Farm Attendant

Location
Gatton, Australia
Posted
23 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2017
Ref
501532
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Office of the Director, Gatton Campus is responsible for ensuring the smooth and effective operations of the Gatton Campus of The University of Queensland, supporting academic teaching, research and community programs. 

The Office of the Director Gatton Campus portfolio encompasses the Gatton Dairy Unit, Piggery Unit, Equine Unit, Cropping Unit, Grazing Animal Unit, Queensland Animal Science Precinct, UQG-VEC and the Halls of Residence in addition to administration functions and OH&S.

The Gatton Dairy Unit is a joint initiative of The University of Queensland and Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and operates as a commercial farm as well as a teaching, research and extension facility.  The Dairy Unit currently has a milking herd of 300 cows.

The Role

The successful appointee will be passionate about farming and will be expected to assist with the day-to-day operations of the Dairy Unit including but not limited to husbandry, breeding, nutrition, hygiene, health, machinery and behavior of dairy cattle.

The Person

Applicants should have a trade certificate or Certificate III in a relevant discipline, or completion of Year 12 or a Certificate II with relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. The applicant will also need to demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of dairy farming. Possession of a current drivers license is a requirement.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Remuneration

This is a full-time continuing appointment at HEW Level 3. The remuneration package will be in the range $52,291.58- $58,050.18p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $61,181.15- $67,918.71 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File PD Dairy Farm Attendant.pdf

Enquiries

To discuss this role please contact Phil Martin on +61 7 54601 658 or p.martin4@uq.edu.au.

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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