Laura J. Farrell
West Jordan, Utah 84084
Cell # (801)
Clean Harbors Environment Services
April, 2013 - Present
. Work in safety team environment, unload tailors with hazardous waste, and
ensure waste is labeled correctly to meet manifest profile sent; wear
proper PPE equipment to pull samples including supplied air and test
samples of waste to ensure it meets compliance and DOT standards.
. Perform other assignments assigned to move waste through: labeling, final
coding, filing, label trucks with DOT labels etc.
HCA Mountain Star 2010 -
. Assist Patient Transfer Call Center for emergent and non- emergent
patient transfers and collaboration with existing transfer centers to
streamline patient transfer.
. Coordinate with multiple departments to maintain accurate
information for patients and healthcare
. Assist in training and mentoring new employees.
. Aid patients in managing and streamlining doctor referrals
through insurance procedures, pre-
authorization, and proper scheduling.
. Maintain a strong work ethic and team building relationship with
internal and external customers.
. Sign consumers/patients up for classes and medical services benefiting
in their health goals either
in Physician program of See-Me-Same-Day, life changes with follow-up
. Continuous improvement by data tracking and auditing of customer
service with Cisco system.
Carbon Fiber Quality Engineer
2007 to 2009
Hexcel Carbon Fibers, Salt Lake City, UT
. Process planning and manufacture engineering problem solving by six
. Help build new carbon fiber line #10 through oversight of process,
quality, safety, etc.
. Shaped the development of product requirements, test plans and product
conception to production.
. Work with process engineers to develop new recipes for product plans in
order to track failures and otherwise monitor yields to determine trends.
. Customer support for Global CAR's, SCAR's (corrective actions) and DER's
(discrepant) on carbon fiber which resulted in vastly improved customer
satisfaction and documentation through development of operating
procedures and a website for real-time tracking of tests.
. Assist with developing router sheets for AS/ISO certification
. Benchmark and analyzing processes and design enhancement strategies in
various domestic-based plants with process flow procedures and SPC
together with manufacturing engineers.
. Excellent knowledge of design techniques, tools and principles involved
in the production of precision technical plans, calibration, blueprints,
drawings and models.
. Improved yield to 97% shipping by using SPC to track problems that
. Daily production audits with team participation to ensure work-flow was
meeting customer schedules and monitor quality control testing was
. Environmental auditing experience as part of a corporate audit system,
both as an auditor and representative for audit of two facilities in Salt
Lake & Spain.
Safety Engineer Manager & Chemical Process Engineer / Maintenance
Coordinator 2000 to 2007
Triumph Gear Systems, Park City, UT
. Created policies and procedures.
. Annually training of 240+ professionals and staff.
. Increase operating performance by 15% while reducing labor cost through
a 'switched line' process.
. Regularly perform wet chemical and material analysis on chemical systems
to maintain parameters within engineering, customer, and specifications.
. Prepare, polish and review metallurgical mounts for proper
microstructure and discontinuities.
. Perform electroplating plate-thickness, adhesion and coatings
compliance inspections on product.
. Improved production 19% and reduced plate-line downtime from 7.0 to 0.5
hours per week through implementation of preventative-maintenance
. Coordinate all third-party testing for up to 100+ major customers.
. Successfully managed 12 assigned projects and maintained consistent
. Issue out heat treat cards for thermal processes.
. Use Kaizen to reduce turnaround time 20% by eliminating non-value added
activities and reorganizing flow processes which led to approximately
$800K in annual savings.
. Manage the regulatory compliance, employee training, waste management,
environmental reporting, calibration, maintenance scheduling, program
development and implementation to support corporate goals in EPA, DWQ,
DAQ, Title V and BACT.
. Instituted and implemented New Product Approval System for approximately
240 employees over 2 facilities located in Utah and Michigan.
. Decreased manufacturing facilities operational waste by 2% for annual
cost savings of $700K through waste minimization, solvent substitution
and other key processes for reduction in usage water in various
. Manage the operation and maintenance of chemical lab, all wet
chemistry's, waste water treatment plant consisting of chemical
precipitation and ultra-filtration.
. Decreased annual recordable injuries from 5 to 2 which led to an annual
cost reduction of approximately $100K.
. Increased equipment availability for 15 housing machines from 78% to 94%
in the first month reducing down time. This brought on approximately
$2.9M in new annual capacity and throughput.
. Maintained a 24 hour on-call status for technical assistance and
. Developed an OSHA Injury and Illness Record keeping Audit Protocol to
ensure compliance with OSHA/BLS Guideline on Injury and Illness Record
keeping / OSHA 300 log year
. Reduced building risk assessment to insurance 7% and decreasing annual
. Project Manger of construction for design of a new set-up of a
tank/hardware and software system on electro plating line which
delivered strong and sustainable operating gains by improving operating
performance 20%, reducing operating waste 15% and reducing inventory by
Environmental Health & Safety Manager and Quality Engineer 1997 to
Honeywell/AlliedSignal HPG - Aerospace Hardware Group, West Valley, UT
. Maintain physical integrity and functionality of fire suppression system,
extinguishers, diesel generator, conveyor belts, ASRS cranes,
calibrations, forklifts, company trucks and pallet scales
. Assisted in implementing Kaizen Safety Excellence events and Green Belt
. Manage MSDS books.
. Prepare safety reports for corporate review.
. Lowered lost time accident cases 80% through implementation and
management of a Return to Work Program. P.O.C. - Point of Contact
workman's compensation and contractors.
CERTIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND SKILLS:
. OSHA (30 hr) General Industry # 900070872 Professional CPR/AED/First Aid
. Safety Certificate Program/ Industrial Hygiene (University of Utah)
. 40 hr HAZWOPER #004091 / OSHA ventilation /respirator training
. 14001 Advanced EMS Certified Lead Auditor # E2053
. 40 hr Chemistry of Hazardous Materials Course #052763
. ISO/AS 9000 Internal Lead Auditor
. Certified Quality Engineer
. Six Sigma Management Overview / TQM/ Cellular Manufacturing
. Six Sigma -Green Belt - Total Preventive Maintenance CMMS (Maximo/
. Industrial Electricity/ Analytical Electronics Diagnostics & Repair
. Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, SPC, Standard Works, Takt Time, 5S, etc.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
. Master of Science Engineering Management, Warren National
. Bachelor of Science - Environmental Management, Columbia Southern
. Safety Program Manager/Industrial Hygiene - University of Utah
. American Society for Quality -ASQ ( American Society of Safety
Engineers - ASSE