Assistant Cropping Manager, Kojonup WA (REF: 441099)

Our client is a family owned mixed farming enterprise, based in Mobrup, 50km SW of Kojonup, Western Australia. They run 10,000 -15,000 head of Merino sheep and a 1500Ha cropping programme. An exciting opportunity has come up and they are looking for an Assistant Cropping Manager.

This position is “hands on” and would suit someone who has had a few years’ practical experience in crop production who is keen to upskill to full cropping management in a mixed farming enterprise. 
Their farming ethos aims to cultivate innovation, teamwork, professional development, respect for the land & animals, and a passion for agriculture. Their business recognises the importance of health and safety on farm and values proactive and multi-skilled employees. The sheep team and the cropping team are expected to work in harmony and support each other when their workloads are high.
About the role:
  • Conducting general farming operations including seeding, fertilising, spraying and harvesting of crops
  • Monitoring crops for insect & disease pressure; plan and implement fungicide, pesticide and nutrition regimes.
  • Operating crop production machinery, including tractors, modern harvesting and spraying machinery, trucks and bulk handling equipment
  • Maintaining accurate records of management and production processes
  • Testing, treatment and managing the movement and storage of all grain produced on far
  • Establish and maintain efficient and effective communication with the management team as well as external consultants, agronomists, and contractors to ensure smooth and productive operations of the farm
  • Assist with the maintenance of equipment, buildings, sheds and facilities
  • Identify machinery and procedures not running at optimum levels
  • Ensure safe and effective handling of equipment and everyday WHS
About You:
  • Previous crop production experience
  • Work independently as well as part of a team
  • Show initiative to improve practices where there is an opportunity to do so
  • Work diligently to help grow the business while being a trustworthy and reliable team member
  • Work independently as well as part of a team
  • Willingness to work long or flexible hours during busy cropping periods
  • Good communication skills
  • Preparedness to assist with sheep work if needed
  • Current manual drivers licence
Desired skills/qualifications:
  • Chemical Certificate
  • Welding skills
  • HC or MC truck licence
What’s on offer:
Salary: Negotiable based on experience
Accommodation: 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house, power and gas included
Location: Main house is located 40km from Kojonup, school bus nearby to house
Training: Training and professional development options available and encouraged
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Assistant Cropping Manager, Kojonup WA (REF: 441099)
WA Other
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Farm Manager
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