We have a fantastic long-term opportunity available to join our family-owned farming operation consisting of sheep and cattle with some cropping and pasture renovation. We are situated near Lucindale, approximately 50km from Naracoorte.
We offer a competitive salary based on experience. Accommodation (a three-bedroom house) is provided on the farm and a work vehicle will be provide for the successful candidate. The town has several community groups, sports teams, post office, pub and an R-12 school, with school bus pickup available at the farm. There will be a 3-month probationary period.
Reporting to the Farm Manager, the Senior Farm Hand will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations, as well as ongoing maintenance and improvements.
Qualifications & Experience:
• Mechanical aptitude with previous experience in maintaining farm machinery or similar
• Observation skills & attention to detail, with at least five year’s experience in handling and monitoring stock and crop health
• The ability to work within an established farm plan, with defined work methods and report on any operational issues
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Current and valid Drivers Licence required, an HR Trucks Licence is preferred but not essential
This is a labour-intensive role and duties include but are not limited to:
• Assistance in daily care and movement of cattle. This includes sheep and cattle work i.e. shifting stock, drafting, vaccinating, drenching, tagging, weighing, marking, crutching and shearing
• Assistance in seeding / fertilizing / cropping.
• Erection of new fences and maintenance of existing fences & stock yards;
• Water infostructure maintenance and instillation.
• Assisting in any earthworks to driveways and paddocks where necessary.
• Equipment maintenance.
• Maintenance and clearing of paddocks where required, including maintenance of firebreaks as instructed.
• Weed control.
• Fire unit operation.
• General farm maintenance and cleanliness.
• Liaise with sub-contractors on site.
Please supply 2 referees and last 5 years employment history and contact details. Please include any other information that you feel is relevant to your application.