The Portland Precision Engineering workforce consists of trade certified Fitter Machinists, Boilermakers, Mechanics, Apprentices and Trades Assistants. We also employ Crane Operators, Riggers, and Plant and Equipment Operators.
All Portland Precision Engineering tradesmen are certified to Australian Standard for confined space entry. We also have several tradesmen who are certified for unrestricted wind tower climbing having completed specialised training for working at heights and tower rescue.
The staff and management of Portland Precision Engineering operate in an environment that generates personal accountability and continuous improvement. We are proud of our trade skills and safety record. Our qualified and experienced staff members operate at a high level of excellence and pride allowing our company to provide top quality services at competitive prices.
Managing Director – Jon Dennis
Jon became Owner and Managing Director in April 2010 when Portland Precision Engineering acquired PFM (Portland Fleet Maintenance) . Prior to this, Jon worked for General Motors for 30 years in various roles in Manufacturing and Engineering Program Management whilst posted in North America, Europe and Australia. As Managing Director, Jon leads all Portland Precision Engineering operations but can also offer clients assistance in Strategic and Business Planning, Market and Business Development, Financial Analysis and Project Management.
Office Manager - Anna McRae
Prior to joining PPE in 2016 Anna was Site Administration Officer for Cape located at the Portland Aluminium Smelter. Before that she was Administration Officer, Alyangula Police Station, Groote Eylandt, NT. Anna leads the office staff and oversees accounts, payroll, job tracking and invoicing.
Workshop Supervisor - James Juri
James started with Portland Fleet Maintenance in 1994 as an Apprentice Fitter/Machinist and has been with the company ever since. James is widely recognized as one of the best tradesmen and problem solvers in the Region.
Site Supervisor - Matthew Evans
After several years of casual work in between FIFO assignments Matt became a permanent employee in 2014. A Boilermaker by trade, Matt is responsible for all site projects including shutdowns and major installation/commissioning programs.
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