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S. Kidman & Co employs staff in a diverse range of positions across its 13 cattle properties and Feedlot operation. The Head office is based in Adelaide with our stations located in rural Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Our Feedlot is located at Sedan, South Australia.

Opportunities for employment on our properties may arise throughout the course of the season, which generally runs from mid February to December each year. Positions that may become available include:

  • Bore Runner/Bore Mechanic
  • Cook - Station & Camp
  • Feedlot Farm & Livestock Hand
  • Gardener
  • Head Stockperson
  • Home Tutor
  • Homestead Maintenance
  • Leading Hand
  • Machinery Operator (Grader & Loader)
  • Mechanic
  • Pilot/Station Hand (Fixed Wing and Helicopter)
  • Station Hand

If you are seeking employment in any of the above areas, please complete our online Employment Application form, and email your resume to hr@kidman.com.au. For further information, contact Human Resources at the Adelaide Office on (08) 8334 7100.

Please note: Applicants must have the legal right to live and work in Australia to apply for employment. At this time, S. Kidman & Co does not provide employment sponsorship of international job candidates.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNTIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION.

Expression of Interest (2019 Opportunities) - All Properties

S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd is now accepting applications for employment opportunities across all roles that may become available for commencement in 2019. As job vacancies are confirmed, we will be contacting suitable candidates to progress with the recruitment process.

We require enthusiastic, self-motivated and resilient candidates, with good communication and interpersonal skills. The ability and willingness to learn and a strong commitment to working safely are also essential, as is an appreciation for rural and remote living.

To submit your interest in relevant vacancies that may arise, please click on the "Apply Now" option below and email a detailed resume to hr@kidman.com.au.

Recruitment is a competitive process so the quality of your application is very important. Please ensure your application is completed in full and provides sufficient information on your skills and experience, along with contact details for at least 2 recent referees.

S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Fixed-Wing Pilot/Station Hand - Durham Downs
We are currently seeking applications for a Fixed-Wing Pilot/Station Hand position at Durham Downs Station, situated approximately 220km west of Eromanga in the South West Queensland Channel Country.

Reporting to the Station Manager, your main responsibilities will include aerial stock mustering, checking of stock and facilities and flying company personnel between properties. You will at all times adhere to regulatory requirements and the Company's safety and operational standards.

When not engaged in aerial operations, you will be required to undertake Station Hand duties and assist with general day to day station activities, including working with livestock.

Mandatory Requirements:
  • Hold an Australian CPL with aircraft class rating for Single-engine Aeroplane (SEA)
  • Minimum 300 hours total time
  • Minimum 100 hours of Pilot in Command (PIC)
  • Low-level rating and Aerial Mustering endorsement*
  • Experience flying a Cessna 172
  • Current Class 1 medical
  • Current Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
  • Current Class C Motor Vehicle Drivers Licence
  • Australian resident status.

Desirable Experience:

  • Previous Station Hand experience (on-ground mustering and livestock handling skills)
  • Remote and regional area aviation experience as a single pilot

Single air-conditioned accommodation and quality home-cooked meals are provided.

If you meet the minimum requirements, have an excellent attitude, work and safety history and would like to enjoy the lifestyle of the Great Australian Outback, please submit an online application and email a comprehensive CV with employment and aviation references to hr@kidman.com.au.

For further information, please contact Aviation Manager/Chief Pilot, Alex Michell on 0438 112 746.

Please note: You must hold the legal right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.

Durham Downs - Apply Now

Station Cook (Immediate Commencement) - Ruby Plains
We are seeking a full-time, experienced Station Cook for Ruby Plains Station. The position is available for immediate commencement.

Ruby Plains is situated in the East Kimberley of Western Australia, 60km south of Halls Creek on the Tanami Road.

The successful applicant will need to be capable of carrying out the following duties:
  • Planning menus;
  • Ordering supplies;
  • Preparing tasty, nutritious meals for up to 20 people;
  • Maintaining the kitchen, dining room and food storage areas in a clean, tidy and hygienic state and;
  • Other domestic type duties as required.
Basic cooking skills and excellent standards of hygiene and cleanliness are essential. An appreciation for remote rural living is recommended.

Quality single room accommodation is available and all meals are provided.

To apply, please complete the online employment application and email a resume to hr@kidman.com.au.

Please note: You must hold the legal right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.

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Station Hand (Immediate Commencement) - Glengyle
S. Kidman & Co, Australia's most respected and successful beef producer, has two Station Hand opportunities available to join the team at Glengyle Station. Glengyle is situated in South West Queensland, 50km south of Bedourie and 130km north of Birdsville.

To be considered, applicants will need to have experience with Station Hand duties including:
  • movement, handling and monitoring of cattle;
  • use of horses and bikes for mustering;
  • general station maintenance and repairs - including fencing & welding;
  • vehicle & machinery operation and maintenance; and
  • land management.
A Class C Drivers licence, experience riding horses and handling cattle in a calm and controlled manner, along with a strong commitment to workplace safety and animal welfare is essential. A Motorbike licence is preferred or be willing to obtain.

Air-conditioned, single room accommodation is available and all meals provided. An appreciation for remote rural living is recommended.

Please note: You must hold the legal right to live and work in Australia to apply for these positions.

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Station Hand (Immediate Commencement) - Morney Plains
S. Kidman & Co, Australia's most respected and successful beef producer, has an opportunity for a Station Hand to join the stock camp team at Morney Plains Station. The property is situated 120km west of Windorah in South West Queensland.

To be considered, applicants will need to have experience with Station Hand duties including:
  • movement, handling and monitoring of cattle;
  • use of horses and bikes;
  • general station maintenance and repairs - including fencing & welding;
  • vehicle & machinery operation and maintenance; and
  • land management.
A Class C Drivers licence, experience riding horses and handling cattle in a calm and controlled manner, along with a strong commitment to workplace safety and animal welfare is required. A Motorbike licence is preferred or be willing to obtain.

Air-conditioned, single room accommodation is available and all meals provided. An appreciation for remote rural living is recommended.

Please note: You must hold the legal right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.

Morney Plains - Apply Now

Station Manager - Innamincka
S. Kidman & Co is seeking an experienced and highly motivated cattle station manager for Innamincka Station, located in the far northeast corner of South Australia, approximately 35km from the QLD border.

Innamincka is a breeding and fattening property that carries 13,000 head of cattle running on 13,550 km2 of country, comprising Cooper Creek floodplains and stony Mitchell grass tablelands. The property has a comfortable homestead environment set in established gardens. The station infrastructure comprises 23 main paddocks and 10 sets of steel drafting/ trucking yards. Stock water is supplied from 16 bores, 25 dams and numerous waterholes, 6 equipped with pumps and pipelines.

Reporting to the Pastoral Manager, you will be responsible for leading and directing station operations and financial performance.

The successful applicant will have:
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the management of large cattle herds (including livestock recording systems), landcare, people and safety management, property maintenance and financial management.
  • A good understanding of segregated calving herds with a strong emphasis on fertility
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a station leadership role
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and leading a team
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • A Heavy Combination (HC) truck licence & Motorcycle licence
  • A Firearms licence (Class A and Class B)
  • A National Police Clearance Certificate.
An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant for this important position within the Kidman group.

For further information, please contact Paul Quigley, Pastoral Manager, on (08) 8334 7133 or 0428 965 301.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume (inclusive of two referees) to hr@kidman.com.au.

Applications close Friday, 19 July 2019.

For a copy of the Position Description, please email hr@kidman.com.au.