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Machine Operator Technician

Durham, NC
October 31, 2018

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Kevin D. Covington

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Durham, NC 27713



Ability to work independently and as a cooperative team member

Proficient in analytical calibrations and equipment repairs on scientific and manufacturing equipment.

Proficient in the use of laboratory test equipment

Proficient in how to repair, calibrate, and preventative maintenance of Pharmaceutical, Laboratory, Medical, and Roll forming equipment.

Experience in cGLP and cGMP documentation standards

Knowledgeable in testing and cleaning of pharmaceutical cleanrooms

Experienced with Pressure Gages, Pressure Modules, Temp Transmitters/Indicators, multimeters

Knowledgeable in the certification of Bio-Safety Cabinets, Fume hoods, and Clean benches

Experience in operating Photometers, Aerosol Generator (5b), Particle Counters, and Air data Multimeter (ADM-870)

Competent in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, Cal Man, Pipette Tracker,NIST,and ISO 17025,ISO 14644-5, Electronic

Cleaning Logs (e-Logs), PARCS, AS400 systems


Hamilton-Pipette Calibrations and Service Repair – September 2004, Ohaus-Balance Calibrations and Service Repair – October 2004, Nuaire-Autoflow CO2 Incubators Nuaire-Class II Laminar Flow Bio-safety cabinets – June 2005, Nuaire-Advanced Certifier/Class II – August 2005, Eagleson Institute-Safety Cabinet Technology and Eagleson Institute-Introduction to Certification Workshop – November 2005, Lab Alliance-HPLC – June 2006, Barnstead International-Water Systems and

Hot Products – August 2006, GCA- Critical Environment Cleaning- January 2011, Aramark- FasTrak Garment Inventory Control- February 2013.

Kramden Institute – November 2015, Triage inspection and refurbishing of computers. OS Loading and Final Test Inspections

Samco – August 2017, Roll former and AMS consoles


Durham Technical Community College, Durham, NC,

Electronic Repair Servicing, Fall 1997 - Fall 1998.


Biomedical Equipment Technician (Jump Team)- The InterMed Group, Alachua, FL July 2018 – Present

Daily duties consist of physical inventory (PI), preventative maintenance(PM) and medical profiling. Collection of different data points from previous asset tags or information stored internally inside of customers equipment. Transferring of data into a customer’s database using Ipad and scanner. Utilization of professional customer service skills.

Facility Technician- Onin Staffing, Raleigh, NC January 2018 – May 2018

Responsible for daily upkeep of manufacturing and offsite storage facilities. Duties included are preventative maintenance, repairs, inventory control, transporting and shipping product to multiple locations.

Machine Operator – Prescient, Mebane, NC May 2017 – November 2017

Responsible for operating metal roll forming machines for different products and components according to product specifications, drawings, work order and run schedules. Other duties included are, read blueprints, perform setup and change over activities including tooling and coil change. Experienced in using tape measures, calipers, and protractor to verify product specifications and quality by performing measurements and inspections. Troubleshoot equipment for malfunctions and perform root-cause analysis. Perform preventative maintenance per schedule.

Electric Meter Installer- Grid One Solutions (Duke Energy), Mebane, NC March 2017 – May 2017

Installation of Advanced Meter Infrastructure (Smart Meters)

Disconnection/Reconnection and examine meter boxes for possible electrical hazards(Voltmeter) for consumer and electrical worker.

Usage of computer technology(handhelds) to input visual data into energy system collection database. Practice proper techniques and PPE due to dangers of high voltage lines (120/240). Adhere to strict safety driving rules. Professional communication practices when servicing consumer residents.

Site Supervisor – Farrington Industries, Nov. 2015 – Nov. 2016

Responsible for day to day operations of cleaning staff at various locations. Other duties included are, routine cleaning audits, scheduled KPI meetings with head administration of each facility, direct contact with supply vendors, time management of all cleaning staff.

Critical Environment Cleaning Supervisor - GCA Services Group, Eisai Parental Facility, RTP, NC, Jan. 2011- Aug. 2014

Responsible for supervision of critical cleaning team operations on a daily basis, which includes cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting of all high contact areas including ceilings, walls and floors. Responsible for knowledge of all SOP documents that pertain to critical cleaning. Input of daily cleaning data in e-cleaning log computer system. Coordinate cleaning schedules with each department head. Ensure all Critical cleaning operations are safe and adhere to health and safety rules. Identify damages and breaches and follow through on corrective and preventative actions. Responsible for coordinating and facilitating projects, ensuring success of cleanings. Plan and improve cleaning efficiency and productivity. Identify technical and procedural issues that may affect cleaning performance. Manage inventory which includes all critical cleaning supplies and cleanroom garments. Provide training and make recommendations as needed. Perform preventative maintenance on eyewash and shower stations.

Analytical Calibration Technician, PCI, LLC, Raleigh, NC, August 2008 -February 2010.

