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Manager Quality Assurance

Location:
Nashville, Tennessee, 37013, United States
Posted:
February 16, 2017

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Christopher M. O’Bannon

**** **** ***** ****, ***-823, Antioch, TN 37013

(615)***-**** Mobile acyul7@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Profile

Motivated professional facilitate increase productivity and profit while maintain a professional work environment

Experienced as a Laboratory Chemist, with a strong background in analytical, process, and development chemistry

Significant knowledge of R&D methods to support technology development and manufacturing processes

Articulate in person and in writing

Highly creative problem-solver

Consistently see trends and find fundamental principles

Areas of Expertise

• Solution equilibrium chemistry • TLC • HPLC • Qualitative Analysis • FT-IR • UV-Vis • Quantitative Analysis • Titration • Fluorine Analysis • Spectroscopy • DOE • GC/MS

Professional Experience

TestAmerica Inc. Laboratory Nashville, Tennessee Organic Operations Manager May 2015 to January 2017

Generate, monitor and maintain daily priority list send to the lab by 9am and following up the lab at 3pm with updates Project Managers no later than 4pm

Evaluating departmental back logs of samples to determine available capacity

Weekly One on One’s with direct report to set expectations and requirements while documenting performance through TPS (Total Production System)

Daily requests for work share after evaluating Direct Manager Hold Times, Turn Around Times and Matrix

Completing corporate initiatives by setting deadlines and delegating tasks for Direct Manager to implement as part of the TestAmerica network

Working with Quality Assurance to meet Method Detection Limits, Performance Test and SOPs are complete by staff and review

Monitoring manpower on a weekly basis to support sample receipts and projects such emergency response require overtime to meet the deadlines of the client

Resource allocation of current staff by designing and implementing cross training programs.

Encouraging analyst to leave their comfort zone and primary responsibilities to assist in other departments

Identifying underperforming analysts to ensure training, encouragement and mentorship is providing improvement of their performance by examining analyzed sample output.

Submitting requisition reports to corporate to obtain a new machine based Return on Investment

Currently managing 60 employees in 5 departments which include Volatiles, Semi-Volatiles, Diesel Range Organic, Extraction Preparation, Extraction Analysis, and Underground Storage Tanks

Managing staff duties include training, goal setting, and performance evaluation of the individuals in each department. In addition, I am responsible for process and technology improvements as well as instrument troubleshooting and evaluations.

Oversee regulatory compliance of new products and gather regulatory data, including Chemical Oxygen Demand, Gas Chromatography, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy, micro Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, boiling point, flash point, water content using Karl Fisher titration, and determining boiling point and composition of azeotropes.

Schwan Cosmetics (Formerly Cosmolab- Lewisburg, TN – Closed) Murfreesboro, Tennessee

R&D Formulation Chemist II November 2011 to May 2015

Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses in the laboratories for quality control process to develop new cosmetics.

Formulate, manufacture and package FDA approved cosmetics for new and existing client projects

while reinventing previous cosmetic formulas.

Develop and formulate new cosmetics for document and record processing parameters to be used in a lab setting while defining product specifications and test methods.

Draft and execute formulations for client approval, submission forms, and filling lab samples for concept stability protocols.

Active participation in New Product Information Kick off and Go Live meeting to communicate new raw materials unique regulatory and handling techniques while maintaining mandatory compliance for all relevant clients

Products Commercialized – Covergirl Quick Fix Concealer, MaxFactor Color Corrector, Covergirl Highlighter Blush, BeautiControl Fragrance Stick, Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon (Voted one of 2014 best new products), Palladio Herbal Lip Color, Palladio Ultra Long Wear Lip and Eye Pencil for Molded Technology, Covergirl Cremes Lip Crayon, Schwan Brazil Bronzer Stick, DayGlo Lip and Eye Sticks (Glow in Short Wave UltraViolet Light 250nm), SuperShine Lip Crayon, Ultra Matte Lip Crayon, Super Pigment Lip Color Crayon,

Equipment Commercialized – Cosmatic is a State of art lip stick filler from Italy shipped to Cosmolab. Conducted engineering studies, set up parameters, filling speeds, insertion depths, and adjusted capping for finished product. Current rate of machine is 1400/hr producing 11,301 per shift.

Reversed engineered formulations unique to company’s primary competitor and craft evidence-based defense of product’s lack of scientific rigor and our company’s failure to engineer an analogous product, thus removing key advantage of company’s largest competitor

Interface with raw materials suppliers to learn of new additions to market and determine materials best suited for use in formulation, considering cost, ease of procurement, chemical properties, and compliance with regulatory

TestAmerica Inc. Nashville, Tennessee

Inorganic Wet Chemistry Analyst II –Part Time Evenings November 2014 to May 2015

Inorganic Wet Chemistry Analyst II June 2010 to October 2011

Perform a vary amount of a tests that include Total Dissolved Solids, Total Suspended Solids, Total Solids, Volatile Solids, Solids Suspended Volatiles, Settleable Solids, Hex Chromium, Turbidity, and Alkalinity which identify the percent of solids in a water sample sent by a client.

With approval from supervisor revised filtering practices for Total Suspended Solids by adding additional pieces of equipment to decrease filtering time on a set of samples.

Created a method for Total Dissolved Solids table to predict the correct volume to use during the filtering process to avoid repeating testing for a client.

Prepare Laboratory Control Samples (LCS), maintain Quality Control (QC) Standards, create calibration standards, troubleshoot instrumentation problems, digest soil and water samples for analysis.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Nashville, Tennessee

Forensic Chemist (Top Secret Security Clearance) October 2009 to May 2010

Performed chemical and physical tests using instrument analysis to detect the presence of a controlled substance and determine its concentration in a drug sample.

