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Plant Quality

Hamden, CT
October 10, 2018

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Dominique B. Alston

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Hamden, CT **518

(Cell): 203-***-****


Bachelor of Science in Biology May 2009

Southern Connecticut State University


Pepperidge Farm

Plant Services Supervisor (August 2017- Present)

20% Coordinate and oversee the following programs: Pest Control, Chemical Control, Micro & Environmental monitoring program, Allergen Cleaning and Validation, Sanitation Preventive Controls, Sanitation work instructions, and SSOPs.

15% Oversee the disassembling, cleaning, reassembling and sanitizing of all equipment that has been used in production to ensure it meets SSOP standards

15% Coordinates the plant inspection program for the maintenance of sanitation levels.

Schedule and conduct the monthly plant inspections (with the help of team leaders)

Write and issue reports

Issue corrective action reports as needed based on the inspection observations

Follow up on the corrective action report and complete any other action items as needed

Schedule monthly sanitation steering team meetings

Update the Master Sanitation Schedule as needed

Track Master Sanitation Schedule completion on a monthly basis

Rich Products Corporation

Quality Assurance Team Lead New Britain, CT (July 2016- August 2017)

Review and audit all microbiological documents and testing

Manages and directs staff responsible for microbiological testing and other quality control testing of plant products

Develops operating policies and procedures as necessary

Mentors and motivates associates, providing training and development to optimize their performance and personal growth

Ensures that the company's product "hold" policies and procedures are communicated to plant staff and that the plant adheres to the procedures

Participates in regular meetings with plant management to discuss quality improvements

Ensures that all Participates in weekly GMP, sanitation and safety inspections throughout the production departments and corrects, or issues work orders to correct, any identified deficiencies MP and Safety standards are in compliance.

Utilize PLM to push along workflows for newer products

Coordinate and perform environmental testing in the facility (e.g. listeria testing, Enterobacter testing)

Quality Assurance Technician New Britain, CT (October 2015- July 2016)

Review and audit of microbiological testing and sanitation cleaning inspection reports

Document test results, communicate deviations with management and co-associates

Audit laboratory testing, analytical test methods and protocols for Compliance with Standard Operating Procedure and Quality Assurance Agreement

Place ingredients and finished goods on hold, as directed by the QA Manager/QA Team Leader

Utilize PLM, QDMS, SAP and Minitab in support of business processes

Investigate the root cause of defects in raw and finished products and implement corrective actions

Submit written reports on overall compliance, deviations and corrective actions implemented

Maintain adequate inventory of supplies for lab Audit laboratory testing, analytical test methods and protocols for Compliance with Standard Operating Procedure and Quality Assurance Agreement

Review and audit of microbiological testing and sanitation cleaning inspection report

Sigma Systems, Inc

On Assignment, Pfizer CRU New Haven-Lab Consultant New Haven, CT (September 2013- October 2015)

Perform various routine laboratory in a precise and accurate fashion

Processing of specimens which includes verification of specimen compliance in accordance to SOPs

Scanning and logging specimens via Phase I Management Systems (PIMS)

Centrifuging of specimens using Beckman Coulter Centrifuge

Aliquoting of specimens into various samples tubes in preparation for storage in freezers ranging from -20 to -80 degrees Celsius

Preparing specimens for shipments by arranging samples in their proper order, and packing specimens into shipping boxes

Create all shipping documents including shipping manifest, sample roster, and electronic manifest to be shipped to other labs via PIMS

Wash glassware

Scrape and Clean freezers and centrifuges

QC manually entered results via Labware LIMS software

Put away specimen peg racks by placing specimens in their respective racks in the freezer.

Bring specimens to Yale-New Haven Hospital for testing

Quality control reports to ensure monthly and weekly QC was done properly

Hartford Healthcare- Clinical Laboratory Partners Newington,CT (February 2010- September 2013)

Microbiology Laboratory Assistant

Perform various routine laboratory functions in a precise and accurate fashion to assist the laboratory technicians

Perform preanalytical preparation such as uncap, cap specimen tubes prepare racks, enter and scan specimens and load automated instruments

Solve problem specimens

Performing a variety of laboratory procedures including planting and staining clinical patient samples

Reporting and calling back physicians test results

Perform weekly, monthly, and bi-annually quality control assessments to ensure proper execution of procedures

Sterilize materials using Tuttnauer Autoclave

Insert Bactec blood bottles in Becton Dickerson Bactec FX

Testing and accurate resulting of Clostridium Difficile, Influenza, MRSA PCR via GeneXpert Infinty

Testing and accurate resulting of Influenza A & B and respiratory syncytial virus via Veritor system

Plating of urine, stools, respiratory, and wound samples

Cleaning and disinfecting of microlab space.

Maintain accurate log books of all performed procedures

Perform microbial method validations

Restock materials, reagents, cleaning equipment and laboratory instruments


Southern Connecticut State University

Independent research

Participated in cancer research

Performed numerous test in relation to leukemia

Implemented proper lab protocol with various instruments and tests

Microbiology, Anatomy, Vertebrate Physiology, Genetics, General Biology, Medical Terminology

SKILLS and Certifications

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sunquest computer system, Surround Lab system, Mysis Gateway system, Phase I Management Systems (PIMS), Labware LIMS software, CPR/AED certified, Shipping of Category A, Infectious Substance Affecting Humans, Category B Biological Substance certified.

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