Joseph Seamons


Aug 2006 - Present


University of Utah

Activities: Student Advisory Committee Representative (SAC Rep.), Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), Finalist for SME Competition of 2010, Primary Children's Medical Center Representative (PCMC Rep.), Embedded Alliance for Science Teaching Fellow (EAST Fellow), Volunteer Clerk for local congregation.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Engineering Aid

Bureau of Land Management
  • Utilized AutoCAD in order to calculate coal tonnages.
  • Created organizational system and a computer database for public lease files.
  • Performed lab work to determine strength parameters of rock.
  • Wrote official government letters and documents.
May 2009 - Aug 2009

Mining Engineer Intern

Barrick Gold Corporation
  • Performed ventilation surveys throughout the mine.
  • Drafted and implemented new ventilation plans.
  • Created an inventory of all ventilation components.
  • Wrote standardized procedures for testing backfill samples.
  • Utilized Vulcan in order to calculate life of mine and create utility maps.
Aug 2006 - May 2009

Auto Technician

Sears Auto Center
  • Replaced tires and performed oil changes
  • Diagnosed and repaired automotive electrical systems
  • Replaced shocks and struts and worked on front-end suspension
  • Performed tune-ups
  • Frequently #1 in district for revenue
May 2008 - Aug 2008

Mining Engineer Intern

Barrick Gold Corporation
  • Performed surveys for newly mined areas and map creation.
  • Utilized AutoCAD to create a polygon compliance study and a stockpile summary.
  • Taught geology to kids at local summer school.
  • Gained fundamental knowledge of open pit operations by working with engineers.
May 2007 - Aug 2007

Mining Engineer Intern

Barrick Gold Corporation
  • Performed surveys for newly mined areas, mine development and map creation.
  • Utilized Vulcan in order to calculate volumes and create a dilution report.
  • Built a containment pad for hazardous materials.



Microsoft Office

Excel Word Access PowerPoint




Survey and draw as-built Volume calculations Mine plan Dill holes Grade estimations


Mine maps Lease boundaries Survey plats Volume calculations  


Mining Engineering student expected to graduate May 2011 with a B.S. in Mining Engineering.  Internship experience for three summers with Barrick Gold Corporation at three different mine sites in Nevada.  Currently work at the Bureau of Land Management in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Interested in mine planning, production, and mining equipment design. 

Awards and Training

Browning Scholarship

P&H Scholarship

Dean's List

Sophomore of the Year

MSHA Surface - Coal and Metal & Nonmetal Training

MSHA Underground - Coal and Metal & Nonmetal Training


Mining, fishing, cars, business, mobile devices, hiking, outdoor recreation, technology, cooking, Utah football, traveling, ping-pong, basketball, running, and quads.