WHSE Manager

Bell Bay Safety 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:

With a brand-new Wood Plastics Composites plant currently being built and a $63 million upgrade to the existing manufacturing plant also underway, we are now searching for a highly skilled WHSE Manager for our Bell Bay site.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective running of Safety systems and programs at our Bell Bay site, to meet relevant targets in line with site business plan.

You will work as an integral part of the leadership group for the site, leading in all areas of safety, productivity and compliance, as well as setting annual budgets for area and contributing to budget planning.

This permanent, full time position reports directly to the Site Manufacturing Manager and is located at our prestigious sawmill in Bell Bay – conveniently located in wine country, 30 minutes out of Launceston – an amazing opportunity to enjoy the perfect work/life balance.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Work collaboratively as part of the site leadership team in a supportive role to deliver the WHSE business principles and standards to the site
  • Actively promote and be a site role model in the areas of Work Health Safety, Environment and Compliance along with meeting stated/agreed targets for area KPIs and actively contributing to site KPIs
  • Support the Facility Manager with the development of WHSE & Compliance capability and teamwork within all levels of line management and ensure that accountability for WHSE management and performance is owned by line management
  • Ensure adherence to all aspects of business and legal compliance as they relate to the role
  • Assist and support all site management and the WHSE Committee to develop risk management plans, improvement plans and provide guidance to managers on routine activities where improvements can be made.
  • Analyse WHSE & Compliance events/incidents and prepare relevant business reports for WHS Business Leader and senior environmental management
  • Work with employees and all 3rd parties relating to injury management and Return to Work

Qualifications and Qualities that you will bring to Timberlink:

  • Cert / Studies in OH&S (qual)
  • 8 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Excellent people leadership and management skills and committed to people development
  • Operational knowledge of the Timber industry
  • Demonstrated track record of success in a similar role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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.