Zemek refurbishes equalisers

Further information from Neil (0437 546 526) or Ray (0400 556 385).

Yet another new product from Zemek Engineering

Zemek has yet another new product, the aperture rollers (above left), which are now available from the company at Mackay Harbour.
On the right is the newly refurbished cable roller.
Further information from Neil (0437 546 526), or Ray (0400 556 385).

One door leaves, another arrives

Zemek's yellow refurbished dipper door is about to return to the mines
Arriving from the mines is a black dipper door which will be refurbished
A dipper door arrives at Zemek where it will be refurbished
The innovative frame, which holds dipper doors during transit, is removed from the truck
The yellow refurbished dipper door is loaded onto the truck in the Zemek yard
The black dipper door, which will be refurbished, arrives in the Zemek yard

Yet another new product from Zemek Engineering

This is the spreader bar head, a new product from Zemek Engineering

This is the spreader bar head, a new product from Zemek Engineering

We have yet another new product, the spreader bar head, which is now available from Zemek Engineering.
These heads have been designed to be versatile to allow for pin fitment from either direction.
Further information from Neil (0437 546 526) or Ray (0400 556 385).


A new product from Zemek Engineering

Zemek Engineering's new product, the latch lever retainer clampSide view of Zemek Engineering's new product, the latch lever retain clamp

This new product, the latch lever retainer clamp, is now available from Zemek Engineering.
Due to breakages in the field, Zemek has designed this clamp with thicker arms to prevent this problem.
Further information from Neil (0437 546 526) or Ray (0400 556 385).


The Men from the Zemek Engineering Workshop

Photograph by Minco


Another door has been completed

The latest door to be refurbished by Zemek Engineering is this Caterpillar electric shovel 495.
Please ring Ray 0400 556 385, or Neil 0437 546 526 if you would like further information.


Work about to begin on a door

Melton from Zemek Engineering in Mackay is ready to begin work refurbishing this dipper door

Another dipper door has come into the Mackay workshop where it will be totally refurbished.
Please ring Ray 0400 556 385 if you would like further information.


Another dump block completed

Zemek Engineering has completed another dump block

The order number for this refurb dump block is ZD1501.
Please ring Ray 0400 556 385 if you would like further information.


Another Dipper Door Completed

Men from the Zemek Engineering workshop with the newly refurbished dipper door


Dual coloured Dump Block

The dump block is painted by Darren from Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour Ray from Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour checks out the newly refurbished dump block Darren from Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour moves the refurbished dump block to a bin prior to shipping


A refurbished dipper door is put onto
the carrying frame for the trip out to
the mines.

Another refurbished dipper door is placed on the carry frame on the truck at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour

The Zemek designed carry frame supports the door for the trip back to the mine

The refurbished dipper door is on the Zemek designed carry frame for transport back to the mine

The crane completes the work of loading the dipper door, refurbished by Zemek Engineering

The crane is used to place the dipper door, refurbished by Zemek Engineering, onto the carrying frame for transport to the mine

The dipper door is brought out of the workshop at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour

A dipper door is brought out of
the workshop in order to be
turned over and returned to the
workshop for further work

The crane begins to turn over the dipper door at Zemek Engineering's workshop at Mackay Harbour

The crane is ready to return the dipper door to the workshop at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour


An offset trunnion and a latch lever are ready to be shipped

Peter inspects the trunnion which is ready to be shipped from the Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour

Peter inspects the latch lever which is ready to be shipped from the Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour


Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour has refurbished yet another dipper door.

Zemek Engineering, which is based at Mackay Harbour, ships another refurbished dipper door

The refurbished dipper door is loaded onto a frame on a crane at the Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour.

The dipper door, refurbished by Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour, is lifted by the crane for its journey to the mines.

The dipper door, refurbished by Zemek Engineering, is lifted by the crane at the Mackay Harbour workshop

Ray checks out the carry frame which will hold the dipper door on its voyage from the Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour to the mines

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And another door
goes into
the workshop

As one refurbished door leaves the Zemek Engineering workshop another takes it place so new work can begin.

