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Chemical Process Operator

Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
April 06, 2018

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Competent and flexible chemical operator with 15+ years of demonstrated success in operations and quality control within the chemical industry. Prepared to apply expertise while contributing to company objectives and safe and efficient operation of plant procedures.


-Proficient processing of chemical products - Data collection and record-keeping

- Quality control of hazardous materials - Analytical analysis of laboratory samples

- Simultaneous operation of multiple processes - Troubleshooting

- Safety Analysis - Teaching, training and assisting methods


City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1996-1997

Associate of Science

Mendel College Preparatory High School, Chicago, Illinois 1986-1990

General Studies High School Diploma


VVF Chemicals – Montgomery, Illinois May 2014-Present

Production Operator

Blending of various chemicals to achieve a variety of customer specifications. Prepared tank farm inventory records material transfers, and summary reports. Oversees and maintains production flows of products to meet companies’ quality standards. Worked closely with production manager to ensure plants are operating efficiently. Troubleshoots as needed to maintain optimum production levels in distillation,evaporation,filtration and separation operations.

Vantage Oleochemicals – Chicago, Illinois June 2000 - 2014

Production Utility Operator

Utility operator covers multiple areas of operation within the plant. Start up and shut down of glycerin and fatty acid distillation. Operation of wet separation and continuous hydrogenation operation. Utilized safe operating practices. Loading and unloading of railcars and tank wagons. Utilization of HAZWOPer.

Delivered Results:

-Significantly reduced down time during the shutdown of operations.

-Suggestion for new method of data recording implemented.

Pollution Control Industries - Chicago, Illinois March1998-2000

Receiving Chemist

Received all Lab Pack containers and properly coded all chemicals for disposal processing. Sampled all incoming drums and performed basic analysis of samples following prescribed procedures while ensuring a safe manner at all times.

Delivered Results:

-Improved the efficiency and shortened the length of the segregation process by mastering knowledge of hazardous chemical waste identification.

Heritage Environmental - Chicago, Illinois January 1996-1998

Field Technician

Removal of underground chemical storage tanks; prepared hazardous waste for proper disposal. Decontaminated company equipment and tools. Loaded, unloaded and sampled drums. Emergency Response Team member.

United States Army November 1990 - 1996

Chemical Operations Specialist

Combat Veteran – (Sergeant)Trained individuals to survive in emergency chemical contamination situations and chemical attacks. Performed under extreme hot and cold weather conditions.

Delivered Results:

-Improved on readiness and ability of soldiers to perform in a chemically contaminated environment while in full mission oriented protective posture.

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