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About JM Switchboards

JM Switchboards was established 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 18 staff, including highly qualified electrical trade professionals and project management personnel.


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

Business Development Manager


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.


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.

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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.




Ian Donaghy

Electrical 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.”


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


• Staff Induction

• Toolbox Talk

• Safety Training

• CPR Training

• Apprentice Block Release

• Height Safety Training

• Confined Space Training

• Product Training

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Community Connect Program

“We believe in giving back”


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


• 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”


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

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Contact on About Page


TELEPHONE (07) 4035 2411


ADDRESS 242-244 Hartley St Bungalow QLD 4870 Australia

POSTAL ADDRESS PO Box 5934 Cairns QLD 4870 Australia

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