Bore Runner

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Job Detail

  • Live-in or Live-out Live-in
  • Own Transport Yes
  • 4wd Access Only Yes
  • Meals Provided All
  • Type of Employment Full-time

Job Description

AACo is seeking a Bore Runner for our Brunette Crew, Brunette Downs is situated in the middle of the Barkly Tableland and is located 350km north-east of the nearest town, Tennant Creek and 660km north-west of Mount Isa in Queensland which serves as the station’s main service town.

The property comprises of mostly open downs country and is involved in the breeding and backgrounding of the Mitchell breed and Wagyu’s.

Brunette Downs is well known because of the ABC or Brunette Races, an outback racing carnival which is held annually in June.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out duties in a planned way, following work schedules, organising materials and equipment prior to commencing work
  • Act as a team member throughout, communicating necessary information, participating in meetings and generally assisting with the work of others
  • Maintain bore, turkey nest level, nest fence, troughs, motors and pump jacks and helical rotors
  • Pre-start checks of vehicles including fuel
  • Check and gather all equipment and maintenance supplies for the day
  • Fill fuel tanks to required amount to refill water supply
  • Start pumps- crank handle start for diesel motor, a range of pumping systems are used including windmills, diesel and solar pumps, each requires different maintenance
  • Check trough floats when troughs are refilled
  • Ensure vehicle serviced regularly – Visual checks; use of hand tools to carry out minor fence repairs
  • Report any problems and conditions of infrastructure
  • Keep records in writing of each bore site visited and submit to office staff daily
  • Record water levels and numbers of cattle watering at troughs
  • Keep records of maintenance conducted and parts for each bore
  • Complete regular servicing of bore motors including oil and filter changes and cleaning, check belts and replace or tighten as required

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Current Drivers Licence and Heavy Rigid Licence
  • Demonstrated competency in all tasks reasonably required of a Bore Mechanic
  • Ability to work both alone and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to organise/prioritise tasks and meet deadlines, whilst working under pressure
  • Mature and rational approach to problem solving
  • Flexibility – able to meet changing requirements
  • Initiative – ability to take quick action when required and actively pursue opportunities to make further contributions
  • Teamwork – ability to work with other people towards a common goal, establish effective collaborative relationships with other people in the business

AACo Benefits:

  • Orientation Week and ongoing training & development
  • Annual Events & regular social activities
  • Transfer opportunities
  • Service Recognition
  • Values based recognition program
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee discounts with preferred suppliers

How to Apply:

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