About Us

SJ Cheesman was established in 1908 as a Blacksmith Shop servicing the busy port of Pirie. The company is now a heavy plate fabricator to the mining, smelting and general process industries in Australia.

SJ Cheesman is located in the city of Port Pirie, adjacent to the Nyrstar Port Pirie Smelter. 

Port Pirie is located on the eastern coast of the Spencer Gulf, one of the major seaports of South Australia. Port Pirie’s location gives SJ Cheesman easy access to transport fabrications to the east, west and the northern coasts of Australia

The heavy process industries in the Upper Spencer Gulf cities of Port Pirie and Whyalla, the mining sector of Roxby Downs, Broken Hill and Leigh Creek, the power generation at Port Augusta and the rolling stock demands of EDI and Pacific National have all benefited from SJ Cheesman’s easy access to transport.

SJ Cheesman has developed along side of the Nyrstar Port Pirie Smelter; the largest lead smelter in the southern hemisphere.

As a company we are committed to providing metal trade services to a wide range of industries including the various demands of the large mining and the processing industries of Australia.

To achieve this SJ Cheesman has a skilled labour force of 40 people with the ability to complete large construction projects but still manufacture precision components.​

SJ Cheesman employees a range of skilled people in a variety of different fields. These staff work both in SJ Cheesmans workshops and on site as a client’s needs dictate​

Staff Include:







Process Workers

Trade Assistants