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  • Feed Mill Operator

    posted 14-Feb-2019

    Kerwee Lot Feeders

    Background

    Kerwee Feedlot is a 20,200 head modern beef feedlot located at Jondaryan on the Darling Downs in south-east Queensland. Kerwee is one of the Australia’s leading feedlots which is constantly embracing new technology to provide a first class feeding facility. The feedlot is a part of The Kerwee Group of businesses, which together with Stockyard Beef, controls a vertically integrated family owned and operated branded beef supply chain provide high quality beef on a global level.

    An opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to join our progressive team as full time Feed Mill Operator and a Feed truck driver at Kerwee feedlot.

    The Role

    The roles involve the operation and maintenance of industry leading steam flaking mills and associated plant producing over 130t of grain each day as well as feed truck and loader operation. The company has undergone significant upgrades to expand its capacity. The successful candidate will work in a team of 6 staff on a 10/4 roster. These positions would be suited to a mechanically minded person who can work alone or in a group to consistently achieve company benchmarks. The successful candidate for this role should show the following attributes:

    • Strong time management abilities
    • Proven experience working as part of a diverse team.
    • Ability to communicate well with all levels of personnel and management.
    • Strong focus on following and enforcing WH&S and environmental requirements.
    • Knowledge of boiler operation, flaking mills and heavy machinery maintenance would be an advantage.

    The successful applicant would ideally have prior experience in feedlot industry. Attractive wages would be offered based on the experience and qualification levels.

    Applications (including cover letter and resume) should be emailed to the Kerwee Lot Feeders General Manager smartin@kerwee.com.au or Feed team Supervisor lgaske@kerwee.com.au by 01/03/2019.      

  • MANAGER

    posted 12-Feb-2019

    WAINUI FEEDLOT

    Founded in 1877, The North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCO) is a leader in Australia’s cattle industry, operating 13 cattle stations across QLD and the NT and the Wainui Feedlot on QLD’s Darling Downs. Wainui is a 14,000ac property on the inner Darling Downs. The property operations encompass an 11,000ac farm, and an 18,000hd feedlot. The feedlot plays an integral role in NAPCO’s supply chain, and producing high quality cattle for domestic and export markets.

    As Feedlot Manager you will report to the General Manager, Pastoral Operations. 
     
    This role will have responsibility for:  

    • Leading the team to ensure best livestock health, welfare and performance is achieved.   
    • Maintaining, monitoring and developing the sites safety and quality systems.
    • Development and execution of commodity strategy, including ration development, usage forecasting, and purchase.
    • Assisting with the scheduling of livestock placement and sale.
    • Development and execution of the feedlot operational budget and capital development
    • Working closely with the respective managers of the farm, livestock, feed mill and maintenance areas.
    To be successful in this position you will have: 
    • Extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of feedlot management.
    • Comprehensive leadership skills with an ability to foster and maintain positive working relationships within NAPCO and in the broader industry.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and improve business systems.
    The position is available for an immediate start, some flexibility for notice periods, etc.
    The Wainui Feedlot and Farm is located on the Warrego Highway, between Toowoomba and Dalby.
    Accommodation (4 Bedroom, family home) is available for the Feedlot Manager.

    To apply please follow the prompts or email your resume to egilliland@napco.com.au

    For further information or to speak with someone about the role please email egilliland@napco.com.au or call Erin on 07 3221 2266 / 0429 399 630.

  • Livestock Supervisor and Mill Hand Positions

    posted 01-Feb-2019

    Roma Feedlot

    Roma Feedlot is a 4000 head capacity Feedlot, located near Roma Qld

    We are currently looking for 2 new team members, a livestock supervisor and a mill hand to join our small team, both fulltime positions working on a 10 day on 4 day off roster.

    Livestock Supervisor 

    Required experience; livestock staff supervision. All aspects of cattle management, from receival to dispatch. Ability to run an induction and hospital treatments as required. Daily pen riding. Responsibility will also include cleaning and maintenance of stock facilities.

    Must be computer literate and have had extensive experience with Stock ID. 

    The person we are looking for will have meticulous attention to detail and have a passion for feed lotting, the ability to handle stock in a quiet and calm manner.

    The successful applicant will need to provide a suitable horse and saddlery for the position which will be maintained by the feedlot.

    Single staff accommodation is available on site.

    Mill Hand

    Required experience; Must be able to drive a feed truck and tow behind mixer, loader , dump truck and water truck and must be computer literate. Some mechanical and welding experience would be highly regarded for this position.

    Responsibilities will include daily feeding of cattle, cleaning and maintenance of the mill. Bunk cleaning and water troughs if required, restocking of commodities and cleaning of feed shed equipment and watering roads.

    The successful applicant will need to be a team player and have the ability to work to time frames in an efficient and ordered manner, you will need to be energetic and have exceptional attention to detail and be supportive of our OH&S and QA standards.

    Single staff accommodation is available on site

    Applications should include a cover letter and Resume including 3 phone references to the Manager Roma Feedlot E-Mail: admin@romafeedlot.com.au

    For further information regarding the above positions PH: 0419 156 200 

  • Project Officer - Career Development & Training Strategy

    posted 23-Nov-2018

    ALFA

    ALFA is seeking a full time fixed term Project Officer to support the implementation of the Australian Feedlot Sector Career Development and Training Strategy (FCDT) Project.

    The FCDT Project aims to attract, retain and grow a professional and skilled workforce within the Australian feedlot sector through the provision of a clear career development pathway and delivery of associated training, professional development and support networks.

    As Project Officer you will report to the Manager – Membership, Communications & Capability and be responsible for:

    • Working closely with key internal and external stakeholders to co-ordinate, plan, manage and deliver on FCDT Project objectives.
    • Liaising with key stakeholders such as Registered Training Organisations, Meat & Livestock Australia, and key industry groups.
    • Negotiating and managing contracts.
    • Leading training, workshop and course activities.
    • Overseeing development of course content and design, an electronic training material library, feedback reports and pilot programs.
    The role can be based out of the Sydney CBD Head Office.

    You will:

    • Be highly organised with the ability to multitask (paramount to your success in this role).
    • Have excellent communication and organisational skills.
    • Be available to travel interstate when required.
    • Have relevant experience in either project management and/or training and development.
    • Have tertiary qualifications in an Agricultural related degree, project management or other relevant field and/or equivalent level of knowledge and experience in the industry.
    • Have a genuine passion and empathy for the agricultural sector.


    APPLYING FOR THE ROLE

    Submit your resume and a brief cover letter (no longer than one page) to admin@feedlots.com.au with the subject heading ‘Project Officer – Career development & Training Strategy + Your Name’.

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