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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.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNTIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION.

Bore Runner (Immediate Commencement) - Ruby Plains
Ruby Plains Station is seeking an experienced Bore Runner for immediate commencement. The station is situated 50km south of Halls Creek in the East Kimberley of Western Australia.

Reporting to the Station Manager, the key requirements of the position includes:
  • The ability to perform under limited supervision;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Sound mechanical knowledge of motors, pumps and windmills;
  • Maintaining and servicing of equipment under direct control;
  • Proficient in maintaining adequate water levels for stock;
  • Ensuring stock have clean water at all times (e.g. clean troughs etc);
  • Maintaining fences around watering points;
  • Taking instruction from senior staff;
  • Observing and reporting on any abnormalities associated with the role (e.g. sick cattle, vehicle movements etc);
  • Willing to work unsocial hours when required;
  • Flexible to move into other work areas or perform tasks unrelated to bores if required.
Quality single 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 on (08) 9168 8915.

Ruby Plains - Apply Now

Expression of Interest (2018 Opportunities) - All Properties

S. Kidman & Co 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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R22 Pilot/Station Hand - Innamincka
S. Kidman & Co has an an exciting opportunity available for an experienced R22 Helicopter Pilot/Station Hand to join the team at Innamincka Station, located in the far north east of South Australia.

Reporting to the Station Manager, your main responsibilities will include aerial stock mustering, checking of stock and facilities and flying company staff 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, the successful applicant will be required to work as a Station Hand and assist with general day to day station activities including working with livestock.

Minimum Requirements:
  • CASA Commercial Pilot Licence Helicopter - CPL (H)
  • Aircraft class rating for Single-engine Helicopter (SEH)
  • Low-level rating with an Aerial Mustering endorsement
  • 1,000 hours of aerial mustering experience
  • 500 hours on type Robinson R22 helicopter
  • Current Class 1 medical certificate
  • Current Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
  • Valid and current Class C Motor Vehicle Drivers Licence or higher
  • Located in Australia with the legal right to work here.
Desirable Experience:
  • On-ground mustering and livestock handling skills
  • Fixed-wing licence
  • Experience riding motorbikes.
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 email a CV with referees to hr@kidman.com.au.

For further information, please contact Jane McCauley on (08) 8334 7124.

Station Hand (Immediate Commencement) - Innamincka, Naryilco
Innamincka Station and Naryilco Station each have an opportunity available for an experienced Station Hand to join their respective teams. The positions are available for immediate commencement.

Innamincka is situated in the far north east of South Australia, approx. 35km from the Qld border. Naryilco is situated in SW Queensland, 110km north of Tibooburra.

To be considered for these positions, 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 the positions are permanent and not available to working holiday visa holders.

Innamincka - Apply Now

Naryilco - Apply Now