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S. Kidman & Co employs staff in a diverse range of positions across its 14 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
  • Machinery/Plant Operator
  • Mechanic
  • Pilot/Station Hand (Fixed Wing and Helicopter)
  • Station Hand/Stock Hand

If you are seeking employment in any of the above areas, please complete an online application or for further information contact our Adelaide Office on (08) 8334 7100. Resumes and/or other information in support of your application may be emailed to hr@kidman.com.au.

Overseas travellers with a current working holiday visa and who are already located in Australia are welcome to apply for positions, however, should be aware that it is S. Kidman & Co's strong preference to recruit candidates who apart from meeting relevant selection criteria for a position, are genuinely seeking ongoing, full-time employment with the company and in the Australian beef production industry. At this time S. Kidman & Co does not provide employment sponsorship of international job candidates.


Bore Mechanic/Bore Runner (Immediate Commencement) - Naryilco

An opportunity is available for an experienced Bore Runner/Bore Mechanic to join the team at Naryilco Station. Naryilco is situated in South West Queensland, 110km north of Tibooburra.

Reporting to the Station Manager, you will be required to service, maintain and repair solar pumps and solar submersibles, and other general bore pumping equipment. Other duties include trough and fencing repairs and vehicle and workshop maintenance.

Sound mechanical knowledge of motors and pumps is required, along with a strong regard for workplace health and safety.

Applicants must have good communication skills, be self-motivated and able to work unsupervised. An HR Licence and skills in machinery operation are desirable.

Air-conditioned, single room accommodation and all meals are provided.

For further information, please contact the Manager, Kevin Jenkinson, on (07) 4655 4362.

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Expression of Interest (2018 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 2018. 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.

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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Home Tutor (Immediate Commencement) - Durham Downs
We are seeking an experienced Home Tutor for Durham Downs Station, situated 220 km west of Eromanga in South West Queensland.

The position requires the provision of educational support and supervision of a 9 year old boy completing Year 4 through the Longreach School of Distance Education.

Key duties include:
  • Coordinating & supervising the daily school lessons and curriculum
  • Planning & maintaining a structured school schedule
  • Organising & providing materials & equipment needed
  • Maintaining regular contact with teachers
  • Encouraging participation in and developing extracurricular activities such as arts & crafts and sport;
  • Attending school activities off station
  • Undertaking alternative duties around the station as required, e.g. light domestic/gardening, helping in the kitchen.
Successful applicants will need to be energetic, self-motivated, flexible, highly organised, have a positive outlook, and most importantly be genuinely interested in teaching children. Tertiary qualifications will be highly regarded. Requirements include:
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Sound literacy, numeracy & writing skills
  • Basic working knowledge of computers and proficiency with Microsoft Officeâ„¢ applications
  • Good planning & organisational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to children
  • Police and/or Working with Children check
  • Senior First Aid certificate
  • Drivers licence.
Quality air-conditioned accommodation is provided, along with all meals. An appreciation for remote rural living is recommended. There is an opportunity for partnered employment as a Mechanic/Bore Runner position is also available at the property.

For further information, please contact Michelle Reay on (07) 4655 4366.

To apply, please submit an online application as below and/or email a resume to hr@kidman.com.au.

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Mechanic/Bore Runner (Immediate Commencement) - Durham Downs

An opportunity exists for a full-time, experienced Mechanic/Bore Runner to join the team at Durham Downs Station, situated 220 km west of Eromanga in South West Queensland.

Reporting to the Station Manager, duties include vehicle & workshop maintenance, checking station water points, maintaining water facilities & pipelines and trough & fencing repairs.

Applicants require sound mechanical knowledge of motors, pumps and windmills, good communication skills, self-motivation and the ability to work unsupervised. An MC licence would be advantageous.

Couples are encouraged to apply as a Home Tutor position is also available at this location. Excellent accommodation and quality home-cooked meals are provided.

For further information, please contact Jon Cobb on (07) 4655 4366.

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Station Cook (Immediate Commencement) - Naryilco
Naryilco Station, situated in South West QLD, 110km north of Tibooburra is seeking an experienced Station Cook to join their team.

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 12 people
  • Maintaining the kitchen, dining room and food storage areas in a clean, tidy and hygienic state and
  • Other duties as required, e.g. light gardening and domestic tasks.
Basic cooking skills and excellent standards of cleanliness are essential. An appreciation for remote rural living is recommended.

Air-conditioned, single room accommodation and all meals are provided.

For further information, please contact the Manager, Kevin Jenkinson, on (07) 4655 4362.

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Station Hand - Macumba
An opportunity is available for an experienced Station Hand to join the stock camp team at Macumba Station - 40km north east of Oodnadatta in South Australia.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 this position is permanent and not available to working holiday visa holders.

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