Engineering Planner

Engineering Planner

Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm Pty Ltd is a proud family owned company based at Lockwood, near Bendigo in Central Victoria. Strong and continuous development over more than 60 years has put us at the forefront of poultry production in Australia.

Currently, we have a vacancy for an experienced Engineering Planner. This key role is responsible for the management of the Engineering Department’s preventative maintenance system, ensuring maximum uptime and the reliability of Processing Plant.This role is accountable for:

  • Use of the MEX maintenance system
  • Developing, planning and organising all preventative maintenance activities
  • Minimising unplanned downtime events by implementing corrective actions
  • Managing critical spare stocks to ensure risk mitigation
  • Managing company assets
  • Driving continuous improvement by identifying improvement to plant and process
  • Preparing business cases for asset-related activities, including acquisitions, process improvement and refurbishment
  • Assisting with the development of work instructions and preventative maintenance schedules
  • Operating within approved budget
  • Developing and maintaining close working relationships with key managers
  • Using strong communication, open communication skills to support all Engineering Planner operations
  • Operating within strict Occupational Health and Safety guidelines

This role will suit an individual with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to continuous improvement. The successful candidate will require substantial experience in this field together with:

  • The ability to meet performance targets
  • Proven ability to increase plant reliability
  • The capability to ensure completion of works within agreed timeframes
  • The commitment and ability to create a high performing culture of continuous improvement
  • Compliance with OH&S and Quality principles
  • Excellent communication and negotiation ability
  • Proven problem-solving skills
  • An appropriate trade qualification relevant to a maintenance environment is preferred but is not essential

Interested? Please further information please contact Human Resources. forward your application to jobs@hazeldenes.com.au

Applications close at COB Friday 12 May 2017. 

Hazeldene’s is an Equal Opportunity employer

Payroll Services and Metrics Coordinator

Coordinator Payroll Services and Metrics

  • Regional Lifestyle
  • Leading Family Owned Business

A fantastic opportunity exists to join one of Australia’s best family businesses in the dynamic, global poultry industry.

The Coordinator Payroll Services and Metrics will ensure the provision of an accurate, efficient and timely payroll service for Hazeldene’s and all of its employees.

Reporting to the People & Performance Manager, the Coordinator Payroll Services and Metrics will take responsibility for providing an effective day to day service for the weekly payroll, ensuring that all matters affecting employees’ pays are processed accurately and in a timely manner. This role is accountable for maintaining company and legislative requirements across all payroll functions. This role will also be instrumental in developing, reviewing and formalising systems of work.

The successful candidate will continually review current systems and process to ensure optimal efficiency, and as required provide business cases for the introduction of new technology and then project manage the implementation of any process updates of new technology.  This role will operate in conjunction with the Payroll Officer.

This is a busy people focussed role and the successful applicant will need:

  • Proven experience running a large payroll
  • Extensive knowledge of Payroll systems
  • The ability to accurately interpret Awards and Agreements
  • The ability to provide meaningful business metrics
  • Strong communication and negotiation ability
  • Relevant tertiary qualification would be preferred

An attractive salary package for this position will be provided, commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

To apply, please visit our website at www.hazeldenes.com.au. or post your application to Human Resources, Hazeldene’s, PO Box 1147, Kangaroo Flat 3555.  

Applications close Monday 1 May 2017 

Hazeldene’s is an Equal Opportunity employer

Continuous Improvement Lead

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT LEAD

  • Relaxing regional Bendigo lifestyle
  • Exciting, Rewarding and Challenging role
  • Make a statement with your leadership in this progressive business

This newly created position provides an exciting opportunity for the right person to join the Hazeldene’s team.

This role is focused on operational improvement within the Lockwood site and is very much a hands-on role, you will possess strong influencing skills, whilst providing coaching and leadership to frontline employees to make decisions on daily improvements in their area of work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement and champion lean-manufacturing techniques: including visual management, 5 s, practical problem-solving techniques, process control of variation, time in motion and the master schedule
  • Using the DMAIC model for process improvement and statistical tools/techniques you will make fact-based decisions
  • Analyse results to identify then deliver on improvement opportunities
  • Ensure employees have the information required to make decisions
  • Lead and deliver daily operational improvement, together with working with production management to support daily operations
  • Lead the partnering with other Business functions to develop an overall CI leadership framework from farm to fork
  • Develop in consultation key standardisation of reports data collection and interpretation of results
  • Responsible for development and deployment of lean strategy on Site
  • Work closely with General Manager Plant Operations in the development and delivery of the Site Operating Plan

