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Sr. Technologist

Location:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Posted:
August 12, 2018

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RAYMOND G. SAXTON

**** ******* ***** ***** *****, Louisiana 70812 240-***-****

ac6m9y@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

A disciplined and results-driven laboratory operations professional with demonstrated experience in chemical and research technology, laboratory management/maintenance, and quality/safety assurance. Possesses comprehensive and thorough expertise in polymer synthesis, blending, characterization, instrument calibration, and repair. Utilizes strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with all levels of an organization. A technically oriented and highly analytical producer who consistently achieves objectives and exceeds deadlines in high-production, ever-changing environments.

EXPERIENCE

April-2017 to present

Rehab and upgrading home from flood damages.

ALBEMARLE CORPORATION, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Level 4 Technician, October-2014- April-2017

Polymerized and tested plastics catalysts for quality control and research.

Established operations for and assisted with required testing.

Maintained chemical inventory and other laboratory supplies.

Assembled laboratory for production of new metallocene catalysts, including working in gloveboxes with air-sensitive materials. Operated zipperclaves and other high-pressure reactor systems.

Used titanium tetrachloride (TCl4) for titanate supports used in making catalysts for plastic production, utilizing TCl4. Designed, built, and operated dispensing equipment, using TCl4 in small-scale experiments (Buchi reactors) in hoods safely and accurately.

Operated DOE for gaining best results in most efficient manner. Worked with Swagelok tubing and fitting procedures, constructing or troubleshooting systems.

Updated and created new operational procedures for laboratory.

Renmatix, King of Prussia, PA

Sr. Research Technologist, August-2012-August-2013

High Tech start-up using supercritical steam to extract sugars from cellulose for fuel use

Created functional Analytical lab from scratch for analysis of products and direct research

Hands on construction and maintenance of all components of process.

Maintained chemical inventory and other laboratory supplies.

Assisted in construction, shakedown, and procedures for maximizing throughput and safety for use.

Ensured high standards of safety in laboratory work environment.

W.R. GRACE & COMPANY, Columbia, Maryland

Senior Technical Specialist, February-2005-October-2011

Performed synthesis and characterization of new catalysts for production of polypropylene and polyethylene resins used in consumer market.

Operated DOE for gaining best results in most efficient manner. Worked with Swagelok tubing and fitting procedures, constructing or altering systems.

Served with team processing from bench to pilot plant to large-scale production.

Maintained chemical inventory and other laboratory supplies.

Assembled laboratory for production of new metallocene catalysts, including working in gloveboxes with air-sensitive materials. Operated zipperclaves and other high-pressure reactor systems.

ETHYL, Richmond, Virginia

Research Technologist, January- 1996- June-2005

Moderated synthesis and characterization of HEOCP, ANIONIC, CTS, PPDs, specialties, and EP rubber grafting.

Supported commercialization of HEOCP Viscosity Index Improver.

Maintained chemical inventory and other laboratory supplies.

Ensured high standards of safety in laboratory work environment.

Established operations for and assisted with required testing.

Calibrated, operated, and maintained MRV-TP-1 and GPC units.

Oversaw setup, running, and maintenance of blending facilities necessary for VII group and Tubular reactor for Anionic project.

Conducted training and technology transfer for scale-up of Anionic Process in collaboration with Xerox of Canada and Hazard Evaluation Laboratories.

Served as TMC liaison for MTEOS and NOACK tests.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

TEXACO, Beacon, New York, Senior Research Technician, 1990-1996. Oversaw development of PPDs and VIIs. Assembled and operated bench-scale Ziegler-Natta polymerization reactor, utilizing Ionic and grafting reactions to produce unique polymers for Viscosity Index Improver applications. Established, maintained, and utilized GPC, DSC, TGA, FTIR, Kin-Vis baths, 150C, Cold Crank, MRV-TP-1, Sonic Shear, and Bosch Shear. Designed and built Ionic reactors, with Inert Atmospheric techniques. Utilized pyrophoric and moisture-sensitive catalysts and additional hazardous materials. Maintained and used solvent stills to generate anhydrous solvents necessary for reactions. Communicated test results via LIMS and computer-based lab programs.

CINTICHEM, Tuxedo Park, New York, Uranium Plating Lab Technician, 1983-1990. Operated concentrated acids and bases in bulk, chemical separations, and titration of large batch solutions. Performed chemical etching of stainless-steel tubing and detailed plating solution makeup and welding and leak checking of finished uranium plated target for insertion into Nuclear Reactor. Managed material balance logbooks and inventory sheets for accountability of nuclear reactor. Ensured safe handling and proper disposal of wastes associated with process.

Senior Nuclear Reactor Operator, 1983-1990 (concurrent). Scheduled targets and fuel used in reactor core. Maintained demineralizer system used in maintaining pool water quality within posted specifications, ion exchange columns, and bulk filtering system as well as prescribed pH and resistivity of primary coolant water. Performed safe disposal of wastes generated within facility. Conducted heat exchanger efficiency calculations and maintenance. Managed and operated cooling tower. Oversaw licensed activities of operators in manipulating controls of facility. Served as emergency director of emergency plan, coordinating abnormal and emergency situations. Fabricated sample containers used for irradiation of materials within reactor. Designed, built, and tested new liquid waste transport system.

EDUCATION

STRAYER UNIVERSITY, Washington, D.C.

B.S., Computer Information Systems, 2004

LICENSURE

Nuclear Reactor Operator License #SOP -10200-2

Senior Nuclear Reactor Operator License #SOP-10780

PATENTS

Co-authored Patent # 6,753,381, “Polymer Blends and their application as viscosity index improvers,” 2004

Co-authored Patent #5,834,408, “Novel Pour Point Depressants via Anionic Polymerization of (Meth) Acrylic Monomers,” 1998

PUBLICATIONS

Co-authored article, “Anionic Polymerization of Long-Chain Alkyl Methacrylates,” published in The Journal of Polymer Science. 39,947 (2001.)

Co-authored article published in CHEMTECH, April 1995, pp 35-41. “Polymer Additives for Engine Oils.”

Co-authored and Presented Poster, “Polymers and their Role in Crankcase Lubricants,” at the 207th ACS National Meeting in San Diego, California Section.1994.

Authored and presented poster, “Determination of Polymer Homogeneity by Gel Permeation Chromatography,” 5th Technicians’ Poster Symposium, ACS Mid-Hudson Section.1993.

Co-authored and presented poster, “The Synthesis and Solution Properties of High-Propylene EP Copolymers,” 4th Technicians’ Poster Symposium, ACS Mid-Hudson Section.1992.

AFFILIATION

American Chemical Society, Member

COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Analytical Instrument Software, LabVIEW, LIMS, SAP



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