Reliability Leader - Laminex (Gympie Plants)

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  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Manufacturing
  • Business Group:Laminex AU
  • Location:Gympie
  • Job Reference:LAM/32824
  • Closing Date:29 Sep 2023


About Laminex Australia

We’ve been a part of the iconic Australian design landscape for over 85 years. Only a few short years after Australian’s fell in love with Vegemite, families were spreading their toast in kitchens and on tables made by us. We’ve come a long way. 

Today, you’ll see Laminex on surfaces everywhere you look - be it hospitals, shopping centres, restaurants or your home. We manufacture and procure a broad range of products for commercial and residential use such as laminate, engineered stone and veneers so that all Australians can live in beautiful, practical spaces. 

About the role

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Reliability Leader based across both of our Gympie sites (Monkland and Toolara). You will work closely with the Engineering & Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Leader, Manufacturing Manager (both MDF and LPM & Finishing), Engineering Leader, Operation support Leader staff in order to identify, prioritise, and execute projects and work programs that will improve plant reliability and operability.

You will be part of a supportive team environment with a proactive approach to ensuring that the workforce’s health and safety is always the number one priority. 

In this role you will:
  • Deliver maximised equipment functional availability in support of the overall equipment effectiveness on both Gympie site (Toolara & Monkland)
  • Be actively involved in developing Reliability strategies for Gympie Operations team (Engineering & Maintenance and Manufacturing) in support of OEE improvement.
  • Drive continuous improvement (Kaizen) of both sites through use of project management, problems solving and lean processes. 
  • Coach, mentor, train, and motivate team members and operations teams on Reliability and Continuous improvement.
  • Deliver effective and optimised reliability effort within the operation team through project identification and implementation.
  • Develop and optimise Reliability strategy within business constraints to deliver short and long term reliability improvement.

Our ideal candidate has great communication skills, adept at engaging with individuals both verbally and in writing. You excel at fostering positive interpersonal relationships through your conflict resolution and negotiation abilities, ensuring a harmonious and productive work environment.

The Reliability Leader position requires the following knowledge based skill: 
  • Trade Certificate or Degree level education in engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience / skills in engineering, maintenance or project management
  • Working knowledge of maintenance management practices and their application to large manufacturing facilities
  • Experience in managing operational maintenance function and implementing best practice. 
  • Communication skills at all levels
  • Project management skills with excellent planning, organisational and facilitation abilities.
  • Proven Knowledge of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems. (CMMS)
  • Understanding of Predictive and Preventative Maintenance (PM) philosophies. 
  • Good working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems used in manufacturing

As a member of our tight knit Gympie community you will be a team player who is ready to accept the challenges of a position like this. In turn you will be supported by a magnificent senior leadership team with the backing of our excellent brand. All while situated in a beautiful regional part of the world that is only a stones throw away from gorgeous beaches, campsites and nestled within a true family focused town.

Are you ready to start your next chapter at one of Australia’s Top-10 “Best Places to Work”?