We don't just own our land and our business. We've got our feet on the ground (and in the air) every day.
Therefore, our aspiration is to attract motivated people to our team who are passionate about working in the beef and cattle industry and share our values—finding those who share our dedication to the land, as well as our motivations to support the research, development and betterment of the Australian cattle industry.
In return, we provide the opportunity to develop your skills and career whilst enjoying an outdoors lifestyle.
Whether you are looking for a long term career path or simply to complete one or two seasons, our positions will give you an insight into the workings of one of Australia's largest beef producing systems and alongside our family. MDH Pty Ltd recognises and rewards the individual contributions of staff members by offering inter-property transfers and internal promotions.
LIVESTOCK LEADING HAND
FEEDLOT OPERATIONS MANAGER
WALLUMBA FEEDLOT LIVESTOCK PERSONNEL IMMEDIATE START
MDH is a well-established family owned company with a modern 13000 head feedlot located near Condamine.
Duties are, but not limited to -
- Induction and processing of cattle
- Pen riding and mustering
- Hospital treatment
- Trucking in and out
- Machinery operation
- Pen and trough maintenance
- Data entry, recording and reporting with attention to detail
Being enthusiastic, self-motivated and working as part of a team,
Experience is essential. Flexibility to work with a 10-4 roster. Own horses and tack an advantage. Single accommodation with Wi-Fi access provided.
Please apply to The General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a list of positions that are available at MDH stations throughout the year:
With a fleet of R22 helicopters, prefer to train existing stockmen employed with the company into this skilled position, however we also employ pilots when necessary who are experienced in the stockcamp, and have a working knowledge of mustering cattle from the ground.
Leading a team of approximately six, when possible the head stockperson is promoted from within an existing stockcamp. When hiring externally, applicants must have experience working in stockcamps, with a wide variety of skills handling both horses and motorbikes, a working knowledge of general station maintenance including fencing and windmill/bore maintenance, and be able to demonstrate leadership. HR license is essential.
Positions are available across the company for both experienced and beginner stock people. While both horses and motorbikes are used for mustering, recruits must have a minimum level of horse handling skills to gain employment. Cattle handling skills are a definite advantage, although not crucial. Many skills will be learnt on the job, so an enthusiastic attitude is essential. Both male and female accommodation is available, and the stock men and women enjoy a team atmosphere. The majority of recruitment for these positions occurs before the new mustering season begins in late January to early February, although positions do become available throughout the year.
Positions are available for Grader and Loader operators. A fleet of modern Cat 12G and 140G graders are used to maintain station road, airstrips and fence lines. The operator must be capable of basic day to day maintenance.
The station cook is an integral part of station life and atmosphere. Cooking for around 10 20 people on the station, the station cook prepares a wide variety of meals, desserts, biscuits and cakes, and works closely with both the management of the station and the stockcamp. The cook enjoys private en-suited accommodation. Applicants must have cooking experience, maintain a clean hygienic environment, be punctual and enjoy working in a team environment.
The role of governess is one of great importance to any family living in remote conditions and attending the iconic Australian School of the Air. The skill requirement varies greatly from trained teacher to passionate school leaver, the one common thread being a love of children and wanting to work and experience life in an outback schoolroom. The governess follows a well planned schedule provided by the Schools that are situated in the closest large centre, such as Mount Isa and Cairns. The governess is often responsible for the schooling of children in different class levels, for maintaining a clean and interesting environment for learning, encouraging sport outside of the classroom, and sometimes other duties on the station determined by station management, and the skills of the successful applicant.
The station gardening position requires a fit and active person with a true interest in gardening. The gardens are expansive, requiring attention with a range of equipment such as ride on and push lawn mowers, whipper snippers, mulchers and blowers. Watering, fertilizing, pruning, potting, planting and sweeping are amongst the many gardening duties involved. The gardener may also be called on to assist in other ways if suitable, such as driving a vehicle to the nearest town.
The Bore Runner is responsible for checking and maintaining stock watering points and maintaining fences around the station. Applicants must be self motivated with an ability to work unsupervised.
The Mechanic/ Handyman is responsible for the maintenance of all station vehicles, machinery and plant. The Handyman duties will vary from station to station and will be determined by the Station Manager.
These positions cover all areas of the feedlot, ideally applicants will possess good livestock and/or machinery and maintenance skills, along with basic computer and record keeping skills. Steam flaking experience is an advantage but not essential. Training and the opportunity for responsibility and further advancement will be provided to the right people.
Training with MDH means hands-on learning and experience with our family. Working alongside you, we’ll support your growth and development as a member of our industry, sharing our generations of experiences, knowledge, and WHS safety systems and practices.
As well as spending time with our family, you’ll be connected with some of the most reliable, valued training providers in the Australian cattle industry, with whom we’ve developed strong relationships over the years. You’ll learn valuable, transferable skills to start or strengthen your career in the industry, as well as be given official certifications to start your career.
Employees have also been given opportunities to further their training and career opportunities, and transfer to different locations across Queensland.
- Work closely with our family and team in a hands-on environment and learn valuable skills
- Further growth opportunities and chances to transfer to other locations across Queensland
- Connections with industry-leading individuals and training providers