Information regarding current job opportunities at Hazeldene’s Bendigo Chicken Farm.

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 31 March 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 7 April 2017. Only those with the right to work in Australia may apply.

Hazeldene’s are an equal opportunity employer

Broiler Stockman

Broiler Stockman

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 Stockman at one of our facilities.

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

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in broiler production or associated poultry farming role
  • Good 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
  • On-site residence including power & water included in package to the right applicant

Interested?

Please email your application to jobs@hazeldenes.com.au or post to

HR Department, Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm, PO Box 1147, Kangaroo Flat 3555 by Friday 21 April 2017.

Only those with the right to work in Australia may apply.

Machine Setters

Production Machine Setters

  • 2 X 5.00am commencement
  • 2 X 1.00pm commencement 

We are seeking dedicated and self-motivated persons to work in our Cut-Up Department.

To be successful for the role you will need to demonstrate that you can fulfil the below activities

  • Ensuring productions levels meet scheduled requirements & product quality conforms to established specifications
  • Operate machines in accordance to work instructions & standard operating procedures
  • Maximise yield without compromising product quality
  • Monitor machinery performance identifying product faults, adjusting settings in accordance with product & quality specifications
  • Document production data such as product output
  • Follow HACCP and GMP principles
  • Development of processes to ensure minimum wastage
  • Arranging & coordination of maintenance as required

To be considered for this role, you will have:

  • Experience working in  food manufacturing environment with high volume
  • Sound numeracy & literacy skills, understanding verbal & written instructions and to be able to update production data using window based operating system
  • Strong process control and mechanical aptitude
  • Sound organisational skills & proven ability to problem solve and decision making in a production environment
  • A real team approach, including flexibility, resilience and the ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of occupational health & safety work practices & ability to comply with hygiene & quality standards in a food environment

If you would like more information on the above positions please speak to Human Resource Department.

Interested? Please forward your resume or expression of interest to the HR Department by Friday 24 March 2017 or email your application through to jobs@hazeldenes.com.au

We are an equal opportunity employer

Apprenticeship – Fitter & Turner

Apprenticeship Opportunity

Lockwood (Bendigo) based 

We are seeking a bright, energetic individual who will be committed to learning, contributing as well as building an exciting career in your chosen trade.

1 x Plant Maintenance Apprentice (Fitter & Turner) 

The apprenticeship offers the opportunity to learn in an ever changing, dynamic environment.  The successful applicants will also be exposed to a range of technological advancements.

The successful applicant will be required to:

  • work Mon – Fri 7:00am -3:06pm
  • have good attention to detail
  • demonstrate the ability to work with their hands
  • have sound problem solving techniques/ability
  • work as an effective member of a team
  • have the ability to work autonomously

In return for your energy and effort Hazeldene’s offer job security within a large and growing organisation.

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Interested? Please forward your application by 5.00pm Friday 24 March 2017 to jobs@hazeldenes.com.au or send it to the HR Department, Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm Pty Ltd, PO Box 1147, Kangaroo Flat 3555.

Hazeldene’s is an EO employer

Customer Service Manager

Customer Service Manager

  • Regional Lifestyle
  • Leading Family Owned Business

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

The Customer Service Manager is responsible for general management of all phases of customer service including: Telesales, order and delivery reporting, complaint handling, reporting and management, administration of major accounts, increasing value of existing customers, and providing, maintaining and educating all stakeholders on high-quality customer service levels.

Duties include:

  • Demonstrating and enhancing a quality delivery of the customer service function across all areas
  • Providing leadership for the day-to-day operation of the Telesales and Reception areas
  • Proactively making recommendations to the General Manager, Marketing in process, system and function improvements
  • Working collaboratively with the Sales and Distribution functions

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary degree qualifications in a Marketing, Business Management, or a related field
  • 5+ years’ experience in a leadership role with direct reports
  • Previous experience and a strong understanding of sales systems, reporting systems, customer service measurements, and a basic understanding of financial and accounting practices
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to prepare spreadsheets and use Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) to analyse data and trends, and report
  • Previous experience/broad understanding of safety systems and enforcement of safety rules and policies

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

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

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 Wednesday 15 March 2017 

Hazeldene’s are an EO 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.

HR Generalist

HR GENERALIST

  • 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.

Reporting to the People & Performance Manager, the HR Generalist will support organisational effectiveness by providing a service covering all facets of human resources including, but not limited to, company policy and system development.

The role will cover areas such as recruitment, employee development, employee relations, disciplinary, performance review and investigation.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a related role, preferably in a manufacturing environment, including an understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices
  • An understanding of employment practices and requirements, Industrial Relations, EEO and OHS legislation in the context of Human Resource Management
  • Relevant Degree in Human Resources or Industrial Relations or other related field
  • High level of diplomacy and customer service skills
  • Competency to operate Microsoft Office packages (e.g. Word and Excel)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment would be advantageous

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

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

For further information please read the following Position Description: Position Description – Human Resources Generalist

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.  

Hazeldene’s are an EO 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 24th March 2017.

Hazeldene’s are an EO employer