About Us

Founded in 2008 by Gary Brown IMS quickly grew as a leader providing onsite consultants and maintenance personnel. The doors to the first IMS facility opened in Mackay in 2011. In this time IMS have secured key knowledgeable and experienced members within the industry, all with their own specialty but we all have one thing in common…. We are all Boilermakers and are all service driven!

In 2012 IMS became ISO accredited achieving certificates in Quality 9001, Environment 14001 and Health and Safety 18001. This achievement has assisted and guided IMS to setting the bench mark as the industry leaders in mining repairs.

With 2 facilities located in Paget Mackay covering over 5,000 square meters under roof, 13 meters under hook cranes and 120-tonne lift capacity it makes our facility perfect for your next offsite rebuild.

Our Team

Reddan O’Heaney

Reddan (Red) is the heart beat of our workshop, as our Workshop Manager Red’s focus is frontline interaction with our team, ensuring open and correct lines of communication are channelled to the workshop floor and projects are completed to our client’s expectations.

Red has 17yrs experience in the engineering field and is continuing to expand his skills base to ensure as a leader and mentor he offer our team the best direction and support when on the job.

With a focus on Safety, our team and production Red has a complex position and backed by his continued project success and interaction on the workshop floor has gained 100% support of our team as the Captain.

Ryan McGovern

Ryan McGovern is renowned for his commitment to customer satisfaction. Ryan has gained over 20 years’ experience in the industry. Gaining his qualification in Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication) in 2002, he has since then progressed further in his career. Ryan has gained his extensive knowledge and experience while working as a BMA Dragline Maintenance team member for 7 years before joining the BMA Business Improvement Team (Dragline Maintenance) for 2 years. Ryan has also taken on the role as an Engineering Workshop Manager.

Ryan’s position as Business Development Manager is to improve an organization’s market position and achieve financial growth. Ryan is to define long-term organisational strategic goals, build key customer relationships, identify business opportunities, negotiate and close business deals and maintain extensive knowledge of current market conditions.

Kevin Caesar

Kevin gained his qualification in Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication) in 1995 with a strong focus on the quoting and processing of cold steels (Press and Roll) as well as completing numerous CAD/Solid works training.

Kevin heads up our processing department at the Diesel Drive Facility and oversees all rolling, pressing and forming of both mild and quenched steel.

Shaun Saron

Shaun has over 20 years industry experience. This includes working throughout the Bowen Basin and Southern Queensland area on numerous operations within the Open Cut Coal Mining, Construction and Sugar Industries. Shaun has worked in the capacity of tradesman, Leading Hand, Supervisor, OEM Structural Representative and Dragline/Shovel Service Department Foreman. Shaun’s experience has included new machinery construction and maintenance of both mobile and fixed plant, Dragline bucket maintenance and construction. Shaun has held his Welding Supervisor Certificate # 10 for over 5 years now, and is considered by colleague’s and clients as the best in the industry

Shaun’s position at IMS as QA/ Welding Coordinator is responsible for ensuring product and services meets the established standards of quality including reliability, usability and performance. Shaun is responsible for implementation, maintenance and continual improvement to AS/NZ ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System and specific client fabrication management plans associated with industry sectors.

Michael Hilton

Michael Hilton is renowned for his people skills and getting the team work active on every level of the workforce. Michael has a trades and supervisor/Management background and has over 30 years’ experience with Heavy Earth Moving Equipment, this includes dragline buckets both, refurbished and new builds. Michael has overseen 70+ new dragline bucket builds, 80+ new Truck Trays in his career and over 400 heavy equipment rebuilds.

Michael’s position as General Manager is responsible for safe conduct of all work undertaken by the workforce under their control and for fully understanding safety requirements and standards. Michael ensures projects are delivered Safely to the highest standard and on time

Jon Readdy

Jon Readdy is renowned for Safety and his people skills. Leading by example and creating a team environment with an emphasis on work ethic, moral and culture within the workforce including Management. He has a trade and supervisor/Management background with over 17 years’ experience with Medium to Heavy Fabrication and Earth Moving Equipment.  Jon has been actively involved with various upgrades on OEM attachments which are then adopted by the factory.

Jon’s position as Operations Manager is responsible for overall safety of all Employees and contractors who work within the Facility or on site. Jon is responsible for operations, and creating organizational and program budgets and forecasts in collaboration with the Director.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is IMS an ISO Accredited Company?

Yes, IMS gained accreditation in 2012 and have continued to qualify under ISO9001, ISO140001 and ISO18001 with no Non-conformances in this period to date.

Will IMS provide complete Scope’s of Work for repairs?

IMS can develop SOW for the client to review and approve for repair allowing for ZERO variations supplied once a PO is supplied. This offers complete transparency and clear client direction for repair.

Is PTAW (Plasma Transfer Arc Welding) a cost-effective wear product and solution?

The short answer is yes, if it if applied correctly PTAW will increase life cycles in excess of 3 times over non PTAW wear Q&T plates and castings.

Are you currently looking for employees?

Yes, IMS is always looking for positive and enthusiastic members to join our team, you can find details on how to show expressions of interest within the contact tab on this website or apply in person at our office/workshop at 33 Diesel Drive, Paget , 4740 QLD.