Department: Farming & Cropping

Farm Hand / Machinery & Transport Operator – Broadacre Farming & Cropping

Our Mission – To produce affordable and quality eggs from well-cared-for hens in a socially responsible way, utilising the collective strength of a skilled, purpose-driven and innovative team.

  Our Values – Responsibility ~ Integrity ~ Generosity  ~ Humility  ~ Trust = Loyalty

  • Enjoy hands-on physical work in the great outdoors.
  • We are a growing Agribusiness – with genuine potential for career advancement.
  • Work in a relaxed, rural environment in the heart of the Darling Downs.

About us …

DA Hall & Co is a privately-owned agribusiness that operates one of the largest poultry farms in Australia.

We employ over 250 people across our farming operations based at Millmerran, an hour west of Toowoomba in Queensland. Our operations are vertically integrated, covering the entire supply chain from chick rearing, grain production, stock feed milling, egg grading and poultry production.   Our layer systems include Cage, Cage-free, Free Range and Organic.  We have in-house service teams which coordinate bird vaccination, bird relocation, veterinary and nutrition services.

We offer a variety of opportunities for personal and professional development and career advancement for the right individual who demonstrates a willingness to learn and a commitment to our business values.

About the Role …

You will be required to work efficiently and cohesively within a team environment from Monday through Friday, performing a variety of farming duties, operating farming machinery and equipment, and truck driving when required.

There is an opportunity to progress into a 2IC position for the right individual who demonstrates excellent organisational, people and communication skills.

There may also be an opportunity for subsidised company-provided housing.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Earth moving, excavating, fencing, planting and harvesting, clearing, irrigation work, and all associated farming activities;
  • Truck Driving when required;
  • General plant and equipment maintenance and servicing.

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Potential for:

  • Free Accommodation
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Electricity
  • $600 – $900 extra income per quarter

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Are you not local to this job?

Should you not be local and you are successful in securing this role, you may be able to get financial assistance to help cover the costs of your move. Learn more about this here:

About You …

You will:

  • Have experience with earth moving equipment, including laser bucket and GPS;
  • Have previous experience with a variety of farming duties;
  • Have a robust physical fitness level, with the ability to regularly complete highly physical tasks;
  • Have a “can do” attitude by working cooperatively and efficiently to meet daily production requirements in a small team;
  • Be accountable for the work completed;
  • Be able to work unsupervised;
  • Be reliable, and be flexible to work extra hours if and when required;
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills;
  • Participate in any relevant training to ensure on-going compliance with policies and procedures;
  • Have a current MC Truck Licence with relevant operational experience;
  • Ideally, you will have some basic mechanical knowledge and the ability to adequately inspect and troubleshoot your vehicles and equipment.

What else do I need?

  • A passion for Agriculture and a genuine interest in working in a rural area;
  • Sufficient literacy and numeracy skills;
  • A valid drivers licence and your own transport;
  • Strong physical fitness, with the ability to work in dirty or dusty environments, work at heights, work in confined spaces, or work outside in all types of weather.

Please note – Candidates must be willing to adhere to strict bio-security requirements, which include not keeping live birds, chickens or pigs at home.


If you meet the above criteria and you’re interested in contributing to an organisation that values the highest level of quality in everything it sets out to achieve, we want to hear from you, please click on the link below: