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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
  • 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 Runner (Immediate Commencement) - Ruby Plains

We are seeking a full-time, experienced Bore Runner for Ruby Plains Station, located 50km south of Halls Creek in the East Kimberley of Western Australia.

Reporting to the Station Manager, the Bore Runner is required to check station water points and maintain water facilities and pipelines. Other duties include trough and fencing repairs and vehicle and workshop maintenance. Sound mechanical knowledge of motors, pumps and windmills 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.

Quality a/c single room accommodation is available and all meals provided. Full terms and conditions of employment may be viewed in the S. Kidman & Co Ltd Enterprise Agreement 2013 available on this website.

For further information on the position, please contact the Manager, Mervyn Wortley, on (08) 9168 8915.

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Expression of Interest (2017 Opportunities) - All Properties

S. Kidman & Co is now accepting applications for employment opportunities across all roles that may become available for commencement in 2017. As vacancies are confirmed, we will be contacting suitable candidates to progress with the recruitment process.

We require enthusiastic and self-motivated candidates, with good communication and interpersonal skills. The ability and willingness to learn and a strong commitment to safety 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Machinery Operator (Grader) (Immediate Commencement) - Sturt Creek
A position is available for an experienced Grader Driver at Sturt Creek Outstation. Sturt Creek is the outstation of Ruby Plains Station and is situated 210km south of Halls Creek in the East Kimberley of Western Australia. The position is available for immediate commencement.

Duties include the maintenance of station roads, fencelines, airstrips and fire breaks, general property observations during grading and general maintenance of a CAT 12H Grader.

Applicants are required to have:
  • A current HR licence
  • Previous experience operating a Grader (ticketed preferred)
  • General station & machinery maintenance experience
  • Ability to observe general property needs, i.e. fencing, livestock health
  • Good communication & organisational skills
  • Self-motivation & the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • An appreciation for remote rural living.
Camping out is a requirement of the position.

Quality air-conditioned, single room accommodation and all meals are provided. Full terms and conditions of employment may be viewed in the S. Kidman & Co Ltd Enterprise Agreement 2013 available on this website.

For further information on the position please contact: Mervyn Wortley at Ruby Plains on (08) 9168 8915.

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Station Hand (Immediate Commencement) - Innamincka
An immediate start is available for an experienced Station Hand to join the team at Innamincka Station, situated in the far north east corner of South Australia (approx. 35km from the Queensland border).

To be considered for this position, applicants will need to have previous experience with all aspects of 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.

Quality single, air-conditioned accommodation is available and all meals provided. An appreciation for remote rural living is recommended. Full terms and conditions of employment may be viewed in the S. Kidman & Co Ltd Enterprise Agreement 2013 available on this website.

Please note this position is permanent and not available to working holiday visa holders.

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