Machine Operator

331 Old Bell Bay Road Manufacturing 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.

About the role:

It is with great excitement that we commence recruitment for our brand-new Wood Plastic Composites Plant, with production to begin in mid 2023. In line with this commencement, we are now looking for multiple Machine Operators to join our business in the lead up to the opening of this world class plant.

We have opportunities on rotating day, afternoon and night shift, 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 Team Leaders 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:

  • Ensures appropriate daily schedule controls are in place to enable the teams to clearly understand ongoing operational performance.
  • Coordinates external resources where required.
  • Communicates issues and actions providing detailed shift handovers.
  • Production capability is met in line with the business strategy.
  • Liaises with both upstream and downstream sections to ensure that a quality product is produced.
  • Facilitate and support scheduled maintenance work and manage breakdowns in line with operational requirements.

Qualifications and Qualities you will bring to Timberlink:

  • Mechanical and plastics background strongly regarded.
  • Forklift Licence essential & Experience
  • Ability to work in small teams
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Able to perform under limited supervision

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

No agencies or cold calling please!