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Machine Operator Lab Technician

Anoka, MN, 55303
October 09, 2018

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General Tools/Methods:




MiniTab – R&R Gage, Process Control

Optical Tools/Methods:

Spectrophotometers – Hunter Pro, Perkin Elmer, Agilent

Tension testers – Instron

Coating thickness measuring devices – Gauges and Filmetrics

Profilometers – Dektak Brucker Pro

Digital microscope – Keyence

PVD AR coating machine

Sector Experience:





Technical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

BS Mechanical Engineering

University of National and World Economics, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

BS Finance & Banking

Language Skills:

Native/Bilingual Proficiency – Bulgarian, English

Fluent – Russian



Technology & Industrial Arts Teacher

Relevant Experience:

Principle Lab Technician, working in the research and development department of worldwide manufacturer of polycarbonate, cast, polarized and photochromic lenses for eye glasses. Specializing in mechanical and optical testing. Driven, innovative and effective professional that drives toward achieving business goals proactively.

Experienced in conducting various types of physical tests and analysis. Previously involved in strategic organizational management and financial analysis.Comfortable working with all levels of employees within an organization as well as in cross-functional teams. Known for professionalism, self-motivation, and natural ability to perform in various fields and projects. Proven record of leadership with the ability to effectively train and manage others. Experiened leader of a K-12 school with 1500 students and 100+ employees.

Member of SWE (Sosiety of Women Engineers), which enables talented professionals to pursue a rewarding career in engineering. This fast-paced development program combines carrier engagement with targeted training and mentorship opportunities to create an atmosphere of learning, growth and responsibility for the members and school age girls, interested in Science. Experience is supplemented with executive exposure and a variety of leadership opportunities. Patient to help associates learn the skills necessary to succeed in the industry today. Active Member of Employee Activity Comitee,

Industry Knowledge:







Data Collection and Analysis

Process Research and Documentation


Strategy Development and Execution

Process analysis and Reporting

Issue Identification and Resolution

Resource Management and Payroll

Financial Analysis



Summary of Career Experience

Principal Lab Technician, R&D Ramsey, MN

Vision-EASE Worldwide: October 2013 – Present

Support new product development and quality improvements for ophthalmic lenses

Monitor quality and perform visual inspection of finished products

Apply color metrological principles and theory to current ophthalmic lens color acquisition methods

Develop testing methods for physical properties of polycarbonate and cast lenses

Support root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions to ensure proactive prevention of product defects

Collect, analyze, plot data and suggest fact-based key operational improvements to production process

Benchmark data to established specifications and control limits

Document testing procedures and best practices for future replication and records

Senior Lab Technician, R&D Emerging Technologies Ramsey, MN

Vision-EASE Worldwide: October 2011 – October 2013

Worked on digital high resolution microscope and created micrographs of various surfaces

Conducted angle measurements and performed surface energy calculations supplemented with Anova data analysis

Supported experimental laminate processing

Performed activation and fatigue testing for photochromic polycarbonate and cast lenses

Proposed technical feasibility solutions for new functional designs and suggested options for performance improvement of technical objects

Managed laboratory resources and equipment

Lab Technician, R&D Metrology / Film Ramsey, MN

Vision-EASE Worldwide: January 2007 – October 2011

Laboratory experience in optical and mechanical tests including durability, elongations, transparency, haze and color changes under different conditions such as high temperature, high humidity, chemical exposure and other factor manipulation

Recorded, analyzed data and presented findings

Machine Operator, Lens Production Department Ramsey, MN

Industrial Staffing: October 2005 – January 2007

Monitored the product is within the specifications following strict industry standards

Ensured flawless machine operation by stocking and sorting the product labels and packaging appropriately

Observed machine operation to detect machine defects and malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary

Operated marking and Fanuc machinery

Instructed and trained new employees operating the edging machines

Other Professional Experience

Vice Principal of Admin and Econ Activities, Principal’s Office Plovdiv, BG

K-12 Regional School: September 1998 – June 2005

Selected and directed human resources.

Hired, trained and managed 50+ direct reports in various roles

Oversaw daily office operations for staff of 20 administrative employees and weekly performance and lesson plans for 100+ teachers

Supervised the work of team members, offering constructive feedback on their work performance

Developed and maintained internal control for payroll processes

Directed planning, budgeting, and vendor selection

Oversaw inventory and office supply purchases

Developed executive presentations and reports to facilitate project evaluation and process improvement

Organized Safety and First Aid training for all the employees and students and personally selected and mentored the teams of students competing in local, regional and national first aid competitions

Monitored the condition of the facility and suggested improvements in regards to classrooms, lunchroom, gym, pool, yard and all other facilities within the campus of the school to ensure safety standards are met

Managed a list of job priorities for the school’s maintenance team

Composed rent agreements for various vendors and ensured the fulfillment of the legal requirements by all parties

Liason between the local, regional and national government, educational institutions, and non-profit-organizations

Composed and drafted outgoing correspondence and reports for the school Principle to the local municipality, the Department of Education and other officials

Served as a representative of the school council meetings for 6 years

Accountant, Department Education and Science Plovdiv, BG

Municipality of Plovdiv: January 1997 – September 1998

Managed payroll for an organization of 35 personnel including gross wages or gross earnings, income taxes and several other deductions

Compiled financial reports pertaining to cash receipts, expenditures and profit and loss statements

Handled all cash (collections and payments) and some of the non-cash transactions of the organization

Performed complex general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations

Analyzed the need and supported providing food and books for students

Oversaw the book inventory for special teacher library

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