After completing an apprenticeship, James commenced his career as a field service fitter in Kalgoorlie Western Australia whilst working for Terex (formerly O&K Australia). He took a position in 1999 with Hamersley Iron and after obtaining experience as a Maintenance Supervisor overseeing the day to day work of up to 70 fitters, he returned to NSW where in 2001 he applied the experience he had gained working for the mining industry and formed Dobbins Contracting Pty Ltd (now Trading as Total Engineering Services). Total Engineering Services employees 35 tradesmen and 5 office staff, James strives to promote a client orientated and safe work culture amongst employees and to deliver cost effective maintenance solutions for our customers.
Nicole Dobbins (B.Sc)
Prior to joining TES Nicole worked for various environmental consulting firms in Western Australia and then large underground coal mining company in NSW as an Environmental Advisor. Nicole’s role with TES is to assist with efficiency improvements and technical support for the management/administrative team. She has recently implemented a new database to assist with managing inductions and safety/training. Nicole continues to work in environmental management through consulting work.