Senior Mixed Farm Hand
Start Date : ASAP Job Description: A position is available for a versatile Farm Hand on a large mixed farming property near Roma, Queensland. This farm mostly grows fodder crops at present to add value to the core cattle breeding operation. The farm also grows cereal crops as opportunities arise and if seasonal conditions permit.
Duties include carrying out all aspects of zero till and minimum till broad-acre dry land forage and cereal crop production supported by ongoing agronomist advice which requires sound crop production knowledge, machinery operation and mechanical maintenance and repair skills. Additionally, you will require a full range of cattle handling skills and the ability to muster on horses although the farm is presently using 2 wheel motor bikes. An interest in and understanding of improved pasture is desirable.
General farm hand skills including fencing, water maintenance and general machinery maintenance. Computing skills are desirable. A driverâ€™s licence is essential and a truck licence is highly desirable.
Weekly work tasks are governed by seasonal conditions and business priorities meaning the role is best suited to a flexible person who enjoys variety in their work environment. This is a great role for a bushy who works with cattle, and, enjoys operating, servicing and carrying our all types of repairs to older style farm machinery, who takes direction but uses initiative and wants to settle into a long term position. The role comes with an air-conditioned 2 bedroom cottage and includes electricity and gas.
Pets are welcome and working dogs and horses are by negotiation. A ute is available for work use. For those with a family the primary and high school bus stop to Roma schools is down the road.
Benefits: Family accommodation, electricity and gas Please note that this is a permanent position and not available to Working Holiday Visa Holders..