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FEEDMILL HAND (Goonoo Feedlot, Comet QLD)


We are seeking a motivated Feedmill Hand with previous experience in a similar role to join our team. A desire to practice their skills and actively develop their career within AACo. Your role will be varied and your work highly valued. Reporting to the Feedmill Manager, you’ll be a proactive and positive member of the AACo team, who has a passion for cattle, working outdoors and giving your best efforts every day.

You will perform day to day Feedmill and lick block related operations ranging from grain handling and storage, preparation and delivery of feedstuffs.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

General Feedmill Duties

  • Carryout receival, handling and storage of commodities

  • Carryout preparation of feedstuffs

  • Operation of mills, harvestore, tempering system and in-loading when required

  • Operation of loader for loading feed truck

  • Maintain all mill areas in a clean and hygienic state.

  • Carryout feeding of livestock in accordance with Mill procedures on Mixing of feed in feed truck

  • Feeding out of ration

  • Assist in the maintenance of all mill machinery

  • Carryout general feedlot maintenance as directed

  • Maintain a clean hygienic working environment

  • Complete all required mill documentation

  • Identify and report any existing or potential faults and quality problems

General Feedlot Duties

  • Carry out all general cleaning and maintenance duties at the Feedmill, lick block and surrounding commodity storage areas.

  • Maintaining accurate records of commodities and feedstuffs.

  • Prestart check list to be completed daily on all machinery

  • Inventory control and stocktaking of commodities.

  • Keep areas clean and tidy, removing rubbish and disposing of all waste

  • Grease/maintain equipment.

  • Maintain compliance with WHS, HR, QA and Environmental standards

Machinery Operation and Maintenance

  • Operate loaders, tractors, bobcats and other heavy machinery to clean pens, move commodities, loading of trucks.

  • Assist with vehicle and all facility maintenance as required

Skills & Attributes

  • Current Drivers Licence (Heavy vehicle licence where applicable)

  • Knowledge of intensive livestock production systems

  • Ability to work both alone and as part of a team

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills

  • Ability to organise/prioritise tasks and meet deadlines, whilst working under pressure

  • Mature and rational approach to problem solving

  • Flexibility - able to meet changing requirements

  • Initiative - ability to take quick action when required and actively pursue opportunities to make further contributions

  • Teamwork - ability to work with other people towards a common goal, establish effective collaborative relationships with other people in the business

  • Knowledge of and licences (tickets) where necessary for Mill vehicle operation

  • A willingness to use a computer

  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance Programs

  • Knowledge of grain and commodity specifications

  • General machinery maintenance skills

  • Mill operation and maintenance

If career development is on your agenda, please apply. Accommodation is provided.

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