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Project Management Assistant

Location:
Erlanger, Kentucky, 41018, United States
Posted:
October 28, 2016

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ESTHER RENEE HOLMSTROM

*** ***** **** ****

Erlanger KY 41018

Cell - 859-***-****

acw9zp@r.postjobfree.com

Education

Bachelor of Science Northern Kentucky University Dec 2011

Major: Biology/Ecology GPA: 3.4 (out of 4.0)

Objective

Career driven individual whom likes to tackle projects in positive group or individual settings. I am very detailed oriented and have strong organizational and problem solving skills. I excel at time management and multitasking. I am seeking a challenging position that offers growth and enables me to utilize and build upon my skill sets.

Relevant Work Experience

Nov 2002 – Aug 2009 CitiCards - $31,000/40h/wk Angela Bennett

Supervisor Assist/Lead Assist – September 2005

Headlined new card product (Premier Pass) - December 2004

Administrative Assistant

Assigned to new project called E.C.H.O. (Every Contact Has Opportunity) - Nov 2003

Managerial responsibilities

Project management experience

Job duties included filing, time sheet entry, computer data entry, and Audits

PeopleSoft and QuickBooks experience

Previous Work Experience

Feb. 23rd, 2015 – Present Givaudan Tammy Walsh

40hrs/wk-$22.44/hr

Givaudan

Microbiology Technician II

Microbial testing of raw material, intermediates, and finished food product as well as communicate and identify issues of non-conformances.

Analyze results or issues on reports as well as create notifications using information systems (SAP)

Analyze and compute data from customer Certificate of Analysis (COA’s) and Veterinary Certifications (COC’s)

Responsible for handling and maintaining sensitive documents and information proprietary to my employer and customers

Constant communication via phone and email correspondence

Training of temporary employees on laboratory procedures and processes

Project management experience under supervision

FDA/cGMP/GLP regulated environment.

Prepares mediums.

Maintains laboratory including equipment calibrations.

Environmental monitoring throughout the facility including air and water sampling and hygiene monitoring of operators.

Use of ATP swabs, pH meters, various agar and broth mediums, serial dilutions, dark field colony counter, temperature chart recorders, autoclaves, balances, hot plates, Vidas testing and many other company processes and procedures.

CPR/AED Certified

Givaudan

Quality Control Laboratory Technician II

SAP software experience

Perform analytical and organoleptic testing of raw material, finished product, trial orders, and first time makes

Testing includes: Acid Values (Nabisco TA and manual titrations), Ash, Brix, Bulk Density, Fat, Flowability, Color (L.a.b Hunter), Particle size, pH, Refractive Index, Salt, Saponification, Sodium, Specific Gravity, Viscosity, Water Activity and Water Content/Solids (Karl Fisher, CEM)

Communicate rejections, reworks and any issues to relevant parties

Work closely with production workers to maintain on-time shipping and customer satisfaction

Experience working in an FDA/cGMP/GLP regulated environment

Able to perform duties in a timely manner with consistent results

Maintain laboratory: cleaning, equipment calibrations, and update files and paperwork as needed

Sept. 23rd, 2013 – Feb. 20th, 2015 Microbiology Technician Sue Dreibelbis

40hrs+/wk-$21.40/hr

Wild Flavors/Lab Support-On Assignment

AS400 software experience

Investigated and conducted microbial tests of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products as well as communicate and identify issues of non-conformances

Point of contact for microbial testing of all Wild Flavor locations

Responsible for handling and maintaining sensitive documents and information proprietary to my employer and customers

Reviewed, edited, updated and created Work Instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) using MS Office software (spreadsheets and word processing)

Prepared files, documents and procedures for audits.

Environmental sampling - microbiology lab, production area, and warehouse

AOAC/BAM/CMMEF protocols

Pathogen testing - Salmonella, Listeria, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli

Spoilage Organisms - heat resistant molds and Alicyclobacillus acidophilus

Microscopy, gram staining and Micro ID of microorganisms

Live Culture Maintenance

Allergen and Gluten analysis

Water and air monitoring

Hygiene monitoring of operators

Calibrated and maintained laboratory equipment

Utilized proper technique when using pipettes, creating serial dilutions, and working aseptically

Responsible for ordering lab supplies and tracking inventory

Adhered to company SOPs, cGMP, GMP, and FDA guidelines

Meticulous record keeping and documentation of test results and equipment performance

Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and SAP

Trained temporary and permanent employees on laboratory procedures and processes

Experience with project management under supervision

Jan 14th, 2013 – Sept. 20th, 2013 Microbiology Analyst Antoinette Ruschman

40hrs+/wk-$18.75/hr

Cardinal Laboratories Inc.

