.
This is a fantastic job for people who are looking for longer term employment operating farm machinery and equipment with the chance to experience life on a cattle station.
Located on the Pilbara coast there are plenty of great outdoor activities such as, boating and fishing on your days off.
Pardoo is located around 130kms from Port Hedland so it is better suited to people with own transport but everyone, including couples will be considered.
Please note this is a permanent position and not available to Working Holiday Visa Holders.
Put your CV together with at least 2 reference contacts, send it via the apply now button and it will go directly to the Hiring Manager at Pardoo Beef Corporation.