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Plant chemist engineer

Merrimac, Massachusetts, 01860, United States
October 14, 2016

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Jerome E. Mathieu

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Merrimac, MA ****0



Ten years of experience in professional laboratories with leadership roles on multiple analytical instruments and expertise with industrial testing methodologies with a focus on quality. Managed independent projects from concept to commercialization including the manufacturing product scale up of a novel NVH device for automobiles. International experience in global companies including assisting in the start-up of a new Korean manufacturing facility.


DSM Coating Resins (Wilmington, MA) February 2015 - Present

Plant Chemist

First level triage of in-process manufacturing deviations for standard products

Point person between customer service and manufacturing

Key team participant in the commissioning of two new waterborne polyurethane reactors

Used Lean tools to reduce delays in communication from the plant floor to management

Lead chemist in the production transfer of two products from Europe to North America

Applied SPC to in-process and finished goods testing to identify trends in non-conformance to solve three systemic production issues over a nine month period

Represented QC in four Lean Kaizen Rapid Improvement Events

Led root cause analysis and implemented corrective actions for more than a dozen customer complaints spanning eight commercial products in production equipment

DSM Coating Resins (Wilmington, MA) April 2012 - Present

Quality Control Supervisor

Lead QC chemist for 1st Shift and line manager for three QC technicians

Managed equipment upgrades to the QC lab including procurement, SOP’s, and training for Karl Fisher titrators, GC, HPLC, viscometer and particle size analyzer

Provided coverage, expertise and training in QC lab for new technicians

Coordinated the utilization of 740 T of off-spec material thereby saving more than $625M of margin since 2013

Cross trained four QC technicians on ISO certified lab tests to increase lab productivity

The Biltrite Corporation (Chelsea, MA) June 2010 – December 2011

Technical Manager

Product development for ISO certified TPO and vinyl sheet extrusion line

Responsible for all QC testing (incoming raw materials and finished goods)

Process engineering and troubleshooting using failure mode effect analysis (FMEA)

Supervised union production personnel

Managed supply chain for raw materials (100% recycled polymers)

BASF Corporation (Southfield, MI) September 2009 – May 2010

Product Development Technician (Contractor)

Acquired new expertise in paint and clear coat formulation

Member of the site safety committee

Aided in the design of a new clear coat specifically engineered for solar panels

Managed spec testing for new tinted clear coat project with sales over $30M / year

Material Sciences Corporation (Canton, MI) April 2006 – October 2008

Chemist/Lab Supervisor

Team leader in analytical characterization of competitive materials

Managed production trials including troubleshooting on electroplating and painting lines

Developed new test procedures, sample fabrication methods, and specifications for cleaning and passivation of metal coils in a continuous process

Managed the daily running of the lab, including technician workload as well as equipment scheduling, maintenance and calibration

IMDS client manager – input all IMDS data for all MSC parts and materials

Aided in the design of new lab and advised on new equipment to furnish it

Developed two new product technologies: Sound Trap and Quiet Tape

Co-authored 18-month study of crevice corrosion related to treatments and coatings on steel and zinc galvanized surfaces

Developed new products to be manufactured overseas by a Korean partner with a market potential of $200 million

Material Sciences Corporation (Elk Grove Village, IL) March 2005 – April 2006

Lab Technician

Tested materials in accordance with OEM, ASTM, and internal specifications

Presented laboratory work in various formats including Word, Excel, and Instron documents

Developed skills on testing equipment such as FTIR, TGA, and Instron tensometer

Skills Summary

Analytical techniques: FT-IR, TGA, DSC, rheometer/DMA, tensometer, Karl Fisher, HPLC, GC/MS, auto titration

Working knowledge of electron microscopy

Experimental design in organic chemistry for small-scale commercial laboratory

Windows OS: MS Office, MS Project, Minitab, AS400, Bluehill, Chromeleon, Empower

Certified in CFR 49 (hazardous materials handling and transportation)

Bilingual English and French

6 years of home brewing


University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire August 2003

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

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