Working With Us

Phase
1

Project Scope

To begin, we’ll work closely with you to define your objectives and fully develop the scope of the project to achieve your desired outcome.

What's Involved?

A
Site visit and introductions
B
Project feasibility and efficiency analysis
C
Cost benefit analysis of all alternatives to choose the best option, including least cost versus best performance
D
Project timing evaluation and risk assessment
E
Preliminary lean manufacturing design work
F
Preliminary engineering design work
G
Layouts, drawings and detailed proposal for required work

How do you benefit?

We undertake all project scoping work so additional engineers or consultants are not required.
Reduced project risk by developing a specific work scope.
Lead times and costs are reduced through the provision of turnkey solutions.
Our extensive and broad industry experience allows us to introduce innovative solutions and cost-saving options during concept development.
Despite an incredibly tight schedule and extremely challenging working environment the team from Mechvac worked closely with our site installation team and were able to deliver works of the highest caliber, on time and on budget.
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Phil Moir, Senior Project Manager Building Services, McMahon Services Australia Pty Ltd
Phase
2

Proposal & Quotation

Next, we will provide a detailed quotation for performing the Work Scope.

The formal quotation includes

A
Proposed method and detailed scope of works
B
Work, Health, Safety and Risk Assessment requirements
C
Warranties
D
Working hours and required resources
E
List of Exclusions
F
Project cost and terms
G
Project timing

Full transparency and accountability

Fixed price quotation or labour rates.
Timing, resources and delivery specified.
Running costs will be quantified
Project success measures will be quantified
Phase
3

Project Design

Upon approval of the quotation, our team of engineers with over 30 years of experience will carry out the detailed design work.

This Includes

A
Plant Layout and Lean Manufacturing design
B
Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Structural Engineering design
C
General assembly and workshop drawings
D
Design verifications are provided
E
Customer approval process
F
All design work to Australian and International Standards
G
Council approvals are arranged

MECHVAC Design

Our turnkey design service reduces costs and lead times by removing the need to co-ordinate separate consulting services
Our Lean Manufacturing design can provide:
• Productivity improvements up to 50%
• Inventory reductions up to 80%
• Quality improvements up to 30%
• Floor space savings up to 25%
• Safety and ergonomic improvements
The oven is terrific. Thank you for all your help/design re this. To quote the operators "the seals fit to the decklid like butter" This is a fantastic ergonomic improvement.
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Sonia Holyhrim, Project Engineer
General Motors Holden
Phase
4

Project Management

Our project managers are responsible for total project delivery from inception to after-service care – a full Value Stream Management service.

Our project management includes

A
Work Scoping and Quotation processes
B
Management of design services
C
Request for quotations and tender assessment for subcontract works
D
Job planning and work orders for MECHVAC manufacturing
E
Project scheduling on GANTT charts
F
Safety Manual with Risk Assessments & Job Safety Environmental Analyses
G
Quality manual with certifications, inspection criteria and documentation
H
Construction Management Manual (includes minutes of meetings, NCRs, Hazard Reports, 1st Aid & Emergency info, JSEA, workplace audits, Take 5, Site Inductions, P&E register, attendance register)
I
Budget Cost Tracking
J
Commissioning supervision and documentation
K
Operation & Maintenance Manual
L
Training of operators

What You Get

Extensive project experience of over 30 years.
Record keeping for traceability of materials and components.
Same day response time from your dedicated account manager.
Equipment performance validation using calibrated measuring equipment.
Constant communication with customer of all milestones and progress.
Our project managers have achieved a personal 91.5% productivity rate over the last 5 years
Phase
5

Manufacture

The manufacture then takes place at our fully equipped Sheetmetal, Structural Steel, Pipework and Plant Equipment workshop.

This is achieved through

A
1500 m2 Flexible Manufacturing facility
B
Subcontract manufacturing of componentry
C
Extensive manufacturing experience over 50 years
D
Welder Qualifications and Welding Procedures
E
Non-ferrous and Stainless Steel capability

Where MECHVAC excels

Flexible manufacturing techniques results in high quality, custom built products.
Reduced labour costs and faster production times through Workshop productivity rate of 92% and absenteeism averaging less than 6% over the last 5 years.
Non-conformance costs at 0.7% of revenues over the last 5 years resulting in high quality manufacture and minimal rework times.
MECHVAC delivered the project under considerable time pressure safely, on budget and to design, an achievement given the time constraints.
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Clint Bowker, Senior Project Leader
Bureau Veritas
Phase
6

Site Installations

Our work crews will then install our Plant Equipment and Air Handling projects on site.

The process

A
Project manager site supervision
B
Site inductions
C
Job Safety Environmental Analysis
D
Compliance with Safe Work Practices
E
Commissioning

The MECHVAC difference

Extensive installation experience of over 50 years.
WHS and white card certifications.
Access equipment certifications
Health and Work Fitness assessments.
Project site supervision is included which reduces cost, risk and ensures on time delivery.
0.53% Lost Time Injuries over the last 5 years ensures minimal downtime on site.
Zero environmental incidents in the last 5 years.
Phase
7

After-Service Care

After the project is completed, we provide extensive follow-up support.

How

A
You retain contact with your account manager
B
Maintenance of equipment
C
Spare parts
D
Storage of all project documentation
E
Modifications and upgrades

The Benefits

Project information stored securely for future reference.
Instant access to project knowledge from our long standing project team.
Plant expansion/modification capability.
Breakdown assistance.
MECHVAC has had zero staff turnover for the last 6 years which means project knowledge is retained resulting in faster response times and reduced expenditure.
Thanks for all your help with the Low Bake stack replacements. We got it done. Steve and Tim were always excellent to work with. Like always there were no issues from your guys. They got the job done incident free and were very patient with the Holden paperwork etc.
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Kevin Marko, Maintenance Group Leader
General Motors Holden
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Phase 1 Project Scope
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Phase 2 Proposal and Quotation
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Phase 3 Project Design
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Phase 4 Project Management
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Phase 5 Manufacture
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Phase 6 Site Installations
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Phase 7 After-Service Care

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