LIMS software experience

Reviewed, edited and updated standard analytical procedures (SAP’s) using spread sheets and word processing

Analyzed/Reported sensitive data according to applicable methods

Reviewed and validated the preparation of samples

Reviewed the processes of peers that use same analytical procedures

Performed microbiological analysis of drinking, ambient and wastewater

Performed analysis for biochemical/carbonaceous oxygen demand (BOD/BODD/CBOD), ammonia (NH3), total residual chlorine, dissolved oxygen, pH, orthophosphate, carbon oxygen demand (COD), hardness and sulfate

Worked under QA/QC regulations

Obtained Drinking Water Certificate

Jan 9th, 2012 – Jan 11th, 2013 Microbiology Technician Dawn Leigh

40hrs/wk-$18.75/hr

Givaudan/Aerotek

AS400 & SAP software experience

Aseptic techniques

Experience working in an FDA/cGMP/GLP regulated environment

Prepared mediums

Maintained laboratory: cleaning, equipment calibrations, supplies etc.

Investigated and conducted microbial tests of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products as well as communicate and identify issues of non-conformances

Collected environmental samples in the micro lab, production area, and warehouse

Mar 2011 – Dec 2011 Laboratory Leader Dr. Hopfensperger

15-20hrs/wk

Assisted in training other students in laboratory procedures, techniques, protocols and equipment

Mar 2011 – Dec 2011 Research Assistant Dr. Hopfensperger

15-20hrs/wk

Investigated the influence of invasive Amur honeysuckle on the soil ecosystem

Performed all field sampling and laboratory analyses including: soil pH, net N mineralization and nitrification rates, soil nitrogen concentrations, soil organic matter, and carbon mineralization

Awarded the 2011 Garden Club of America Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry Scholarship ($4000)

May 2010 – July 2011 Research Assistant Dr. Hopfensperger

15-20hrs/wk

Co-Author 2014 "Effects of seasonal variation and land cover on riparian denitrification along a mid-sized river" has been published on Taylor & Francis Online. It is available at:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02705060.2014.933717.

Compared riparian soil to river sediment to better understand the nitrogen removal capabilities of these two systems

Performed field sampling and laboratory analyses on soil and water samples (see skills section below

Applied statistical analyses to data from multi-variable and year-long project

Relevant Verbal and Written Experience

Aug 2011: NKU Summer Research Celebration

Poster: Effect of Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) on soil nutrient concentrations and processes

Apr 2011: NKU Environmental Education Day (7th & 8th grade audience)

Presentation: Soil types, textures and characteristics

Mar 2011: Annual Kentucky Water Research & Resources Institute Conference

Poster: Improving water quality: riparian edge versus river channel (more updated data)

Oct 2010: Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education Conference

Poster: Improving water quality: riparian edge versus river channel (updated data)

Sep 2010: NKU Celebration of Student Research and Creativity

Poster: Improving water quality: riparian edge versus river channel

Apr 2010: NKU Celebration of Student Research and Creativity

Poster: Adventures in the Tropics: Costa Rica

Relevant Skills

Equipment Software

Agilent Gas Chromatograph • ArcMap Geographic Information Systems

Microplate reader and software • SPSS/PASW for statistical analysis

Anaerobic gas manifold & gas tanks • Microsoft Excel, Word and Access

Autoclave • SAP, AS400 and LIMS software

Field skills Lab skills

Water sampling • Soil processing

Soil sampling • Water filtration

Organism sampling • Chemistry: pipetting, reagents, standards

Environmental sampling in Flavor Plant • Calibrate/maintain lab equipment • Prepare Media

• Setting, Reading/Identifying Micro plates

Honors and Activities

Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society: Since April 2010 Northern Kentucky University

Volunteered at Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education Conference

Volunteered at NKU Environmental Education Day

Volunteered at bake sales and other on-campus activities

Scholar’s List: Fall 2005,2008, Spring 2008, Summer 2010 Northern Kentucky University

Dean’s List: Fall 2007,2010, Spring 2009 Northern Kentucky University



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