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Chemist / Laboratory Technician

Huntington Beach, California, United States
August 15, 2018

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To provide leadership and trust in an efficient laboratory through the aggressive position of Laboratory Technician.


Paramount /AltAir Fuels North Long Beach, CA

Renewable Fuels Chemist December 2014- Present

• Analyzing physical and chemical properties of raw animal tallow and petroleum materials including renewable diesel, diesel blends, renewable jet fuel, gasolines, naphthas and refinery gasses

• Setting up, establishing, and maintaining specific test stations for ASTM test methods, UOP processes and new AOCS testing protocols to determine their composition and performance. Using titrations and various analytical instruments including Antek, ICP, GCs DHA, flash points, cloud & pour points,

• Certify final products against current specifications for critical Processing Plant Quality Control and Assurance

Inspectorate America Corporation/ San Francisco Martinez, CA Chemist August 2014- December 2014

• Analyzed variations of petroleum products by setting up laboratory apparatus and glassware. Maintaining automated test equipment by following strict ASTM and UOP testing procedures

• Performed every physical and chemical petroleum test method imaginable to determine the composition of hydrocarbons against current specifications to insure strict Northern California quality control guidelines

Inspectorate America Corporation/ Los Angeles Torrance, CA Laboratory Chemist March 2013- August 2014

• Performed all physical ASTM and other analytical test methods to determine the composition and contents of petroleum hydrocarbons against current specifications for multi-client quality control and assurance

Paramount Petroleum Corporation Paramount, CA

Shift Chemist March 2005- February 2013

• Distributed final lab reports on an hourly basis through network emails, Labworks LIMS, Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel for data calculations and results

• Responsibilities included testing samples for benzene/aromatic content, detailed hydrocarbon analysis, operating and maintaining octane and cetane engines, fractionation column/badger distillation, crude oil assays, GC and SFC maintenance and calibration including all gas cylinders

• Excellent attendance on the rigorous twelve hour rotating shift schedule Lab Support Gardena, CA

On Assignment Chemist August 2004- March 2005

• Contracted on a Quality Assignment with Paramount Petroleum Corporation to conduct standardized chemical analysis on petroleum products

• Daily responsibilities included multi-tasking HP Chemstations to determine characteristics such as distillation points, gas chromatography analysis, flash points, viscosity, sulfur, API gravity, freezing point, vapor pressure, BS&W, copper corrosion and penetration tests along with instrument maintenance and calibration

Positive Lab Service Los Angeles, CA

Extraction Laboratory Chemist July 2000- January 2004

• Responsible for Total Quality Management of all QA/QC principles as they were applied to U.S. EPA methods for GC and organic extraction analysis of volatile organic compounds found in soils, oils, water, paper, wood, plastics, cosmetics, foods, and metals

• While maintaining strict compliance with current SOP, GMP, MSDS, ISO regulations and OSHA safety policies, a proven record of good lab practice and consistent precision was established for conducting procedures: 5030/5035; 600-series; 8000-series including gasoline, diesel, BTEX/MTBE, and pesticide/ PCB analysis; VOC content of paints(EPA24); TCLP(EPA1311); and flash/fire point tests by Pensky-Martens closed cup and Cleveland open cup testers

• Accountable for meeting 1hour rush deadlines; assigning lot numbers; keeping accurate inventory records of all standards and gas cylinders used; data entry/QC reports on Crystal Reports/Conifer LIMS; exceeding high expectations from biannual ELAP, AMTRACK, NVLAP, and NIST re-certification audits and performance evaluations; and multi-tasking numerous HP Chemstations Lab Support Carson, CA

On Assignment Chemist April 2000- July 2000

• Contributed over 480 hours of dedicated service on a Quality Assignment resulting in a permanent position with Positive Lab Service

• Mastered the General Health & Safety Training Program

• Successfully represented the company’s reputation for excellent work as a scientific professional Helpmates Staffing Services Torrance, CA

Variable Positions April 1999- April 2000

• Employment ranging from order processing to computerized inventory control/auditing in companies including Yoplait dairy products and Kenwood electronics Texlon Corporation Torrance, CA

Laboratory Technician August 1997- April 1999

• Performed numerous quality control tests on final textile products by using Instrom Analytical Instruments and running several petroleum ether Soxlet extractions EDUCATION

ITT Technical Institute Torrance, CA

Associate of Science Degree, Chemical Technology September 1998- September 2000

• Trained to perform routine maintenance on and operate analytical instruments such as HPLC, GC/MS, LC/MS, AAS, UV/visible spectrometers, DSC, FT-IR, etc. El Camino College Torrance, CA

Biology major Fall 1997- Summer 1998

• 12- 15 units each semester; 15 units total laboratory courses completed

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