Training & Development Officer

Training & Development Officer

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!

A large part of our success can be attributed to our focus on training and the development of staff. Our development programmes run from work skills development through to interpersonal skills development. Training is provided both in-house and through external consultants.

The Training & Development Officer will design and deliver training programmes or research and source external providers in line with business needs.

In addition, the Training & Development Officer is accountable for:

  • Training review and evaluation
  • Development of supporting training documentation
  • Maintenance of training records
  • Employee induction process
  • Training reporting

This is a key and very busy role in the Hazeldenes HR team and our ideal candidate will have:

  • Solid Training & Development experience
  • Minimum of Cert IV in Workplace Training & Assessment
  • A strong focus on meeting targets
  • Strong, coaching, mentoring and leadership skills
  • Flexibility and the ability to multi-task
  • A commitment to providing quality customer service

Hazeldenes is a great place to work – and just 20 minutes from the centre of Bendigo! If you would like further information on this great opportunity please email jobs@hazeldenes.com.au

Applications close 30 June 2017.

Hazeldenes is an equal opportunity employer.

Maintenance Fitter

Maintenance Fitter

4 days on/4 days off 

  • Large progressive company
  • Regional Lifestyle
  • Leading Family Business
  • Rotating Day/Afternoon

We are looking for skilled and enthusiastic people to join our large expanding family owned business located in central Victoria. We have recently expanded and are continually 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 tradespeople. Suitable applicants will have:

  • Mechanical maintenance trade qualifications – Eng Cert III
  • Good problem-solving skills and techniques and be a practical thinker
  • Working knowledge of Preventive Maintenance Techniques
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics – preferable but not essential
  • Welding – MIG/TIG – preferable but not essential
  • Experience in maintaining high volume food production plant and processing equipment would be advantageous.

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. We offer a relaxed country lifestyle with the benefit of being close to a number of recreational facilities and just a short drive to the nearest major regional city.

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Interested? Please forward your application to jobs@hazeldenes.com.au or post to HR Department, Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm, PO Box 1147, Kangaroo Flat 3555.  

Applications close Friday 30 June 2017.  

Hazeldene’s are an equal opportunity employer

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Mechanic – Leading Hand

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

We are looking for an experienced Diesel Mechanic to join our small and vibrant team. This is an exciting and challenging role for an experienced mechanic to carry out the following tasks:

  • Routine services and maintenance repairs (breakdown, corrective and preventative maintenance) on our fleet of modern trucks
  • Fault diagnosis auto electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic
  • Engine and transmission repairs
  • Liaise with Drivers, Administration Staff and Management
  • Maintain accurate records of work completed.

To be considered for this role you will need to be committed to safety in the workplace.  Additionally, candidates must possess:

  • Time management skills, interpersonal skills, knowledge of GMP, OH&S requirements and good organisational skills including basic knowledge of computers – Excel/Word etc.
  • Be capable of coordinating a small team. Inclusive of providing support, direction and advice as required and working autonomously to provide support to the vehicle maintenance, and road transport areas outside normal operating hours.
  • Be willing to undertake further training to enhance and improve their skills and knowledge base
  • Be a qualified diesel mechanic with previous experience in a similar role
  • Hold a current driver’s licence
  • Hold or have the ability to gain HR, and Forklift licences
  • Be flexible with work on call rosters.

A Position Description is available from the HR Department – email jobs@hazeldenes.com.au
Interested? Please forward your application to: jobs@hazeldenes.com.au or post to Human Resources, Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm, PO Box 1147,Kangaroo Flat 3555. Applications close Friday 30 June 2017. 

Hazeldene’s are an equal opportunity employer.

Breeder Manager

Breeder Complex 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 Breeder Complex Manager is responsible for two of Hazeldene’s breeder farms, including producing fertile eggs for the Hatchery that are of good quality and produced at the lowest cost and management of all facets of the breeder farms daily operation, inclusive of people-related matters.

The person applying for this position must have:

  • A minimum of 5 years Management Breeder/Broilers
  • Good Leadership, organisation and management skills
  • Be flexible with hours of work
  • The role has a Manager/Supervisors as direct reports and a workforce of 30 staff
  • Previous applicants need not apply
  • Australian work rights

In return, we offer the lifestyle 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.  Applications close Friday, 30 June 2017.

Hazeldene’s are an Equal Employment 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 30th June 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.

Proud to support the local community and provide many local jobs

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Lockwood Primary School students take on the RACV Energy Breakthrough Challenge

All the team at Hazeldenes are behind a group of Grade 6 students from Lockwood Primary School who are currently seeing a years worth of work come to fruition on the track at Maryborough as they participate in the 2015 RACV Energy Breakthrough Challenge.

The entire school community have watched these students grow throughout the year and develop into a really close group, who positively encourage and support each other every single day.

The years work is culminating this weekend in Maryborough where the students will spend 2 nights and three days camping behind the pits at the track as part of the event.  Not only do their vehicles have to pass strict scrutineering process for both design and construction but they students them selves are taking part in a fourteen hour ride during Friday and Saturday.

What an amazing effort from the students and the support crew of teachers and parents involved in the project.

Go the Chicken Ninjas and the GT Zoomers

Hazeldene’s presents to Senate Inquiry

Today Hazeldene’s voluntarily presented at the public hearing of a Senate inquiry into the impact of Australia’s temporary work visa programs on the Australian labor market and on temporary work visa holders.  Hazeldene’s welcomed the opportunity to engage with the Federal Government via the Senate Inquiry on such an important component of strengthening and sustaining Australia’s job market.

Contrary to claims by Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chester Hazeldene’s is not increasingly using temporary work visa workers to fill shifts.  Over the last five years Hazeldene’s has experienced substantial growth generating a 50 percent increase in employment with job generation predominantly from the Bendigo and surrounding region.  Hazeldene’s is one of regional Victoria’s largest private employers currently employing 720 people directly and more than 670 contractors.

While we do not use the Seasonal Worker Program we do have seasonal demand for our products and we manage that by engaging local staff on a casual basis over this period. We find that process works well for local job seekers and meets the needs of our operations.

Hazeldene’s also works in partnership with reputable contracting companies who provide locally based contract staff, the majority of whom are local, for a broad range of tasks including plumbing, electrical and equipment maintenance, cleaning, security, equipment hire, chicken boning and packing.

Hazeldene’s is committed to its employees and values the contribution that staff from a broad range of culturally diverse backgrounds makes to the long-term viability of our operation.

Our full media statement can be found here.