First listed on: 02 July 2024

E&I Continuous Improvement Engineer (Pulp)


  • Tumut Location – State of the Art Kraft Paper Mill
  • Adhere to all site and legislative policies and procedures, particularly in the area of Chain of Responsibility
  • Supportive & Highly Motivated Team with a Focus on Safety & Innovation

About the company

Visy began manufacturing corrugated cardboard boxes in Melbourne, Australia, in 1948 and has grown to become one of the world's leading privately owned packaging, paper and recycling companies. Visy's past, present and future are linked by a commitment to growth, through meeting our customers' needs and the wise use and re-use of resources.

Are you looking for a tree change and want to live in one of the most stunning and snowy regions in Australia? Do you enjoy exploring and outdoor activities like fishing, camping, hiking, biking, canoeing, 4WD, and snowboarding, then you won't find a better place to live than the green rolling hills of the Snowy Valleys region.

Our Visy Pulp and Paper mill is based in Tumut, a beautiful town that sits on the north-west foothills of the Snowy Mountains with an abundance of natural wonders and offers a lifestyle that you can make your own, with a strong sense of community and a quick commute to work.

About the role

Based in regional NSW Tumut, we are searching for an experienced, hands-on Continuous Improvement Engineer to consistently improve the functioning and overall efficiency of all electrical, instrument and control systems/equipment for all areas of the operation.

Reporting to the Senior Engineer (EIC), you will possess drive and determination, have exceptional organisational and time keeping skills with a logical/calm approach to work on continuous improvement projects.


Your day to day includes but not limited to:

  • Initiate and drive a safe workplace including ensuring you and your team follow safety policies and regulations and consult with HSE representatives with any workplace changes
  • Manage the auditing of installed equipment to ensure that all spare parts, software, firmware, backups, documentation, procedures and maintenance schedules required are in place and in good working order
  • Ensure disciplined focus on diagnostic (predictive) and preventative maintenance of EIC equipment, and ensure that a reactive, corrective maintenance environment does not develop
  • Ensure the planning and organising of resources/ raw materials/ spare parts/ supplies for jobs and scheduled maintenance
  • Conduct RCA investigations on all significant equipment failures
  • Ensure all spare parts required to maintain equipment functionality are identified and added to stores inventory.
  • Keep updated on latest technology and advancements in the industry
  • Engage the team to contribute to growing the continuous improvement culture
  • Implement asset management system improvements to optimise workflow, equipment reliability and repairable inventory management
  • Assist in the provision of on-the-job training and coaching

What you will bring to the team

Your experience and technical knowledge include:

  • Degree in Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Experience within industrial maintenance in a continuous process environment (preferably within the Paper, Aluminium, Steel, Mining, FMCG, Heavy industries)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in ElC control systems fields
  • Tech savvy and proficient in Microsoft Office, SAP, CMMS or ERP systems (advantageous)
  • Control Systems (PLC) experience (ABB & Rockwell preferable)
  • AC variable speed drive knowledge and experience (Rockwell/ABB preferable)
  • What you will bring to the team:
  • Drive and determination, a proactive confident approach, enthusiasm and an ability to work in a team environment
  • A willingness and ability to learn and absorb information and take accountability for tasks
  • Highly motivated with demonstrated behaviour’s that contribute to constructive teamwork
  • Energetic with the ability to work in a self-directed manner, manage competing work demands, respond to challenges as they arise
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment with sound decision making skills
  • Planning – good organizational and prioritising skills, and able to meet deadlines consistently
  • Practical / hands on approach that takes ownership of delivering results
  • Superior communication coupled with strong analytical skills, a high level of initiative and the ability to work autonomously
  • This plant operates on a 24/7-day basis and you will need to be flexible to work additional hours as required including being on our call out roster.

When you join Visy, you’re joining a global leader dedicated to making serious progress in the sustainable packaging, recycling, re-manufacturing and logistics industries.  We love solving the problems that make an impact and grow our business.  If you think you can help us, you’ll fit right in!

Please contact Anelle Mackinlay on for a confidential discussion or apply now.

  • You will be required to meet Visy’s employment criteria which will include a criminal history check and pre-employment medical (including drug & alcohol ­testing).
  • Visy is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

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