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Quality Technician

Location:
West Bend, Wisconsin, United States
Posted:
August 12, 2018

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ALAN LINQUIST

West Bend, WI ***** 414-***-****

ac6nbj@r.postjobfree.com www.linkedin.com/in/alanlinquist2226

LAB CHEMIST

Research Optimum Color Solution Develop Customer-Specific Products

Generate customized formulations for end-user market and original equipment vendors (OEM). Collaborate with external stakeholders and create products designed per requirements. Proficient in development of wide array of coatings and processes, especially pigments and color matching. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of coatings. Coordinate color technologies with manufacturing procedures. Dedicated team contributor. Areas of Expertise:

Research & Development

Quality Control

Color Specifications

Resins, Solvents & Pigments

ChromaCalc

X-Rite

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

RAABE / QUEST SPECIALTY CHEMICALS (currently Sherwin-Williams), Menomonee Falls, WI

Lab Chemist (2007 – 2017)

Developed touch-up stains for over 100 varieties of doors manufactured by largest cabinet company in America, creating new market segment for customer.

Created line of commercial art aerosol products, fulfilling need for expanding marketing of supplies to outdoor artists.

Developed internal touch-up coating for General Motors, enabling factory spot touch-up in truck cab interior.

Reformulated over 100 customer formulas and used less volatile solvents, meeting 2017 Volatile Organic Compounds regulations (VOC) related to environmental issues.

Trained auditor in measures for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) requirements, verifying processes and procedures were following guidelines.

Quality Control Technician (2003 – 2007)

Inspected outgoing aerosol line for defects, ensuring production consistency and releasing highest quality products.

Oversaw and monitored incoming products and components, including paint materials and propellants, confirming correct goods were received and working as intended.

Tested all internally-created production per established standards, verifying level of quality prior to release.

Trained in Brookfield and Krebs viscosity, Ford cups, Zahn cups, solids testing, mil thickness, Hegman grind gauges and weight cups, maintaining industry knowledge.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

RAABE / QUEST SPECIALTY CHEMICALS, Menomonee Falls, WI

Color Matching Technician

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Chemistry study, Kettle Moraine Technical College, West Bend, WI

Professional Wood Stain Training, American Wood Finishing Institute, Vineland, NJ

League of Milwaukee Artists, former President, Milwaukee, WI



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