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Objective

 Coal companies need strong leadership that inspires their employees to deliver quality. I have worked hard to be that kind of leader, and my customers, suppliers, colleagues, and employees would support my claim. My Record over the last twenty (20) years shows that I have built teams, raised performance, lowered costs, and delivered quality on-time!

 I like a challange and a opportunity to apply my cross trained skills. I look forward to the possibility of contributing to your success.

Summary

 I have been thru twenty (20) years of progressively more challenging experiences encompassing every aspect of mining systems. Underground, surface, recently established highwall mining. Extensive experience in: Service, Diagnostics, Fabrication, Design, Development, Testing, Project Leadership, Prototyping, Research, Education, and Consulting. Capable of rapidly learning new assignments involving decision making, organization of data, working cross-functionally with others, and prioritizing responsibilities. I am responsible, reliable, and able to work quickly and accurately.

Work experience

Oct 2004Dec 2008

Shop Foreman / Project Leader / Manager

Q.S.I

      Instruct, train, an lead by example a staff of seven (7) in rebuild, repair, an

      complete fabrication of  all catagory mining equipment.

  •       Foresight into highwall mining growth/demand increased yearly revenue by  41%
  •       Created and implemented a systematic approach to highwall pushbeam repair / rebuild

                for a  37% overall increase in productivity 

  •       Designed and fabricated user friendly implements to aid in field repair or in

                various types of production in the mining industry

  •       Designed and fabricated a pushbeam auger straightner.

                Increased reuse / refurbish of augers by 64%

  •       Project leader on frame up rebuilds on every type of underground equipment includiing Joy ,          Fletcher, Simmons Rand, Jeffrey, Eimco, S&S, Elkhorn, Stamler, Long Airdox.             
Jan 1988Dec 2004

Underground Foreman / preshift / onshift

Double M Coal Co. Inc

        Supervised my crew of eleven (11) employes under my care in production of coal in a safe,

        orderly manner. Following  all rules an regulations set forth by state and federal agencies.

  •  Obtained my Virginia an Kentucky foreman  / fireboss certification at age 21
  •  Certified AWS (American Welding Society) welder at age  21
  •  Certified Noise, Dust, an Gas Sampler with federal agencies
  •  Lead the state of Virginia in production per man hour two(2) years consecutive
  •  Recognized by the Holmes Saftey for over five thousand (5000) man hours an no lost time        
  •  Worked with the desginer of the 20031 Simmons Rand Miner on the prototype we used for       production

Skills

computer / adobe programing
general trouble shooting / problem solver
Gear Box setup / rebuild
hydraulics specialist / trouble shooter
Fabricator
AWS Certs., AWS  9 year Recert. Program.

Portfolio

Education

Aug 1986May 1988

High School Diploma

Appalachia High School

References

Charlie Collins

Scoby Nash

Mark Stidham

Gill Elliott

Terry Treece

Darrell Wagner

Murphy Buell Jr.

Ted Harrell