Quality Assurance Lab Technician

Quality Assurance Lab Technician –

A great opportunity has arisen within our Quality Assurance Team for an experienced Laboratory Technician

Our company:Hazeldenes is a vertically integrated poultry processor. Since our inception in 1938 we have established ourselves as one of Victoria’s leading food manufacturing companies, launching a variety of innovative poultry products for some of the countries most renowned retailers. Further we are on the cusp of a major expansion which comes with many opportunities to enhance our current and future systems/practices.

The role:

A great opportunity has arisen within our Quality Assurance Team for an experienced Laboratory Technician to assist with the collection and testing for microbiological growth within our products in order to meet the standards within our Quality System. Reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager your duties will include though are not limited to:

  • Monitor and document performance of all products from receival of raw material to distribution of the product
  • Collection of products within the Primary and Secondary Processing Plants for analysis according to the testing schedule
  • Performing microbiological testing of finished product and shelf life testing of product
  • Prepare regular written reports based on analysis of various product testing
Position Description

About you:

To be successful in this position you must be committed to the contribution of the highest quality of products by providing guidance to all staff. You must also possess:

  • At least 3+ years’ experience working in a similar role
  • Demonstrated experience working within a Laboratory
  • Sound understanding of Quality standards and legislation in the food industry

Benefits:

In return we can offer a permanent long term position within a passionate and progressive organisation along with a range of on the job training and career development opportunities.

How to apply:

Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 11th October 2019

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Hazeldenes are an Equal Opportunity employer

 

Operations Planner – Food Manufacturing

Operations Planner – Food Manufacturing

A new opportunity has arisen for an Operations Planner within our further processing facility.

 

Our Company:

Hazeldenes is a vertically integrated poultry processor. Since our inception in 1938 we have established ourselves as one of Victoria’s leading food manufacturing companies, launching a variety of innovative poultry products for some of the countries most renowned retailers. Further we are on the cusp of a major expansion which comes with many opportunities to enhance our current and future systems/practices.

The Role:

A new opportunity has arisen for an Operations Planner within our further processing facility. As the Operations Planner you will be responsible for the unification of all operational departments within the facility and the management of each working area to be in-line with the central production plan and master schedule.

Reporting to the CEO your duties will include though are not limited to:

  • Taking into account current inventory and work to the following days’ production, based upon orders and forecasts
  • Driving daily and weekly sales & operational planning (S&OP) and being actively involved in new product development and promotional activities
  • Forecasting sales orders and creating separate production orders based upon plant and stock availability
  • Communicating product surpluses, or flock surpluses to sale and marketing to ensure fresh sales are maximised and flock value is maximised
  • Developing, optimising and effectively communicating the production schedule to all relevant secondary processing areas, ensuring stock is available when required
Position Description

About you:

To be successful in this position you must be committed to demonstrating Hazeldenes core values of fairness, equity, quality and respect.

You must also possess:

  • At least 2 years’ previous experience in a planning role in manufacturing environment preferably in FMCG
  • Degree or diploma in Business Management, Engineering, Accounting, Economics, or a related field
  • Demonstrated efficiency and accuracy in administrative procedures
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly MS Excel, and an ability to adapt to different software packages

Benefits:

In return we can offer a permanent long term position with an attractive remuneration package based upon skills and experience along with a range of on the job training and career development opportunities.

How to apply:

Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 25th October 2019

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Hazeldene’s are an Equal Opportunity employer

Fabrication Tradesperson

Fabrication Tradesperson

A great opportunity has arisen within our Fabrication department for an experienced Stainless Steel Fabricator to take the next step forward in their career.

  • Leading Central Victorian food manufacturer
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Great lifestyle with 4 on 4 off roster (10 Hour Shifts)

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.We are continuing to expand and are currently upgrading and revitalising our plant, transforming it into one of the most advanced food processors in the Southern hemisphere.

The Role:

A great opportunity has arisen within our Fabrication department for an experienced Stainless Steel Fabricator to take the next step forward in their career. Reporting to the Fabrication Supervisor your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring the optimal quality of fabrication for a food environment
  • Identifying and implementing improved processes for fabricating and installing equipment
  • Performing breakdown duties in regards to basic mechanical issues as required for the fabrication allocated areas
Position Description

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 in metal fabrication along with Mechanical Aptitude
  • Strong working knowledge of Preventative Maintenance techniques
  • Experience working with stainless steel
  • Light fabrication experience
  • TIG welding experience
  • Exposure to Maintenance software (preferably MEX) highly regarded
  • Experience within a food production setting is preferable

There will be a Tig welding test to be completed after first interview

Benefits:

In return we can offer a permanent long-term position with a range of career development opportunities along with the lifestyle and penalty rates associated with working a 4 / 4 off roster.

How to Apply:

Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 27th September 2019.

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Hazeldene’s are an Equal Opportunity employer.

 

Production Supervisor – Food Processing

Production Supervisor – Food Processing

An excellent career opportunity exists within our secondary processing facility for a Production Supervisor to take responsibility for planning, administering and reviewing the manufacturing processes within our Tray-packing area.

  • Leading Central Victorian food manufacturer
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Attractive remuneration packaging based upon skills and experience

Our Company:

Hazeldenes is a vertically integrated poultry processor. Since our inception in 1938 we have established ourselves as one of Victoria’s leading food manufacturing companies, launching a variety of innovative poultry products for some of the countries most renowned retailers. Further we are on the cusp of a major expansion which comes with many opportunities to enhance our current and future systems/practices.

The Role:

An excellent career opportunity exists within our secondary processing facility for a Production Supervisor to take responsibility for planning, administering and reviewing the manufacturing processes within our Traypacking area in order to optimise resource use, minimise costs and ensure that OH&S and Quality standards are met at all times. Your duties will include though are not limited to:

  • Supervise employees according to the production schedule, report any significant deviation from plan with a supporting reason to the Senior Supervisor
  • Ensure that all department orders are completed prior to order picking time, reporting any instances of when this may not occur with a supporting reason
  • Lead in monitoring, reviewing identifying and implementing processes to drive continuous improvement activities through the execution of best practice                                                         
Position Description

About you:

To be successful in this position you must be committed to demonstrating Hazeldenes core values of fairness, equity, quality and respect. You must also possess:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership role within a manufacturing environment, preferably within FMCG
  • Sound understanding of Food Processing/Manufacturing environments and HACCP
  • Sound understanding of OH&S and good manufacturing practices
  • Flexibility with start times to suit operational needs
  • Demonstrated skills/experience in Business Management and in leading high-performing teams

Benefits:

In return we can offer a permanent long term position with an attractive remuneration package based upon skills and experience along with a range of on the job training and career development opportunities.

How to Apply:

Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 20th September 2019

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Hazeldenes 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

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.