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Chemical Engineering Quality

Richmond, VA
March 13, 2018

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Sandra Obeng

**** ***** *** ** ***** Allen VA *3060


Qualifications for Chemical Engineering

Diverse eight-year background has encompassed production, quality assurance, and manufacturing compliance. Familiar with the chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, and food industries. Works well as a team player and leader to ensure safety and quality. Applies strong analytical and problem-solving skills to address environmental issues and improve processes. Expertise spans:

Project Management Research & Development Technology Design & Troubleshooting Product Development

Process Engineering Process Flow Diagrams Design of Experiments Training & Mentoring

Career Track

Production Supervisor, Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT), Colonial Heights, VA 2016 to 2018

Responsible for the safe running and operation of polymer gel / fiber processes production line. Draw upon my chemical engineering background experiences with the various process equipment and the process to make business-based decisions. Responsible for assessing the quality, robustness, and capability of the process and making decisions, with others, to halt or modify production as needed should the process not meet quality and/or safety standards. Responsible for setting operating goals for 20-30 operators.

Lead identification and prioritization of risk reduction opportunities, establish clear priorities.

Monitors in process and final product quality results versus specifications and implements process variation reduction improvements as needed.

Encourage and coach employees to solve production related issues.

Completes Leader Standard Work practices, including frequent “line walks” and routine coaching of team members

Eliminated $10K/year in outsourcing expenses by developing a new portable pumping station for the SRU.

Expanded team members’ SRU knowledge 30% through training and coaching.

Production Supervisor, Sabra Dipping Company, Colonial Heights, VA 2014 to 2016 Responsible for day to day support to the production areas including Technical & troubleshooting assistance while coordinating 35+ process and packaging operators to meet daily production goals. Partnered with R&D to cultivate subject matter expertise in a new product production process

Serves as first response to area technical issues and assists in troubleshooting process or equipment issues. Leads teams in root cause analysis and problem solving.

Ownership of process performance metrics of safety, production rate, yield and uptime.

Partner with equipment engineers to perform advanced troubleshooting and improve operating discipline. Diagnose and document root causes of asset utilization losses in the facility.

Led project to analyze material flow for production staging area to increase service levels and reduce on hand inventory

Experience with new product pilots, cycle time analysis, and campaigns start-ups and procedure improvements

Lead Safety Health Environment (SHE) Incident investigations to prevent reoccurrence.

Set priority for area through effective production scheduling. Provide day to day production guidance.

Review Production and Capacity Planning for demand to outline options for equipment vs. human assets.

Monitor the process status and make decisions with others to halt or modify production, as needed (PSM, quality, personnel, demand, raw material availability, maintenance and cost).

Assist in Marking up and modifying P&ID for process equipment.

Experience leading and executing PHA, JSA, & implementing Management of Change MOC

Elevated service levels and cut inventory on hand 50% by initiating changes and improving the staging area for materials.

Decreased errors 25% by training 70 employees to transfer knowledge and enhance their skill levels, establishing standard operating procedures (SOPs), and facilitating cross-department collaboration.

Made product available to consumers 30% ahead of planned rollout date by guiding a team of seven operators to expedite production cycle time.

Quality Assurance Stability Specialist I, Fareva Pharmaceutical, Richmond, VA 2012 to 2013

Defined, reviewed, and approved all process documentation, quality testing reports/summaries, and special project documents according to customer needs. Executed routine and non-routine stability protocols as outlined by the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH); coordinated control changes via System Application and Products (SAP) software. Used statistical analysis tools to draw conclusions and make stability test decisions

Used statistical analysis tools for the drawing of conclusions for making stability test decisions

Increase yield in daily sample management for stability studies, creating summary reports through LIMS by 80%

Facilitated process to reduce quality and process related failures

Ensured sample testing for products to ensure quality standard of product

Maintained target inventory levels for all current products for sample testing, as well as new product

Created, revised, approved all process documentation, quality testing reports/summaries and special project documents according to customer needs

Completed routine and non-routine stability protocols, trained initiating/coordinating control changes through SAP/CAPA

Accelerated process time 15% by developing and validating a new process for guaifenesin production.

Increased yield of daily sample management of stability studies 80% by creating summary reports through a laboratory information management system (LIMS).

Manufacturing Compliance Engineer (Internship), Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Petersburg, VA 2009 to 2011

Supported Sustaining Environmental Management System ISO 14001 and environmental programs focused on reducing landfill impact. Responsible for launching remediation project for site chemical hose cataloging aimed at lowering cost.

Slashed downtime 50% by developing a manufacturing catalog that made it easier for internal customers to search for materials and products in SAP software.

Reduced expenses and production downtime 50% by designing a Piping & Instrumental Diagram (P&ID) used to track and monitor engineering parts used on production lines.

Saved $20K annually in disposal costs by pioneering a process for recycling fiber drums.

Lab Assistant (Internship), AFTON Chemicals, Richmond, VA 2007 to 2009

Prepared Designed and executed experiments on titration and collected viscosity, specific gravity and color of used engine oil, in order to determine the amount of sooth present. Conducted various laboratory duties and utilized various systems like FT-IR, UV-VIS, HPLC, GC/MS and viscometers. Maintained and took inventory of storage room where the various engine oils are kept.

Developed ISO procedures for various lab operations, and ensure lab compliance with ISO 9001 standards

Maintained and troubleshot issues with lab equipment, and manage stocks of standard lab supplies

Maintained comprehensive and up to date laboratory notebooks and continued participation in monthly safety training

Education & Affiliations

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering - Minor in Chemistry & Mathematical Science, Virginia Commonwealth University (2011 Graduation)

Member: Society of Women Engineers (SWE); National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

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