Saw Doctor/Technician

Mount Gambier 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.

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:

Due to continued growth, an opportunity has arisen for a Saw Doctor / Technician to join our team at our Tarpeena Mill. The main objective of this role is to provide outstanding support and guidance to the Saw Shop team, operating and maintaining all saw shop equipment as well as ensuring all saw and knife changes are completing efficiently and to a high level.

The successful candidates may be required to work on a rotating day, afternoon, and night shift roster with regular weekend work. Some flexibility will be afforded to suitable candidates as well as relocation assistance provided.

With the $100 million upgrade completed (equipped with a start of the art, world class saw shop), along with a brand new, state of the art, $60 million CLT/GLT plant about to commence construction, this thriving facility will continue to evolve, becoming one of the most modern sawmilling manufacturing facilities in Australia – a simply amazing time to join and showcase your outstanding manufacturing and leading capabilities.

 Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist in all saw and knife changes on a timely and regular basis
  • Assist to ensure that an adequate supply of saws is available at all times
  • Keep saw guides in good condition
  • Maintain all sawshop equipment ie grinders, swages, shapers, stretcher rolls, tensioner gauges etc
  • Sharpen Chainsaw Chains
  • Actively promote a safety-first culture

Essential personal attributes:

  • Ability to work co-operatively in a highly effective team
  • Possesses a strong work ethic
  • Experience within bandsaws
  • Proactive, professional and responsible
  • Good communication skills

Timberlink is an equal opportunity employer, we encourage all applicants with the RIGHT TO WORK in Australia to apply (Australian residency or a valid AUS work VISA).

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

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