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QA/QC Environmental Lab Analyst

New York, New York, United States
October 07, 2016

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Ailema A. Paguntalan

**** **** ****** ********, ** 11214 (908) 305 – 9297 September 2007 – May 2012

New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ

B.S. in Environmental Science

Relevant Courses:

Environmental Analysis – Analyzed environmental samples through sample handling and data treatment using various environmental analysis techniques involving laboratory procedures.

Environmental Chemistry I & II – Studied the application of water and environmental chemistry principles to industrial ecology, pollution prevention, and sustainability.

Environmental Toxicology – Studied the application of principles of toxicology to assess effects of hazardous materials, testing protocols, and risk management.

Field Ecology – Analyzed river and stream communities in Northern New Jersey.

Field Study Plant Ecology – Analyzed plant and forest communities of Northern New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap, and Allegheny Forest in Pennsylvania.

Geological Field Problems – Constructed a geologic map of the Hudson Highlands by analyzing rock formations in Northern New Jersey and Southern areas of New York.

Hydrogeology – Advanced data entry and analysis using Microsoft Excel, TWODAN, and TopoDrive to analyze groundwater hydraulics.

Water Resources Engineering – Studied hydrologic techniques of surface and groundwater yield, hydrograph and routing, and probabilistic methods. Work Experience

September 2013 – January 2015

Phillips 66 Linden, NJ

Analyst – Environmental Laboratory

Responsible for maintaining quality assurance and quality control of refinery products and wastewater through chemical analyses.

Complies and is familiar with EPA standards, ASTM methods, and regulations set by NJDEP.

Practices proper document retention.

Calibrates, maintains, and troubleshoots of all instruments used for analysis.

Responsible for up keeping of reagents, solutions, standards and inventory required for all analyses.

Certified to perform the following analyses:

Total Suspended Solids – Gravimetric (Method 2540D) Total Organic Carbon (Method 5310B)

Instrument – Teledyne Tekmar Apollo 9000 Combustion TOC Analyzer, Software – TOC Talk/Apollo 9000

Silica Gel Treated N-Hexane Extractable Material (SGT-HEM; Non-Polar Material) by Extraction and Gravimetry (EPA Method 1664)

Instrument – Horizon Technology SPE-DEX 3000XL Oil & Grease, Speed Vap N-Hexane Extractable Material (HEM; Oil and Grease) by Extraction and Gravimetry (EPA Method 1664)

Instrument – SPE-Express Environmental, Software – SPE-Express Environmental Ammonia as N – Ion Specified Electrode (Method4500-NH3 D) DPD colorimetric Chlorine, Residual – Spectrophotometric (Method 4500-Cl G) Instrument – Hach Model DR/4000U Spectrophotometer Phenolics, Total Recoverable – Spectrophotometric, Manual 4-AAP with Manual Distillation)

(EPA Method 420.1)

Instrument – Hach Model DR/4000U Spectrophotometer Hydrogen Ion (pH) – Electrometric (Method 4500 H+b) Instrument – Orion Star A214 Probe

Sulfide, Colorimetric Methylene Blue – Spectrophotometric (Method 4500-S-2-D) Metals (Fe, Na, Ni, V, Ca) by Inductively Coupled Plasma Instrument –Thermo Scientific iCAP 6000 Series ICP Spectrometer, Software – Thermo Scientific iTEVA iCAP Software

Benzene by Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry

Instrument – Thermo Scientific Finnigan Trace GC Ultra, Software – VOC Tek Link 2.4, Thermo Enviro Lab Form 3.1

Total Chlorides

Instrument – Spectra Plus Launcher S4 Pioneer X-ray Total Sulfur

Instrument – Spectra Plus Launcher S4 Pioneer X-ray Total Iron

Instrument – Spectra Plus Launcher S4 Pioneer X-ray Total Acid Number

Instrument – Mettler Toledo D55 Titrator

Analyst – Research and Development Project

Worked on a research and development project for testing octane properties to improve gasoline blending process and overall process control.

Near Infrared Spectroscopy

Instrument – Applied Instrument Technologies PIONIR Using NIR system, analysis of gasoline and octane properties; RON, MON, aromatics, vapor pressure, etc.

Accompanying software collects spectra; graphs displaying absorbance over wavelength. June 2012 – March 2013

W.A.T.E.R Works Laboratory East Orange, NJ

Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbon (EPH) Analyst

Responsible for the analysis of EPH and all EPH practices in the Organics Department.

Conducted analysis of samples with the use of a Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionization Detector (GC/FID).

Use of software program, TotalChrom, to operate GC/FIDs.

Analyzed data produced by GC/FIDs, and organized results into reports.

Responsible for calibration and maintenance of GC/FIDs. Laboratory Technician – Organics Department

Responsible for the extraction of Base Neutrals/Acids in soils, and Base Neutrals/Acids and PCBs/Pesticides in groundwater and drinking water.

Responsible for inventory in Organics Department Extraction Lab.

Use of sonicator, filtration, and an automated evaporating system (concentrator) for extracting soil samples.

Use of separatory funnels, filtration, and an automated evaporating system (concentrator) for extracting water samples.

Laboratory Technician – Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons and PCBs/Pesticides

Responsible for the extraction of EPH and PCBs/Pesticides in soils.

Responsible for calculating percent solids in soil samples.

Use of a microwave extraction system and automated evaporating system (concentrator) for extracting soil samples.

April 2012 – May 2012

Liberty Science Center Jersey City, NJ

Science Education Intern – Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Department

Provide information and demonstrate science concepts to guests.

Assist in development and presentation of exhibits, programs, and activities.

Offer specialized tours to small groups.

Maintain a friendly atmosphere for guests and encourage exploration and learning. Skills

Surveying, topography, and stratigraphy

ASTM Methods, EPA Methods, GLP

Microsoft Excel – data entry and analysis; Word and Power Point

Software: TotalChrom, TWODAN, TopoDrive, Apollo Series, Thermo Scientific Series

Instruments: GC/FID, GC/MS, ICP, SPE-DEX, SPE-Environmental Express

Completed HazTek’s Bayway Access Safety Education Training Activities

September 2014 – Present

United Nations Association of New York New York, NY Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council on Sustainable Development

Maintains records of conferences and discussions attended.

Constructs reports from information gathered at attended conferences and discussions for records.

Aids in the research and development of ideas and solutions that will be brought forth to future conferences and discussions.

September 2007 – May 2008

Society of Music Appreciation at New Jersey Institute of Technology Executive Board Member - Secretary

Maintained and organized records of events and meetings.

Coordinated and managed music practices of bands, duets, and ensembles.

Assisted in planning events and performances; “Open Mic Night,” various university events September 2008 – May 2009

Filipino Student Association at New Jersey Institute of Technology Executive Board Member – Historian

Documented events and meetings using photography.

Assisted in planning events; “Reign or Shine” Dance Competition, Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue (FIND)

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