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chemist - lab tech

Arvada, Colorado, United States
May 30, 2018

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Jonathan Nauman

Address: **** * **** *** #*** Arvada, CO 80004


Phone Number: 815-***-****


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – July 2016

Minor in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois


Outlast Technologies LLC – R&D/QC Chemist – Golden, Colorado 2017-2018

Developed and improved polyurethane and Epoxy based Phase Change Materials (PCM).

Performed chemical and physical testing of raw materials and finished products.

Maintained an accurate and precise lab notebook of QC and R&D procedures in compliance with legal standards.

Calibrated, collected, and analyzed data on a CMM, DSC, Karl Fischer, as well as physical and wet chemistry techniques.

Involved with ISO standard interpretation, implementation, as well as transitions from 2009 to 2015 including Non-conformance, preventative actions, and internal audits.

Experience with SOP writing, validation, and implementation into existing processes.

Perform, troubleshoot, and investigate Out-of-Specification and Out-of-Trend occurrences, including analytical testing and reporting of findings.

OpX Green Belt project – Lean & Six Sigma focused 2017

Lead a team of 5 on a process improvement project for R&D Prototype Quality Control testing.

QC testing methods were changed leading to an overall 56% reduction in NVA leading to double the productivity per instrument. Overall NVA was reduced by 34%.

QC and R&D testing waste was reduced by 44% overall.

PCI Pharma Services – Analytical chemist – Rockford, Illinois 2016

(Contracted temp through QPS employment)

Performed chemical and physical testing of raw materials and finished product in client supplied and pharmacopoeial methodology in accordance with regulatory standards.

Documentation of accurate and precise records for all analytical procedures performed.

Collected and analyzed data on a FTIR spectrometer, autotitrator, and Rotronic hydrolab.

Followed cGMP, FDA, and other regulatory standards.

Experience with SOP and USP, NF testing methods, and Lims registration and reporting.

Perform, troubleshoot, and investigate Out-of-Specification and Out-of-Trend occurrences, including analytical testing and reporting of findings.

Routine maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting for analytical equipment.

Laboratory work – Western Illinois University

Made reactions vessels from quartz tubing and an oxygen-methane torch.

Load reaction vessels with a mixture of elements in order to synthesize materials with tunable physical properties such as optical band gap.

Collected and analyzed data on an FTIR spectrometer, a GC with FID detection, a HPLC with UV-Vis detection, a NMR spectrometer, AA, and an UV-Vis spectrophotometer.

Prepared samples using standard micropipette technique.

Determined concentrations of unknown solutions using the method of standard additions and by using a calibration curve to back calculate concentrations.

Worked in a solid-state materials lab for 1 semester where basic lab techniques and protocols were taught.

YMCA Rock River Valley – Rockford, Illinois 2008 – 2017

Worked the climbing wall, taught climbing and safety skills to all ages to develop knowledgeable and safety-oriented climbers, and helped to maintain and refresh the climbing wall to create new challenges to keep members engaged

Worked as a lifeguard then the senior lifeguard that would give advice to help new lifeguards handle tough situations including how to handle uncooperative members

Camp Winnebago – Rockford, Illinois Summers 2008 – 2015

Worked to develop smart and respectful children of character (age 5 – 14)

Adventure Staff Member – Rock Climbing and High Ropes Certified

Canoeing Instructor/ Lifeguard – taught children the needed skills and safety measures for swimming and canoeing

Rock Climbing Guide – organized and led rock climbing trips for groups of 15 children

Maintenance operations – maintained an operational and clean place for operations

Skills & Activities:

MiniTab - Forklift operator - MS Office - Intro java and python programing - Member of Wave – Community service club

Delta Tau Delta – Western Illinois University

President – 1 year

–Was responsible for oversight of 12 core areas of fraternity operations.

–Ensured fraternity functions and members followed chapter bylaws, national and university rules.

–Organized goal setting and semester planning summits.

Judicial Chair – 1 year

–Enforced and updated the bylaws of the chapter

–Organize a team of six and meet weekly to discuss and introduce new bylaws to better the chapter.

Major Event Planner – 2 events

–Big Wheels Philanthropy (JDRF) – Raised $500 for JDRF with a small budget

–Alumni Luau Luncheon – Organized a team of 20 and raised $150 for my chapter


Nauman, J.; Bellott, B. J., “Solid State Crystal Synthesis,” Chemistry Research Day, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, United States of America, April 18th, 2016.

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