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Station Hand

Employer
Rural Funds Management Limited
Location
Montrose, Australia
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 21, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
We are looking for a Station Hand to assist with our cattle operation at Oakland Park Station near Croydon, Qld. Oakland Park is a 85,500ha breeding enterprise that runs approximately 4000 grey brahmans. The role will initially be for a fixed term until the end of September, with the possibility for an extension if the wet season has not commenced and work can continue.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Station Manager, you will be responsible for:
  • Cattle management, including coacher mustering, yard work and conducting animal husbandry tasks, ensuring it is done precisely and safely
  • General farm duties including fencing, feeding, lick runs, checking water, operating machinery, and general farm maintenance
  • Property development programs related to farm infrastructure, including yards, water points and fencing projects
  • Assist management to achieve production objectives

Requirements
  • You will hold a C class drivers' licence (essential)
  • You must be proficient in riding a 250cc motorbike to navigate diverse terrain (essential)
  • You will be physically fit and resilient to handle the demands of station life.
  • You will be keen to learn any livestock handling skills or have experienced working on a farm
  • You will have basic mechanical skills for repairs of vehicle or equipment
  • You will have good communication skills
  • You will be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • You will be flexible, reliable, and available to work hours which may vary to meet operational demands (with potential for weekend work)

Benefits
  • An award based hourly rate dependent on your skills and prior experience
  • Accommodation and meals provided

How to Apply:

Please submit a covering letter addressing the requirements mentioned above and your resume via our website by 31 July 2024. Please note that candidates will be evaluated as applications are received.

About Rural Funds Management:

Rural Funds Management (RFM) is an industry leader managing approximately $2.3 billion in agricultural assets on behalf of retail and institutional investors, including the ASX-listed Rural Funds Group (RFF). We have over 27 years' experience owning, developing, and operating farms in most Australian states. At RFM, our culture is built on the core principle of 'Managing good assets with good people.' We believe in being precise, offering variety, rewarding effort, and providing a friendly workplace.

Joining RFM means becoming part of a dedicated team of over 240 professionals, including fund managers, finance experts, horticulturists, agronomists, and farm managers. Whether you are seeking a corporate or operational role, RFM has a place for individuals who are passionate about agriculture and finance.

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