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Quality Control Chemist

Park Forest, Illinois, United States
April 20, 2017

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Park Forest, IL *****

(773) ***-****


Degreed U.S. Air Force veteran-chemist with 1.5 years of quality assurance and 10 years of quality control laboratory experience (4-5 years as an analyst, 5 years as a dosimetrist) is seeking to serve as an asset in a quality assurance laboratory setting. Individual has strong microscopy and wet chemistry skills with some atomic absorption spectrophotometry, HPLC and UV-Vis spectroscopy experience (6 months). Applicant has contributed as a quality assurance technician and in-process laboratory analyst regarding the quality manufacturing and testing of a vast number of products: pharmaceuticals (blood disorder, intravenous and veterinary feeding), personal care and petro-chemicals to name a few.


Skilled in wet chemistry analysis (with trouble-shooting)

Possesses working knowledge of atomic absorption, gas chromatography, HPLC, UV-Vis, auto-titration, chloride and sodium ion/anion determination, flame photometry, glutaraldehyde concentration determination, microscopy, microwave digestion, microwave extraction, nitrogen/protein determination, particle size analysis, percent moisture determination, surface tension quantification, microscopy and a wide variety of other lab instrumentations for the characterization of chemical substances

Knowledgeable (without trouble-shooting) on BAP, ChemStation, Empower, LIMS, Lotus, Microsoft Office, NWA Quality Analyst 5.2, Oracle and Star System Control 6.41


LA Fitness, Lansing, IL 8/15-1/17

Master Certified Personal Trainer

Conducted over 1500 personal training sessions in accordance with the American Council on Exercise standards

Instructed individuals about exercise activities that improve strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility

Mentored clients to ascertain personal fitness goal(s), then developed exercise program(s), tailoring workouts to the client’s needs

Intertek USA, Romeoville, IL 5/14- 11/14

Analytical Chemist I (petro-chemicals)

Equipment and Software used: Shimadzu UV-245, LIMS Software

Prepared and conducted analytical testing on over 200 petro-chemicals per cGLP protocol

Set up and operated analytical equipment per method procedure(s)

Conducted crude oil testing on over 100 samples via titrimetric analysis at an off-site location (Buckeye Terminals, LLC)

Newlyweds Foods Inc., Chicago, IL 5/13- 10/13

Lab Assistant (foods)

Equipment and Software used: Mettler LJ16 Moisture Analyzer, LIMS Software

Conducted over 100 standardized tests on foods, beverages, additives, and preservatives to ensure compliance with standards and regulations on factors such as color, texture, and nutrients

Entered all testing data into Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Computed moisture or salt content, percentages of ingredients, formulas, or other product factors, using mathematical and analytical instrumentation

Luster Products Inc., Chicago, IL (via Flexible Staffing) 5/12-5/13

Quality Control Chemist / Laboratory Analyst I (hair products)

Techniques and Software used: Wet Chemistry, LIMS Software

Performed scientific analyses on over 1200 in-process samples according to company test methodologies

Documented/reported test results into the company’s database utilizing Infinium software

Performed hourly quality assurance inspections of production lines, reporting results to the quality laboratory manager

Landauer Inc., Glenwood, IL 8/06- 10/11

Quality Control Dosimetrist I (radiation healthcare)

Equipment and Software used: Zeiss Axioscope (300 x magnification), MS Word

Performed administrative preparation tasks for product testing using MS Word

Conducted product testing in accordance with NVLAP Accreditation Program using MS Excel and Zeiss Axioscope

Documented approval or rejection of samples using MS Excel and Outlook

Laboratory Analyst I, Abbott Laboratories (contract position/pharmaceutical mfg.), Waukegan, IL 4/06-7/06

Techniques and Software used: Wet Chemistry, LIMS Software

Responsible for the timely completion of chemical testing and result documentation of raw materials

Verified co-worker’s test results with adherence to cGLP

Completed eight-week ‘wet and dry chemistry laboratory analyst 1’ training course, learning over 40 methods

Research Technologist I, Northwestern University (stem-cell research), Chicago, IL 1/06-4/06

Equipment and Software used: Co Model CS 136 Peptide Synthesizer, Leco Nitrogen Protein Determinator, Varian ProStar HPLC System

Performed tests and procedures, prepared and operated equipment, recorded observations and measurements

Submitted all collected data and methods used to superiors for review

Conducted standard/repetitive experiments and completed basic trouble-shooting techniques on laboratory instrumentation



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