Working for Knauf
As Knauf expands its operations across the globe, the success story has only just begun in Australia. Our people are an important part of this story guided by the values of Knauf: integrity, trust, loyalty, commitment to community, forward looking policies, result driven operations, personal commitment and steadfastness.
Developing skills, recognising and rewarding good work and ideas and giving employees a safe working environment, are only part of the story.
Health and Safety
To become the safest company in its sector and always demonstrate safe behaviour.
Our target number:
ZERO is the only acceptable number of accidents, incidents or occupational illnesses.
There is nothing so important that we cannot take the time to do it safely.
We take our responsibilities in the area of health and safety seriously and this can be seen in our safety management systems. Our comprehensive safety management policy, guidelines and programmes are all designed to ensure the health and safety of our employees, customers, contractors, visitors and the public. We strive for continual improvement in our performance and aspire to be injury free. Everyone has a role to play in making our workplace and systems of work safer. Everyone benefits from working for a company that has safety as a core value. We set ourselves challenging targets and along the way we achieve and celebrate safety milestones.
Our People and Values
Our people are our strength and key to Knauf's success. 26,000 people worldwide and 300 people in Australia strive for Knauf's growth and their own personal development every day.
Despite our unique personalities, Knauf works together as one team because our culture is built on four solid values.
- Menschlichkeit – a German term which means that everything we do, every decision we take, we have the well-being of everyone in society in mind.
- Partnership - we act as a team and support each other.
- Commitment - We are committed to our work and the results of our work.
- Entrepreneurship - our continued success is driven by a spirit of pioneering, innovation and change combined with a pragmatic and result-oriented approach.
These values and an unwavering commitment to safety and the well-being of our employees underpins everything we do. We take great pride in a job well done and are dedicated to success.
We seek individuals who are energetic, passionate, talented, demonstrate loyalty and integrity and are looking to be part of an innovative and results driven organisation. Our goal is to make our people the best in their field. To ensure this, we develop employees through training, feedback, coaching and challenging but interesting work and projects.
Knauf offers an attractive salary and bonus structure for eligible employees. All employees are entitled to additional employee benefits. These include, but are not limited to:
- Performance based annual bonuses for selected positions
- Supported education
- Training and development
- Employee assistance program
- Health programs
- Active social clubs.
Knauf employees are actively engaged in Health and Safety initiatives within the company. Employees are also encouraged to participate in Knauf Active. Knauf Active is a group of energetic employees who take part in sporting events throughout Australia such as the City 2 Surf, Sydney to Wollongong bike ride, Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, Run Melbourne, St George Melbourne running festival and Gold Coast Airport Marathon events.
These annual events offer Knauf employees the opportunity to maintain healthy lifestyles as well as supporting national and local charities.