LARRY S. SMEDLEY
An analytical and detail-oriented project engineer with comprehensive technical expertise encompassing ZSK compounding, Jr. SQA trained, database development, powder coatings, product development, spectroscopy, polymer science, applications development, analytical chemistry, film aesthetics and diversity. Adapts to changing situations, developing new approaches to research and development to align with shifting priorities. Continually solves complex project issues with technical solutions, enhancing quality and efficiency while managing time lines. A proven self-starter who leads complex projects to achieve established objectives and facilitate long-term growth.
KEYSTONE MOUNTAIN LAKES Regional Council of Carpenters, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Commercial Carpenter Apprentice, 2015
Obtained certification training and work experience through Local 142. Performed new construction duties as installer of Commercial Insulation, Steel Framing, Rough Framing, Frame Anchoring,and Floor Plan Layouts. Constructed office furniture and vendor booths at the David L. Lawrence convention center.
UBER Partner, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Professional UBER Driver 2014
Averaging 800 miles weekly. I have maintained a professional appearance, public performance rating of 4.8 out of 5.0, personal vehicle maintenance, and ultimate safe driving practices. Recognized for 3000 trips bench mark.
BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE, LLC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Technical Specialist, 1995-2014
Performed duties as project engineer for installation, start-up, and general operations of powder coatings laboratory. Cultivated strong working relationships with customers such as Seibert, Morton, McWhorter, PPG, Trimite, and TCI by providing quality results. Purchased and maintained laboratory equipment and provided technical training for foreign and domestic employees and various companies in industry. Established laboratory for product development and application of powder coatings. Focused on one- and two-component waterborne polyurethane dispersion technology for architectural patent applications.
●Served as project engineer for laboratory after producing powder coatings, using less than $500,000 of equipment, resulting in Germany’s commitment to investing revenues to advance the research of powder coatings at North American headquarters in Pittsburgh.
●Formed a team of engineers with disciplines in HVAC, electrical, and industrial hygiene.
●Researched most proficiently reliable and cost-effective safety and processing equipment for the powder coating project as well as writing operating procedures for overall laboratory operations.
●Walked engineering team through extensive operations verification check after placement of all equipment and procedures. Initiated operations of Bayer North American Powder Coatings laboratory in 1998.
●Provided technical training in powder coatings to domestic Bayer employees, colleagues from Germany, Japan, South America, Mexico and various companies in industry.
●Received two technical achievement awards as team member of three patent submissions.
●Developed low-temperature curing powder coating system for sensitive substrates.
●Managed sample inventories and distribution of powder raw materials to customers.
●Provided technical support to solve production problems for McWhorter, Morton, Seibert, Millennium Pigments, PPG, Ferro, Trimite, Eastman, Techno-Coat, and Vitracoat.
●Conducted technology presentations to diplomats such as Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy, Governor Ed Rendell, Congressman Tim Murphy, and Apple Computers CEO Steve Jobs.
●Served for two years as president of company ACCESS employee network group.
●Represented company in Pittsburgh communities by conducting science presentations to elementary school students and also represented company at Carnegie Science Center Career Café events, speaking with high school students about careers and STEM educational backgrounds.
U.S. STEEL ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERS, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Laboratory Technician, 1994-1995. Categorized soil and water samples submitted by remediation customers for analysis. Pre-screened volatile component concentrations of soil and water samples before conducting overnight purge and trap analysis. Maintained hydrogen and helium supplies needed to operate all gas chromatographs. Extracted volatile components from air samples.
WASTE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., East Liverpool, Ohio, Laboratory Technician, 1993-1994. Responsible for calibrating atomic emissions and atomic absorption analytical instruments. Prepared calibration standards and conducted quality control checks according to EPA standards. Categorized and prepared hazardous waste samples for analysis. Wrote test procedures.
SHENANGO INGOT MOLD, Neville Island, Pennsylvania, First-Class Chipper, 1979-1990. Served as production chipper. Performed free-hand carving of cast iron ingot molds with high-pressure air gun, chisels, and grinders.
XEROX CORPORATION, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Field Service Representative, 1976-1979. Attended certified copier training classes at company international training center. Maintained company car and service parts inventory. Responded to customer service calls within eight-hour initiation period. Diagnosed copier problems within 30 minutes, repairing within hour and calling for backup specialist if needed. Performed and maintained preventative maintenance schedule.
PRUDENTIAL PREFERRED REALTY, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sales Representative, 2009-2014. Established buyer agencies with customers in real estate market. Provided quality fiduciary duties to all clients. Developed automated property search notifications for clients to view from comfort of homes or mobile devices. Educated and communicated with each client promptly. Followed Pennsylvania real estate laws and practices, taking anxiety out of buying process. Conducted marketing presentation and home inspection for sellers based upon the services provided throughout real estate process.
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Realtor, 2009
Aerial Lift Operator, Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, 2016
Construction Fall Protection, Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, 2016
HILTI Operator, Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, 2015
First Aid, Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, 2015
CPR, Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, 2015
Architectural Coatings Fundamentals, Master Paints Institute, 2013
Polymer Film Defects, Eastern Michigan University, 2002
Polymer Science, University of Southern Mississippi, 2001
ZSK Extruder Compounding, Coperion, 2000
Chemical Laboratory Technician, Bidwell Training Center, 1994
Photocopier Field Service, Xerox International Training and Development, 1976- 1979
Carpenter Apprentice, Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council, 2015
Real Estate Practice, Real Estate Educators, 2009
Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, 2015
Microsoft Office Suite, SAP Operations, Windows 10 OS, Microprocessor troubleshooting and repair.
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