Leading Hand

Bell Bay Leading Hand 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:

It is with great excitement that we commence recruitment for our brand-new Wood Plastic Composites Plant. In line with this commencement, we are now looking for Team Leaders to join our business in the lead up to the opening of this world class plant.

We have opportunities for a Team Leader working day, afternoon and night shift rotating every two weeks, working 38 hours per week, Monday to Friday (Sunday night to Friday morning for the night shift vacancy). If you have a plastics or composites background and are looking to make your mark with a greenfield role, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

These permanent, full time positions reports directly to the Production Manager and will be based at our Bell Bay manufacturing site in Tasmania (approx. 40 minutes from Launceston). With our business continually investing and growing, this is a perfect opportunity to combine your strong technical mindset with a leader in the timber manufacturing industry.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring site safety rules and Standard Operating Procedures are adhered to
  • Meeting production targets according to the production plan
  • Reporting safety incidents, near misses and quality issues
  • Implementing standardized work processes to make high quality products that meet standards
  • Reducing machine downtime, rework, and scrap
  • Communicating safety and quality alerts to the production team
  • Updating the Visual Management board at the start and end of shift
  • Conducting daily toolbox meetings with the production team
  • Keeping track of material level on the production floor

Qualifications and Qualities you will bring to Timberlink:

  • Mechanical and plastics background strong regarded
  • Forklift Licence
  • Ability to lead small teams
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Able to perform under limited supervision
  • Ability to prioritise and plan work for self and others

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!