Perform technical calibrations on various life science, pharmaceutical, laboratory, and process control equipment (pipettes, balances, temperature and pressure gauges). Responsible for cGMP and cGLP documentation for several pharmaceutical companies, including formal reporting and on-site data collection.

Field Technician, NNE Pharmaplan, Clayton, NC, August 2007 – May 2008.

Perform cleanroom and bio-containment testing in accordance with cGMPs, corporate SOPs/Specifications, and other industry standards, with minimal supervision. Assure final report preparation as related to assigned projects. Accurately record time worked and expenses for payroll and billing purposes. Responsible for appropriate use of all instruments. Responsible for accurate documentation of activities when recording in cGMP governed documents. Ensure testing equipment is working properly to provide most accurate test results. Assist in troubleshooting and repair of equipment, reports, and vehicle maintenance.

Quality Assurance Supervisor/Calibrations Technician, Best Lab Deals, Inc., Garner, NC, July 2004 – March 2007.

Perform testing, troubleshooting, repair and decontamination of Bio-safety Cabinets and Fume Hoods. Prepare quality documentation in compliance with cGMP/cGLP procedures. Also perform calibrations and repairs on pipettes, balances, scientific hot products, refrigerators and ultra low freezers, microscopes, and many other scientific products. Inspect, troubleshoot, and repair used or trade-in equipment. Maintain daily records and reports of work performed, equipment tested, and working status of equipment. Perform Temperature calibrations and Validations in-house or at customer’s facility. Manage and train employees on proper procedures for Quality Assurance.

Calibrations Technician, Johnson Controls Inc., RTP, NC, October 2000 - May 2001.

Develop balance, multidrop, and pipet program for Sphinx Laboratories and Glaxo SmithKline. Full knowledge of balance and multidrop calibrations. Write or modify company's SOPs to ensure compliance with GMP and GLP standards. Utilize Microsoft Word and Excel for documentation and data analysis. Use NIST certifiable weights in balancing calibration and also use Gravimetric Calibration system. Work with survey meters, Air Handler Units, and perform other mechanical duties. Trained in radioactive waste, QA, and Classic and Analytical calibrations. Make procedural decisions and work within established guidelines.

Mechanical Technician, Vankel Technology Group, Cary,NC, October 1999 - September 2000.

Responsible for assembly of Dissolution Testers. Required to assemble and fit parts to close tolerances for a variety of pharmaceutical testing machines: align, fit and adjust parts to meet operating requirements of test unit. Utilize complex drawings, diagrams, or blueprints as guides for performing tasks. Use hand and/or power tools and performed electronic/electrical assembly. Minimal supervision. Knowledge of ISO 9001 policies, Dept. SOP's, BOM layouts, trained in Quality Assurance and Document Control procedures.

Equipment Technician, Bio-Medical Applications, WPDC, Durham, NC, July 1994 - August 1999.

Responsible for operation, maintenance, and repair of all water treatment equipment, medical equipment, and mechanical/electrical systems. Service electronic equipment (boards,EPROM,soldering,wires,etc.) by checking, testing, and replacing faulty components, circuit modules, circuit boards, and similar electronic devices. Verify that electronic components from hydraulics (pumps,valves,chamber,etc.) perform in coordinance with Actuator board. Knowledge and upkeep of policies, procedures, catalogs, and instruction manuals for facility's equipment. Other duties: safe operation of back-up water treatment equipment, performing water treatment system and quality control testing, and inventory control procedures. Field Technical Certified, Fresenius 2008E/2008H Dialysis Systems, Fresenius USA, Inc.

Re-Use Technician, July 1994 - May 1997.

Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of Artificial Kidney Dialyzers and Renatron machines. Also responsible for Renal Air, LAL, and Water Culture testing. Quality control on Reverse Osmosis Water Purification machine, minor repairs on Fresenius 2000 dialysis machines, and daily maintenance throughout facility. CPR Certified.


Tennis Coach, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC, August 2001 – October 2002.

Develop, teach, and coach high school students the principals and strategies of competitive tennis play. Work with the students on team sportsmanship, moral, and physical conditioning. Enforce discipline and good character, in addition to school grade policies and guidelines.

Cable Technician/Installer, Custom Cable Systems and Networks, Durham, NC, March 1996 - Aug. 1996. (part-time).

Responsible for installing audio, video, voice, and data communications cable in residential and commercial areas. Running conduit, EMT, and PVC, rack installation, toning and tagging, category 5 punch down, running hard cable, blueprint reading, cable and telephone splicing, fire stop patching, beast box and junction box installation, and other various duties. Hilti certified,

3-M certified (on the job).

U.S. NAVY, August 1987 - August 1989, (Reservist 1989 - 1996).

Duties were to maintain and preserve overall upkeep of entire ship, navigation and handling of small boats as well as ship. Responsible for flight deck operations. Sea College Program.


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