Team Leader – Wood Plastic Composite

331 Old Bell Bay Road 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.

About the role:

It is with great excitement that we commence recruitment for our brand-new Wood Plastic Composites Plant. We are now looking for a Team Leader to join our business in the lead up to the opening of this world class plant.

We have opportunity for a Team leader to work 4 days a week 10 hour shift, rotating day and night shift each week. If you have a plastics or composites background and are looking to make your mark with a greenfield role, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

This is a  permanent, full time position reporting directly to the Production 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
  • Updating the Visual Management board at the start and end of shift
  • 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:

  • Mechanical and plastics background strong regarded
  • Forklift Licence
  • Ability to lead small teams
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Able to perform under limited supervision
  • Ability to prioritise and plan work for self and others

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