To acquire a position as a Production Supervisor to better provide safe, innovative, and consistent products to an ever-growing nation and world population.
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Bachelor of Science in Food Science & Industry Graduation Date: May 2014
Core Curriculum GPA: 3.52
KSU Dairy Processing Lab Assistant October 2013-May 2014
Assisted a Dairy Science graduate student by cleaning glassware, monitoring temperatures, times, and pH levels of liquid acid whey byproduct from Greek yogurt, separating out solids from liquids by use of a separatory funnel, and using a pumping system treatment to separate out cations from solution.
KSU Biosafety Level 2 Food Safety Microbiology Lab Assistant May 2013 –May 2014
Tested samples of Salmonella spp., Echerichia coli 0157:H7, and Listeria monocytogenes by exposing them to a solution of water and “Fit” detergent soap to try and reduce the D-values of microbial growth.
Production Supervisor – Thermo Fisher Scientific May 2015-August2016
Oversight of 18 talented individuals producing specialty dehydrated culture media (DCM), that is further processed at another production facility next door, and plated and packaged to be shipped out to hospitals, food laboratories, clinics, and many others globally. ~25-30% of all DCM product is direct-sell to external customers.
-Used tier board metrics to reduce back orders from $50,000 to an average of $5,000 on a consistent basis. This was done in about 3-4 months.
-Redesigned the warehouse through a 3P event to accommodate space for a plant in Louisiana that closed. This cut down our warehouse space by about half or a little less than half of our storage space.
Team Advisor Schreiber Foods, Inc. November 2014-May 2015
Guiding a team of partners to safely produce quality yogurt products in co-manufacturing many name-brand products. Leading the team to understand the importance of quality, safety, time management, and minimizing downtime to reach the goal of profitability for the company. This job was oversight of ~35-40 people.
Production Supervisor – John Morrell Food Group February 2014-October 2014
Leading a team of 100+ employees in the packaging department of a pork sausage manufacturing plant to achieve worker safety, product safety and quality, and to create a consistent, wholesome product for the consumer each and every minute of continuous processing.
Teacher’s Assistant for Food Processing Course (by Distance) June 2013 – May 2014
Create test, homework, and quiz questions and formulate exams, homework assignments and quizzes to adequately reflect the proposed course material according to the syllabus given to the students.
Kansas State University Student Union August 2010 - May 2011
Assisted customers as a cashier by checking out any items they desired to purchase.
Maintained inventory control of key items and product shelf placement.
Led a team of 4 members to the Danisco/Dupont Knowledge Award January 2014 – May 2014
competition and placed 7th overall.
Food Science Department Study Abroad Trip to Italy-Course and January 2014-April 2014
Have been trained in HACCP. August 2013 – December 2013
IFT (Institute of Food Technologists), Member August 2013 – Present
Led a team of students to produce apple butter and jam in small-scale May 2013 – May 2014 pilot plant
Food Science Club, Member August 2011 – August 2014
-President (May 2013-August 2014)
Volunteer at the University Career Fair August 2010
Volunteer at the annual Telefund to ask Alumni for donations August 2009 – August 2012
Participated in S.E.A. (Students for Environmental Action) August 2009