LEADING HAND (Goonoo Feedlot, Comet QLD)
The Role: Livestock Leading Hand
Who's your Boss: Livestock Manager
Where You'll live: Goonoo Feedlot
Applications Close: 20 April 2020
Why this role exists
As a Livestock Leading Hand , your role will be varied and your work valued. You will be part of a team directly contributing to the care and maintenance of cattle on the feedlot. There will of course be lots of other jobs to do from cleaning to maintenance of the feedlot, so hard work quite physical work is part and parcel of this role.
No two days will be the same and by following procedures and work schedules and looking out for the safety of your team mates and yourself, is what you find rewarding.
Reporting to the Livestock Manager, you’ll be a proactive and positive member of the crew, who has a passion for cattle, working outdoors and giving your best efforts every day.
Single air-conditioned accommodation provided
can bring your own horse/s
Horse feed provided
Fun and engaging social club
Prepared meals - Amazing Cook!
Development and training, e.g chemical accreditation, animal welfare.
Team orientated environment
working in a team of 10
Goonoo feedlot is located in central Queensland, 65km south east of Emerald and 20km south of Comet.
Duties & responsibilities in our Feedlot
General cattle handling and movement
Cattle induction procedures
Handling and treatment of sick cattle
Operate machinery as required
Work in a safe and healthy manner
Maintain records and follow worksheets
Accurate reporting skills to managers
Ensure the tidiness and cleanliness of the feedlot
Assist and support the Livestock manager and leading hand with the implementation of AACo Policies and Protocols
Help manage staff and maintain a high level of staff training
Monitor cattle health, wellbeing and performance
Maintain a strong commitment to Animal Welfare, QA, HR and WHS will be required
Record management via computer programs
Experience and skills - the official stuff
Previous experience in a feedlot environment preferred
Previous cattle industry experience essential
Proven Horsemanship ability with sound horses and equipment
Available for long-term employment
Ability to perform general maintenance and feedlot related duties
A thorough understanding of cattle health, wellbeing and drivers of performance
Dedication and drive with a high attention to detail
A passion for continuous improvement
Moderate computer abilities
Other important things to note about your experience and if this role is right for you:
This job can be physically strenuous (demanding) from time to time.
You will need the ability to frequently lift, push and pull from 10–20 kilo’s and occasionally more.
You will be required to wear personal protective equipment, including hats, gloves, safety glasses, covered shoes, and respiratory protection and ear protection as appropriate.
This job requires the ability to comprehend written and oral operational and safety instructions and related rules, policies and memos, and to communicate clearly with your co-workers and leaders.
Who you are and what you're great at!
Attention to detail
A passion to work in the beef industry
Responsible & accountable
Honest & reliable
Applications close - 20th April 2020
Candidates will be contacted after the application close date.
Please click HERE to apply.