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Farm Assistants

Advertiser: Department of Industry, Skills & Regional Development NSW3.2 out of 53.2 overall rating (5 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
11 Feb 2019
Location
Sydney, South West & M5 Corridor
Salary
Base salary $50,996 to $56,198 + super
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Other

Farm Assistants

  • Great opportunity to join the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI)
  • Apply your hands on best practice farming expertise
  • Two positions - ongoing (permanent) full-time roles located at EMAI (Menangle, Sydney)
  • Base salary $50,996 to $56,198 (depending on skills, qualifications and experience) plus super & annual leave loading

 

About the Role

In your new role reporting to the Farm Supervisor, you will perform integral farming activities for the NSW DPI Research Excellence branch at the Elizabeth Macarthur Agriculture Institute (EMAI), to ensure the efficient operation of the farm and surrounds and to support the research and commercial activities on site.

You will apply your best practice farming skills to carry out farming and field maintenance activities to support the EMAI research and commercial agricultural production programs in fodder, pastures, livestock and farm asset maintenance.

This busy role will handle livestock, operate and maintain tractors and other farm equipment, maintain farm and grounds (including fencing and repair of buildings, plant and structures).  Record keeping will also be required relating to stock, paddock, chemical and machinery usage and maintenance.

For more information about the role, click here to view the role description.

 

About You

To be considered for this role, you will have:

  • Some previous experience in livestock handling
  • Knowledge of machinery operation and experience in general farm maintenance
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Chemical Users Certificate AQF 3 (or the ability to obtain) 
  • Current forklift licence (or the ability to obtain)
  • NSW MR or HR vehicle licence will be highly regarded.

This is a great opportunity to make a difference and work as part of a dynamic team. If you are motivated and diligent with a passion for farming, we want to hear from you.

Please Note:  The successful applicant may be required to undertake a health assessment and background checks as part of their pre-employment conditions before an offer on employment can be made.

 

About Us

DPI Research Excellence supports DPI’s innovation and risk management goals by driving scientific excellence and strategy through our research institutes and stations and building strong scientific capability across DPI. Opened in 1990 at Camden, 60 km south of Sydney, EMAI's [link removed] 1600 hectares is NSW DPI’s Centre of Excellence for Plant and Animal Health. It is NSW’s premier quarantine and biosecurity facility with critical infrastructure and world recognised research scientists.

 

Applying for the Role

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, please apply via our online portal by submitting your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.

Enquiries: Contact Greg Glasgow, Farm Supervisor on 0428 206 694 [link removed] or email greg.glasgow@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Application Closing Date:  25 February 2019 @ 11:55pm

 

Additional Information

Applications must be lodged electronically. A recruitment pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next twelve months.

The Department of Industry is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We promote a flexible and inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team to drive innovation, productivity and the delivery of high-quality services. We welcome and encourage applications from people across our diverse community. We believe everyone has the right to feel safe, respected, valued and heard regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background or disability. 

  • Great opportunity to join the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI)
  • Apply your hands on best practice farming expertise
  • Two positions - ongoing (permanent) full-time roles located at EMAI (Menangle, Sydney)
  • Base salary $50,996 to $56,198 (depending on skills, qualifications and experience) plus super & annual leave loading

 

About the Role

In your new role reporting to the Farm Supervisor, you will perform integral farming activities for the NSW DPI Research Excellence branch at the Elizabeth Macarthur Agriculture Institute (EMAI), to ensure the efficient operation of the farm and surrounds and to support the research and commercial activities on site.

You will apply your best practice farming skills to carry out farming and field maintenance activities to support the EMAI research and commercial agricultural production programs in fodder, pastures, livestock and farm asset maintenance.

This busy role will handle livestock, operate and maintain tractors and other farm equipment, maintain farm and grounds (including fencing and repair of buildings, plant and structures).  Record keeping will also be required relating to stock, paddock, chemical and machinery usage and maintenance.

For more information about the role, click here to view the role description.

 

About You

To be considered for this role, you will have:

  • Some previous experience in livestock handling
  • Knowledge of machinery operation and experience in general farm maintenance
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Chemical Users Certificate AQF 3 (or the ability to obtain) 
  • Current forklift licence (or the ability to obtain)
  • NSW MR or HR vehicle licence will be highly regarded.

This is a great opportunity to make a difference and work as part of a dynamic team. If you are motivated and diligent with a passion for farming, we want to hear from you.

Please Note:  The successful applicant may be required to undertake a health assessment and background checks as part of their pre-employment conditions before an offer on employment can be made.

 

About Us

DPI Research Excellence supports DPI’s innovation and risk management goals by driving scientific excellence and strategy through our research institutes and stations and building strong scientific capability across DPI. Opened in 1990 at Camden, 60 km south of Sydney, EMAI's [link removed] 1600 hectares is NSW DPI’s Centre of Excellence for Plant and Animal Health. It is NSW’s premier quarantine and biosecurity facility with critical infrastructure and world recognised research scientists.

 

Applying for the Role

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, please apply via our online portal by submitting your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.

Enquiries: Contact Greg Glasgow, Farm Supervisor on 0428 206 694 [link removed] or email greg.glasgow@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Application Closing Date:  25 February 2019 @ 11:55pm

 

Additional Information

Applications must be lodged electronically. A recruitment pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next twelve months.

The Department of Industry is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We promote a flexible and inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team to drive innovation, productivity and the delivery of high-quality services. We welcome and encourage applications from people across our diverse community. We believe everyone has the right to feel safe, respected, valued and heard regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background or disability. 

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