WHS Manager

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 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 WHS Manager – Manufacturing

Reporting to the Operations Manager for Opal Cartons Botany, you will work with the Cartons Leadership Team and Operations Managers to set business strategy around each key discipline (Health, Safety and Environment) to embed a proactive safety culture.

 You will contribute to the success of Opal by:

  • Develop, initiate and/or coordinate the key internal initiatives within this strategic framework for each key discipline to provide continual steps towards proactive safety culture.
  • Work with Business Systems and key team members to execute site initiatives within the strategic framework for each key discipline.
  • Identify, source/develop and deliver/coordinate the training and associated activities necessary to deliver all Cartons HSE strategies.
  • Actively participate in the investigation of incidents, workplace accidents and injuries, & ensure investigations are of a high standard.
  • Work with Business Systems team members, site leaders, company doctors, physiotherapists and return to work contractors to manage any Work Cover issues and Injury Management cases.


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 individuals who thrive in an environment of change. Specifically for this role, we expect you will have;

  • Preferably a degree / Diploma or equivalent in Safety, Engineering, Science or similar discipline, or equivalent business systems experience.
  • Equivalent Packaging Industry/ Manufacturing experience.
  • Return to work co-ordinator experience
  • Skills/Knowledge which would be highly considered but not mandatory are; Lean Manufacturing, FMEA, Risk Assessments, Work Cover - RTW, Auditing and Structured Problem Solving.
  • Experience in administration and business systems


Discover moreby visiting our website at www.opalanz.com

For more information please contact Dean Jones on +614 91158351 or jump right in by sending us your CV.

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