Otsego, MN *****
Self-motivated, dedicated Chemist with proven abilities in product quality
testing, product formulation support, and extensive quality analysis background.
Well-developed verbal and written communication skills with proven reputation
for professionalism, competence and creativity. Thrives in a fast paced,
challenging environment while working on interdisciplinary project teams. Able
to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.
Creative, well-organized, detail oriented and strong problem solver.
Progressive practical lab and industrial work experience with quality control
systems and techniques of a multi-functional team in fast-paced, time
Experience in chromatography techniques and in operating multi computer-
generated lab instruments.
Success in quality control release testing, auditing and product stability.
Team-contributor in international cross-functional groups.
4/2015 – Present Lab Research Chemist/Engineer II
3M Corporate Headquarters, 3M Center, Maplewood, Minnesota.
Rheological studies of coatings to support solar backsheet
product development programs related to adhesives, cohesives,
sealants and tapes.
Identify/characterize rheology modifiers and evaluate
rheological characteristics using various analytical techniques
such as thermal, optical, mechanical properties and weathering
Analyze products for performance, robustness and durability
over time and across environmental conditions.
Collaborate with team members on product improvements.
Manage/analyze data, present findings to team and propose/plan
9/2009 – 3/2015 Quality Control Chemist
Northern Technologies Int’l. Corporation, Circle Pines, Minnesota.
Quality controlled for all raw materials and finished products.
Performed technical writing on lab reports, generated the
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process of corrective action for nonconforming raw
materials/finished products and customer complaints.
Maintained and developed Standard Operating Procedures as
well as Testing Instructions.
Having direct communication and interaction with internal and
Provided full support for formulation development efforts.
7/2008 – 8/2010 Quality Control Inspector
Coloplast Manufacturing US, LLC., Vadnais Heights, Minnesota.
Inspected visually and dimensionally in-process and finished
healthcare products with set-up verification, final quality
inspection and documentation.
Generated the process of corrective action for nonconforming
materials or healthcare products as needed.
10/2005 – 2/2008 Lab Chemist
Alternative Technologies, Inc., Burnsville, Minnesota.
Performed quality physical and chemical testings for samples.
Analyzed testing results to generate the final reports for clients.
9/1998 - 3/2005 Quality Assurance Chemist
Tiro Industries, LLC., Fridley, Minnesota.
Performed and analyzed quality testings for raw materials, in-
Process, finished and nonconforming products.
Maintained and generated SOP’s and Testing Instructions.
Quality Control Skills: Caliper, Micrometer, Microscope, Optical Comparator,
Instron Test, Dart Impart Test, Blue Print; and familiar with GLP, GMP, SOP,
ISO 9000/9001, FDA, OTC and other Quality Management Systems and
Chemical Instrumentation: GC, FT-IR, MS, HPLC, UV/VIS, AA, NMR.
Computer Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Database, etc...
Multilingual Skills: English, Vietnamese, Chinese.
B.S., Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1998.