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Research Technician

Roselle Park, NJ
September 25, 2018

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Scott Nychay

Research Technician, Lubes Deployment/Development - Infineum, USA, LP

Roselle Park, NJ 07204


Accomplished Research and Development (R&D) and Testing Engineering Technician with ten-plus years of successful experience in applying principles of product quality evaluation and control in formulating, conducting investigations, and initiating corrective actions to assure compliance of products with established standards, including background in the petrochemical, consumer, and industrial products industries. Core competencies include:

• Product Formulations • R&D Laboratory Procedures • Batch Preparation/Scale-Up

• Visual Inspection/Measurement • Component Testing • Finished Goods Testing

• Product Safety Standards • Durability Testing • Mechanical/Electromechanical Testing

• Life Cycle Testing • Quality Control • Data Collection

• Report Writing • Problem Resolution • Information Management A resourceful communicator, facilitator, and leader with a strong detail orientation, exceptional troubleshooting and problem solving skills, and the capacity to utilize diverse resources in the timely processing of work flow, completion of projects, and achievement of business objectives. Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Warehouse Associate

Ryder Integrated Logistics, Inc - Linden, NJ

March 2017 to October 2017

Sort packages per specific store in a "Cross Dock" Warehouse. Load and unload trucks. Load dollies and pallets. Shrink wrap merchandise. RF scan. Stage boxes for specific locations. Operate Pallet Jack. Auditing. General Housekeeping.

Research Technician, Lubes Deployment/Development

Infineum, USA, LP - Linden, NJ

October 2008 to October 2016

Blend and test Lube Oil and Oil Additives per specific, issued, parameters in a Research Laboratory. Adjust blends for perferred results. Use percision balances and calibrated test equipment. Troubleshoot and adjust test equipment. Document and report results/observations in an Electronic Lab Notebook. Ship and receive samples to and from outside labs and customers. Schedule international shipments. Hardlines Senior Test Engineer

Intertek Consumer Goods, North America - Springfield, NJ December 2004 to October 2008

Receive and test consumer products for testing before sale to public. ASTM, ISO, EN, NPFA testing standards Etc. Mechanical, safety, environmental and flammability testing. Document results. Report generation and issue guidelines for client.

Abrasive Jet Machining/Automotive/Truck/Marine Technician S.S. White Technologies, Inc - Piscataway, NJ

February 2003 to December 2004


Airoyal Company - Maplewood, NJ

April 2002 to January 2003

Hardware Department Manager

Walmart - Union, NJ

July 2001 to March 2002

Manage every aspect of operating a "store within a store." Order merchandise. Maintain inventory levels and expectations. Manage a couple of coworkers and night stockers. Mix paint and cut keys. Review sales results daily. Create signs and displays. Position merchandise for maximum sales effect.. Set prices, to sell, old product.. Check competitor's prices to price accordingly. Senior R&D Technician

Valcor Engineering Corporation - Springfield, NJ

1990 to June 2001

Assemble and test pre-production, production and prototype Solenoid Valves, Pressure Regulators, Test Fixtures and Test Stands from sketches, Blue Prints and CAD Drawings. Machine components. Creating plumbing and electricial test set-ups . Life cycle testing and failure analysis. Consult with engineers about findings. Devise upgrades to improve performance Assembler

Valcor Engineering Corporation - Springfield, NJ

1986 to 1990

Assembler solenoid operated valves, pressure regulators and metering pumps. Use hand pneumatic tools and Torque wrenches. Test products with electricity, air and/or oil. Package and ship. Stock Clerk

Valcor Engineering Corporation - Springfield, NJ

September 1984 to 1986

Receive and stock small parts for in-house use and shipment.. Dispense parts per requisition. Cycle count and inventory. Housekeeping.


Business Administration

Union County College - Cranford, NJ

January 1985 to April 1992

High School Diploma

Roselle Park High School - Roselle Park, NJ

September 1980 to June 1984


Computer: Microsoft Office, Word, Excell, Outlook and Explorer Etc. (10+ years), Percision measurement devices - Calipers, Optical Comparators, Rockwell Hardness, Depth, height and Run Out.. Torque gages Etc. (10+ years), Lathe, Milling Machine and Drill Press. (10+ years), Precision tools, Hand and Power Tools (10+ years), Blue Print and CAD Drawing reading (10+ years), Inspection Symbol understanding (10+ years), Simple electricial wireing (10+ years), Soldering (4 years), Automated Test Stand construction and testing. (5 years), Simple plumbing (10+ years), Pneumatic and hydraulic shop devices and tools (10+ years), Report Writing (10+ years), Clean Room (2 years), Hazardous Material handling (8 years), Proper PPE (10+ years), Respirator (2 years), Hazardous spill clean-up and reporting (8 years)


Top sales award.

October 2001

Top sales in dollar amount for Hardware Department in a Walmart Store. Certifications/Licenses

Forklift Certified

November 2015 to November 2017

Forklift and Electric Pallet Jack certification by Toyota. Propane - weather resistant (outdoor) and Electric (Indoor).

National Instruments LabVew Basics testing software Laboratory testing computer software set-up and execution. Blue Print Reading

Company administered certification after training. NASA trained soldering

Company training.

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