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Engineer Quality Assurance

8053, United States
May 28, 2010

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To challenge and expand my knowledge of engineering and chemistry in an

investigative and interesting way and apply that knowledge in a

commercially significant way.


**** - **05 Villanova University, Villanova, PA

? Major: Chemical Engineering, Minor: Chemistry.

? Bachelors Degree May 2005.

? Senior Thesis: Laboratory Experiments in Nanotechnology.

? Senior Project: Toluene-Benzene Refinery Design.

1997 - 2001 Wachonah Regional High School, Dalton, MA


July 2007 - February Veeco Compound Semiconductor Inc., Somerset, NJ


Process Engineer - Provide hardware and process support for Gallium

Nitride Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition ("GaN MOCVD") research

lab, manage and assist the development of R&D projects, including:

? Product and Process Development:

-Design of Experiments/Cost Analysis.

-Experimental Execution, Results Analysis, and Documentation.

-Product Safety Analysis.

- Example: Heating Project, New Reactor Design.

? Customer Process Support:

- Support customers with process knowledge for Veeco MOCVD reactors.

- Work with process scientists to improve customer's understanding of


- Example: Wafer bowing problem.

? Equipment Maintenance/Installation:

- Reactor installation, maintenance, and repairs for GaN Laboratory.

- Example: Old Reactor Decommission/New Reactor installation.

Technical Support/US Field Engineer - Manage/support US and China

territories, manage/direct RMA process, install MOCVD production

equipment on customer sites, including:

? Field Installation:

- Test reactor system during a three phase installation (roughly 2-3

months duration), troubleshoot all problems, and maintain a good

relationship with customers who are focused on getting their reactor

into production.

- Electrical/Mechanical Troubleshooting (Multiple reactor components,

including: computers, MFCs, PCs, RTs, TCs, valves, purifiers, robots,

vacuum pumps, magnetic motors, tubing).

- Manage customer instruction, product safety and installation


- Example: Reactor Installations.

? Logistics Support for US and China Sales Territories:

- Managed equipment shipping, troubleshooting, repairs, vendor product


- Managed Return Material Authorizations (RMA) coordinating between

customers and


- Worked to convert to MOCVD branch to SAP for tracking field issues.

- Example: RMA Process Improvement.

March 2007 -June 2007 HEL Inc., Lawrenceville, NJ

Project Engineer/Manager - Manage process for producing automated

reactor units, Product Reliablity Testing, Documentation and

Installation, Troubleshooting, and Customer Support, including:

? Project Management:

- Work with multiple departments to assemble, test, and troubleshoot

building of bench-scale chemical reactor systems.

- Example: Catalyst Test Unit Development.

? Field Installation:

- Install bench-scale reactor systems at customer sites, troubleshoot,

modify, and test systems, teach customers to use reactor systems.

- Example: Pharmaceutical process scale-up reactor installation.

Jan 2006 - March 2007 Estee Lauder - Northtec, LLC., Trevose, PA

Production Supervisor - Direct, manage, and control the production

process involved with creating make-up goods and modify existing

processes to improve both quality and speed of production, including:

? Lean Manufacturing:

- Utilize lean manufacturing principles to increase production


- New Product Assembly Process Design/Implementation.

- Example: New Loose Powder Product Efficiency Increase.

? Team Management/Production Logistics:

- Component and Product Management.

- Managed crew of Quality Auditors, Mechanics, Line Attendants, and

Assembly Team.

- Example: Team Coordination Dynamics and Employee Reviews.

? Quality assurance:

- Component and Product Inspection.

- GMP Guideline Enforcement.

- Example: Product/Batch Labeling.


Professional: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Customer training,

Material Science, Polymer Science, Capital Equipment, Process Design,

Applications Engineering, Research and Development.

Personal: Weight-lifting, Skiing, Ski Instruction, Drama, Art,

Fencing, Writing, Film, Mountain Biking.

ExtRa Skills/Experience

Computer Skills: MS Office, ASPEN, C++, MathLAB, MathCAD, AutoCAD,

SAP, Nexus, EPIview, WinISO.

Specializations: Nanotechnology, Material Science, Reactor Chemistry,


Miscellaneous: Emergency Medical Technician (2 years), Ski Instructor

(4 years).

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