Mining Management and Technical Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Mining Industry
  • Project Management 

This expert has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. 

This consultant has 35 years of hands-on involvement with the challenges of surface mining: 3 years of working in the engineering group that designed, developed, and followed up during construction on the 8 million TPY Falkirk Mine facilities and equipment, including personal involvement with workforce selections and training; 2 years of frontline supervision; 11 years of managing the day-to-day activities of staff, supervisors, and workforce including leadership training work. In tandem with the hands-on experience, this expert has over 18 years of project management leadership for critical operations, technology, reliability, and productivity enhancements.  This work was performed at coal surface mines – 8M TPY Falkirk Mine, 16M TPY Coteau Freedom Mine, 3M TPY San Miguel Mine, and 4M TPY Sabine Mine. Additionally, this associate worked with the 40 M TPY Florida Lime Rock Operations and various other operations of the North American Coal Corporation. These projects included two each $6M, 120CY dragline tub/structural/mechanical rebuild projects with design, purchase, specify, and install responsibility, one remote crusher and 4 mile cable belt conveyor fast track $25M project with complete project responsibility, engineering through operation.

Other experience involved selecting and procuring a 40CY dragline including directing the relocation of the four million pound machine from the Northwest Territories in Canada to North Dakota, directing the relocation of a 44CY loading shovel from Wyoming to North Dakota and securing various other pieces of mining equipment. Mine supervisors and engineers were recruited and provided the project staff for these projects with this expert’s oversight. Furthermore, this consultant directed four large dragline control system upgrades with total costs exceeding $2M with mine supervisors working collaboratively to achieve everyone’s shared expectations for the final results. In other projects, the expert directed several coal handling system control upgrade tasks, where the upgrades were completed on-time and on budget with a smooth operational transition through training and operator involvement with the process. In additional projects, the expert was involved as a team member in early online coal air drying project which has been implemented at the power plant and has fostered a patent and a new business for the plant operator and implemented coal ash analyzer technology for on-line coal quality monitoring.

Past work includes recommending and directing the enhancement and planning of dragline operations, analysis of dragline operating data and statistics, bucket design and selections, operator evaluations, operator training, and productivity improvement programs. This consultant personally developed the concepts and directed the creation of a proprietary dragline monitoring and operator self-improvement system using GBI for algorithm development and local programmers to accomplish project goals. The MyCycleAnalyzer system was rolled out after two years of successful development and testing at a two day corporation wide meeting in 2004. The system is being expanded to additional draglines in 2011. The main focus of the project was dragline operations of the Falkirk and Coteau mines: two Marion 8750 (126CY) and two Bucyrus 2570W (124CY) draglines. The continuous improvement long term efforts resulted in a 15 % increase in productivity. The improvements were the result of efforts on numerous fronts: bucket and rigging design and maintenance practices, dragline controls and electrical operating systems, dragline operating practices, operator training, and utilization of dragline monitor data for operator training and improvement.

Expanding upon management experience, this associate provided direction to the implementation of wireless mine communications applications for two mine sites including the communications to draglines, shovels, haul trucks, dozers, remote pump control locations, etc. In conjunction with an international software development firm the consultant’s company moved ahead with proprietary dragline GPS, dozer, and haul truck programs built on standard hardware and software capable of being maintained by existing mine site personnel.

For a general overview, day to day work often involved gathering information and developing strategy by working with personnel from all parts of the operation including costing, accounting, engineering, operations, maintenance, and information systems. The effective management of mine work groups has meant substantial personal involvement with computer based records and software applications including warehousing, maintenance costing, historical data, attendance, training, equipment replacement, financial analysis, vibration/condition monitoring, oil analysis trending, drawing programs, database, project management, data acquisition, ladder logic, HMI, presentation, graphics, etc.

  

This consultant has 35 years of hands-on involvement with the challenges of surface mining: 3 years of working in the engineering group that designed, developed, and followed up during construction on the 8 million TPY Falkirk Mine facilities and equipment, including personal involvement with workforce selections and training; 2 years of frontline supervision; 11 years of managing the day-to-day activities of staff, supervisors, and workforce including leadership training work. In tandem with the hands-on experience, this expert has over 18 years of project management leadership for critical operations, technology, reliability, and productivity enhancements.  This work was performed at coal surface mines – 8M TPY Falkirk Mine, 16M TPY Coteau Freedom Mine, 3M TPY San Miguel Mine, and 4M TPY Sabine Mine. Additionally, this associate worked with the 40 M TPY Florida Lime Rock Operations and various other operations of the North American Coal Corporation. These projects included two each $6M, 120CY dragline tub/structural/mechanical rebuild projects with design, purchase, specify, and install responsibility, one remote crusher and 4 mile cable belt conveyor fast track $25M project with complete project responsibility, engineering through operation.

Other experience involved selecting and procuring a 40CY dragline including directing the relocation of the four million pound machine from the Northwest Territories in Canada to North Dakota, directing the relocation of a 44CY loading shovel from Wyoming to North Dakota and securing various other pieces of mining equipment. Mine supervisors and engineers were recruited and provided the project staff for these projects with this expert’s oversight. Furthermore, this consultant directed four large dragline control system upgrades with total costs exceeding $2M with mine supervisors working collaboratively to achieve everyone’s shared expectations for the final results. In other projects, the expert directed several coal handling system control upgrade tasks, where the upgrades were completed on-time and on budget with a smooth operational transition through training and operator involvement with the process. In additional projects, the expert was involved as a team member in early online coal air drying project which has been implemented at the power plant and has fostered a patent and a new business for the plant operator and implemented coal ash analyzer technology for on-line coal quality monitoring.

Past work includes recommending and directing the enhancement and planning of dragline operations, analysis of dragline operating data and statistics, bucket design and selections, operator evaluations, operator training, and productivity improvement programs. This consultant personally developed the concepts and directed the creation of a proprietary dragline monitoring and operator self-improvement system using GBI for algorithm development and local programmers to accomplish project goals. The MyCycleAnalyzer system was rolled out after two years of successful development and testing at a two day corporation wide meeting in 2004. The system is being expanded to additional draglines in 2011. The main focus of the project was dragline operations of the Falkirk and Coteau mines: two Marion 8750 (126CY) and two Bucyrus 2570W (124CY) draglines. The continuous improvement long term efforts resulted in a 15 % increase in productivity. The improvements were the result of efforts on numerous fronts: bucket and rigging design and maintenance practices, dragline controls and electrical operating systems, dragline operating practices, operator training, and utilization of dragline monitor data for operator training and improvement.

Expanding upon management experience, this associate provided direction to the implementation of wireless mine communications applications for two mine sites including the communications to draglines, shovels, haul trucks, dozers, remote pump control locations, etc. In conjunction with an international software development firm the consultant’s company moved ahead with proprietary dragline GPS, dozer, and haul truck programs built on standard hardware and software capable of being maintained by existing mine site personnel.

For a general overview, day to day work often involved gathering information and developing strategy by working with personnel from all parts of the operation including costing, accounting, engineering, operations, maintenance, and information systems. The effective management of mine work groups has meant substantial personal involvement with computer based records and software applications including warehousing, maintenance costing, historical data, attendance, training, equipment replacement, financial analysis, vibration/condition monitoring, oil analysis trending, drawing programs, database, project management, data acquisition, ladder logic, HMI, presentation, graphics, etc.

  

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