Rural Enterprises

Agricultural Technician, Hopetoun WA

WA Goldfields
July 9, 2024
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Job Description

Our client, a 100% cropping farm, located on the beautiful south coast of WA, is looking for an experienced agricultural technician, this is a great opportunity to move into a leadership role.
 
Good Things to Know:

  • Opportunity for someone looking to further their career in management
  • Close to surrounding towns – only 12kms to the Hopetoun, and 39kms to Ravensthorpe
  • Schools: Hopetoun Primary school and Ravensthorpe District High School
  • Excellent beaches for camping, fishing, kayaking and picnics
  • Large enterprise of 19,000Ha, crops wheat and canola

 
About the Role:

  • Discuss and develop latest technology methods of crop processes, to constantly improve on planting, fertilising, harvesting and processing methods
  • Discuss and develop latest technology methods of livestock processes, to constantly improve on production, nutrition, selective breeding and raising of stock
  • Identify harmful pests to crop and livestock, such as insects, parasites and weeds, and assist in devising methods to control
  • Advise of effective use of land in relation to topography, soil characteristics and physical landscape
  • Identify nutrient deficiencies in the soil and devise methods to optimise in relation to mixed crop and livestock farming
  • Analyse produce and ensure standards of quality of crop and livestock are met
  • Arrange supply of fertilisers, chemicals, drugs and vaccines, and advise on their most effective use
  • Plan optimal production processes with management, from start through to sale, slaughtering and harvesting
  • Understanding of safety and how good safety practices save lives, time, and money
  • Management training opportunities
  • Attend Field Days and learn about latest research and technology, to then advise management on best practice

About You:

  • Genuine passion for farming and the agriculture industry
  • Minimum of 5 yrs experience in broadacre farming
  • Experience operating seeding and harvest machinery
  • HR licence desirable
  • Honest, loyal and willing to work
  • Problem solving ability with good mechanical knowledge
  • Team player and ability to get along well with others

 
What’s on Offer:

  • $90,000 to $100,000 base salary (based on experience)
  • 45 hours a week (extra hours will be required during the busy season)
  • Accommodation provided
  • Vehicle provided for work use