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Station Manager

Job Highlights

  • Competitive rate in the Pilbara region - $460 daily rate

  • 5/2 Roster (5 days on, 2 days off)

  • Meals and Accommodation provided (on site living)

About Rio Tinto

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto own an integrated portfolio of iron ore assets: a world-class, integrated network of 17 mines, four independent port terminals, a rail network spanning nearly 2,000 kilometres and related infrastructure, all designed to respond rapidly to changes in demand. They are one of the world's leading producers and exporters of iron ore and also have one of the largest Pastoral leases in the Pilbara.

About the Role

In conjunction with our partner Rio Tinto, WorkPac are excited to present this unique opportunity for experienced Station Manager to work at Rio Tinto's iconic Pastoral Stations:

  • Hamersley Station

  • Rocklea Station

Collectively, these stations stretch across approximately 770,000 hectares in the heart of Western Australia's breathtaking Pilbara Region. These stations are in close proximity to Tom Price, Paraburdoo and Newman respectively, nestled either side of the beautiful Karijini National Park and 3 hour drive to the coast of Karratha.

  • 7,500 head of cattle

  • Breed of cattle is Droughtmaster

What you will be doing

  • Coordinate, plan and execute mustering of livestock for processing and sales in accordance with the mustering schedule

  • Provide leadership and guidance to staff to ensure they are working in line with Rio Tinto standards

  • Work with leadership team to effectively recruit and onboard staff

  • Support management team to manage budget and identify cost savings

  • Work with the Senior Advisor to implement asset management and maintenance plans to ensure ongoing maintenance and improvement of infrastructure and assets - property infrastructure such as fences, mobile and fixed plant, cattle yards, water points

  • Ensure safety standards and processes are embedded, monitored and consistent

  • Manage contractors and suppliers, including cattle trucks and helicopters with approved budgets, and identify operational efficiencies and cost saving initiatives

  • Ensure contractors working alongside Pastoral Team are compliant with RTIO standards and set up for success

  • Educate and coach team on culturally important areas to our Traditional Owners and Traditional Owners engagement

  • Ensure best animal husbandry practices and approaches are implemented across the station to enhance herd performance, low stress stock handling

  • Provide safety leadership through verifications, safety interactions and field leadership

  • Ensure consistent and timely communications, conducting regular pre-starts, team and safety meetings

  • Define performance expectations for employees and contractors and coach performance against these standards, including conducting performance appraisals

  • Ensure succession planning and development of team members including appropriate training and assessment in order for employees to competently, safely and productively perform all aspects of their role

What you will need

  • Strong background and in experience in Overseer/Station Manager role essential

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in station maintenance including infrastructure, plant and equipment (yards, water points, fencing, fault finding and understanding bore operations)

  • Experience operating Trucks, 4WD and motorbikes

  • HR License & Gun license required or ability to obtain

  • Proven experience demonstrating strong safety values and commitment to prioritising safety before operations

  • Experience with financial acumen and contractor management

  • Strong knowledge of animal welfare/husbandry and/or pastoral/rural management

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate in an organised and flexible manner.

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Understanding of safety management systems

  • Sound computer skills and ability to utilise required software platforms

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


  • Strong pipeline of upcoming / ongoing work

  • Very competitive rates

  • A culture driven work environments

  • Single contractor quarters with private ensuite separate from the main homestead

  • Communal kitchen, dining & rec room

  • Low stress handling

About WorkPac

WorkPac is Australia's leading, privately owned recruitment provider to the mining, construction, engineering, light industrial and healthcare sectors. We are proud to partner with some of the country's leading companies to deliver rewarding permanent, contract, temporary and traineeship recruitment opportunities.

Apply Now

Click on the Apply button or for more information please contact:
Recruiter Name: Oliver May
Position: Recruitment Coordinator
Contact number: 08 9591 0302

Reference no: TMPRIJ202477263

At WorkPac, we recognise we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

Job title: Station Manager
Contract type: Casual
Location: Australia, Regional WA - Port Hedland, Karratha & Pilbara, Regional WA
Industry: Agriculture and Farming Primary Industry
Job expiry: 2024-06-20
Reference: TMPRIJ202477263