Geologist: Pacific Soils Engineering Cypress, California (1/98
Responsibilities included: geologic investigations for residential and commercial developments; fault studies and assessment of geologic hazards; geologic mapping and site reconnaissance; detailed logging of test borings and trenches; analyzation aerial photographs; preparation of geotechnical reports; and in-grading inspections and geologic mapping.
Hatch-Mott MacDonald North Hollywood, California (2/96
Responsible for mapping, groundwater monitoring and initial geologic assessment during the construction of the Metro Red Line Segment 3. Created and maintained a database containing groundwater flow rates over time and ground quality and conditions. Information obtained helped determine the stability of the surrounding bedrock during tunnel construction and identify and abate potentially dangerous conditions.
1: Black and Veatch Highland, California (3/95- 2/96)
Responsible for testing samples from various zones during the construction of the Seven Oaks Dam in San Bernardino, CA. Tests performed include: gradations, 4 and 5 foot water ring replacement, 6 and 12 inch sand cones, and Atterberg limits. Results of these tests determined if the material was within ASTM and COE specs. Assisted Army Corps of Engineers as a grout inspector and assistant geologist. Supervised drilling of: grout holes, water pressure tests, grouting, backfilling of grout holes, and exploration holes (including logging core and pressure testing).
Geologist: U. S. Borax Inc. Valencia, California (6/94
Responsible for assisting four exploration geologists and providing field support at exploration drill sites in Death Valley (borates), Minnesota (kaolin) and Georgia (kaolin). Supervised drillers while on drill sites, identified cuttings, logged the cores, and determined which samples to analyze. Evaluation of mineral quality determined the mining potential and economic value of the site.
Technician: U. S. Borax Inc. Valencia, California (6/93
Analyzed, interpreted and provided identification of mineral phases using an x-ray defractometer and a scanning electron microscope. Compiled, organized and wrote five Quality Assurance Procedures for the Wilmington plant. Adoption and implementation of these procedures assisted in obtaining ISO 9000 certification for U.S. Borax.
Technician: Unocal Los Angeles, California (2/89 to 6/92)
Responsible for managing all gravity and magnetic data for the Potential Fields Group. Created, updated and managed a database using dBASE IV to record all available data for each country. Drafted maps of various scales using gravity, magnetic and elevation data within given deadlines. Production of these maps aided in the assessment of the exploration potential of a prospective site.
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