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Engineer Supervisor

Nitro, WV
April 25, 2014

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Richard Cope

*** ***** ******

Logan, WV *****


304-***-**** cell

I have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University. While I have worked for many years in

the coal industry, my experience and skill sets are readily transferable to other industries. I am bright, a quick

learner, and have good people skills. Through my analytical and supervisory skills I have developed, engineered

and executed a number of operational initiatives which positively impacted the success of our company. I know

what it takes to create value for the business. I am an effective team member who is reliable, responsible, and

willing to handle a variety of tasks and increasing responsibility.


Apogee Coal Company, LLC P.O. Box 156, Yolyn, WV 26564 304-***-****

Apogee primarily operates large UMWA represented surface mines in West Virginia utilizing massive equipment to

excavate overburden (rock and soil) from underlying coal seams.


Drilling and Blasting Supervisor, Guyan Mine, September 2007-November 2013

Responsible for the rock fragmentation process for the operations seven production machines. Charged with

managing a team of 14 licensed blasters, seven drillers, two heavy equipment operators and the use of explosives

to reach this goal. Blast design is a critical, result orientated and highly regulated endeavor.

Evening Shift Foreman, Apogee Coal Company, Guyan Mine, 2004-2007

Managed twenty five skilled heavy equipment operators.

Dragline and Weekend Supervisor, Apogee Coal Company, Ruffner Mine, 1997-2004

Supervised, engineered and executed mine plan operation a major production machine, the Marion 8400 dragline.

Managed weekend operations supervising 25 heavy equipment operators.

Loadout Supervisor, Apogee Coal Company, Fanco Loadout, 1993-1997

Supervised five employees which maintained a coal handling facility.

Mine Engineer, Apogee Coal Company, 1992-1993

Assisted project engineers in production, mine planning and environmental concerns.


Used latest blasting technology and an unconventional drill method to recover over 10,000 tons of previously

un-mineable coal worth approximately $500,000.

Developed procedures to limit intrusion upon the local community.

Implemented a feedback based safety program that decreased workers lost time incident rate to 0.0

Assisted the University of Kentucky in blasting vibration research.

Successfully developed new sequences which eliminated 24-36 hours of non-productive operation per cycle.

Part of team that shipped 525,000 tons of coal in one month. A record which still stands as the second highest total

in the history of the facility.

Certifications and References available upon request

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