Kinross Fort Knox Gold MineSeptember 2014 to CurrentMill Operations Supervisor Fairbanks, AK
Directly supervised 10 operators in charge of operating, troubleshooting, and optimizing production on a rotating shift.
Held operators accountable to their work schedules, work performance, safety programs, housekeeping calendars, strategy management, and attendance.
Progressed operators through advancements and promotions.
Rated employee performance and reviewed each employee every 6 months.
Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper ConcentratorNovember 2013 to September 2014Operations Supervisor Salt Lake City, UT
Directly supervised 8 operators, 2 different crews, in charge of operating and maintaining the flotation area on a rotating shift.
Responsible for creating strategies to meet key performance indicators, operator development plans.
Held operators accountable to their work schedules, work performance, safety programs, housekeeping calendars and strategy management.
Rated employee performance and reviewed quarterly.
Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper ConcentratorOctober 2010 to November 2013Metallurgical Engineer Salt Lake City, UT
Supported operations by translating past performance into optimized plant strategies aimed at maximizing value safely.
Supervised 3 direct reports and 3 indirect reports, including interns, a work-study student, and graduate engineers.
Team member of Operational Support group in Technical Services Responsible for daily and monthly metals reconciliation and training in Algosys Bilmat Facilitated root cause analysis, 5 whys, risk assessments, formal training, and strategy building sessions Developed and implemented 3 moly plant training videos on flotation basics, reagent basics, and sample prep Led MAP (Moly Autoclave Process) Transition Recovery Opportunity Project valued at $13.4M to provide new MAP plant with dry startup feed during commissioning from the existing moly plant Facilitated risk assessment of plant trials to support feasibility analysis Resourced and organized full plant sampling campaign to test feasibility of project Communicated results and project purpose for project engagement throughout value stream Wrote Capital Expenditure Application for funding for MAP startup feed a permanence in the moly plant Implemented new strategies and control and response plans for providing MAP startup feed Led 4 projects contributing to the Cu Recovery Mandate Project valued at $33.5M/2 years, which was focused on improving plant recovery 5% over the predicted recovery, and personally managed mandate project communications Led testwork and audit implementation to drive consistency by crew for pulling rates, the most significant driver for recovery in the plant, valued at $3.1M/year Led testwork for new copper and moly collector in the plant, aimed at improving recovery for both copper and moly while replacing the moly collector in the plant valued at $3 M/year Led testwork to validate the theoretical grade recovery curves in the plant and implement a grade recovery SOP to strategize when to aim for grade or recovery based on customer needs Led Kaizen team on froth float replacement and sparger rebuild valued at $170K/year Led moly plant testing of a new iron depressant reagent to depress Fe in the moly plant valued at $2.5M/year Let Kaizen team on the moly plant dryers to avoid $3M/year of rehandling high moisture moly product.
Rio Tinto Technology and InnovationFebruary 2009 to October 2010Graduate Metallurgical Engineer Salt Lake City, UT
Participated in IPT methodology rollout to KUC concentrator and feasibility and testing of Rhenium pilot plant at smelter.
Execute and implement IPT methodology to focus on baseline capability of concentrator, update key performance indicators, establish a plant RACI, and develop tools to understand trade-offs.
Operate, monitor, sample and analyze rhenium pilot plant in Hydrometallurgical Plant.
2008BS: Chemical Engineering SDSM&TChemical Engineering SDSM&T
2008Certificate TapRooT Lite Rio Tinto 2011 Certification Six Sigma Black Belt KUC 2012 6 CEU credits Engineering and Management System for Plant Grinding Operations Metcom 2013 Certificate Emerging Supervisors Programme Rio Tinto 2013 Certificate Incident Management Training Smokin' Fire Productions 2014 Certificate Supervisor Leadership Skills for a Safe Workplace Udemy Digicast 2014 0.5 CEU credits First Line Supervision and Leadership NAU 2015
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Companies Worked For:
Kinross Fort Knox Gold Mine
Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper Concentrator
Rio Tinto Technology and Innovation
Job Titles Held:
Mill Operations Supervisor
Graduate Metallurgical Engineer
BS : Chemical Engineering SDSM&T BS : Environmental Engineering SDSM&T Certificate TapRooT Lite Rio Tinto 2011 Certification Six Sigma Black Belt KUC 2012 6 CEU credits Engineering and Management System for Plant Grinding Operations Metcom 2013 Certificate Emerging Supervisors Programme Rio Tinto 2013 Certificate Incident Management Training Smokin' Fire Productions 2014 Certificate Supervisor Leadership Skills for a Safe Workplace Udemy Digicast 2014 0.5 CEU credits First Line Supervision and Leadership NAU 2015
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