Plant Maintenance Tradesperson

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.


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

Applications close May 29 2020