Peter Melican

Peter Melican

Trainer & Assessor

Peter’s wide-ranging career in the meat industry commenced with his role as a Meat Inspector for the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) over 35 years ago. Since then, his ongoing aspiration to be further involved in the industry has led him to attain qualifications in the areas of Food Processing, Meat Safety, Meat Processing, Quality Assurance and Transport and Logistics.

His work experience extends from inspection and quality assurance to supervision of production lines, training and assessment, OHS roles in meat and food processing, plastic packaging manufacturing, transport and logistics and fork lift licensing. His QA roles have involved ensuring that meat exported to overseas destinations meet food safety requirements for red meat industries and for smallgoods products to meet major supermarket  and customer quality expectations.

Peter has a particular interest in ham and smallgoods production and coaches many of our newest trainers with his extensive knowledge. As a specialist in meat manufacturing and with a keen attention to personal development, Peter has kept up with advances in technology and food safety standards as well as evolving OHS requirements. His qualifications in food safety auditing, management, food technology and meat processing enable him to provide expert training in production efficiency and continuous improvement processes for the modern industry production and procedures.

When Peter gets the chance he’ll be walking the creek in Avenel, or driving up to the old farm to enjoy the trees, birds, fires and sunsets, and being available to support the grandchildren.