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Old Bridge Township, New Jersey, United States
January 30, 2018

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Randi Howard

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Home: ***- ***- **** ****: 732-***-**** Email:

Position Sought: Chemist for Quality Control/Analytical Lab

With Areas of Expertise in:

Data Compilation

Equipment Calibration

Hazardous Waste Training

Quality Control

Report Reviewing & Approvals

Research Projects

Sample Management

SOP Procedural Policies

Supervisory & Training

Education & Professional Development

Certified OSHA 8-hour Refresher (05/2017)

Bachelor of Science: Chemistry and Biology: Montclair State University

Professional Experience & Areas of Notable Achievements:

Chemist: ACV Enviro Elizabeth, NJ 09/08/1992-12/06/2017

Equipment Calibration & Quality Control

Prepared standards and calibrated instruments

Salvaged/disinfected approximately $50,000 of lab equipment and supplies that would have been rendered unusable or irreparable due to flooding from Superstorm Sandy

Established and organized a system to increase lab productivity to meet deadlines for sales department and decreased transporter fees

Performed troubleshooting and maintenance of instruments for optimum performance

Incorporated QC check standards to confirm analyses

Hazardous Waste Testing

Analyzed hazardous waste and detergents from NYCT using instrumentation such as GC5890/GC6890, AA, GFAA. IR. UV-vis, TOC, pH meter. Brookfield/Stormer Viscometers. Karl Fisher titrators, Bomb Calorimetry and Penske Martens Flashpoint analyzer.

Digested soil. aqueous, TCLP, and organic samples for Flame AA and Graphite Furnace AA and extracted similar matrices for GC analysis

Supported wet chemical analysis on all samples to determine RCRA characteristics

Supervised/trained laboratory staff SOPs and Safety Protocols

Sample Management

Analyzed all NJ State Proficiency testing for EPA ensuring certification requirements

Analyzed nearly 150 samples daily for wet chemistry and instrumental analysis

Updated SOPs to satisfy NJ State audit requirements

Performed titration standardizations for chlorides and sulfides

Prepared all reagents for wet chemistry and instrumental analysis

Tracked samples via Microsoft Excel

Programmed autosamplers for AA and GC via HPChemstation

Documented reports for sample input/output

Quality Control Analyst Anheuser Busch Newark, NJ 09/2001-05/2007

Worked weekends to relieve full time employees of 24/7 operations in a pilot plant complying with GMP and FDA regulations to monitor operations in the brewery.

Tested valve samples and in line SCADA maintaining periodic integrity of Total Package Oxygen, direct fill requirements, and inspected finished batches for defects in packaging on 7 production lines along with team members

Prioritized and communicated the need for line operation shut down in the instance of off-specs including product turbidity, pH, discrepancies in packaging including auditing for improper labeling

Extricated nearly 1000 cases of bottled beer with incorrect expiration dates from being discarded by informing the supervisor that labeler needs printing adjustment before continuing operations.

Laboratory Technician Exxon Research Center Linden, NJ 09/1983-08/1992

Polymer Scientist with experience in pilot plant operations involving brominations and chlorinations of butyl rubber

for compounding research.

Organized with a safety team while performing milling and banbury operations supporting cooperation in use of Rheometers, Viscometers, FTIR, DSC, and heavy processing equipment.

Commended for notifying supervisor of computer glitch in experimental computer program involved with Vistalon polymer integrity.

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