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Engineering Engineer

Boerne, Texas, 78006, United States
October 11, 2016

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Climax Molybdenum Company (Freeport McMoRan)

Highway 91, Fremont Pass

Climax, Colorado 80429

Phone - 719-***-****

Supervisor – Chris Schmitz

Hours – 50 to 60 per week

Senior Geologist-Geomechanical

4/13 – 1/15


Supervise and assist two geotechnical engineers in the daily review of monitoring data from Radar, GPS and Survey instrumentation. Place seismographs on mine benches to monitor blasting. Use MAPTEK ISITE program to interpret scanner data. Perform daily pit slope assessments and update mine operations via e-mail and meetings.

Provide technical advice on blasting. Write weekly Geomechanical Report. Input geotechnical information into short range planning.

Report monthly budgetary estimates and update Mine Managers. Write monthly geomechanical report and distribute it mine-wide.

Provide update on slope angles to mine engineering for budgetary mine plans. Interface with mine geology for cell mapping data. Oversee and assist Corporate Engineering with mine geomechanical audit.

BHP Billiton – Navajo Coal Mine

P.O. Box 1717

Fruitland, New Mexico

Phone - 505-***-****

Supervisor – Ettienne Bouwer

Hours – 40 to 48 per week

Senior Mine Geologist

7/10 – 1/112


Conduct Slope Hazard Assessments for three drag-line pits and report slope stability updates to operations. Used Galena software to analyze pit slopes and drag-line benches as required. Analyze geophysical drill core logs to forecast coal seam attitudes and thickness. Perform bench mapping.

Author SOPs for highwall and stockpile approach distances and roll-out to mine personnel. Maintain and clarify the MSHA Mine Plan and assure compliance. Contribute geotechnical information at weekly Engineering meeting.

Check Supervisors Daily Workplace Inspection Log and verify that remediation has been done.

Lead in 2011 HSEC audit, provide documentation for ground control incidences, from cradle to grave. Instructor for Ground Control Part 48 MSHA Refresher.

Provide geotechnical input for 5-year plan.

Chapman Engineering

P.O. Box 1305

Boerne, Texas 78006

Phone - 830-***-**** Supervisor – Cal Chapman

Hours – 40 per week

Senior Geologist

11/08 – 2/10


Take soil samples and direct excavation of contaminated soil. Pick monitor well depths and locations. Log core and prepared lithology logs. Determined ground water flow direction. Sampled core and filled out chain of custody forms prior to shipping to lab. Sampled groundwater in monitor wells using low-flow and bailing techniques. Conducted Water Availability Studies. Used drawdown software for 48 hour pump test. Used Photo Ionization Detector (PID) for determining soil sample contamination levels. Obtained Professional Geologist Certification during this time.

Uranium Energy Corporation 9801 Anderson Mill Rd.

Austin, Texas 78750

Phone - 512-***-****

Supervisor – Larry Minter

Hours – 40 per week

Senior Staff Geologist

1/08 – 10/08


Prepared drilling budgets for individual uranium leases in South Texas. Staked drill holes in the field and inspected mud pits for proper construction. Logged cuttings and interpret geology from e-logs as drilling progressed. Analyzed and compared e-log readings with hand held Scintillation detector.

Quadra Mining, Ltd.

P.O. Box 382

Ruth, NV 89319-Robinson Copper Company

Phone - 775-***-****

Supervisor – Jack Henris

Hours – 40 per week

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

12/04 – 1/08


Performed the installation of the slope stability monitoring system, comprised of radio-antenna and Leica TCA 1800 Robotic Total Stations. Learned GeoMos and Call Nicholas geotechnical programs necessary for running the monitoring system. Additional software programs used for slope analysis included Rocscience (Dips and Slide), Auto Cad and Mine Sight. Coordinated and reviewed third party geotechnical reports.

Assisted consulting hydrologist and drilling contractor in implementing the pit depressurization drilling program. Designed spacing and loads for blast patterns that included smooth wall blasting. Assisted blasting consultant with introducing programmable electronic detonators and discontinuing Nonel blasting caps. Whites Seismology, Shot Plus and AWS software was used for predicting timing and Powder Factors (P.F.). Performed pit bench mapping utilizing Brunton/GPS and Laser equipment.

Structural Engineers Inc.

Webster, TX.

Engineering Geologist

Foundations, soil sampling,

2000 – 2004

Position Duties:

Analyze damage to concrete foundations and recommend repair plans. Obtain soil samples and perform Liquid Limit, porosity and plasticity tests.

Break for additional College Degree

1/96 to 2000

Barrick Goldstrike Mines

Elko, NV 89801

Phone - 775-***-****

Supervisor – Rod Pye

Hours – 40 per week


8/90 – 1/96


Logged core and developed rock mass rating (RMR) values from several thousands of feet of drill core at the Meikle gold mine. Developed algorithm for converting old logs into engineering Q system framework for developing geotechnical (RMR) maps. Calculated ore density values to derive tonnage values. Map and inspect shaft bottom and walls during sinking operations. Installed extensometers at the brow of shaft stations.

Phillips Petroleum Company

Crownpoint, NM-Phillips Uranium Company-Shaft Engineer

Vernal, UT-White River Shale Oil Company-Engineering Inspector

Richardson, TX-Phillips Lignite Company-Geologist

Houston, TX-Phillips Petroleum Corp-Retail Representative


Fenix and Sisson Company

Bakersfield, Calif.

Underground Heavy Oil Project

Mine Superintendent


Directed and supervised 3-crews in the construction of underground cavern excavation in heavy oil mine. Drop-tested man-conveyance on steel elevator guides in cased shaft for MSHA. Decided structural picks based on rock strength for sill elevations. Constructed shot Crete line in 500’ shaft. Formed and concreted cavern prior to drilling horizontal wells.

Union Carbide Corporation

Grand Junction, Co.

Uranium Projects in Texas and Uravan, Co.

Exploration Geologist/Mine Engineering


Directed uranium drilling in South Texas and Colorado. Log core and interpreted gamma-logs. Prepared core samples for analysis. Engineered small uranium pits upto12MM tons. Installed hoists and guidance systems for small shaft mines on Colorado plateau.

Magma Copper Company

Superior, Arizona

Mine Geologist/Project Engineer

1/70 – 1/77


Performed underground mapping and core hole drilling. Planned construction and ore-reserve calculations. Ore-density values development and staking and sampling of surface claims. Calculated daily tons and grade. Drafted plans for ore-pass stations. Supervise the transfer of Alpine AM 50 continuous mining machine underground, reassemble and test in copper ore-body.


Arizona State University - BS Geology

Victoria College – Statistics and Strength of Materials

University of Texas at Dallas – River Flow and Sediment Transport

University of Houston – Geotechnical Engineering, Groundwater Hydrology, Carbonate Geology, 1989

University of Nevada at Reno – Ore-deposits


Professional Geologist-Texas

References upon request

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