Afternoon Shift Manager

Discover Opal...


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...


As the Afternoon Shift Manager, you are accountable for establishing and driving the conditions for the team members to achieve all safety, quality, and production targets in accordance with manufacturing standards on a sustainable and improving basis in accordance with agreed company targets.

This role has full responsible for Site Management in the absence of the Site/Operations Manager and Production Manager.


You will contribute to the success of Opal by:

  • Managing the production planning process to meet customer requirements and to optimize production efficiencies.
  • Develop and implement strategies to maximise production efficiencies
  • Develop and implement appropriate shift and manning structures to maintain efficient production throughputs/quality/safety to meet customer and business requirements
  • Monitor the implementation adherence to, all legal, statutory and WHS policies, systems, and practices.  Develop a work culture of safety accountability
  • Manage corrective actions when required and ensure compliance to ISO14001
  • Manage employees in accordance with the OFP National EBA including performance management and develop succession planning and cross training
  • Sponsor and provide input into the ongoing development of the business quality system.


Discover Yourself...


We can 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 individuals who thrive in an environment of change.   


Specifically for this role, we expect you will have:

  • Advanced Cert, Diploma or Degree in Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement or Engineering is preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing leadership role or similar.
  • A safety-first approach to your work environment and your team


This is a great opportunity for someone who loves a varied role where no two days will be the same!  


For further information only, contact Gemma Whale at,  or jump right in and send us your cover letter and resume via the application link.