Cook / Gardener Job Description F/T

Our aim is to see you personally develop to the best of your potential.

Lord Cattle livestock are known in the industry for their quite temperament.
Natural and low stress stock handling techniques are used to manage the stock.

Lord Cattle aim to offer you a friendly working environment where you will feel confident to learn and develop the skills associated with the Rural Industry of Australia.

Our aim is to see you personally develop to the best of your potential.
Our Management teams work hard at encouraging a respectful and learning environment for you to feel an integral and important team member of our cattle stations.
We are always looking for people who have a passion for the Rural Industry and aspire to attitudes of excellence, a strong work ethic, energetic and self belief and discipline

Cooking and Domestic Duties.

Main responsibilities include cooking for staff, gardening, ordering and collecting of station rations, parts and other associated jobs.
▪Sound nutritious nightly meals, numbers vary but usually 1 – 8 people.
▪Preparing cakes, biscuits and cold meat for staff lunches.
▪Keeping staff kitchen clean and tidy each day.
▪Keeping the rations storeroom stocked and cleaned out.
▪Cold room, freezers to be kept clean and presentable.
▪Cleaning of various accommodation quarters when needed.

Gardening General Duties.

▪To keep lawns and yards watered and mowed and in a presentable state at all times.
▪To maintain trees and the watering system at the cattle yards.
▪Other associated gardening and homestead yard duties.

Grocery Collection and Butchering Duties.

▪Liaising with Management and placing grocery orders to warehouses and collecting groceries from the selected town stores when needed.
▪Checking that the grocery invoices are charged correctly and relevant paperwork is received for office management.
▪A station vehicle can be made available with prior notice for collecting groceries.
▪Collection of parts for station when in town.
▪To keep the water tanks full in the Homestead areas and its surrounding cattle areas.
▪Help with butchering which involves cutting, mincing and packing of station meat.

That the applicant must have a willingness to learn and participate in the different thinking programs of the property management and be part of the team environment.

May Downs Rules

1. Turn up fit for work

2. If an issue arises call a meeting.
•If spoken in the meeting it’s constructive
•If spoken in the paddock it’s destructive.

3. Cattle must have a drink and feed every day.

4. We are to look after the land, animals & people.

5. Don’t go out & muster a paddock.
•Go out and handle cattle correctly
•Block up
•Move cattle straight off pressure
•Never let cattle go without blocking them up.

6. Notice to be given at breakfast if you’re not staying for dinner.





Working Expectations
  • ✓There is an expectation that meals are cooked and presented to a satisfactory nutritional standard for the work team to enjoy.
  • ✓To keep the Kitchen and associated areas in a neat and tidy condition.
  • ✓To keep the store room stocked and in a neat and tidy condition.
  • ✓There is an expectation that the jobs that are set out are accomplished (within reason).
  • ✓Other associated general and domestic duties related to station work are carried out to the best of ability.
  • ✓Garden Maintenance and care of is performed with love and care.
  • ✓To work cooperatively with others in the team.
Personal Expectations

✓ To have a developing work attitude and display common sense.
✓ Accomplished Stationhands to show leadership and direction to fellow Jackaroo's, Jilleroo's, and Trainees
✓ To work cooperatively with others in the team and as a team member.
✓ To be punctual to work.
✓ To exhibit clean and tidy personal habits and act in a way that enhances you and your fellow workmates. ( poor behavior to others will not be tolerated)
✓ Stationhand, Stockpersons must be prepared to be clean and tidy at work and in their living quarters
✓ Be clean and presentable when off the property.
✓ To display acceptable social behavior while dealing with the general public both in a work and work social situations.

The Station has a NO DOG policy without prior arrangement and discussion with the Manager.