SINCLAIR KNIGHT & PARTNERS 81-89
External Director of
The work involved
attending monthly board meetings, advising on suitable marketing strategies,
preparing proposals and completing mining consulting jobs on a sub contracting basis.
OAKBRIDGE LIMITED, 1979 to 1980
General Manager -
Minerals Division, FNQ
Based at Atherton with
responsibility for mining management services to Great Northern Mining
Corporation, technical representation on Newmont joint venture project at
Baal Gammon tin/copper/indium deposit. Management adviser on industrial and
technical matters to Ravenshoe and Tableland Tin dredging and mobile plant
General Manager of Coalex, based at Lithgow
operations involved the two partly owned Sumitomo underground mines of
Wallerawang and Hermitage as well as the new BP joint venture underground
mine of Clarence. Responsibilities included maintaining budgeted production
and cost targets as well as coordinating construction and planning
THIESS BROS PTY LIMITED (CSR), 1975-79
Engineer, Drayton Mine, NSW
Responsible for advancing
the EIS and mine planning studies. The work involved close cooperation with
joint venture partners, government, union, consulting, and customer
Area Manager of South
Blackwater Coal Mines
Responsible for Laleham No.l underground mine,
South Blackwater open cut mine, coal preparation plant, repair departments,
mine engineering, administration, personnel, industrial relations, safety and
town housing for 585 employees.
UTAH DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, '71-75
Chief Mining Engineer
- Saraji Mine, Central Queensland
In charge of survey,
plant assaying, and mine planning for this 5 MTPA project.
Plant Superintendent - Blackwater Mine
Senior operating person
responsible for coal treatment plant and product quantity aspects. Plant
capacity 4.5 MTPA.
Senior Mine Planning
Engineer - Blackwater Mine
Involved in mine
planning, cost benefit studies associated with production cost improvements,
and new equipment evaluations.
PEKO WALLSEND PTY LIMITED, Tennant Creek, NT
1968 to 1971
Ivanhoe and Gecko
Responsible for overall
daily supervision of both mines. Gold/copper/silver/bismuth underground
mining. Ivanhoe mine was 400 metres deep and involved shrink stoping with
some sub level blasting. The developing Gecko mine was shaft operation with
fully lined ventilation and main haulage shafts.
NORTH BROKEN HILL PTY LIMITED, 1965 to 1968
Junior Engineer -
North Broken Hill Mine
Involved with mine
surveying, diamond drilling, cut and fill stoping,
rock mechanics analyses, photoelastic stress
determinations, shaft repairs and shift bossing. Lead/zinc/silver mining.