Manufacturing Team Leader

Bell Bay Management 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 new Finger Joint Line. In line with this commencement, we are now looking for a Team Leader to join our business.

Working Monday to Thursday, rotating day and afternoon shift.

Hours for Day shift - 6am - 3.50pm

Hours for Afternoon shift - 4.20pm - 2.10am

This permanent, full time position reports directly to the Dry Mill 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
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Manufacturing background
  • Forklift Licence
  • Proactive and positive leadership that results in an effective team
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Able to perform under limited supervision
  • Ability to prioritise and plan work for self and others
  • Experience with payroll systems

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!

Applications close 27th October 2023