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Laboratory Management

West Richland, Washington, United States
January 24, 2018

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Jason M. Place

West Richland, Washington

(440) ***-****



A dedicated and motivated self-starter with experience in many fields. Expert in Aluminum foundry industry. Proven ability in Laboratory Management, Heat Treat, and technical responsibilities. Very mechanically inclined with equipment repair and design background. NADCAP accreditation in Materials Testing Lab and Pyrometry.

Project Management

Product Development

Laboratory Management

Thermodynamic Testing

Product Qualification Testing

Testing Protocols

Root Cause Failure Mode analysis

Technical Equipment Maintenance


Foseco Metallurgical Inc. - Cleveland, Ohio 2010-2017

Produce Development Specialist

Performed thermodynamic testing of raw materials and finished products for exothermic riser sleeves and powders.

Performed testing and provided qualification of new raw materials, optimizing product performance.

Managed the equipment business for demonstrating our products in a foundry environment, significantly improving product understanding and customer education, improving sales.

Sourced equipment and designed new equipment, customizing for continued use of company products.

Managed the Parts business for technical equipment worth $500k per annum, ensuring adequate distribution quantities and inventory control.

Learned and utilized 3d modelling software to design parts and equipment.

Non- Ferrous Applications Specialist 2008-2010

Performed foundry trials of all equipment and products used in Aluminum Foundry.

Managed the high technology equipment and consumables for Melt Treatment of Aluminum, introducing technological operational strategies into the marketplace.

Supported all products sold to the non-ferrous consumer, enhancing product knowledge, uses, and optimal product choice for the project.

Ohio Aluminum Industries - Cleveland, Ohio 1998-2008

Metallurgical Laboratory Manager

Held Dual Role of Melt Manager and Laboratory Manager. Managed Lab Technicians performing chemical, mechanical and physical properties testing.

Achieved NADCAP accreditation for Materials Testing Lab, allowing company to maintain sales in the aerospace environment.

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Developed operating procedures for testing matrices, including Optical Emission Spectroscopy, Tensile Properties, Micro structural Evaluation, and other certifications, assuring consistent and repeatable results.

Managed the Quality Control of In-house Heat Treat, achieving NADCAP accreditation for Heat Treat.

Managed melt department staff, purchasing of ingot, and control of melt practices and protocols, improving melt efficiency and productivity.

Refocused goal of becoming accredited for NADCAP in Heat Treat (Pyrometry per primarily AMS 2750E) and Materials Testing Lab, hiring a full time Lab Technician when NADCAP became mandatory to produce Aerospace Castings. Certification required Aerospace mechanical properties requirement, chemical properties requirements and macro and micro structural analysis.


FSI Rootstown - Rootstown Ohio

Laboratory Technician

Automotive high- volume casting facility

Performed sand system testing, chemistry control of all metal poured, and Root Cause Analysis for casting defects.


Mechanical Engineering

Kent State University, Kent, OH

General Studies

Maplewood Vocational School, Ravenna, OH


Product Development Training, Cleveland State University

Project Management, Cleveland State University

Six Sigma, Akron University

Steven Covey's Empowering the Employee through Communication


American Foundry Society

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