Backgrounding Officer

Backgrounding Officer

We are NH Foods Australia. A global company with a global purpose – to deliver the joy of eating.

An Australian base with global reach, we are leading the way with the production of our premium and iconic beef brands. We operate our head office in Sydney, along with three beef processing facilities, positioned in prime cattle regions on the east coast of Australia. We also own and operate Whyalla Beef, one of Australia’s largest, state-of-the-art feedlots located in Southern Queensland.

WHYALLA BEEF – QLD

You’ll be working at Whyalla Beef, a feedlot involved in the breeding, backgrounding and lot feeding of beef cattle. Located 25km northwest of Texas on the Queensland /New South Wales border, it’s recognised as one of the friendliest communities in Australia. Surrounded by national parks and waterholes, this rural area is heaving with possibilities for your weekend escapes including fishing, canoeing, four-wheel driving, motorbiking, hiking and camping. There’s also the Texas Country Music Festival and Texas Cup Race Meeting to add to your social calendar. Come for a career but stay for the lifestyle!

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are currently seeking a keen and motivated Backgrounding Officer responsible for working in the PCs, and paddocks surrounding the feedlot. You will conduct daily health checks of all cattle in backgrounding and treat animals in need of attention.

The position would be available on a 5/2 roster.

ABOUT YOU

  • Be experienced in handling and educating cattle
  • Skilled in identifying sick animals and administering treatments (via dart gun or syringe).
  • Possess a gun license and a driver’s licence (you must also be able to ride a two-wheel motorbike)
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Be able to use well trained working dogs in assisting with the daily activities
  • Possess a “can-do” attitude

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Should you join NH Foods Australia? Yes! Help our team bring the joy of eating to millions across the globe.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Michelle Ballard, HR Coordinator, on 07 4650 9177 or if you would like to apply, please include a covering letter together with a current resume, including referees.

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