The latest dipper door, which is in need of work, goes into the Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour


Zemek celebrates two years LTI free

Zemek employees gather at the Mackay Marina to celebrate two years LTI free

Janelle, John and Vicki celebrate two years LTI free for Zemek Engineering

Scott and Ray celebrate two years LTI free for Zemek Engineering

Sally, Vicki and Janelle celebrate two years LTI free for Zemek Engineering which is based at Mackay Harbour

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Moving A Door

Moving a door at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour

Moving a door at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour

Adjusting the crane after moving a door at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour

Zemek Engineering is on Facebook


Badging on the Mastermyne support pod made by Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour

Brendon attaches the badges to the Mastermyne support pod made at the Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour

Mastermyne
Secondary Support Pod

Brendon demonstrates the rear section of the Mastermyne support pod made by Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour

Zemek Engineering
can make everything
you need


Sam works on an ear at the Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour

Dan at the Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour

Peter and Pablo at Zemek Engineering which is based at Mackay Harbour

Lots of activity
at Zemek Engineering

Mackay engineering firm, Zemek, is on Facebook

Darren at Zemek Engineering which is based at Mackay Harbour

Incoming

Zemek Engineering receives a dipper door, which travelled on a Zemek frame, to the workshop at Mackay Harbour

A crane lifts the dipper door from the frame which is on the bed of a truck at the Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour

The dipper door is lowered to the ground by the crane at the Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour

The bogey is moved into position under the dipper door at the Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour

The forklift removes the carrying frame, which held the dipper door at the Mackay Harbour workshop

 

Above
a new door arrives


And to the right
work begins on taking apart a door
which is beyond help

Work begins on taking apart a dipper door which is beyond help and which is due for the scrap metal yard


Ray Kemp with the spreader bar refurbished by Zemek Engineering which is on its way to Rolleston Mine

 

 

Refurbished
Spreader Bar

 

 

Ray Kemp with the latest refurbished spreader bar which is being sent to Rolleston Mine.

 

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The crane arrives to lift the refurbished dipper door at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour

Another Door
has been
Refurbished

Darryl drives the forklift to place the carrying frame, which will hold the dipper door safely on the truck

The crane lifts the refurbished dipper door at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour


The dipper door refurbished by Zemek Engineering is ready to go on the truck

The dipper door refurbished by Zemek Engineering is ready to go on the truck

An inspection of the refurbished dipper door

The carrying frame for the refurbished door, done by Zemek Engineering, is on the truck

Zemek Engineering's refurbished door is place on the carrying frame on the truck


Visit to NSW

Brian Mann, Frank Romano, Chris Byers and Sally Young with a feeder chute at Zemek Engineering's Lochinvar workshop

Sally Young and Paul Hockings paid a visit to the Zemek Lochinvar workshop where they spoke with Brian Mann and Chris Byers.

Brian, Chris and Sally are standing in front of a feeder chute for the primary plant at a local quarry.

The refurbished feeder chute at Zemek Engineering's Lochinvar workshop

The completed, refurbished, feeder chute is pictured above ready for transport to the quarry.

Work continues apace at Lochinvar where Brian and Chris are continuing with the mirror trial at Bulga Mine.


Refurbished Door and Stand

The dipper door refurbished by Zemek Engineering fits on the specially made stand

Back view of the specially made stand from Zemek Engineering which holds the refurbished dipper door

The newly refurbished door sits on the stand, especially made by Zemek Engineering,
which provides safe and easy transport to the mines and which precludes the need for a police presence.

Refurbished Door

At Zemek engineering at Mackay Harbour


New paint for a new year

Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour has been repainted for a new start for 2014

Zemek Engineering at Mackay has repainted for a new start for the new year




Zemek Engineering has been repainted, cream with blue doors, for a fresh start for the new year.

Everyone is busy in the workshops in Mackay and New South Wales, with a steady influx of work from key customers.


Grey skies..

Grey skies over Mackay Harbour during the Zemek Engineering 2013 Xmas party

..didn't stop the Zemek Xmas party

Dan and Peter enjoy the Zemek Engineering xmas party

Paul enjoys the Zemek Engineering xmas party

Shanan and Riley enjoy the Zemek Engineering xmas party

Ray, Darren, Ross, Paul and Steven enjoy the Zemek Engineering xmas party

Ray and Ann enjoy the Zemek Engineering xmas party

Cynthia, Paul and Darren enjoy the Zemek Engineering xmas party

Ann, Cynthia, Michele and Annie enjoy the Zemek Engineering xmas party

Ross and Brendon enjoy the Zemek Engineering xmas party

Alana and Steve enjoy the Zemek Engineering xmas party

Sam enjoys the Zemek Engineering xmas party
Paul and Darren enjoy the Zemek Engineering xmas party
Scott enjoys the Zemek Engineering xmas party

Zemek building is being refurbished

Ray works on the roof of Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour fitting new skylights



Work begins on the refurbishment of the Zemek Engineering building at Mackay Harbour. Ray and Darren removed the old skylights and put in new ones on all the buildings. Grant Painters cleaned all the buildings in readiness for the external facelift.

