Hume, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Expression of Interest – Farm and Livestock Hand (Insect Farming)

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Expression of Interest – Farm and Livestock Hand (Insect Farming)


Goterra is a Canberra based Ag-Tech startup designing and building modular robotic infrastructure that uses insects to manage food waste. With support from high profile impact investors, we are building our business to deliver innovative waste systems to markets on a global scale. Expressions of interest are sought for upcoming Farm and Livestock Hand positions in our insect farming production team. If you are looking for a rewarding and meaningful role in a company that is delivering a real impact on the world, this could be the opportunity for you.

Farm and Livestock Hand duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in performing insect husbandry tasks
  • Perform Organic Frass and Live Insect separation using both mechanical and physical methods
  • Clean and maintain production facilities and equipment (separators , dryers, husbandry rooms by dusting, washing down, scrubbing etc)
  • Maintaining PPE and operational clothing using onsite cleaning equipment
  • Informing management of occurring deficiencies or needs for equipment repairs
  • Assist in stocking and maintaining supply rooms
  • Following all work health and safety regulations


About you:

You believe in our mission and align with our purpose and values. Ideally, you will meet the role-specific requirements, if not, we still want to hear from you if you think you have what it takes.

We’re looking for people who:

  • Have a strong growth mindset and can learn from mistakes and setbacks
  • Value diversity and take pride in being part of a multidisciplinary team who value different peoples, perspectives, and ideas
  • Understand how to collaborate with different people in a variety of different roles
  • Have high levels of Integrity, dependability, attention to detail, acceptance of challenging goals, cooperation, flexibility, and persistence
  • Have strong communication skills with the ability to build and maintain effective professional relationships

Role-specific requirements:

  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position, e.g. some lifting up to 10kgs, being on your feet for the duration of the shift
  • Digital literacy skills – a Smartphone is required to communicate with team members and for managing tasks through the applications Slack and Asana
  • No tertiary qualifications are required, however previous experience within a Farming/Manufacturing environment will be highly regarded

This position follows a 4 day on/4 day off roster and some weekend work is required

Appointment Factors:

You must have unrestricted rights to live and work in this location to apply for this job and provide a successful Proof Of Identity and Right To Work In Australia 100 Point Identification Check


As a member of the Goterra team you will:

  • Be paid above award rates plus have the opportunity to work in a dynamic, fast moving startup environment
  • Work with people who believe in what they’re doing and are aligned in mission and purpose
  • Be part of a diverse and multidisciplinary team doing exciting and ground breaking work
  • Have the chance to make a real impact, stopping one of the leading causes of climate change, every day. Literally, we’re doing it right now, as you read this

Goterra is committed to building an inclusive team where everyone has an opportunity to contribute to our mission. We strongly encourage people with diversity in disability, cultural background, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation or intersex status to apply for our roles. Should you need assistance applying for this position, please contact [email protected]