Hatchery Driver

Delivery Driver Bendigo – Hatchery

We are looking for an experienced Delivery Driver to join our growing team within our farming and hatchery facilities.

  • Leading Central Victorian food manufacturer
  • Permanent long-term position
  • East-Bendigo Location

Our Company:

Hazeldenes is a fully integrated poultry processor. Since our inception in 1938 we have cemented ourselves as one of Victoria’s leading food manufacturing companies controlling our whole distribution channel with a fleet of over 50 vehicles.

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced Delivery Driver to join our growing team within our farming and hatchery facilities. As the Hatchery Delivery Driver you will be responsible for the safe and timely delivery of eggs and chicks between our East Bendigo hatchery and its surrounding farming complexes. Your Duties will include though are not limited:

  • Adhering to production needs as required
  • Transferring of chicks and eggs between locations to fit with daily operational needs
  • Unloading of chicks and eggs in and out of trucks with equipment and by hand as required;
  • Working within the hatchery facility when required
  • Delivery management including QA and consignment paperwork.

About you:

  • A current Heavy Combination Vehicle Licence
  • Minimum of 2 years truck driving experience preferred
  • Current Fork Lift licence
  • Current Basic Fatigue Management certification or prepared to complete within 1 month of commencement.

Benefits:

In return we can offer a permanent long-term position within a progressive organisation along with an attractive remuneration package based upon skills and experience.

How to Apply:

Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 4th November 2018.

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Hazeldene’s are an Equal Opportunity employer.

 

Farm Maintenance Assistant Supervisor

Farm Maintenance – Assistant Supervisor

A great opportunity has arisen within our Farm Maintenance Team and a Assistant Maintenance Supervisor role has become available based out of our Lockwood facility.

Our Company:

Hazeldenes is a family owned fully integrated poultry processor. Since our inception in 1938 we have continually developed ourselves to become Bendigo’s largest private employer. With over 50 farms across parent rearing, breeder, hatchery and broiler sectors in the surrounding regions of Bendigo we are a great organization to progress a farming related career.

The Role:

The Assistant Supervisor supports the Farming Maintenance Manager to ensure that our farms operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. The role will be based in Lockwood and be responsible for all maintenance activities on four Broiler Farms. You may also be required to assist with maintenance activities at other Hazeldenes Sites if required. As the Assistant Supervisor your duties will include but are not limited to:

• Assist with the Leading and motivating of maintenance teams
• Effective maintenance of infrastructure and equipment
• Planning, delivering and reviewing effective maintenance processes
• Assessing upgrades and maintenance requirements e.g. shedding, plant and equipment
• Ensuring effective preventative maintenance programmes are in place
• Attending to emergency situations in the Farming Division
• Ensuring compliance with OHS requirements
• Proactively improving safe work practices and workplace environment
• Operating within all quarantine and biosecurity regulations of Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm

About you:

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 also possess:

• Experience within a management role supervising maintenance activities
• 3 years maintenance experience – ideally within a farming environment
• Good computer skills

Benefits:

In return we can offer a permanent long-term position with an attractive remuneration package based upon skills and experience.

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Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 31st August 2018.

Hazeldene’s are an Equal Opportunity employer

 

 

Vehicle Maintenance – Diesel Mechanic

Vehicle Maintenance – Diesel Mechanic

A great opportunity has arisen within our Vehicle Maintenance department for an experienced Diesel Mechanic to take the next step forward in their career.

Our Company:

Hazeldenes is a fully integrated poultry processor. Since our inception in 1938 Hazeldene’s we have cemented ourselves as one of Victoria’s leading food manufacturing companies. With a fleet of over 250 Vehicles you will have the opportunity to become part of a team working on a variety of world-class equipment.

The Role:

Reporting to the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Working within a team to complete routine services & repairs, fault diagnosis (auto electrical, pneumatic & hydraulic) and engine & transmission repairs
  • Working with your team on European, Japanese and American drive line trucks and a range of tractors, earthmoving equipment, generators, forklifts, and refrigerated transport vehicles.

About you:

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 also possess:

  • Relevant trade qualifications combined with Mechanical aptitude
  • Awareness of the requirements of a vehicle maintenance workshop environment
  • Strong experience with the Microsoft suite, including Word and Excel.

Benefits:

In return we can offer a permanent long-term position with an attractive remuneration package based upon skills and experience.

How to Apply:

Apply Now

Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 24th August 2018.

Hazeldene’s are an Equal Opportunity 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 jobs@hazeldenes.com.au

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.

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.

Biosecurity at Hazeldene’s

Biosecurity at Hazeldene’s

Hazeldene’s Farming Manager Karl Lawson discusses the importance of biosecurity with ABC Rural in light of the recent Avian Influenza outbreak in the US. Read the full story and listen to audio here:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-28/american-bird-flu-outbreak/6425446

Righteous Pups Gala raises $80,000

Saturday Nights Gala Auction Night for Righteous Pups was a huge success, raising more than $80,000 to help train Autism Assistance Dogs for children with high spectrum autism.

Sponsored by Hazeldene’s, WIN and Harley Central Bendigo, the Gala brought out the best in the Bendigo community, with many people digging deep.

“We were ecstatic to achieve such a fantastic result” said Hazeldene’s Brand Manager and event organiser, Michelle Daniel. “Hazeldene’s would particularly like to extend thanks to Adam Poyser of Poyser Motors who was the winning bidder on the Harley Davidson motorbike at $14,250 and promptly donated the bike back into the auction. Poysers effectively made a $14,000 donation to Righteous Pups and that really set the tone of generosity for the night” she said.

Second time around, Steve Robertson was the winning bidder of the Harley Davidson at $14,000, but added a very generous donation when making out his cheque to Righteous Pups.

Dick Hazeldene paid $10,000 to sponsor and name a 7 week old Righteous Puppy who stole hearts, making an appearance on the night.

The audience were enraptured by some very special stories of recipients of Righteous Pups who attended, really showing the difference an assistance dog makes to families living with autism.

John Lingard sang beautifully, and rose to the challenge when WIN’s Scott Hosking offered to make a further donation for another song late in the night.

Founder and Managing Director of Righteous Pups, Joanne Baker was blown away with the result. “We’ve run fundraisers before, but this really took it to a whole new level for us, and we are absolutely thrilled with the result, its just brilliant” she said at the end of the night, almost speechless.

The evening would not have been possible without the donations from many businesses for auction, and the many people who bid at auction. Hazeldene’s and Righteous Pups would like to thank everybody that contributed to the night’s success.