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Associate Process Engineer, Process Development, Pilot Plant

San Francisco, California, United States
February 07, 2018

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Lanoza, Glen

** ***** *****, *** *********, CA **112 415-***-**** –


Seeking a growth opportunity where I can leverage my Engineering skills, technical expertise, and mechanical aptitude in manufacturing and process development.


Associate Engineer

Ripple Foods, Emeryville, CA

November 2016-Present

Install, program, and tune electrical and automations control systems including but not limited to, load cells, flow meters, Variable Flow Drives, Human Machine Interfaces, and pH/Conductivity meters.

Design and perform protein processing scale-up/scale-down experiments to execute technology transfers from R&D Pilot Plant to manufacturing.

Operate, troubleshoot, clean, and perform maintenance on all production equipment including but not limited to Disc Stack and Decanter centrifuges, heat exchanger systems, pumps, valves, and stainless steel tanks.

Commission, test, and validate Decanter centrifuges, Disk Stack centrifuges, and heat exchangers.

Process Development Technician III

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Palo Alto, CA

March 2008 –November 2016

Lead Pilot Plant team in all upstream/downstream experiments using various unit operations such as fermentation, centrifugation, polymer flocculation, filtration, crystallization, and distillation.

Lead efforts to conduct preventative maintenance tasks such as rebuilding pneumatic valves, drive seals, steam traps, pressure/temperature control systems.

Work with Scientists and Engineers to schedule and coordinate the workflow of staffing and equipment for all Pilot Plant upstream and downstream Pilot Plant experiments.

Design, optimize, and troubleshoot processes for scale-up to manufacturing implementation.

Write, edit, and revise SOP’s and train junior technicians in protocols and procedures.

Procure all raw materials, media, and feeds for Pilot Plant fermentation experiments.

Manufacturing Associate

Amgen, Fremont, CA

December 2016 – March 2008

Operate production equipment such as Column Chromatography and Tangential Flow Filtration skids for monoclonal antibody protein purification.

Read, execute, and review quality documents such as SOP’s and Batch Records.

Prepare an extensive variety of buffers and biochemical solutions.

Assemble, maintain, clean, and sterilize all production equipment.

Supervisor/Scheduler/Lead Ramp Tech

United Airlines, San Francisco, CA

December 1996 – June 2006

Manage call center of 600 union and non-union employees.

Hire, train, coach, and counsel call center personnel, aircraft fuel technicians, and ramp servicemen.

Analyze flight irregularities to correct Flight Attendant staffing per FAA Regulations.

Lead teams ensuring safe loading/unloading, and transport of cargo and fuel.


B.S Business Administration, conc. In Info Systems

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 1996

Certification: Bio manufacturing form Skyline College 2007

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