Reliability Manager

Tarpeena Reliability 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

Located at our manufacturing facility in Tarpeena (20 minutes from Mount Gambier) The Reliability Manager is a pivotal role within the Tarpeena Engineering Team and reports directly to the Engineering Manager. The Engineering Team is tasked with asset maintenance and improvement, as well as capital application enhancements at the Tarpeena site, including the CLT/GLT plant. This role is essential for leading the reliability team, driving asset optimization, and developing projects that boost operational efficiency and strategic alignment with business goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Asset Management and Strategy: Establish and maintain systems for applying reliability, availability, and maintainability (RAM) concepts to both new and existing assets.
  • Risk Management: Implement processes that address asset risks related to reliability affecting health, safety, environment, operations, and cost.
  • Operational Analysis and Improvement: Conduct comprehensive failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), oversee root cause analyses, and manage a prioritized improvement plan across various teams.
  • Stakeholder and Team Engagement: Engage with internal and external stakeholders to align and enhance business strategies and operations, fostering a collaborative environment to drive systemic improvements.

Requirements / Skills

  • Formal Education & Training: A Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent qualification is essential, with additional management qualifications being desirable.
  • Professional Experience: At least 5 years of management experience and a background in preventative and predictive maintenance, particularly in a manufacturing environment.
  • Skills and Competencies: Exceptional planning and prioritization skills, proven leadership capabilities, and strong technical knowledge in maintenance systems. The role demands excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and a proven ability to lead cultural change and engage teams.
  • Technical Proficiency: Experience with financial management, plant reliability, condition monitoring, mechanical and electrical systems, and continuous improvement methodologies.

This position not only requires technical expertise but also a strategic outlook and leadership qualities that align with Timberlink's values and operational goals. The Reliability Manager will play a crucial role in enhancing the overall performance and reliability of operations at the Tarpeena site.

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. Relocation package also available for preferred candidate.

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