Technician, Research & Development in chemical, plastics: Operations of various types of Analytical equipment: Safety Trainer: Emergency response: Electromechanical: Extrusion of Plastics and solids, pelletizing: Injection Molding: Commodity and engineering resins: Project Management: Technical and Customer Support.
Zip-Pak, Research/Applications Technician: Prepared samples for packaging industry customer evaluation. Managed analytical testing, extrusion, films and variety of zippers. Involved in research and development of plastic zippers with customer and technical support. Spearheaded safety program for a team of 10-15 personal, which involved safety lectures, training, and equipment inspection as well as defining and documenting company safety policies. Participation in plant trials. Duluth, Ga May 2013 to Feb 2018
HE Hodge, Project Manager: Coordination of materials used in schools such as lockers, athletic equipment, furniture. Placed sales orders, coordinated delivery and installs, contract reviews and inside/up sales. Cumming, Ga April 2009 to February 2010
Taylor Chemical Company, Lab Technician: Research and development of specialty silicones used as de-foamers and lubricants. Technical support to customers, QC analysis, and purchased raw materials for lab and manufacturing. Lawrenceville, GA - October 2007 to February 2009
Zyvax Chemical Company, Lab Engineer: Research and development of mold release products used in marine, aircraft and other high performance industries. Negotiated and purchased raw materials used in production. Designed and fabricated custom-made liquid filling equipment and production unit. Operation of production and pilot facilities. Safety Ellijay, Ga February 2005 to October 2007
MicroCoating Technologies/NGimat, Technical Associate: Research and development of coatings via combustible chemical vapor deposition (CCVD). Worked in a team environment developing variety of coating processes used to produce solar cells and fuel cells. Awarded several co-patents. Other duties included mechanical and electrical support, emergency response, safety training and implementing a site-wide gas calibration program. Chamblee, GA - October 2000 to October 2003
Relevant experience: Amoco Chemical Company, Amoco Engineering Polymers, R & D Technician
Operation, construction and maintenance of various Pilot plants including polymers and value added chemicals. Bench chemistry, synthesis of monomers. Extrusion and injection molding of engineering polymers with customer and technical support. Documentation of results, Emergency Response, safety training.
Naperville, Ill, Alpharetta, Ga. July 1981 - September 2000
US Navy Boiler Technician/Supervisor: Operation and Maintenance of high pressure propulsion systems
Water/fuel oil testing and treatment, Honorable E-5. November 1975 – November 1979
Education: US Navy 1975-1979 various: DeVry Institute of Technology (Computer Programming) 1985, Lanier Technical Collage, Industrial Technology including certifications in Industrial Electrical, mechanical with emphasis on Automatic controls, PLC, Robotics and general coursework. Completed program December 2013