Plant Maintenance Tradesperson

Plant Maintenance Tradesperson

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

As a qualified and experienced Fitter and Turner/Maintenance Fitter, you will have the opportunity to work as part of the team 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 assisting with 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.

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.

Position Description

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:

  • Mechanical maintenance trade qualification – Engineering Certificate Level III
  • Strong working knowledge of Preventative Maintenance 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.
  • MEX understanding is desirable
  • Flexibility as the position is on a 4 on 4 off roster with rotating Day and afternoon shifts

Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 31st May 2019.

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Hazeldene’s are an equal opportunity employer.


Occupational Health & Safety Co-Ordinator

Human Resources Career Opportunity – OHS Co-Ordinator

We are looking for an experienced OHS  Co-Ordinator to join our Human Resources Team.

Hazeldene’s primary commitment to employees is a safe and healthy working environment, in which employees can perform their tasks to the best of their ability.

Whilst a strong HSE culture exists at Hazeldenes your opportunity is to embed best in class systems and practices at all level of the organization. This will require strong people, negotiation and change management ability.

You will work at all levels of the organization to identify HSE issues and investigate, develop and implement best practice and compliant solutions. However, the major contribution you will make to HSE at Hazeldenes will be the engagement and motivation of staff at all levels in HSE.


These are indicative accountabilities with the key objective of the role being to ensure Hazeldene’s has effective and state of the art HSE policies, processes and outcomes

  • Ensure a compliant OH&S framework relevant to the organisation and understood by all
  • Facilitate an effective OHS committee and associated processes
  • Develop, implement and maintain best in class Policies and Systems for safe working conditions for all areas of the company.
  • Provide managers and employees with advice relevant to OH&S and Food Safety Regulations
  • Undertake or co-ordinate investigation into accidents, incidents and unsafe working conditions and analyse causes and recommend and implement remedial action.
  • Facilitate training sessions to raise awareness of safe working practices

To succeed in this role you will have a very strong and clear understanding of HSE ideally in a production environment – preferably food manufacturing – with the ability to develop effective relationships, and champion safety throughout the organization

Position Description

Skills and experience:

  • At least 3+ years’ experience working in a similar role
  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent tertiary qualifications
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment would be highly desirable
  • Sound understanding of the relevant legislative and regulatory framework
  • Strong work ethic and a passion for safety
  • Ability to effectively partner with key stakeholders and influence positive outcomes
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and strong computer and MS office skills

Applications close Friday 14 June 2019.

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Hazeldenes 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.


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

How to Apply:

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Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 31st May 2019.

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

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.

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.