The successful candidate will have

  • A Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, or related discipline)
  • 3-5 years in the poultry industry would be advantageous
  • Ability to influence and inspire and excellent communication, relationship management skills
  • Experience across supply manufacturing
  • Ability to review processes, recommend improvements, build buy in and execute with excellence
  • Evidence of practical problem solving and strong analytical skills
  • Working knowledge and appreciation of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement
  • Ability to deal with multiple priorities and opportunities, in a fast paced environment
  • Well-developed Microsoft Office Software (Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) experience
  • Leadership experience in a team environment, ideally in FMCG manufacturing

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED POSITION DESCRIPTION: Continuous Improvement Lead

Interested? Details available www.hazeldenes.com.au. Please forward your application to jobs@hazeldenes.com.au or post to Human Resources, Hazeldene’s, PO Box 1147, Kangaroo Flat 3555. 

Applications close Monday 1 May 2017.

Hazeldene’s are an EO employer.

Farm Maintenance Employee

Farm Maintenance Employee 

  • Casual
  • Regional Lifestyle
  • Leading Family Business
  • Multiple Opportunities 

An opportunity exists to join one of Australia’s best family businesses and Bendigo’s largest manufacturer in the dynamic poultry industry.

We need someone to join our small team of farm maintenance employees to work on a casual basis.  The Farm Maintenance team repairs, builds and maintains the infrastructure of our breeder farms.

To be successful in this position you will need to have:

  • Good organisational skills
  • Good people and communication skills
  • Basic mechanical skills
  • Familiarity with a variety of hand tools
  • Flexibility as call outs maybe required

Hazeldene’s Bio-Security Policy applies as there may be contact with birds.

If you are a motivated and reliable self-starter who is keen to work then this is the position for you! 

Interested? Please forward your application to jobs@hazeldenes.com.au or drop your expression of interest into Human Resources. Applications close 5.00pm Friday 28th April 2017.

Hazeldene’s are an Equal Opportunity employer

Metal Fabricator

Metal Fabricator

Leading Hand 

  • Large progressive family owned company
  • Regional lifestyle
  • Lockwood (Bendigo) based
  • 4 On 4 Off Roster (10 Hour Shifts)

Requirements:

  • Leadership/Supervisory experience and/or a demonstrated understanding of the requirements
  • Time management skills, interpersonal relationship skills, knowledge of GMP, OH&S requirements and good organisational skill
  • Must be capable of coordinating a small team providing support, direction and advice as required and working autonomously to provide support to the engineering and production areas outside normal operating hours

We have a vacancy on the above shift for a skilled and enthusiastic person to join our large expanding fabrication team.  We are continuing to expand and are currently upgrading and revitalising our plant, transforming it into one of the most advanced poultry processing facilities in the world.

This position is challenging and offers a wide variety of work for suitably qualified and experienced tradesperson. Suitable applicants will have:

  • Metal Fabrication trade qualifications – Eng Cert III (minimum)
  • Good problem-solving skills and techniques and be a practical thinker
  • Project management skills to ensure tasks are delivered on time
  • Welding – MIG/TIG/ARC
  • Experience working with stainless steel material (must have)
  • Mechanical maintenance skills (would be an advantage)
  • Experience in maintaining a high volume food production plant and processing equipment (would be preferred)

In return for your energy and effort, we offer job security, opportunities for advancement and the opportunity to work on modern equipment to further develop your skills.

Interested? Please forward us your application to jobs@hazeldenes.com.au or forward to the HR Department, Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm, PO Box 1147, Kangaroo Flat 3555.  Applications close:  5.00pm, Friday 26 May 2017.

Hazeldene’s are an EO employer

Transfer Leading Hand

Transfer Leading Hand

  • East Bendigo Location
  • Minimum 36 hours over 4 days
    (Weekend work required every Saturday)

This role will suit someone who is a keen and willing leader, able to provide instruction to employees with limited direction of Management, understand technology and be responsible for this critical process.

Duties include:

  • Lead a team of six people; arrange the transfer of eggs from setters to hatchers.
  • Correctly identify eggs (Flocks) to be transferred, arrange placement into hatchers.
  • Prepare vaccines and sanitiser for inovo vaccination of chicks
  • Operate the automated transfer line including Embrex machine.
  • Liaise with maintenance personnel to keep machinery operating efficiently
  • Maintain cleanliness of the transfer area
  • Record relevant data and maintain records required
  • Organise staff rotations and breaks
  • Order supplies as required for the operation of the area
  • Check cleanliness of equipment at the start of each shift and ensure cleanliness is maintained

Transfer normally operates Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday.