In addition, established the identity and concentration of accompanying adulterants and diluents whenever possible.

Under the guidance of a supervisor or a senior forensic chemist, advised and assisted DEA Special Agents in the performance of certain enforcement activities such as clandestine laboratory seizures

Operated analytical instrumentation such as IR, UV-Vis, Gas Chromatograph and GC/MS.

With prior approval from Supervisory Chemist, revised and developed procedures as necessary to accomplish the analysis of more complex drug mixtures or trace quantities

Restore used gas chromatograph to functional state and develop gas chromatograph capabilities for Federal Regulations and training other chemist in its use

Spearhead development of quantitative analytical techniques accompany a senior chemist to monitor performance of controlled substance for quality assurance and to inform management the development alternate substance.

Kriger Research Center North York, Ontario Clinical Research Associate September 2008 to September 2009

Assist the principal investigator in a variety of clinical research projects (NSABP phase II clinical trials) conducted in the Kriger Clinical Research Center in accordance with sponsor protocol, NSABP SOPs, GCPs, ICH Guideline and FDA regulation.

Conduct consent interviews and determine which patients are eligible for enrollment in several investigations underway.

Interact and follow each patient during the entire course of the study; and keep meticulous records

of each patient's investigative course.

Performs monitoring in-patient studies. n=15 ongoing studies.

Correction of case report forms and reviewing all appropriate source documents (e.g., subject

research records, subject medical charts etc.)

Determining and reporting adverse events appropriately within the time periods required by GCP,

the protocol, the IRB, the sponsor and the regulatory requirements.

Central Maine Community College Auburn, Maine

Adjunct Professor - Biology and Chemistry Laboratory August 2007 to May 2008

Provide the skills and tools for individuals to be successful in a job and the classroom. Instill leadership traits and subject literacy to aid in a personal success.

Skilled in the design in challenging, enriching, and innovative activities that address the diverse interests and needs of students

Presenting information in a variety of ways, emphasizing relevance of class material to the world

beyond the classroom

Active team member who effectively collaborates with all levels of staff members and establishes

quality relationships with students

CIBA Specialty Chemicals, Water and Paper Treatment High Point, NC

Barrier Effects Application Chemist February 2002- August 2005

Conducts chemical and biochemical analysis of substances for operational and regulatory purposes; does related work as required.

Technical work involving responsibility for performing the necessary laboratory tests at the water pollution control plants to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local environmental laws and regulations.

Research and development on Pet Food Bags, Popcorn Bags and Triscuit Boxes for grease and oil

resistant packages

Performed computer fluorine analysis on a new chemical that was later approved by the FDA

Formulated and developed new chemical compounds introduced in the water and paper line which

increased earnings

Collaborate with manufacturing team to scale up paper formulations

Initiate and manage research projects aimed at quality improvement of current paper products, incorporating information on industry trends and potential new markets

Design and lead multi-year collaborative research projects with corporation’s largest clients, key prospective clients, and industry technical partners

Interface with corporation’s international offices and collaborate to resolve client issues and align global and North American standards

Research changing regulatory issues impacting current product and R&D team to reformulate and restage product to comply with new regulations while maintaining its effectiveness

Education

University of Phoenix Phoenix, AZ

Master’s of Business Administration-HealthCare Management 2009

Saint Joseph College of Maine Standish, ME

Master’s of Health Administration 2005 - 2007

North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro, NC

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 2001

Additional Information

North New England Poison Control Center Portland, ME Project Coordinator Assistant Summer 2007

Outreach in diverse groups (e.g. immigrant and refugee populations)

Providing translated poison control information for emergency service

North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro, NC

Independent Research Summer 2000

Studied Cyclo-addition using Metal Catalyst

Conducted experiments using metals as iron and nickel

Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Hershey, PA Commonwealth Scholar Summer 1996

Biochemistry Research Department-Principal Investigator: Dr Ralph Kyle

Assist the principal investigator in a variety of clinical research projects conducted in DNA yeast

cells.

Responsible for the daily scrutiny of testing DNA using Western and Southern blot technique

using a radioactive enzyme.

at 3pm with updates Project Managers no later than 4pm

Evaluating departmental back logs of samples to determine available capacity

Weekly One on One’s with direct report to set expectations and requirements while documenting performance through TPS (Total Production System)

Daily requests for work share after evaluating Direct Manager Hold Times, Turn Around Times and Matrix

Completing corporate initiatives by setting deadlines and delegating tasks for Direct Manager to implement as part of the TestAmerica network

Working with Quality Assurance to meet Method Detection Limits, Performance Test and SOPs are complete by staff and review

Monitoring manpower on a weekly basis to support sample receipts and projects such emergency response require overtime to meet the deadlines of the client

Resource allocation of current staff by designing and implementing cross training programs.

Encouraging analyst to leave their comfort zone and primary responsibilities to assist in other departments

Identifying underperforming analysts to ensure training, encouragement and mentorship is providing improvement of their performance by examining analyzed sample output.

Submitting requisition reports to corporate to obtain a new machine based Return on Investment

Currently managing 60 employees in 5 departments which include Volatiles, Semi-Volatiles, Diesel Range Organic, Extraction Preparation, Extraction Analysis, and Underground Storage Tanks

Managing staff duties include training, goal setting, and performance evaluation of the individuals in each department. In addition, I am responsible for process and technology improvements as well as instrument troubleshooting and evaluations.



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