[EOI] R22/44 Mustering Pilot/Station Hand – Australia

[EDIT 9 November 2023: Updated the source link. /Admin]

Helicopter Pilot / Station Hand

Company: Hancock Agriculture
Posted: 5 hours ago
Helen Springs, Katherine & Northern Australia NT
Aviation Services (Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics)
Full time




We are seeking expressions of interest from Helicopter Pilots to join an exciting, industry leading Agribusiness in February 2024.

About Hancock Agriculture
Hancock Agriculture, combining Hancock Pastoral, Wagyu Operations & S. Kidman & Co. Pty Ltd, has a long history in agriculture with more than 20 properties across Australia, spanning around six million hectares. With a herd of over 150,000, we are proudly one of the country’s largest producers of Wagyu and commercial cattle.

As a combined business, we offer our people the unique opportunity to be part of a vertically integrated farming operation, which means we own every step of the process, from breeding, backgrounding, and grain feeding, through to sales of finished product, to ensure the highest standards of animal husbandry, traceability and quality assurance are performed. Hancock Agriculture provides you a career in an exceptional organisation that is entering an exciting period of change, continued innovation and growth. Be a part of our journey in an organisation you can be proud of and where we value the safety and welfare of our people, animals and environment.

About the Role
Reporting to the Chief Pilot and Station Manager you will provide aerial mustering services to company stations in the Northern Territory. This is not a fly in, fly out (FIFO) roster. This will be a varied role in which you will have the opportunity to utilise multiple skillsets, firstly in aerial operations operating meticulously maintained company helicopters and then, when this is not required, working with the livestock operations team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Aerial cattle mustering and general aerial work (checking of livestock and facilities);
  • Ferrying helicopters for scheduled maintenance
  • Ferrying company staff between properties (when required).

Skills and Experience:

  • A CASA Commercial Pilot Licence Helicopter – CPL (H);
  • Aircraft class rating for Single-Engine Helicopter (SEH);
  • R22 endorsement, with a low-level rating and aerial mustering endorsement;
  • R44 endorsement (desirable);
  • Minimum 800 hours of aerial mustering experience (desirable);
  • Current Class 1 medical certificate;
  • Current Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC);
  • Experience in the movement, handling and processing of cattle;
  • An understanding of low stress stock handling principles
  • Fencing, stock water and general maintenance skills;
  • Competent operation of various station plant, machinery and equipment and basic maintenance;
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to working safely;
  • Good understanding of animal welfare practices;
  • A genuine passion for cattle and station life.

What we offer you

  • Air-conditioned, single room accommodation
  • Quality home-cooked meals
  • Friendly, supportive team and community environment.
  • The opportunity to work in a spectacular landscape, among incredible native wildlife and iconic landmarks

Please ensure you include your flight hours in your resume or cover letter

Source: Seek