Station Hand | Brunchilly (NT)

World-class Agribusiness, Grow your Career, Full-Time Position - Commencing February 2021.

About Hancock Agriculture

A world-class agribusiness, Hancock Agriculture, incorporating S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd and Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd Services, has 5 positions available for experienced Station Hands to join our operations at Brunchilly Station, Northern Territory, in 2021.

Hancock Agriculture has a long history in Agriculture. With over 30 properties across Australia, spanning 10 million hectares, we are one of the countrys largest producers of beef with a herd of over 320,000.

Hancock Agriculture provides you a career in an exceptional organisation you can be proud of, whose culture includes, happy healthy cattle are the best cattle. Using practical technology, we are leaders in responsible safety.

About the Property

Brunchilly Station, situated in the Northern Territory, spans over 4,572 km2 and has an average carrying capacity of 24,000 head of cattle. Expansive gardens and lawns surround the station complex, which includes a swimming pool and social club.

Brunchilly prides itself on providing a workplace that encourages personal growth, in a friendly and supportive team-based environment. Team Members undertake various training conducted by industry professionals, ensuring everyone receives the best opportunity to further their career in the industry. Throughout the year, mustering operations and general station work intertwines with social events across the NT.

About the Role

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 & welding;
  • Undertaking general vehicle & machinery operation and basic maintenance; and
  • Assisting with land and environmental management practices.
  • Ongoing training will be provided.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • 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 Drivers Licence (truck licence an advantage, or be willing to obtain);
  • Hold a Motorbike Licence (preferred or be willing to obtain); and
  • A genuine passion for Agriculture.

What we offer you

  • 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 & community environment

This role offers a great opportunity to join an exciting, industry leading Agribusiness, with scope for advancement after training and experience.

09/11/2020 $0 Katherine & Northern Australia 1 Farming, Animals & Conservation
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