Start times vary, usually between 6am and 8am, staff in this area work 36 plus hours per week.

For bio-security reason, applicants must not have contact/ own birds, chickens or pigs.

Interested? Please forward your application to:

jobs@hazeldenes.com.au or drop your expression of interest into Human Resources. Applications close 26 May 2017. Only those with the right to work in Australia may apply.

Hazeldene’s are an equal opportunity employer

Breeder Farm Manager

Breeder Farm Manager

  • Bendigo Location 

An opportunity exists to join one of Australia’s renowned family businesses.

Hazeldene’s is an integrated poultry processor across parent rearing, breeder, hatchery, broiler farms and processing. The person applying for this position must have:

  • 10 years poultry management and husbandry experience
  • A minimum of 5 years broiler/breeder experience
  • Good organisation and management skills
  • Be flexible with hours of work inclusive of weekend work
  • Good computer and people skills
  • A proven track record of improving performance

In return, we offer the lifestyle that goes with a farm based position and a remuneration package based on skills and experience. 

Interested? Please forward applications to jobs@hazeldenes.com.au or post to Human Resources, Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm, PO Box 1147, Kangaroo Flat 3555.

Hazeldene’s are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Fabrication – Sheet Metal

Fabrication – Sheet Metal

  • Large progressive family owned company
  • Regional lifestyle
  • Lockwood (Bendigo) based
  • 4 On 4 Off Roster (10 Hour Shifts)

Requirements:

  • Fabrication – sheet metal or heavy fabrication
  • Breakdowns/Maintenance – basic mechanical skills
  • Flexibility – ability to work overtime or extra shifts as required

We have a vacancy on the above shift for a skilled and enthusiastic person to join our large expanding fabrication team.  We are continuing to expand and are currently upgrading and revitalising our plant, transforming it into one of the most advanced poultry processing facilities in the world.

This position is challenging and offers a wide variety of work for suitably qualified and experienced tradesperson. Suitable applicants will have:

  • Metal Fabrication trade qualifications – Eng Cert III
  • Good problem solving skills and techniques and be a practical thinker
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Project management skills to ensure tasks are delivered on time
  • Welding – MIG/TIG/ARC
  • Experience working with stainless steel material (must have)
  • Mechanical maintenance skills (would be an advantage)
  • Experience in maintaining a high volume food production plant and processing equipment (would be preferred).

In return for your energy and effort we offer job security, opportunities for advancement and the opportunity to work on modern equipment to further develop your skills.

Interested? Please forward us your application to jobs@hazeldenes.com.au or forward to the HR Department, Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm, PO Box 1147, Kangaroo Flat 3555.  Applications close:  5.00pm, Friday 26th May 2017.

Hazeldene’s are an EO employer

Family Business with an International focus

Family business with an international focus

Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm is taking its fresh chicken products to the world.

After many years of selling frozen products to Hong Kong, the Philippines, Solomon Islands and PNG, Hazeldene’s is now exporting fresh products to Hong Kong several times a week in order to meet growing demand.

Hazeldene’s is the biggest private employer in Bendigo with 770 employees and more than 800 contractors, most of whom come from the area. This family business, which produces chickens for market from breeding to plate, has been operating for more than 60 years. It processes up to 680,000 chickens a week at Lockwood, with breeding and rearing farms, a hatchery, growing farms and a processing plant across Central Victoria.

Hazeldene’s Executive Director John Hazeldene said the company, which prides itself on producing quality chickens and presenting them in innovative ways, was starting to reap the rewards of building relationships and contacts throughout Asia.

“The quality of our product is drawing plenty of attention and we are creating a highly sought after brand position in Hong Kong,” he said.

“While exports currently make up only a small portion of our overall sales, we are keen to expand this section of the business rapidly over the next five years.”

Mr Hazeldene said it was important for the company to do plenty of ground work now in building capabilities, gaining accreditations and finetuning logistics in preparation for the planned growth.

Recent Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) negotiated by the Federal Government have encouraged Hazeldene’s to pursue export markets more aggressively.

“These FTAs may open up areas that we have not had direct access to previously,” Mr Hazeldene said. “We are very optimistic they will lead to strong opportunities for growth.”

For “Australia has a reputation for growing high quality fresh food – we pride ourselves on producing the best chicken in the country so a growing export market will enhance both our and Australia’s reputation.”

For more information contact Sue Titcumb on 0417 368 671.

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