Project Manager & Mining Consultant
Mr. Walton is a 23-year veteran of the mining industry,
having held various technical positions at numerous mines in the Western US and
Alaska. Having spent time in
Engineering, Production, and Maintenance, his background is very diverse.
Josh has managed projects in all stages of development,
including startups. He was a key member
of a team that developed an innovative method of recovering oil from depleted
reservoirs, from an underground chamber.
He helped design, permit, and construct the state-of-the-art facility which
included a 900’ vertical shaft, 1500’ of lateral workings, and ultimately
90,000 feet of directionally drilled well bore. Their focus on safety won them the Sentinels of Safety award (2015). This facility is still in production today.
Mr. Walton’s technical skills include mine design using
Autocad, Deswik, and Vulcan, ventilation modeling with Vent-Sim, mine permitting, equipment emissions testing & modeling, and all methods of surveying utilizing
theodolite, total station, and modern GPS.
Josh is also an expert in mine maintenance & maintenance
planning. He has managed fleets &
maintenance activities of both underground and surface mining equipment of all sizes, ranging from underground slushers to surface shovels & draglines.