2IC / Leading Hand, Mingenew WA (REF: 435691)

Great opportunity for a 2IC/Leading Hand to join a large mixed farming enterprise with a 7,000Ha cropping program located in Mingenew, WA (less than 50km from Dongara). The successful candidate must have an agricultural background with vast experience in machinery operation, ability to manage staff and be mechanically minded. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a well-established business who are willing to train and upskill. 

Commencing January 2024

Good things to know:
  • 15kms to closest town - primary school, silverchain, recreational facilities, supermarket, plus job opportunities for partner
  • 35km from Dongara, right on the coast with access to beautiful beaches, banking, district high school, A&E / local hospital, shopping and job opportunities for partner
  • 7500ha of Wheat, Barley, Lupins and Canola
  • Family owned and operated
  • Modern John Deere Machinery and GPS
About the Role:
  • Working alongside business owner, permanent staff farmers and seasonal casuals
  • Supervision of seasonal staff and responsible for day to day operations in the absence of the farm owners
  • General farm maintenance/duties
  • Machine and Tractor Operations and truck driving:
    • Planting, spraying, fertilizing, harvesting
    • Nurse truck, grain carting, moving machinery
  • Assisting with livestock program (small cattle program)
  • Machinery maintenance - may include welding/fabricating/repairs
About You:
  • Must have an enthusiasm for agriculture and the outdoors
  • Must have a positive attitude, good work ethics and willingness to promote cultural of safety
  • Minimum of 5 years cropping experience
  • GPS/Autosteer knowledge and tech savvy
  • Mechanically minded - maintain machinery, service and repair
  • Able to work well autonomously and in a team
  • Demonstrated ability to apply initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate staff
  • HR licence
  • Good communication skills
  • Desirable:
    • MC Licence
    • Forklift Licence
    • Mechanical knowledge and welding experience
    • ChemCert accreditation, or ability to obtain
What’s On Offer:
  • Attractive salary commensurate with your skills and experience
  • Working Mon-Fri 10hr days - 50hr week, additional hours during seeding and harvest
  • Accommodation comprises of a 4x2 brick and tile house, secured back yard with lockable shed in Dongara only 300m to the beach
  • Work vehicle and running costs
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2IC / Leading Hand, Mingenew WA (REF: 435691)
WA Other
Job Group:
Senior Farm Hand
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