Jumbuck are looking to appoint a permanent Station Hand on our Bulgunnia Station located about 5 hours drive north west of Port Augusta off the Stuart Highway.
Bulgunnia runs around 25,000 head of Merino sheep across approximately 700,000 acres with a permanent staff of 6. Led by an experienced manager, we are looking for someone passionate about working in the pastoral industry and being on the land to join the crew. Experience on 2-wheel motorbikes is an advantage along with previous sheep and / or livestock experience, however we are willing to invest the time to develop someone in these areas as needed. Accommodation suitable for a single person is available at the property.
Some of what you will be involved in:
- Mustering of sheep on 2-wheel motorbikes
- Water runs – checking various dams, bores and water points
- Yard work and fencing
- Various mechanical work including engine and small motor maintenance and servicing
The north west pastoral region is considered a remote and isolated part of the Australian Outback, so an appreciation for rural living and a sense of adventure will be needed! This is a great career opportunity for someone looking to further their pastoral career with one of Australia’s largest wool producers.
A competitive day rate (in line with experience) is on offer for the right person. Additionally, board & keep is provided, annual leave is up to 6 weeks per year and you will enter into the staff bonus structure from day 1.
Apply today to be considered for this exciting opportunity!
We are looking to appoint a permanent, full-time station hand on our Gunbar property, located some 50km to the south west of Hillston and about an hour’s drive from Griffith, in central NSW.
Gunbar covers over 60,000 hectares running 20,000 head of Merino sheep along with a breeding program to provide Merino rams to our other Jumbuck sheep properties. In addition, we also run shorthorn cattle across the flat and mostly open country.
Working with an experienced manager, we are looking for someone who is confident outdoors, with skill on 2-wheel motorbikes and looking for a career in the pastoral industry. Previous sheep and / or livestock experience is an advantage, but not necessary as you will have the opportunity to learn mustering, fencing, livestock, welding, repairs and maintenance along with water runs and animal husbandry.
Accommodation is available at the property in single person quarters. Due to its location, you will need to have a car to access as public transport does not run nearby. A competitive day rate in line with experience is available along with inclusion into Jumbuck’s staff bonus program. As a live-in position, accommodation, meals and utilities are covered.
This is a rare chance to join one of the leading pastoral companies in Australia so apply today!
We have several temporary positions available for station hands, or those willing to learn the job, at our Mount Victor and McCoys Well stations that are based nearby to Yunta on the Barrier Highway.
What’s the job?
Both stations will be coming up to shearing which will be a busy time and we are looking for extra hands during this 4 – 5 week period. The opportunity to continue beyond lamb-marking exists for the right people.
Working in a small team, you will primarily be involved in the stockwork including working in yards and, depending on skill and experience, in the mustering of stock on 2-wheel motorbikes. The work is physical by nature, so you will need to be appropriately fit and healthy.
From time-to-time, you will have the chance to be involved in other station jobs such as water runs and other mechanical work under supervision.
For those interested in working on a big station, but unsure if they are ready to make a full commitment, short-term work like this is a great opportunity to see what it’s all about.
What are we looking for?
Those with some farming experience behind them and keen to experience work on a big station are encouraged to apply. Additionally, those who work well in a team, listen closely and can follow instructions, have experience riding 2-wheel motorbikes and love being out bush will also find this job rewarding.
The stations are easily accessed by vehicle, about 4 hours drive from Adelaide or less from the Clare Valley region.
A competitive day rate is on offer in line with experience. In addition, single-person accommodation, meals on working days and living costs on station, such as utilities and wifi, are all provided.
An immediate start is available, so applications will be reviewed on receipt – make sure you get yours in today!