Electrical Process Improvement Technician

Tarpeena Engineering 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 270 employees on site.

Due to constant growth, we now require a highly skilled Electrical Process Improvement Technician who will be responsible for identifying opportunities within the manufacturing business unit that will improve product flow, production rates, quality, production recoveries, increase machine maintainability whilst minimizing human interaction, reducing machine downtime, saving energy and improving safety.

This permanent, full time position reports directly to the Reliability Manager  and is based at our manufacturing site located at Tarpeena (near Mt Gambier), South Australia.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure all improvement initiatives aim to increasing plant utilisation, product flow, production rates, product quality, production recoveries, minimise human interaction, reduce machine downtime, increase machine maintainability, save energy and improves safety.
  • Develop an improvement initiative list, detailing all proposed process improvements accompanying a cost / effort / return benefit analysis.
  • Provide general advice and service, working with a minimum of technical supervision
  • Assist in training of apprentices, trades or production employees
  • Fault diagnostics and programming resolutions of PLC’s issues
  • Fault find and resolve instrumentation and control system faults
  • Consult with stakeholders with excellent communication skills

What you will have:


  • Certificate III Electrical Trade Qualification
  • Current South Australia Electrical licence, or be able to successfully obtain
  • Timber industry experience, or significant heavy industry or other continuous production industry experience
  • Certificate III Instrumentation and Control or equivalent desirable
  • Allen Bradley PLC platform Siemens P programming experience
  • High voltage switching and testing experience (desired)
  • Relevant Trade Qualifications or Engineering Qualification
  • Instrumentation qualification or experience (highly desired)
  • Allen Bradley PLC platform Siemens P programming 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!