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Station Hand

Job type: Full time

Reporting to the property overseer and manager, the position of station hand performs the day-to-day tasks required to maintain the property, from animal husbandry and feeding, pasture maintenance; water conservation and conveyancing and infrastructure and plant maintenance.

Station hands are employed under the Pastoral Award 2010 and range from a Farm and Livestock level 1 (FLH1), for an entry level position, to a level 5 for a senior station hand, capable of working independently at a high quality.

The McBride Group supports and encourages staff to utilise working dogs on the job. Well trained and cared for dogs simplify many stock handling tasks required.

Key Responsibilities

Tasks for a station hand vary from property to property, but include the following:

  • Handle and work with livestock in a calm and efficient manner
  • Demonstrate competent general animal husbandry skills, monitor animal health and report any concerns
  • Assist in the general activities associated with shearing, crutching and lamb marking operations
  • Prepare and maintain all stock husbandry equipment
  • Feeding livestock
  • Muster and move livestock
  • Clean and perform (minor) service of water troughs
  • Identify weeds and remove, or inform management of their location
  • Carry out visual checks on bores, troughs, pipelines, fences etc and perform minor repairs
  • Carry out basic repair and general maintenance of plant and equipment
  • Perform daily routine checks, adjustments and maintenance of station vehicles
  • Manage and maintain all fences for the control of livestock Construct fence lines
  • Repair cattle and sheep yards
  • Transport, handle and store chemicals applicable to primary work area
  • Perform basic motorcycle tasks (hold or prepare to hold motorcycle license)
  • Be prepared to take on relevant external training
  • Undertake other duties as directed

We'e not currently taking applications for this role, though if you would like to fill out an expression of interest, please do so here.

Get in touch

Head Office
Level 1, 165 Grenfell St
Adelaide SA 5000

Postal Address
GPO Box 649
Adelaide SA 5001

P 08 8272 1612 / F 08 8272 4119
E admin@mcbride.com.au