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SENIOR MAINTENANCE HAND (AACo, Toowoomba & Darling Downs QLD)

AACo has dedicated the best part of 200 years to perfecting our art of developing premium Australian beef. Respect for the land and our cattle runs deep through our veins; the desire to produce only the best has been passed down by the generations before us.


The main purpose of the position is to assist in the day to day operation of feedlot maintenance. The position includes operating and maintaining machinery, water maintenance, fabrication and welding. The role also includes assisting the maintenance manager in preventive maintenance and ensuring pen surfaces are well kept to meet animal welfare standards.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Pen maintenance

  • Mechanical repairs and maintenance of Feedlot, Feedmill, Farm equipment and Vehicles.

  • Ensure work place health and safety procedures are maintained.

  • Maintain efficient workshop environment

  • Work according to a Maintenance Program for all vehicle, plant and machinery.

  • Undertake regular services and over- hauls, and complete repairs and maintenance using, where necessary, power tools, welders and air tools.

  • Fabricate, weld and assemble structural metal products

  • Work to tight tolerances

  • Joint responsibility for ordering all spare parts, oils and fuels for the feedlot

  • Operate machinery when required.

  • Assist with general maintenance of buildings and station structures, including performing routine daily checks and services of equipment.

  • Assisting in production and manufacturing of lick blocks.

  • Assist with livestock crew when necessary with animal health and processing.

  • train and develop junior staff members


Required Experience:

  • Experience with diesel motor vehicles.

  • Experience in operating loaders, tractors, tipper trucks

  • Strong structural welding or fabrication with fit out experience (Mig, oxy etc) with the ability to read drawings and follow instructions.


Skills and Attributes:

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

  • Be able to meet all the educational and experience pre-requisites for the appointed FFB level as specified in the current AACo Certified Agreement.


Training and career development is a key component to the AACo way of working. If you are interested in developing a career in feedlotting and or agriculture please apply.

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