Juan E. Salazar
Cell 713-***-**** – firstname.lastname@example.org
R&D Senior Technician: with significant expertise in research& development, manufacturing, developing tests, processing, testing and commercialization of fusion bonded epoxy coatings for concrete reinforcing bar, cooper buss bars for power transformers, aluminum/steel tubing for under hood and other industrial applications. Experience in new product evolvement from concept into production, as well as, improvements to existing products. Provided yearly testing for product certifications and qualifications, individual pipe applicators and final pipeline owner operators. Managed work with accurate and repeatable results, recorded all work in laboratory book accurately, and documented patenting. Involved in all aspects of coating development with formulators, chemist and group leaders, sales and marketing to fulfill product specifications; test to CSA, TransCanada, NACE, ASTM, NSF, salt fog, taber abrasion and some automotive standards, individual customer specifications and assisted manufacturing resolving quality issues.
Axalta Coating Systems (Formerly part of DuPont) Houston Texas 1987 – 2017
(largest manufacturer of OEM Auto Coatings)
R&D Senior Technician 2010-2017
Worked with product manager and chemist to review test requirements, test results and maintain a process to update sales and marketing to ensure they are prepared with the necessary products to increase sales compared to last year's sales.
Developing new products, testing and reviewing existing formulations.
Evaluate various metal substrates tubing, conduit, rebar, pipe and flat steel prior to coating via stress (flex). (Including cooper, aluminum and steel)
Maintaining environmental chamber (moisture control) for dry chemicals and other raw materials.
Process formulations thru R&D pilot line (extruder, grinder) evaluate product physical properties.
Prepare substrate to required specifications blast profile, acid rinse, applying coating to required preheat temp, film build.
Provide training and support to less experienced lab technicians.
Spec and post cure requirements.
Preform all testing as required on projects, update chemist throughout process and document all results.
Maintain a clean and orderly lab, maintain lab supply’s and raw material inventories, follow all PPE and safety requirements.
Follow all ISO testing, Safety and PPE procedures.
Research and Development Department
Senior Technician 1997
Quality Control Department
Quality Control Tech 1995
Extruder Operator 1990
Batch Maker 1989
Mill Operator (Air Conditioned) 1988