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Quality Assurance Specialist

Canyon, Texas, United States
January 29, 2017

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Robin Scarborough Cox

***** **** ******* ****, ******, Texas 79015


Quality Assurance Specialist

Qualifications Profile

Results-driven, multifaceted, and systematic professional, with comprehensive experience in product development, quality control and

assurance, and material research. Skilled at developing strategies, managing projects, and providing innovative solutions to meet

and exceed organizational goals. Equipped with extensive knowledge of industry codes and standards, essential in optimizing

organizational productivity and efficiency. Articulate communicator with basic knowledge of Spanish.

Core Competencies

Project and Program Management

Agricultural and Environmental Testing

Strategic Planning and Analysis

Rapid Conflict Resolution

Client Relation and Retention

Continuous Process Improvement

Risk Identification and Mitigation

Cross-functional Leadership and Development

Relevant Experience

Servi-Tech Laboratory – Amarillo, TX

Data Review Coordinator 2013–Present

Transform testing data to customers reports and guide them in the interpretation of their data.

Serve as the key resource for troubleshooting and administering batch and machine failures.

Review batch quality controls for soil, feeds, plant tissue, and environmental testing.

Career Highlights

Successfully helped the company retain its biggest customers by identifying their needs, performing extensive research on permit

requirements for the client’s customers, defining action plans for the client to take, and working with the customer and senior

management to verify the steps for correctness.

Designed a new method of making and releasing customer reports within the LIMS and coordinated with the IT Department for

implementation, which reduced 2 hours of workload from the secretary while decreasing the time for a report to be sent to the

customer by approximately 6-12 hours.

Participated in quality audits and making corrective and preventive action (CAPA) solutions.

Safety Officer 2013–Present

Facilitate ongoing safety education and observe strict adherence to the company’s safety and hygiene protocols.

Conduct comprehensive training to employees on safety manual during monthly meetings.

Render keen management to the inventory, operations, and waste collection in alignment with company, state, and federal regulations.

Career Highlights

Provided strategic solutions in preventing substantial fines for noncompliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration

(OSHA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations by designing method for hazardous waste tracking and handling

for disposal.

Designed and implemented the New Employee Training Program for safety issues and personal protective equipment requirements.

Laboratory Technician II 2011–2013

Performed mycotoxin testing and evaluated fibers through Ankom and Berzelius beaker methods.

Assessed quality controls before approving the batches.

DairiConcepts (Snelling Staffing) – Portales, NM

Laboratory Technician 2010

Guaranteed quality assurance of product through contract testing and milk powder sampling.

Conducted moisture, scorch, protein, and acidity testing and plating in a sterile environment.

Other Experience

Servi-Tech Laboratory – Amarillo, TX

Customer Service Supervisor 2015–Present – Pep, NM; Canyon, TX

Small Business Owner 2000–2015

Cox Ranch – Pep, NM

Rancher 1992–2010

Merck and Co. – Rahway, NJ

Sales Associate Territory Manager, Arizona and New Mexico 1989–1992

Granada Genetics – College Station, TX

Cloning Technician 1988–1989


Master of Science in Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology

Washington State University – Pullman, WA

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science

Texas A&M University – College Station, TX


Compliance Training Certifications

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Hazardous Waste Transport Certification

Department of Transportation


Secretary Randall Co 4-H Booster Club

Leader, Assistant Leader, Project Leader, and Horse Bowl Coach 4-H

Coordinator Roosevelt County Fair Queen

Public Relations Chairman New Mexico Cattle Growers Association

Technical Acumen

Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) PaintShop Pro

Laboratory Information Management System


Grieger, D. M., Scarborough, R., DeAvila, D. M., Johnson, H. E., and Reeves, J. J. (1990). Active immunization of beef heifers

against luteinizing hormone: III. Evaluation of dose and longevity. Journal of Animal Science, 68(11), 3755-3764.

Grings, E. E., Scarborough, R., Schally, A. V., and Reeves, J. J. (1988). Response to a growth hormone-releasing hormone analog in

heifers treated with recombinant growth hormone. Domestic Animal Endocrinology, 5(1), 47-53.

Scarborough, R., Gulyas, J., Schally, A. V., and Reeves, J. J. (1988). Analogs of growth hormone-releasing hormone induce release of

growth hormone in the bovine. Journal of Animal Science, 66(6), 1386-1392.

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