(WPT-1) Leading Hand

(WPT-1) Leading Hand

21 Mar
NSW Government

21 Mar

NSW Government


- Full time ongoing role available

- Salary from $59,211 pa – $64,779 pa plus super (Operational Staff Grade 2)

- Location: Narrabri

About the Role:

NSW Department of Primary Industries has a great opportunity for an experienced Leading Hand to join the team at the Australian Cotton Research Institute (ACRI).

ACRI is the primary centre for the Australian cotton industry. Research and development activities are being undertaken to deliver improved productivity and sustainable natural resource management.

As Leading Hand (and in essence a 2IC for the Farm Supervisor) you will be an experienced farm and horticultural person and assist with managing farming, horticulture and maintenance activities on site at ACRI,

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.


- Engage in the morning “tool box”, planning and allocating work, ensuring WHS practices and Standard operating procedures are up to date and being followed;

- drive and operate machinery, plant, equipment and hand tools and undertake repairs, maintenance and servicing;

- undertake various MIG, stick and OXY welding repairs and projects;

- direct and train staff and contractors;

- work closely with contractors, visitors, field staff, scientists and researchers

For a list of key accountabilities view the full role description.

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 farm and horticulture experience and extensive hands on welding and machinery experience. You’ll be confident, comfortable and professional working with a diverse range of people, from field staff through to scientists and 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.

About You:

To be considered for this role you will need to have current NSW Driver licence.

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