Chris Lear

Chris Lear, Consultant (Brisbane, Australia)

Chris Lear

  • use of advanced control and monitoring technologies for mining operations
  • process integration of mining systems to assist in operational automation/autonomy
  • model to mill data integration/reconciliation strategies

Chris is a graduate mining engineer (BSc Hons (Min. Tech)) of the School of Mines, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand and holds a MSc from the Bernard Price Institute (Geophysics), University of Witwatersrand, South Africa centered on monitoring and analysis of blast induced seismic damage to a domestic structure at an open strip mining operation.

Chris has over 30 years of industry experience in various facets of mining. Originally engaged as a geotechnical engineer covering a number of gold, platinum and coal underground mining operations for various mining corporations in South Africa, he has subsequently held roles with Mincom and Caterpillar (in Australia and USA) providing software based solutions for mine operations planning and machine/fleet monitoring and control.

Chris has been engaged with Peck Tech since 2004. In a role as Consultant he has provided expertise to multiple customers in the area of blasthole drill Monitoring while Drilling (MWD) data acquisition solutions and utilization of such data to support Drill & Blast design process.

The services he has provided include formalized process mapping reviews of workflow and dataflow (BPMN, IDEF0), solution implementations and/or optimization and data repository analysis. His specific areas of focus for Peck Tech projects include the use of advanced control and monitoring technologies for mining operations, process integration of mining systems to assist in operational automation/autonomy, and mine model to mill data integration/reconciliation strategies.

Chris is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM).

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