About

Sugar Industry Specialists

Valmar Engineering is a privately-owned company, servicing the sugar milling and processing industry throughout QLD and NSW. We are proud to have been in the business since 2013, becoming a trusted industry leader in our field.

Our comprehensively equipped Paget-based facilities and highly-qualified and experienced employees are ready to meet all of your engineering needs.

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Top Quality Service

We are committed to providing the highest standards of service and top-quality products to our customers.

Safety First

Valmar Engineering has robust training and safety awareness and promotes a Zero Harm policy.

Capabilities

Valmar Engineering delivers superior steel fabrication, installation and maintenance in a safe and timely manner.

Our Major Customers

Reliable Engineering Services

Valmar Engineering provides clients with the highest quality piping and steel fabrication, installation services and fixed plant mechanical maintenance throughout Queensland and NSW.

Training and Certifications

Our company is operated by fully certified staff, trained by Weld Australia (formerly the Welding Technology Institute of Australia or WTIA), including:

Subcontractors employed by Valmar Engineering are also accredited to the same stringent standards.

OUR PEOPLE

MEET THE TEAM

Our staff consists of fully certified pressure welders, welding inspectors, boilermakers, fitters, riggers, scaffolders and labourers as well as welding coordinators, supervisors and highly trained support staff.

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Travis Ribot De Bresac

Co-Owner and Manager

I have worked in the engineering sector for 19 years and I really like the variety and challenges the work offers. I trained at Tarong Power Station as an Apprentice Boilermaker and have had experience in the Power Generation Industry, Sugar Industry, Mining, Tunnelling and Medium to Heavy Fabrication. I bring a wealth of experience to the team in this area.

My favourite part of working at Valmar is that everyone brings something unique to the company. We are a very supportive, close-knit team that go the extra mile to ensure that our clients get 100% quality service and workmanship. We bring our A-game every day but we also have fun as we all love what we do.

My weekends are spent with my family and friends in the outdoors and any extended time off I like to travel overseas.

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Tim De Goey

Co-Owner

I give strategic guidance and direction to our staff and research and develop new initiatives. I support Travis with the overall management of the business, administration and tender submissions, site visits and aiding site supervisors in their projects.

I started my career in engineering with a scholarship for a pressure welding apprenticeship at New Zealand Petrol Refinery and while studying, won New Zealand Apprentice of the Year. I took a pressure welding position with Bechtel at the Darwin LNG Project and generated a lot of work throughout Australia before settling in Mackay and building my engineering businesses. I am a qualified IIW International Welding Specialist, Certified Welding Inspector, International Welding Inspector Basic, Pressure Equipment Manufacture Supervisor, Structural Steel Manufacture Supervisor and a member of The Welding Technology Institute of Australia.
I value the commitment and quality of work by the whole team. I am proud of our high standards and positive work culture.

I have three young sons and love to spend time with my family, exploring the great outdoors. I also enjoy golf, cricket and have a small collection of pre-1970 Fords, which I love to tinker with.

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LEANNE TOMKINS​

Administrator

As the Office Administrator, my role varies a lot. I check and action emails, reconcile the bank account, manage accounts receivables and payables, process payroll and update rosters and skills spreadsheets. I have worked for Valmar Engineering since 2019. My role has developed as the company has evolved with new ownership, and I take pride in performing any task to the best of my ability.

I have over 20 years experience working in administration roles from Sole Traders to Large Companies. I enjoy the variety of my role and it gives me self-satisfaction when accounts reconcile and balance.  Valmar Engineering is such a friendly place to work with an easy-going boss and supportive management team who trust your ability to manage your workload and perform set tasks.

I am married with one adult son. I enjoy fishing, cooking and keeping fit and healthy.

Margaret Geusebroek

Administrator

Graduating from school with University Entrance in New Zealand, I worked in various government departments. My first role was a cadet as an Accounts Officer for IRD (ATO) dealing with employers PAYE and ACC requirements. My last position with IRD was that of a GST Auditor.

I transferred to NZ Income Support Service and was a Team Leader of the Field Unit who dealt with debt recovery whether it was innocent, deliberate breach or office error. I then moved to the Benefit Fraud/Data Match team within NZISS.

I later worked in NZ Defence force as a Non-Public Funds clerk dealing with the corps club funds, the many sports clubs and spent a short stint in the Territorial force.

Relocated to Australia in 2006 when my husband secured a position as a Senior Civil Estimator with Abigroup (now Lendlease).

Since arriving in Australia I have worked in medical practices as a Medical Secretary/Administrator for a Gynaecologist & Obstetrician and an Anaesthetic group in Brisbane.

I am committed to working hard for my employer. I endeavour to achieve the best results possible.

I am a mother of 3 daughters and have 5 grandchildren.

I enjoy good food, so I love to cook and bake. My husband and I love to have friends over for meals and drinks.

I told my husband I enjoyed walking but my husband subsequently found out this was in fact mall walking (shopping).

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Anthony Stewart

Supervisor, Boilermaker, Pressure welder for Valmar Engineering

I have worked around/with Steam Boilers, Power Stations and Sugar Mills for the last 21 years.

I have always enjoyed the challenges and problems that can come with Steam Boilers, Power Stations and Sugar Mills at any time.

I completed my Apprenticeship at Poida Engineering building Steam Boilers and Pressure Vessels as well as site installations for East Coast Steam.

Since my apprenticeship I have had extensive experience in Steam Boilers, Heavy Fabrication Industry, Power Generation Industry and Sugar Mill Industry.

I like to think that I bring a lot of knowledge to the company with my background especially in the Steam Boiler Industry, Power Generation Industry and Sugar Mill Industry.

My favourite part about working for Valmar Engineering is that everyone gets along, and everyone always assists each other with any problems.

The whole team is always close with one another and always works to ensure to deliver to what our customer’s expectations/requirements are.

In my private time I like to enjoy family time with my family as I work away from home.

Micheal Hughes

Project Manager/Workshop Foreman

Begun my apprenticeship in Brisbane region fabricating new Water Treatment facilities which had a wide variety of projects from platforms, bridges, tanks all the way through to underwater impellers.

Moved to Mackay and joined a team building dragline booms and specialising my welding skills to boom welding. Then further more progressed through my career in Management/Supervision in the fields of Mining/Ports/Mills compiling of high level capital projects for the past 18yrs, main goals where to ensure on time completion meeting either the clients requirements and the respected employers I was engaged with.

Been with Valmar since early 2020 and have loved the challenges it has brought to me to solve.

Any time off I spend with my family enjoying all the little special moments.

LABOUR HIRE

Valmar Engineering has a dedicated labour hire division that can help you fill vacancies in the short or long-term.

Our database of experienced, professional and qualified tradespersons and skilled labour are inducted at most Sugar Mills, Coal Terminals and Mines. Contact us for more information.