Job Details

Quarantine Poultry Farm Worker - Wagga Wagga, NSW

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Wagga Wagga NSW
Salary: $27.64 per hour + Pastoral Award - Level 1
Start Date: 14 Oct 2024

The Benefits

  • Start: 14 Oct 2024
  • $27.64 per hour + Pastoral Award – Level 1
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Working in animal welfare
  • Physical, hands-on work
  • Work in a team environment

Job Description

Our client is an industry leading agribusiness with sophisticated poultry operations located in Millmerran and surrounds. They are currently looking to fill 10 poultry positions across their farming sites and grading floor, with work commencing from October 2024 onwards.

You are required to work in poultry environment where dust and the smell of livestock is present. Not afraid of getting your hands dirty, you will be comfortable working with live and deceased birds; all animals must be handled gently and compassionately. You will be a team player who is physically fit and more than able to handle heavy lifting.

You will be paid under Pastoral Award – Level 1, an hourly rate of $27.64 per hour, with a minimum of 38 hours of work, per week. This will be aligned with the Fair Work Commission’s annual reviews, including any increases to the National Minimum Wage and minimum award rates of pay. You will be offered between 1-4 years of work with potential to upskill.

Key duties include:

  • Operate with an understanding, knowledge, and operational competence within company policies in respect to:
  • Biosecurity and Hygiene
  • Animal Welfare
  • Health, Safety & Environmental
  • Employment Conditions and Code of Conduct
  • Control pests and vermin
  • Maintain tools and protective clothing for an efficient workplace
  • Operate farming equipment
  • Maintain tools and protective clothing for an efficient workplace
  • Grounds maintenance – Mowing Lawns, spraying weeds.
  • Assisting with Laundry operations
  • Maintaining a clean work site Animal

Characteristics and Aptitudes:

To be considered for the roles, it’s important you are committed to maintaining animal welfare standards and meet the following criteria:

  • Comfortable working in a livestock environment
  • Good communication skills and able to follow instructions
  • No asthma or dust allergies
  • Live locally or be happy to relocate to Millmerran
  • Physically fit and comfortable in carrying out labour intensive duties
  • Comfortable working in direct contact with poultry in a smelly environment
  • Able to follow directions and work unsupervised whilst showing high levels of initiative
  • A team player and happy working with a multicultural team
  • Basic knowledge of – cleaning, disinfecting (sanitising) equipment, machines, buildings within farm confines

Choose Agri Labour Australia

Agri Labour Australia is an award-winning Australian company with clients in every State and Territory. Proudly representing major agribusiness, large primary producers, rural operators and local farmers – we are more than a recruitment agency. Founded on our firsthand knowledge of the land and dedicated to the ongoing success of our client’s businesses and our candidate’s careers, you can rely on us for expertise, advice and support.

If you believe you’re a great fit for the role, click ‘Apply Now’.

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