Production Manager

Tarpeena 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:

The Production Manager oversees the functionality of the manufacturing facility in a hands-on manner, taking accountability for all day-to-day activities and team performance. Ensuring we deliver on operational strategies aligned with safety, people, performance and quality, the Production Manager supports resource optimisation whilst driving a continuous improvement environment and assists in building effective teams.

This permanent, full time position reports directly to the Site Manager and is located at our timber manufacturing facility in Tarpeena, 20 minutes form Mount Gambier.  Relocation assistance will be provided for the right candidate.

 Your responsibilities will include:

  • Champion safety first behaviours and the Timberlink values in all that you do.
  • Conduct regular analysis of production data to monitor performance against target and identify opportunities for improvement across production areas with support of the PI team
  • Prepare and ensure compliance to site budgets and support and collaborate with teams to meet company objectives.
  • Manage and empower a team of direct reports, delegating tasks, providing guidance/coaching, monitoring performance, and identifying development opportunities within your team.

Qualifications and experience, you will bring to Timberlink:

  • Minimum 5 years’ management experience ideally in a manufacturing or similar environment
  • Degree or Diploma in Management & Leadership / other relevant qualification or equivalent demonstrated experience leading teams, ideally across multiple shifts and locations
  • Experience in developing and implementing continuous improvement strategies
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and problem-solving abilities.

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