Based at Van Rook Station (approx. 135km north of Normanton & Karumba in the Northern Queensland Gulf), the role would involve being responsible for all aspects of the management of the station. This is the most senior station position for a mature and highly capable person that can handle a high level of responsibility.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensuring the highest standards of welfare for a herd of around 65,000 head of Brahman breeder cows in addition to any other livestock on the station, at all times.
  • Commitment to the company’s strong Workplace Health & Safety program by ensuring the safety of all persons on the station at all times.
  • Managing all aspects of the daily running of the station – including development and implementation of the station’s mustering program, lick program and cap-ex budgets.
  • Supervision of all staff and any contractors on the station.
  • Ensuring all station machinery & equipment is regularly kept clean, maintained and serviced by the station mechanic.
  • Ensuring all buildings, grounds and station infrastructure are kept in top condition and any maintenance required is reported to the Pastoral Inspector.
  • Keeping of necessary station/cattle movement records and reporting these to the Pastoral Inspector / Head Office where required.
  • Mentoring of staff on the station, ensuring best-practice techniques at all times.

Essential Criteria

  • MC License
  • QLD AB Firearms Licence.
  • Extensive experience working with cattle, understanding of the highest standards of animal welfare and low-stress stock handling techniques (further training will be provided).
  • Excellent horsemanship skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership with strong communication, people management and mentoring skills.
  • Must be able to work as a part of a tight team within the network of adjoining stations.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Must be hardworking, energetic and have a sense of humour!

Preferable but not essential

  • PPL-H

Because we only want the very best people on our stations, we’re offering an attractive remuneration package and a fully renovated 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Manager’s House, lush manicured station grounds, high-speed WiFi and seriously good chef-cooked meals – honestly the best you will find anywhere on a station in the North of Australia!

This is a great opportunity for a family looking for an immensely satisfying lifestyle with a healthy work/life balance. Working with a fantastic team of fun, genuine people on a busy well-cared for cattle station in some of the more interesting scenery of the Outback with excellent fishing & camping opportunities for those interested.

Additional training offered within the company to promote career development.

Start dateSeptember / October 2019 (by negotiation)

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