Matthew begins cleaning up the old paintwork on the Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour

Paul from Grant Painters begins  work on the roller doors at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour.


Another Dipper Door is Completed

Zemek Engineering completes the refurbishment of another dipper door

Zemek Engineering completes the refurbishment of another dipper door

Zemek Engineering has completed the refurbishment of another dipper door
which is loaded onto the specially built frame for transport, which precludes the need for a police escort.


The Workshop


Top left and clockwise, Sam Daley, Brendon Boyd, Darren Tonks, Chris Byers, Shanan Ross, Pablo Pacios, Ross Matthews, Peter Oric, Riley Connolly, Scott Forster and Dan Ah Wang


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The Dump Block

 

The newly painted dump block with 48 inch sheave at Mackay engineering firm,Zemek

 


The dipper door is loaded onto the frame at the Mackay engineering firm of Zemek at the harbour

The Door

The dipper door is on the truck in the yard at Mackay engineering firm,Zemek

A crane is on site at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour to move the dipper onto a truck

The dipper, which has been refurbished at Zemek Engineering, is airborne



The Dipper



The dipper is attached to the crane at the Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour


and The Crane

The dipper is airborne and about to be lowered onto the truck at Zemek Engineering workshop en route for the mines

Off Goes the Dipper Door

The dipper door is loaded via crane onto the frame on the truck at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour

The second crane is attached to the dipper door at the Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour




The dipper door is manoeuvred by two cranes at Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour

The dipper door is manoeuvred through the workshop doorway at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour

The dipper door is lowered onto the frame on the truck at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour

All Systems Go! at Zemek Engineering


Chris and Peter with the dipper door transport carrying frame


Safety Award Lunch at Zemek Engineering

Congratulations to all the team at Zemek for their work in achieving the win at the 2013 national safety award.
Photographs by Minco Photography.

Dan from Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour
Sam from Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour
Scott from Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour
Pablo and Peter from Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour
Scott, Ray and Chris from Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour
Janelle from Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour
Darren from Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour
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In the Workshop at Zemek Engineering

Sam at the Zemek Engineering Mackay workshop



Brendon at the Zemek Engineering Mackay workshop

Sam and Brendon hard at work in the workshop at Mackay Harbour


Zemek Engineering Wins National Safety Award

Paul Allinson and Ray Kemp from Zemek Engineering in Mackay accept the national safety award from Safe Work Australia chair, Ann Sherry
Photo Credit: Safe Work Australia
View the award ceremony
Zemek representatives, Paul Allinson and Ray Kemp receive the award from Ann Sherry, chair of Safe Work Australia


Zemek Engineering has jointly won the third category in the 8th annual Safe Work Australia awards for best workplace
health and safety practice in a small business.
Zemek's Paul Allinson and Ray Kemp were in Canberra to receive the awards on behalf of Zemek Engineering.

The award is testament to the Zemek Engineering commitment to safety and the continuous improvement to the already high safety standards in place.The solid foundations of a safety culture have been established over 38 years of operation and the Zemek team is
encouraged to be innovative in their thought processes to build further on this culture.


Meet the award winning team at Zemek Engineering

Meet the team at Zemek Engineering who are gearing up for the national safety awards

Employees at Zemek Engineering prepare for the 8th annual Safe Work Australia awards. At the
end of last year, Zemek Engineering won the Queensland Safe Work Awards for best workplace health and
safety practice in a small business.

 


Tony Muscat, former general manager at Zemek Engineering

Farewell to Tony

Tony Muscat, who has been with Zemek Engineering for five years,
has resigned from his position as general manager,
to move on to new challenges.

Best wishes to Tony in his new career.


Moving the dipper at Zemek Engineering

About to move the dipper at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour




Positioning the chains from the crane on the dipper at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour

Positioning the crane near the dipper at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour

Positioning the dipper at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour in readiness to be moved by the crane

Xmas Party at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour

Employees, family members, suppliers, and clients danced the night away to the music played by Mackay band, 3's ACROWD

 

Zemek Engineering employees enjoying the xmas party
Mackay band, 3's ACROWD performed with gusto at the Zemek Engineering xmas party at Mackay Harbour
Employees take to the floor to dance to music by 3's ACROWD at the Zemek Engineering xmas party at Mackay Harbour
Attendees enjoy the xmas party held by Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour


Employees and family members get together at the Zemek Engineering xmas party at Mackay Harbour
Mackay business CQCAD was well represented at the Zemek Engineering xmas party at Mackay Harbour

Decorating began early for the Zemek Engineering xmas party at Mackay Harbour
Decorating began early for the Zemek Engineering xmas party at Mackay Harbour


