Rural Enterprises

Senior Farm Hand/2IC, Esperance WA

WA Goldfields
June 25, 2024
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Job Description

Due to expansion, an opportunity has become available for a Senior Farm Hand/2IC to join a reputable trade cattle & cropping producer, located close to Esperance, WA. This fantastic permanent position requires a candidate with great machinery operation experience, leadership skills and the ability to take directions from the farm owners. Opportunity for growth and progression into a manager’s position.

  • Mixed 3,000ha of cattle & broadacre cropping property;
  • Cropping: barley, wheat & canola;
  • Located 35km from Esperance, WA;
  • Nearest town facilities include: primary & high schools, hospitals, banks, supermarkets and sports centers;
  • Close to the ocean, coastal living;
  • No sponsorship availabilities at this time;

About the Role:

  • Start date: August 2024
  • Oversee cropping program;
  • Staff supervision and leadership;
  • General farm duties & some livestock assistance may be required;
  • Machinery maintenance & workshop duties;
  • Machinery: CASE stx375 quad track, CASE mx310, CASE stx535 steiger, CASE mx290, Fendt, John Deere 60ft Bar, Morris Air Seeder, CASE Headers 9240, Miller Condor Sprayer cg300, Kenworth trucks;
  • Size of team: 4

About you:

  • 5+ years’ experience operating broadacre machinery;
  • Good understanding of cropping processes;
  • Leadership abilities;
  • Team player;
  • Honest and reliable – knows when to report issues with gear etc;
  • Mechanically minded;
  • Manual driver’s license essential, MC desirable;
  • Non-smoking preferred;

What’s on offer:

  • Great salary package, depending on skills and experience;
  • Standard working hours: 50hrs/week, 5-6 days, season dependent;
  • Accommodation provided: Suitable for a single person;
  • Utilities (gas, water & electricity) included;
  • Work vehicle & running costs;
  • Reward bonuses & performance incentives provided;