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Leading Hand Wagga Wagga NSW

Wagga Wagga NSW
2021-05-29 19:29:32
Leading Hand Wagga Wagga NSW
• Full time ongoing role available
• Salary from $59,389 pa – $64,973 pa plus super (Operational Staff Grade 2)
• Location: Wagga Wagga

Department of Regional NSW is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

We?encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability.?We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We?provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process... and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

NSW Department of Primary Industries has a great opportunity for an experienced Leading Hand to join the team at the Wagga Wagga Agriculture Institute (WWAI).

In your new role as Leading Hand (and in essence a 2IC for the Farm Supervisor) you will be experienced in mixed farming operations and be able to assist with managing farming and maintenance activities on site at WWAI, ensuring all activities (which are used for research projects, trials and commercial production) are conducted with both best practice farm management and a cost efficient focus in mind.

You’ll
• engage in the morning “tool box” team meeting, planning and allocating work, ensuring WHS practices and procedures are up to date and being followed;
• drive and operate machinery, plant, equipment, use hand tools and undertake repairs, maintenance and servicing.
• direct and train staff and contractors;
• work closely with contractors, visitors, field staff and researchers
• have experience in broad acre cropping and livestock husbandry

What We Are Looking For

This is a hands-on practical role where no week will be the same. You’ll be mostly working in the field and so will need to be able to undertake physical work in all conditions - just getting on and doing the job well.

You’ll need demonstrated relevant farming experience. You’ll be confident, comfortable and professional working with a diverse range of people, from field staff through to researchers and also be able to work autonomously. You’ll also be a problem solver, someone who can take an idea or task and work out the way to make it work in the field.

In Addition, The Successful Candidate Will Have
• Current NSW Driver licence.
• A ‘can do’ attitude and a strong work ethic
• The ability to manage and prioritise your own activities to meet schedules
• Current chemical certificate or ability to obtain one

For further information about the role please contact Peter Jessop on [email protected] or at 0427 019 180.

Alternatively click here to view the role description.

Applying is Easy!

To apply simply attach a current resume (of no more than five pages) plus a cover letter (no more than two pages) which demonstrates how your previous experience and capabilities make you an ideal candidate for this role.

Closing Date: Sunday 13th June 2021 at 11:55pm

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. If you are viewing this advertisement on LinkedIn, please click ‘Apply’ to access more information about this role via the I Work for NSW website
Wagga Wagga NSW Australia
Leading Hand Wagga Wagga NSW Department of Regional NSW Wagga Wagga NSW
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