Engineering Planner

Engineering Planner –

We are looking for an experienced Engineering Planner to join our growing Engineering Team.

  • Leading Central Victorian food manufacturer
  • Full-time ongoing position
  • Exceptional career opportunity

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.

Hazeldene’s is a leading Central Victorian food manufacturer, with a vertically integrated supply chain including world best technology. You will have the opportunity to work on state of the art, high volume processing equipment, with a very strong preventative maintenance programme in place.

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
  • Ability to meet requirements for Saturday work
  • Relevant trade qualification

Applications Close COB Friday, March 2nd, 2018.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer


Plant Maintenance Supervisor

Engineering Team – Plant Maintenance Supervisor:

We are looking for an experienced Plant Maintenance Supervisor to join our growing Engineering Team. As a qualified and experienced Fitter and Turner/Maintenance Fitter, you will have the opportunity to supervise a team working on state of the art, high volume processing equipment, creating a great career base for many further opportunities. Hazeldene’s is a leading Central Victorian food manufacturer, with a vertically integrated supply chain including world best technology.

This key role is responsible for leading a team to complete preventative maintenance programmes to ensure the optimal performance of all plant and equipment throughout the site. It is also responsible for the quick assessment and resolution of operational or technical breakdowns to ensure minimal impact on production.

The Plant Maintenance Supervisor will also be required to still be “on the tools”. We are seeking motivated individuals with a positive attitude, who work safely, have the ability to solve problems, provide solutions and who want to be a contributing team member. If you thrive on technical work and have the ability to apply your previously learned knowledge in the workplace, we encourage you to apply.

This position is rostered four days on and four days off rotating day / afternoon shift.

To be considered for this role you must be committed to safety in the workplace as we pride ourselves on our Zero Harm goal. You must have:

  • Mechanical maintenance trade qualification – Engineering Certificate Level III
  • Strong working knowledge of Preventative Maintenance techniques
  • Good problem solving skills and techniques
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics experience is desirable
  • MIG / TIG experience is desirable
  • Experience maintaining high volume food production plant and processing equipment would be advantageous
  • An ability to work autonomously and within a team environment
  • Be flexible with work rosters.
  • MEX understanding is desirable

In addition:

  • As a Supervisor, you will have strong time management and organisational skills,
  • You will be capable of developing strong relationships, and coordinating a small team, providing support, direction and advice as required.
  • You will be able to provide support to the engineering and production areas outside normal operating hours.
  • You will have a good working knowledge of GMP and OH&S requirements.
  • You will have strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft products, include Word and Excel.
  • You must be proactive in taking positive actions and be willing to undertake further training to enhance and improve your skills and knowledge base.
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Applications close 09 March 2018

Hazeldene’s are an equal opportunity employer.


Engineering Career Opportunity – Diesel Mechanic

Engineering Career Opportunity – Diesel Mechanic. 

We are looking for an experienced Diesel Mechanic to join our growing Engineering Team.

  • Leading Central Victorian food manufacturer
  • Great lifestyle with ‘4 on/4 off’ roster (10 Hour Shifts)
  • Exceptional career opportunity

Hazeldene’s is a leading Central Victorian food manufacturer. Our Diesel Mechanics have the opportunity to work on a fleet of more than 250 vehicles, including European, Japanese and American drive line trucks and a range of tractors, earthmoving equipment, generators, forklifts, and refrigerated transport vehicles, creating a great career base for many further opportunities.

This is an exciting and challenging role for an experienced mechanic. Typically you would be working on:

  • Breakdown, corrective and preventative maintenance
  • Fault diagnosis – auto electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic
  • Engine and transmission repairs
  • Liaising with Drivers, Administration Staff and Management
  • Maintaining accurate records of work completed

To be considered for this role you must be committed to safety in the workplace as we pride ourselves on our Zero Harm goal. You must:

  • Have a positive attitude
  • 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, MC and Forklift licences
  • Have an ability to work autonomously and within a team environment
  • Be flexible with work rosters.
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Applications close Friday 02 March 2018.

Hazeldene’s are an equal opportunity employer

Network Administrator

Network Administrator –

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

  • Diverse and Challenging Postion
  • Fast Paced Environment
  • Regional Lifestyle

Reporting to the Technology Manager, the Network Administrator will be part of a crucial team providing support to the user community within the capabilities of the ICT infrastructure.
The successful candidate will have a strong customer service focus and will be responsible for attending to service requests performing a range of tasks including maintaining production control systems, eliminating potential virus or malware attacks, updating all network systems and testing network performance. A comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities is outlined in the Position Description.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary Qualifications & a minimum of 3 years equivalent work history in relevant fields.
  • Cisco training/certification (CCNA, CCNP, etc) coupled with excellent knowledge of Cisco networking and supporting applications, including WAN acceleration technologies.
  • A good understanding and experience with networking technologies such as network monitoring and surveillance, wireless networking, dynamic routing protocols, high availability protocols, Ethernet switching, xDSL, QoS, VPN’s, access lists, RADIUS, IPSec, firewalls, multilayer switches, Windows networking.
  • Strong troubleshooting abilities and problem diagnosis across a range of connected platforms and systems, including telecommunications
  • Good understanding of Microsoft enterprise products, including Exchange and mail routing, IIS and Active Directory.
  • Sound understanding of the telephony technologies, including PSTN, ISDN, CIP, PBX and VoIP.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills including an ability to present ideas in a user-friendly language.

