Production Team Leader

Location: Hobart
Hours: 2 days, 2 nights, 4 off

The production team leader is responsible for leading the effective performance of a shift operations team by managing: safety and environmental performance; production targets; people performance and development; and stakeholder expectations in line with Nyrstar’s strategy, policies and procedures.

Employed on a rotating shift roster, working consecutively 2 days, 2 nights, then 4 days off, team leaders are an integral part of the departmental leadership team.

This dynamic and challenging role provides a fantastic opportunity to utilise your people and communication skills, organisation, and problem solving abilities to make a positive impact on the culture and performance of the site.


  • Lead the effective day-to-day operations of the department team
  • Maintain a safe and compliant workplace with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Maximise quality and production outcomes
  • Foster a high performance culture through guidance, training and support
  • Effectively communicate site objectives, targets and initiatives to the team
  • Manage resource utilisation, including leave management and the use of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), to monitor the delivery of stakeholder requirements
  • Lead a conscientious approach to cost management
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of employee engagement


  • Demonstrated capability in leading and managing a diverse team, with a focus on building team culture and a practical understanding of contemporary people management practices
  • Ability to drive and implement change, with a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Sound, current and applied knowledge of workplace health and safety legislation/regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to form strong, positive professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and remain calm under pressure
  • Proven ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to understand the key performance criteria of a continuous operating process
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and industry related software systems, such as SAP and Cintellate, or the ability to quickly acquire
  • Experience in a similar heavy industry


Nyrstar respect and value the diversity of our people and believe our differences strengthen our business. Nyrstar Hobart is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a culturally diverse and gender equal workplace, where everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect.

Nyrstar Hobart has a strict RPE ‘Clean Shave’ Policy. Most facial hair is not permitted on site. Regular health screening, including blood tests, is part of our commitment to keeping our workforce safe and a condition of employment

You must have the Right to Work in Australia to apply.