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About Laminex Australia

We’ve been a part of the iconic Australian design landscape for over 90 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

Being one of Australia’s leading manufacturers in the building & interiors industry comes with an increasing number of environmental, health, and safety responsibilities & obligations. As a result we’re looking for a proven Health, Safety and Environment professional to drive best-practice across our manufacturing plants and distribution centres mainly in Gympie and Tin Can Bay, but... also other sites along the Eastern coast.

The role’s primary purpose will be “leading the leaders” in our site operations - providing structures, systems and processes as well as specialist counsel/advice on legislative requirements and coaching/mentoring on EHS behavioural safety tools and principals.

This position will mainly service our two Gympie sites (Monkland and Tin Can Bay) and the majority of your work days will occur on those sites, with approx. 1 day per week from home.

Key focuses & responsibilities will include:
• Engaging & influencing operational stakeholders & managers across all levels of the organisation
• Driving EHS and site safety awareness via established frameworks & tools
• EHS planning & systems management with particular focus on ISO14001 & AS4801
• Interpretation and implementation of EHS legislation at state & national level
• Ensuring the business meets and exceeds , EHS reporting & compliance obligations and responsibilities
• Leading and managing proactive hazard & risk management processes across all sites
• Lead behavioural safety tools and problem solving training
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - a self-starter who delivers meaningful results through influencing and motivating all levels within the business
• End-to-end injury management including Workers Compensation
• Leading and managing processes to mitigate the impact of Operations on the environment, including reduction and other initiatives.

We are after the following experience, skills & traits:
• Tertiary qualification in WHS / EHS, including EHS auditing or extensive previous experience in a similar role in manufacturing or supply chain
• Strong knoweldge of environmental policies, procedures and legislation
• Experience applying WHS / EHS best-practice processes in the operations and supply chain environments including manufacturing sites and distribution centres
• Detailed knowledge of relevant state & federal legislation
• Proven ability to positively influence the behaviours of others, and working in with teams to achieve shared outcomes
• Advanced Excel and data management skills enabling you to extract relevant insights and trends from incident data

Join Our Journey: Laminex is more than a workplace; it’s a community committed to excellence, innovation, and creating beloved spaces for Australians. We're seeking individuals eager to make an impact. With our Circle Back Initiative, we ensure every applicant is acknowledged for their dedication.

Apply Today: Embrace the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the aesthetic and functional quality of Australian spaces. Join Laminex Australia – your work is our shared future.

Contact Information: Apply now and Lachlan from Laminex will be in contact with you
Gympie QLD Australia


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