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Materials Science Engineering, R&D Lab Technician

Columbus, Ohio, United States
January 21, 2019

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Westerville, OH 43082


Dedicated and motivated Material Science and Engineering graduate seeking a position with an organization in need of an entry level engineer to learn the business, add long-term value, and continue to learn and grow as an engineering professional.


The Ohio State University Columbus, OH August 2014-December 2017

BS Materials Science & Engineering


Senior Design Project January 2017-December 2017

Examined peel tests used to simulate car crashes.

Worked with Honda to reduce the variation in data of peel tests between two dissimilar metals.

Designed new equipment using Solidworks intended to create more reliable stress-strain curves.

Presented Honda with a workable, tested design that achieved the specification of the project.

Characterization of Mechanical Properties of Metals March 2017

Compared a commercially made alloy to different sintered samples to determine what aging time was used on the alloy.

Sintered samples were held at a set temperature for different periods of time and pulled in tension using an Instron.

Compiled data to plot stress-strain curves to calculate mechanical properties of the metal.

Compared mechanical properties to find the correct aging time of the commercial alloy.

Miller Indices Project January 2016

Created a script to generate a list of unique vectors that would omit any parallel vectors.

Utilized MATLAB software to complete the design of the script.

Achieved the appropriate number of vectors and received an A grade.


R & D Laboratory Technician January 2018 – Present

Alene Candles, New Albany, OH

Fulfilled requests by Lab Manager for various test samples.

Created candles per SOP’s to run various lab tests including rate of consumption and flame height.

Created requests and samples for all incoming product of both soy and paraffin.

Equipment used includes pipets, balances, thermometers and hotplates.

Compiled daily reports for Lab Manager based on documentation from laboratory notebook.

QA Inspector/QA Sample Lab Technician Intern May 2017-December 2017

Alene Candles, New Albany, OH

Inspected incoming products that include glass, labeling, candle wicks, and fragrances to meet rigid customer specifications.

Tested incoming lots of soy for color and quality standards.

Assisted the Quality Engineer with numerous projects throughout the day.

Communicated progress and work effort with coworkers and management.

Provided opportunity to work part-time during final semester.

Chick-fil-A, Columbus, OH Team Leader 2010 - 2017

Selected Highlights:

Delivered excellent customer service that resulted in higher sales and satisfied repeat customers.

Trained new employees, opened and closed store, built strong customer relationships.

Worked 15-20 hours per week while maintaining a full course load.

Conducted weekly quality inspections and an end of the month inventory count.


Basic machine shop experience including a press, milling, turning, drilling, rolling and cutting.

Knowledgeable with lab equipment such as Optical Microscopes, Instron, and hardness tests.

Intermediate understanding of modeling and simulation software including MATLAB, Solidworks, MAGMA and ABAQUS

MS Office Products.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills including technical writing of lab reports.


Chick-fil-A, Columbus, OH 2014 - 2016

Volunteered for various Company events across the Columbus area.

Selected Volunteer Highlights:

Ohio Special Olympics - State Summer Games 2015 & 2016

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 2014

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