Decorating is underway for the Zemek Engineering xmas party at Mackay Harbour
Dancing the night away at the Zemek Engineering xmas party at Mackay Harbour


Dancing the night away at the Zemek Engineering xmas party at Mackay Harbour
Getting in the mood for the Zemek Engineering xmas party at Mackay Harbour

Lots of Activity at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour

 

Employees at Zemek Engineering inspect a dipper which has been refurbished and painted
An inspection of a another dipper, in need of refurbishment, which has just arrived at the Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour
An inspection of another dipper, in need of refurbishment, which has just arrived at the Zemek Engineering workshop at Mackay Harbour

 

Employees at Zemek Engineering complete refurbishing work on a dipper
An employee at Zemek Engineering at Mackay Harbour is hard at work on a refurbishing task
Zemek Engineering employees inspect a drag dump link at the workshop at Mackay Harbour

Zemek Engineering wins Award

The team at Zemek Engineering is delighted to have won the Queensland Safe Work Awards for best workplace health and safety practice in a small business.

Queensland Safe Work Awards 2012 received 96 entries from businesses and individuals across the state for the six categories which reward innovative ideas and practices, leadership, and commitment to workplace health and safety.

The award was made to Zemek Engineering for the development of a dipper handle rotation system after it was identified that staff were exposed to a number of risks when working on electrical shovel dipper handles. As a result the number of mobile cranes needed for these jobs was eliminated and there was a reduced possibility of workers being hit by falling or moving objects. Further benefits included reduced congestion, improved traffic management, and lower levels of fumes in the workshop.

View the award ceremony


Zemek Engineering sponsors Split Second Racing - Runners up in the Bundaberg State Finals.

More than nine million students, representing 17,000 schools in 31 nations are involved in the Formula 1 Schools Technology Challenge which is the world's largest secondary school technology program. Students from year 5 to year 12 use professional equipment and software to design, analyse, test and race model F1 cars.

Zemek Engineering, which sponsored the group of five students from St Patrick's College, called Split Second Racing, will also provide sponsorship for the local team at the national finals in February next year.

The St Patrick’s team competed in the state finals at Bundaberg where they recorded their fastest time of 1.075 seconds on a 20 metre track.

Zemek Engineering at Mackay sponsored the St Patrick's Split Second Racing team

Seven teams from all over Queensland competed and the Mackay team not only came second but also won the outstanding industry collaboration award. For the national finals in Melbourne in February, Split Second Racing will collaborate with Hi-Calibre Racing from Mirani State High School who were placed third in the state finals. The present year 12 students, who finish school at the end of this year, cannot be part of the new team but may act as mentors and as pit crew. Pictured below is the combined St Patrick's Mirani team.

Zemek Engineering at Mackay sponsors the combined St Patrick's Mirani team in the Formula 1 Schools Technology Challenge

The Split Second Racing team worked with engineering concepts, drawing programs, and computer controlled lathes to produce their cars. During the competition the team members learned how to design promotional materials, how to attract sponsorship, and how to create and understand budgets.

The formula 1 car made by the St Patrick's team which was sponsored by Zemek Engineering in Mackay


Bill Turner Retires

Charles William Turner - aka Dump Block Bill, began employment with Zemek Engineering on 1 November 1977 (Melbourne Cup Day), as a welder, predominantly repairing dragline rigging components.

Bill worked for Zemek for most of 35 years only leaving to work for other Mackay based companies for two short periods after which he returned to Zemek.

The knowledge, dedication and experience Bill brought to Zemek - gained from all those years working at Zemek - could never be replaced. Bill was a true ambassador to the business and he was a role model who was respected by all staff and was considered a major asset to Zemek Engineering.

Bill officially retired on 20 September 2012. The occasion was celebrated with fellow workmates and staff at the Zemek Engineering workshop. Bill's intention was to spend the first year or so of his retirement gem fossicking in far North Queensland followed by a round Australia trip in his owner-built Winnebago (purposely named the Billabago).

Bill is without a doubt one of the true blue Aussie battlers and a true Zemek icon who will be sadly missed but at the same time we sincerely wish Bill the very best on his future adventures where ever they may lead. And no doubt they will lead far and wide as Bill is the owner/builder of the Billabago.

 

Zemek Engineering retiring employee, Bill Turner, made his own Billabago


Winnebago?
No, the Billabago!



Bill put his many skills to work,
during his free time,
to make the Billabago.
Zemek Engineering retiring employee, Bill Turner, made his own Billabago

 

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Zemek Engineering, 11 Presto Avenue, Mackay Harbour, Qld 4740