Electrical Instrumentation & Control Engineer

Tarpeena Electrical Full time

About Timberlink:

Timberlink Australia & New Zealand is a sustainable leading softwood timber products manufacturing and distribution business, employing over 600 people. Our world class manufacturing sites are located close to some of the best renewable plantation pine resources in the world - Bell Bay in Tasmania & Tarpeena in South Australia. Our fit-for-purpose indoor and outdoor plantation pine products are suitable for building new homes, renovation projects and other industrial manufacturing applications including packaging, pallets, and furniture components.

At Timberlink we embrace innovation, and this drives our constant growth. We are currently building two purpose-built manufacturing plants to adjoin our existing facilities at both of our sites. Complementing our already diverse range of products, we will be manufacturing new timber products including cross laminated & glue laminated timber (NeXTimber) and wood-plastic composite decking & screening, expanding our business into new markets in 2023. These products will take Timberlink from being primarily a structural timber manufacturer to a structural engineered timber products and solutions business.

Working at Timberlink:

Timberlink’s values are core to how we operate, both internally and externally.  Our six values are fairness, openness, respect, integrity, resilience and responsibility. We take our values seriously and we look for opportunities to ensure they are integrated into everything we do. We are committed to working closely with the communities in which we operate, and investing in our own people, processes, and technology to create a better future for all.

At Timberlink we believe in building strength through diversity, supported by an inclusive culture, and we welcome and encourage all forms of diversity in our business. We understand that harnessing and further developing the capability and skills of our people, and ensuring our people are truly engaged in what we are working to achieve together will continue to be critical to our success, as it has been in the past.

We continue to invest and implement new technology and more responsible resource management and supply chain practices as we further adapt and enhance our readiness for what the future brings. We encourage our people to identify further innovation or improvement opportunities that will help us continue to respond to our customer needs and drive sustainability in our business.

Timberlink’s vision is to have a proactive and caring safety culture where everyone gets HOME SAFE every day. Our mission is to be a socially responsible business through safety innovation and technology that proactively listens and acts on the voice of our people, and regulatory obligations are a baseline expectation.

About the role:

Our South Australian mill is situated in Tarpeena (about 20 minutes from Mount Gambier) and currently has over 300 employees on site.

We are accepting applications for a highly skilled Electrical Instrumentation and Control Engineer who will be responsible for asset maintenance, improvement and capital application improvements. This is a full time role that reports directly to the Engineering Manager and performs a key function within the Engineering team that partners with the site to deliver ongoing process improvements. You will work with the site team to identify and deliver agreed process improvements for the business.


Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Scoping, engineering, planning, and executing process improvement initiatives to improve processing efficiencies and asset reliability
  • Leading asset improvement and root cause analysis
  • Supporting the development, planning and execution of capital application improvements end to end
  • Supporting, promoting and using Timberlink agreed PI and capital process
  • Communicating, consulting and engaging with stakeholders to identify, select and implement agreed PI solutions
  • Supporting the Electrical team within the Maintenance department as required to ensure the plant continues to run.

What you will have:


  • Mechanical / Electrical Engineering Qualifications or Experience
  • Process improvement experience in industrial manufacturing environments
  • Timber experience (highly desirable) or significant heavy industry or other continuous improvement production industry experience.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a salary based upon experience and performance, along with full training and support from a hardworking and committed team.

Timberlink is an equal opportunity employer, we encourage all applicants with the RIGHT TO WORK in Australia to apply.

If you would like to know more, or wish to apply for the role, please submit your application including your cover letter and CV to careers@timberlinkaustralia.com.au


No agencies or cold calling please!