Walter W. Kaufman P.E. President – Mining Engineer
Mr. Kaufman has a broad background in mining. His education in mining engineering, geology, business and his more than thirty years of experience have enabled him to develop a wide understanding of most mining situations. He has authored publications on a variety of mining topics. Clients have included coal companies, quarries, utilities, banks, landfills, Pennsylvania and U.S. governmental organizations and engineering firms.
Registered Professional Engineer
Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Montana, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia, and Texas.
Kaufman Engineering, Inc. – July 1998 to Present
Current Position: President and Mining Engineer
Responsibilities: Continuing the services begun with Walter W. Kaufman and Associates, and expanding in the areas of landfill design and permitting, brownfields development and project management.
Walter Kaufman and Associates – August 1982 to June 1998
Positions Held: President and Mining Engineer
As the owner of Walter W. Kaufman and Associates, Mr. Kaufman provided engineering and consulting services to the mining industry. Major projects involved: Mining and reclamation planning for numerous limestone and industrial minerals quarries; Volume and quality assessments of numerous large coal refuse piles; Mine planning and permitting for refuse pile development and reclamation; Sub-surface and subsidence investigations associated with mining impacts on several Pennsylvania highway projects and landfills; and planning and permit work associated with a construction/demolition waste landfill. Special areas of expertise are mine planning, mining of pitching seams, and geologic impacts on both surface and underground mining. International work with a previous employer and more recently through Walter W. Kaufman and Associates has included travel to Canada, India, the Peoples Republic of China, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico.
Skelly And Loy, Harrisburg, PA – May 1976 to August 1982
Positions Held: Chief of the Energy Division – October 1979 to August 1982; Director of Underground Mining Services and Mining Engineer – May 1976 to September 1979; Associate from 1978 to 1982.
Responsibilities: Managed 18 professionals as Chief of the Energy Division; served as Project Manager on numerous projects for private and government clients. Scope of Projects: Surface and underground mine design and planning; supervision of underground mine renovation; engineering and economic studies of major acquisitions in coal and uranium; coal preparation, transportation and storage studies; cost of regulatory compliance studies for utilities and coal companies; reserve studies; market research and projections; efficiency evaluations; and numerous research projects for the U.S. Bureau of Mines and the Department of Energy. Projects covered anthracite, bituminous and lignite coals, and involved nearly every U.S. coal producing state.
Bethlehem Mines Corporation, Mine #60 – April 1973 to May 1976
Positions Held: Mining Engineer
Responsibilities as a mining engineer at Mine #60 included: ventilation planning; roof control plans; water systems design; belt and rail haulage systems design and installation; development of mining plans for continuous and longwall mining; and mine budget preparation. Preparation of mining designs for and management of the installation of Mine #60’s first longwall mining system were his most important responsibilities.
The Pennsylvania State University – 1971 to 1973
Positions Held: Lab Research Assistant
Mr. Kaufman worked as a graduate assistant in the Dept. of Mineral Engineering. His work involved analysis of natural roof noise prior to roof failure in underground coal mines.
Mr. Kaufman has taught courses in health and safety as an approved MSHA training instructor. He has also taught sessions in the principles of both surface and underground mining for the Millersville University’s Graduate Program in Applied Geology as part of the Coal Geology and Hydrology Course, and instructed corporate managers of Chemical Lime Company in mining and geology at a technical training session held at Southern Methodist University.
B.S., Geological Sciences (Geophysics), 1971; M.S., Mining Engineering, 1973; The Pennsylvania State University. Substantial M.B.A. course work. Short courses in management, training, engineering, and computer applications in the mining industry.
Member of: Society of Mining Engineers of A.I.M.E. Pennsylvania Mining Professionals National Society of Professional Engineers