Manufacturing/Operations Supervisory & Management opportunities - Pulp & Paper, Victoria Australia






Manufacturing/Operations Supervisory & Management opportunities – Pulp & Paper


Maryvale Paper Mill, Victoria





As part of the Nippon Paper Group, Opal is one of Australasia’s leading packaging and paper companies and we employ more than 4,500 team members across our operations. We manufacture goods that you see, touch and use every day and our customer base includes some of the biggest names in FMCG, Retail and Fresh Produce.    We stand for innovation, smart solutions and sustainability and this is an exciting time to join us as we build our own unique culture fuelled by confidence, energy and passion.


Discover the Opportunity


 Opal Australian Paper is a vertically integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper, and Australia’s only manufacturer of copy, printing and inkjet papers.    Our Maryvale paper mill in the beautiful Latrobe Valley, Victoria opened in 1937 and has since grown to be one of the largest employers inthe region, manufacturing close to 600,000 tonnes of paper and board annually.  



As part of our succession planning initiatives, we have identified a number of opportunities for Superintendents and Production Managers across our Pulp/Fibrelines & paper machine operations.   These roles, whilst they vary slightly between sections, are all accountable for;  


  • Upholding our core value of SAFE and demonstrating an unwavering commitment to outperforming against all safety metrics.
  • Achieving production targets through the execution of the Daily Operating Plan and ensuring the optimal use of resources
  • Coaching, supporting and developing operational team members in line with performance objectives
  • Planning, implementing and monitoring best practice production methods and driving continuous improvement initiatives across your relevant lines/operations
  • Ensuring full compliance to all company policies and statutory requirements related to people and the safe performance of production operations. 



Discover Yourself

We are able to offer a varied career journey with experiential learning gained from cross-functional and lateral moves.    We embrace diversity in all its forms and we look for curious people who thrive in an environment of change.   We are interested in hearing from individuals who have;


  • A demonstrable background of outstanding safety leadership
  • Significant past experience working in the Pulp & Paper industry.   No doubt you have held a similar role in one of the leading mills in Australia or overseas.
  • Strong leadership capability and a passion for helping others realise their potential.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Pulp & Paper or another relevant discipline (ie Engineering).
  • Strong technical knowledge of pulp and paper making/fibrelines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A genuine interest and drive for unlocking value through continuous improvement

Opal is able to offer relocation support to successful individuals and their families.    The La Trobe Valley in Victoria’s Gippsland region is well serviced by large regional centres with access to excellent health and education services.   In the heart of beautiful dairy country and with unspoilt beaches and coastal national parks, you can continue your leadership career whilst also enjoying an unparalleled lifestyle.


For more information please contact:


Kathy Head on 0418494015 or email  Or Dean Jones on 0491158351 or email


Alternatively, jump right in and send us your CV now!





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