Junior Shepherd

  • Mathieson Chartered Accountants
  • Feb 27, 2020
Full time Other

Job Description

Large scale fine wool property. Otamatapaio station is located 10 minutes from Omarama township, with Lake Benmore at the end of the driveway.
Otamatapaio Station is made up of two properties. Otamatapaio Station 5500Ha (150 irrigated) runs 5500 Merino breeding ewes with all ewe lambs wintered on the property and 320 breeding beef cows with replacements also wintered on property.
Operating in conjunction is Rugged Ridges 9000Ha (40 irrigated) which runs a Merino ewe flock of 2000 and a Merino wether flock of 4500.

* Expectations- in this role you will;
* Work alongside the Manager and Senior Shepherd and be involved with day to day decision making.
* Your key skills and attributes should include a good standard of stockmanship skills and animal husbandry
* 2 to 3 reliable working dogs, under good command. A heading dog will be essential.
* Ability to proactively observe the entire working environment, while on the job.
* Communication skills, common sense and initiative.
* Motivation which also thrives on achieving good results.
* Honesty, trustworthiness, reliability and pride in your work.
* Working unsupervised when required.
* Flexibility to work extended hours to meet operational needs.
* Physical fitness.
* A good sense of humour

Help and training will be given to grow the successful applicant for this and future roles.
Accommodation is provided by way of single persons quarters at Otamatapaio Station.
Salary to reflect experience.

We look forward to your application.
Please send your C.V and a cover letter  to sam@otamatapaio.co.nz.
Applications close 1st March 2020.