Plant Maintenance Trades-person

A great opportunity has arisen within our already successful Plant Maintenance team for an experienced Tradesperson /  Maintenance Fitter to take the next step forward in their career.


Hazeldene’s is a leading Central Victorian FMCG food manufacturer. A national business with an extensive retail footprint, Hazeldene’s is investing in leading edge technology and infrastructure to drive the next wave of retail growth. Family owned, the business has a strong focus on customer service, and building strong teams.

Due to our recent expansion, we currently have a vacancy for an enthusiastic and motivated Maintenance Fitter to join our highly skilled Maintenance team at our Lockwood facility.

Available shift options: Night Shift, 4on/4off, (day afternoon), or Day shift

The key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Maintenance/repair of mechanical assemblies
  • Machine tool operation
  • Working with different departments
  • Tight tolerance, high speed trouble shooting
Position Description

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Trade qualifications
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrate initiative and be proactive
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Experience in highly automated, robotic style equipment.
  • More than 5 years in an FMCG environment.


  • Attending to repairs and breakdowns of production machinery in a timely manner
  • Reduce reactive maintenance and proactively improve unplanned downtime
  • Yield performance is set and maintained though out the shift
  • Ensure the execution of safety standards and quality assurance practices into all repairs and maintenance activities
  • Identifying and escalating Animal Welfare, Food Safety & Quality issues, hazards and risks.
  • Take personal responsibility to ensure livestock is treated humanely by self and others

Skills required

  • Australian mechanical trade qualification
  • Experience in installations, repairs and maintenance of industrial manufacturing equipment, preferably primary food processing industry
  • Proven skills in the areas of attention to detail, information processing and problem solving with the ability to multitask on highly automated, and robot style equipment
  • Experience in breakdown as well and preventive maintenance
  • Sound interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships, communicate and collaborate effectively with key stakeholders
  • Ability to identify and introduce improvements in maintenance practices and plant performance
  • Experience with MEX as a CMMS would be an advantage
  •  Sound ability to operate a PC (email, word processing).
  • Welding and/or Refrigeration maintenance experience would be advantageous.
  • Experience working within an ‘continuous improvement/program to excellence’ framework would be highly desirable.
  • Exposure to a changing environment would be preferred.

You will have had maintenance experience within a manufacturing environment and preferably FMCG experience. You will be a motivated self-starter and willing to work within a day/afternoon rotating roster, or a night shift role.

How to Apply:

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Applications close: Friday 15th May 2020

Hazeldene’s are an equal opportunity employer.