If you have the desire to inspire, prosper and deliver results within a large, diverse and technically progressive company, we would like to hear from you now!

Interested? For further information, please see the attached position description:

Position Description

Applications Close COB Friday 16 February 2018.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Delivery Driver

Delivery Driver

Hazeldene’s is a large progressive family owned company based in Lockwood, near Bendigo.

We are currently looking for an experienced and customer-focused delivery driver to join our distribution team to carry out duties including;

  • Multi-drop deliveries to distribution centres and customer sites both in Melbourne and regional areas;
  • Unloading of products in and out of trucks with equipment and by hand as required;
  • Loading of return items including packaging or pallets
  • Providing excellent customer service;
  • Delivery management including QA and consignment paperwork.

To be considered, the minimum requirements are:

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills;
  • A current Heavy Combination Vehicle Licence or prepared to obtain;
  • A current Heavy Rigid Vehicle Licence;
  • Minimum of 2 years truck driving experience in a delivery role preferred;
  • Current Fork Lift licence;
  • Physically fit and able to lift at least 25kg;
  • Current Basic Fatigue Management certification or prepared to complete within 1 month of commencement.

The delivery runs vary in length and destination and include weekend and night work using rigid and semi-trailer vehicles.


To apply and for further information on Hazeldene’s visit 

Applications close 5:00 pm Friday 19 January 2018. 

Hazeldene’s are an equal opportunity employer

Process & Controls Engineer

Process & Controls Engineer

Hazeldene’s have a new opportunity for a Process & Controls Engineer to join their expanding business.

  • Leading Edge Food Manufacturing business
  • Fantastic Career opportunity
  • Permanent Position

The opportunity

Hazeldene’s are the largest private employer in Bendigo employing more than 700 locals. Hazeldene’s are proud of their strong commitment to animal welfare and have been accredited by the RSPCA. To continue their growth they are investing in further plant automation systems that require further skilled engineering disciplines.

The role
Working closely with the Operations, Engineering & Projects teams, you will be asked to lead the development & implementation of process control and automation improvements in the production environment. A position description is available which provides further details.

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Post graduate Engineering qualifications in electrical/mechatronics with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a related field
  • Well developed and diverse communication skills are a key component of this role as you will also be required to identify, measure, analyse and make recommendations for increased efficiencies and process improvements across the production environment
  • A natural passion for continuous improvement, quality and a ‘can-do’, adaptable attitude.
  • Excellent problem solving ability with high attention to detail
  • Effective planning skills that ensure work is organised, risks are appropriately managed and tasks are prioritised
  • Proven experience in working with and overseeing instrumentation sensors, PLC’s, embedded controllers and plant SCADA systems
  • You will need to be flexible, energetic, safety conscious and able to function effectively in a small, largely self-managed team environment.

What you’ll get in return

Broad process engineering experience (including working with a vast range of systems, processes and equipment), working within a passionate family business who take care and pride in their work. An opportunity to embrace a regional lifestyle in Bendigo.

Interested? Please see the link for further position details: POSITION DESCRIPTION – Process Controls Engineer

How to apply

If this is you, please apply via SEEK “Process & Controls Engineer” and provide both your resume and cover letter. Shortlisted candidates may be required to undertake online psychometric testing and a comprehensive pre-employment medical (including drug and alcohol testing). Open to applicants with unrestricted work rights in Australia.

Hazeldenes are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Broiler Farm Manager

 Broiler Farm Manager

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

Hazeldene’s is an integrated Broiler Breeder company based in Central Victoria. Our absolute commitment is to producing higher welfare birds for our loyal customers.  We have a vacancy for a Manager at our facilities.

The successful applicant will be self-motivated and have proven experience as follows:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Broiler Farm Manager & 10 years in the industry
  • Strong knowledge of poultry production for broilers
  • Organisational skills with attention to detail
  • Good people and leadership skills
  • Must be able to work flexible hours
  • An understanding of basic repair work
  • Coordination and organisation of work teams, scheduling rosters and training staff

Interested? Please apply via SEEK by Friday 12 January 2018.  Only those with the right to work in Australia may apply.

Hazeldene’s is an EO employer

Process, Hatchery and Farm Positions

Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm, is one of the largest employers in the Bendigo region and is always on the lookout for motivated team members in a variety of roles across our business. We have ongoing and short term job opportunities across our Lockwood manufacturing facility, Bendigo East hatchery and a range of Central Victorian farms.

To apply, forward your resume with a cover letter anytime to

Fabrication Leading Hand

Fabrication Leading Hand

We have a vacancy for a skilled and enthusiastic person to join our large expanding fabrication team.

  • Large progressive company
  • Regional Lifestyle
  • 4 days on/4 days off
  • Rotating Day/Afternoon

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.

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

  • Time management skills, interpersonal relationship skills, knowledge of GMP, OH&S requirements and good organisational skills
  • 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.
  • Breakdowns/Maintenance – basic mechanical skills
  • Flexibility – ability to work overtime or extra shifts as required

This position is challenging and offers a wide variety of work for a 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
  • 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).

Interested? Please apply via SEEK – “Leading Hand Fabrication”

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 8th December 2017.

We are an equal opportunity 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 more than 700 employees and 400 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.