Station Hand Couple

Drover Recruitment

Experienced Working Couple required - Nth QLD Cattle Station

  • Late March 2020 start
  • 100 kilometres North of Julia Creek - NW QLD.
  • Permanent position
Our client owns and operates 100,000 acres carrying 5000 Beefmaster cattle which are bred to produce sale bulls, prime feeders for the EU and boat markets and is located 100 kilometres north of Julia creek in North West QLD.

The property is very well set up with reliable water points including flowing artesian bores, bore drains and poly to troughs covering all paddocks with well-maintained roads, tracks and fences.  
 
We are searching for a suitably qualified couple to join this family run operation who are passionate about the pastoral industry, agriculture and cattle breeding. You will posses a desire to learn and succeed together with being well presented, reliable and very trustworthy.
 
This job will be for the entire season (March to December) and priority will be given to those who can commit to an ongoing fulltime position.
The job includes but not limited to –
  • Mustering on Motorbikes with Aerial assistance.
  • Cattle processing.
  • Tractor and machinery operating – graders, delving drains, hay making etc.
  • Mechanical work/maintenance on station Machinery.
  • Steel fabrication – welding repairs.
  • Chemical woody weed control.
  • General station maintenance as required.
  • Menial work including pruning, cleaning, and general homestead/building maintenance.
 
You will ideally posses the following attributes –
  • A minimum 3 years’ experience within the northern pastoral industry or
  • Relative farming and cattle handling/management skills.
  • A good range of practical skills including mechanical knowledge.
  • Machinery operating experience.
  • Enjoy a low stress approach to cattle handling.
  • Be mature, well presented, trustworthy and reliable.
This position is open to couples or families, there is School of the air service available via Mt Isa.
The successful candidates will be offered –
  • A 3 bedroom recently renovated air-conditioned house with electricity and gas supplied.
  • Half of all locally purchased fuel for private vehicle.
  • WIFI
  • Very attractive day rates commensurate with experience.
 
Dogs are NOT used on cattle; horses and pets will be considered on a case by case basis.
To apply, please submit your up to date resume along with details for a minimum 3 references that can be contacted.