Our Story.

About JM Switchboards

JM Switchboards was established by Directors, Sandy and Mary-ann McEachan in 1987. The business initially serviced water treatment plants and pump stations within the Cairns and surrounding region and has since expanded to service Australia and PNG in all aspects of Switchboard manufacturing and Installation. JMS currently employs 20 staff, including highly qualified electrical trade professionals and project management personnel.

Team

Getting the right equipment is critical, but it’s just as crucial to make sure you have the right people. Many employees have spent a large part of their working life with JM Switchboards; a significant number have 25 years’ experience and more.

JM Switchboards has a highly skilled outcome-driven team of professionals who strive to provide the best and most reliable service from the start to finish on every project.

Sandy McEachan

Founder & Director

 

Sandy has over 40 years’ experience in the electrical industry, with hands-on involvement in all areas of switchboard manufacture; from design to project management, electrical and mechanical installations, hydraulic analysis and pump selection. With the vision of providing only superior quality products and service, Sandy has built a team of highly experienced and qualified specialists to ensure the delivery of custom-made, customer-specific solutions and support.

Ken Maynard

General Manager

 

Ken is the key to the smooth running and successful outcomes of JM Switchboards. Ken joined the team in 2008 initially as a Project Manager before assuming the role of Operations Managers 2 years later, and then went onto become General Manager in 2015. Ken is committed to delivering excellent service to customers during all stages of the manufacture and installation process.

Craig Camarlinghi

Workshop Manager

 

With 20 years of Switchboard design experience, Craig is well versed in legislative and industry requirements. An experienced electrician in his own right, Craig understands the challenges installers face and tailors designs to ensure products leaving the factory will work when they arrive at their destination.

Paul Waters

Estimator / Project Manager

 

Paul began his career with JM Switchboards as an electrician and has progressed to JM Switchboards Estimator and Project Manager. With more than three decades’ experience in the industry, Paul brings a wealth of knowledge across the industrial, commercial and civil sectors.

Peter Ellis

Installation Supervisor

 

Peter is almost part of the furniture at JM Switchboards and has been a loyal employee for more than 25 years! There isn’t too many projects Peter hasn’t had his hand in. His speciality is Water and Sewage Pump Station Installation and Switchboard Changeovers where continuity of operation is crucial.

Ian Donaghy

Manufacturing Supervisor

 

Ian has worked for JM Switchboards for close to 30 years and you name it – he’s seen and done it all. He’s built Switchboards, installed Switchboards, designed Switchboards and trained staff on Switchboards. Ian is a specialist in Remote Area Installations and Water / Waste Water projects.

Switched On Employee Program

“The opportunities of tomorrow start with knowledge today.”

ABOUT SWITCHED ON

Building the right team takes time. Many employees have spent a large part of their working life with us; a significant number have 25 or more years’ experience. That speaks volumes about our culture of continuous improvement and the experience we bring to customer

challenges. As long as electrical technologies are changing, we will continue to help our people grow. That’s the JM difference – a guarantee to our customers we can meet their needs now and into the future. What we achieve:

 

We deliver the following through our Switched On Program:

• The highest levels of customer satisfaction in our field

• A more knowledgeable and skilled workforce

• Better business solutions

• Best practice workplace safety

• An efficient and sustainable workplace

SWITCHED ON PROGRAM

• Staff Induction

• Toolbox Talk

• Safety Training

• CPR Training

• Apprentice Block Release

• Height Safety Training

• Confined Space Training

• Product Training
 

Community Connect Program

“We believe in giving back”

ABOUT COMMUNITY CONNECT

At JM Switchboards, connecting with our community through meaningful contributions is as important as providing energy through our switchboards. Each year our Community Connect Program supports several local charities, events and initiatives which keep our communities

strong and growing.
 

What we achieve:

The following benefits are captured through the JMS Community Connect Program:
 

• A stronger and more connected community

• Enhanced staff satisfaction and reward

COMMUNITY CONNECT PROGRAMS

• Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea Host

• The Rotary Foundation

• Young Animals Protection Society

• Heart Foundation

• Cancer Council of Queensland

• Southside Comets FC Sponsor

• Cairns Regional Council – Mayor’s Christmas Appeal

• Higher Learning Support Program

• Work Experience Host for;

- Woree State High School

- Cairns State High School

- St Marys Catholic College

- Trinity Bay State School

Customer Solutions Framework

“Your challenges, our answers”

ABOUT OUR FRAMEWORK

Every job is one-of-a-kind and bespoke solutions require an open-minded approach to

problem solving. Today projects face more potential pitfalls than ever and poor management

can lead to risk, cost blowouts, frustrated workers and potentially lead to injuries. That’s

where JM Switchboards adds value. By doing the job right the first time, we put time back

into your hands to let you focus on your business. We adopt a Customer Solutions

framework which is all about delivering the right results, that’s the JM difference.

What we achieve:

The JMS Customer Solutions Framework delivers the following:

• Superior customer solutions and outcomes

• Shorter project delivery timelines

• Improved business efficiency

Customer Solutions Framework Programs

• Quality Assurance

• Problem Solving Training

• Toolbox (sharing solutions to problems)

• Problem Solving Framework Documentation

• Technical Training

• Standards Update Training

 
 
 
 
 
 

Contact

TELEPHONE (07) 4035 2411

EMAIL mail@jmswitchboards.com.au

ADDRESS 242-244 Hartley St Bungalow QLD 4870 Australia

POSTAL ADDRESS PO Box 5934 Cairns QLD 4870 Australia

Send us your enquiry today

To make an enquiry please call 07 4035 2411, or email us at mail@jmswitchboards.com.au

Alternatively complete the enquiry form below and we will get back to you asap.

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