A Bore Runner makes sure the watering points on large cattle stations are working properly so livestock always have access to fresh water. You’ll travel around the property to check that bore pump motors are running effectively and make sure the water is getting to the various tanks and troughs on the station. You might have do some repairs or maintenance as well as regularly service the equipment. A big part of a Bore Runner’s job is supplying fuel to each motor, checking water levels and making sure water points are free of debris.
Bore Runners often work alone so you’ll need to be okay with spending a lot of time on your own. You’ll need to be good with your hands and skilled with mechanical equipment. Attention to detail is very important because you’ll have to keep an eye on other parts of the station and report any issues that need attention. And because you’re working on a cattle property you’ll have to be good with livestock.
There is one course available for people who want to become a Bore Runner.