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Chemical Laboratory Technician

Hampton Township, Pennsylvania, United States
March 07, 2018

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Objective: Experienced laboratory technician seeking employment within a science-based setting. Strengths include materials testing, sample preparation, and data management.

Relevant Work Experience:

PPG Industries, Springdale, PA, 5/2016 - Present, QA Technician Large Batch

Job Responsibilities;

Color Approvals and Adjustments to batches before they are sent to customers through

oPhysical Testing done by viscosity checks using Ford Cup, Zahn Cups, Brookfield Viscometers, Grind readings, Density Checks, Drawdowns, Hand spraying, Spraymations Spraying and Electro Disposition, Gloss Readings, Physical Destruction of painted panels

oMake panels to reflect color of finished paint for customers

oUse Microsoft Office for Email, Word and Excel

oData Management using Plant software where I update the batch adjustments and approvals

oRetain collections of approved paints and recording of their location

PPG Industries, Allison Park, PA, 06/2014 –5/2016, Automotive Insight Group

Job Responsibilities:

Automotive Coating Testing

oRheology - MCR301 & Cap 2000, wide array of test of multiple sample types

oPaint making, spraying and panel curing (standard and compact process)

oAppearance Metrics - Wave Scan, Roughness, DOI, Hardness

oInstron – Ambient and subzero sample testing

oSurface Analysis – Surface Tension and Surface Energy

Data Management – Exporting and formatting large data set for sequential analysis

Internal Customer Support – Analyzed samples and formatted report of results

Reaxis, Plant Operator/Lab Tech, Pittsburgh, PA, 01/2014 – 03/2014, Externship

Worked with a 500 gallon glass lined jacketed reactor

Provided QC/QA testing of products

Packaged product in various forms for transportation and distribution

Worked in R&D lab running reactions on small scale


A.S. Bidwell Training Center, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, March 2014

Specialized Technology, Chemical Laboratory Technician Program

B.S. Criminal Justice, Kaplan University, Online, October 2012

Crime Scene Investigation

A.S. Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA, December 1996

Hotel/Restaurant Management

Other Skills and Qualifications:

Laboratory Experience

Rheology - Anton Paar MCR 301 Rheomoeter, Cap 2000 Viscometer, Brookfield

Analytical Titrations – Acid/Base hand titrations

Hach DR 3900 – Bench top Spectrophotometer with RFID technology

Fisher Accumet XL 15 pH Meter

UV-Vis Spectrophotometer


Knowledge of the operation, calibration, and maintenance of laboratory equipment


Certification in Adult CPR, AED and First Aid

Ability to follow strict OSHA and laboratory safety protocol

Computer Skills - Proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Volunteer Experience

Allegheny County Hazmat Team 3/ 2012 – Present


Pennsylvania Associations of Hazardous Materials Technicians

Hazardous Materials Technicians

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