MIXED CORP AND LIVESTOCK FARMER (Goonoo Feedlot, Comet QLD)
Role: Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
Reports to: Manager – feedlot
Location: Goonoo Feedlot, 20km from Comet QLD
Company Name: Australian Agricultural Company
Salary: $54,000 - $68,00
To plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to both grow crops and to breed and raise livestock as directed by the Farm Manager or Farm Supervisor.
Planning and coordinating the production and marketing of crops and livestock
Raising livestock for the production of meat.
Monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock
Ensuring livestock are fed and watered and cared for according to AACo animal welfare guidelines.
Directing and overseeing general farming/feedlot activities
General machinery operation, repair and maintenance.
Facilitate the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce
May select, train and supervise staff and contractors
Livestock and crop farming.
Management of casual staff.
Maintain OH&S levels are required.
Communication in Workplace
Gather, record and provide information in response to workplace requirements
Participate in work groups or teams.
Participate in workplace meetings.
Interact with others in the workplace.
Perform routine daily checks & services on plant.
Check oils, water, fuel etc.
Grease and inspect for faults.
Clean and wash plant.
Record usages and hours in logbook.
Service and maintain farm equipment.
Grease and inspect machines.
Remove and replace worn parts as directed by supervisor or mechanic.
Operate tractor, carry out varying operations with trailed and mounted equipment.
Operate articulated tractor.
Operate 4WD FWA tractor.
Front End Loader
Operate Tractor with forks or lifting jibs.
Pick up pallets and unload/load truck.
Pick up sling bags.
Pick up objects/equipment, safely.
Carry out Workshop Procedures
Weld steel with electrode, MIG or gas.
Cut steel with oxy/ acetylene.
Operate grinders, drills, airtools, press etc.
Change and repair tyres.
Clean & maintain workshop floors,
benches and equipment at all times.
Operate Property vehicles.
Carry out routine daily checks and services.
Maintain and service motor vehicles, bikes and trucks.
Carry out regular maintenance as required.
Report any faults and roadworthy concerns to supervisor/mechanic.
Operate tipping trucks.
Prepare and apply chemicals.
Obtain Ag Chemical Certificate.
Record all movement of chemical into and out of chemical shed
Mix appropriate chemical for prescribed job
Apply chemical mix at recommended rate
Record application: rate, product, day
AACo have developed policies and procedures which set out how employees are to conduct themselves, and processes which are to be followed. The “AACo System” includes processes that ensure compliance with Regulations, health and safety systems, quality management systems, environmental management systems, and best practice in animal welfare and food safety. All employees are responsible for ensuring their knowledge of and compliance with the AACo System as follows:
Health & Safety
Ensure a safe work environment for all staff
Raise concerns or actively address any health & safety issue identified
Attend and apply all required safety training
Follow all instructions given for working safely
Identify and report all hazards, incidents, injuries & near misses immediately
Report for work in a safe manner, unaffected by drugs and/or alcohol
Protect own safety and health and not adversely affect the safety and health of others
At all times Wear safety equipment provided for the job task or area
Do not misuse or tamper with the safe use of equipment
Promote wellbeing and health in your team by supporting positive work/life choices, having an awareness of mental health and other health issues, and understanding support networks
Risk Management and Compliance
Effective management of risk, including the identification/ escalation and addressing of know or potential risks
Proactively assist management with continued identification and implementation of adequate risk management processes
Maintain an understanding of the legal and legislative requirements relevant to your area
Maintain and adhere to quality control standards to enable product quality goals to be met
Ensure food safety standards are adhered to and any concerns escalated or addressed
Support appropriate animal welfare practices in accordance with AACo policy and highlight any issues, even if the animal is not in our custody
Ensure that the model code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals – Cattle is adhered to
Identify and escalate any potential risks or breaches to quality standards in place
Ensure the development of sustainable production systems on and off site that meet our natural resource management goals
Qualifications & Experience
At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification
Plant operations/tractor ticket or licenses.
Sound working knowledge of all on farm activities bores, windmills, fencing, construction, machinery, earth moving, stockmanship
Skills & Attributes
Sound communication skills both written and spoken
Ability to work as part of a team
Sound organisational and problem solving skills
Ability to work under limited supervision.