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Chemical Engineering Assistant

Lebanon, TN
November 08, 2019

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Brandon Johnson

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Engineering work experience in tire and thermoplastic manufacturing facilities

Developed procedures, conducted data analysis, created mass & heat balances, and reported results while working as part of a diverse team

Knowledge base in engineering computing programs (MATLAB, Aspen Plus, COMSOL, Microsoft Office)

Test equipment experience with rheometers, density testers, Mooney viscometers, high-speed curelastometers, carbon black dispersion analyzers, and refractometers


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, December 2017

Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN

Minor: Mathematics

Cumulative GPA: 3.1

Professional Experience

Bridgestone (Contracted by Insight Global), La Vergne, TN, January 2019 – Current

Mill Room Control (Quality Tech I)

Tested for max torque of uncured rubber to ensure quality and performance

Viscosity testing for rubber extrusion processability

Specific gravity testing for proper chemical composition

Physical Testing Lab Technician

Adhesion testing of rubber to wire for pull-force

Stress-Strain testing for Modulus/Tensile/Elongation of rubber elasticity and strength

High-Speed blow point testing for porosity of rubber

Testing of rubber cement compounds

Compounding of rubber to be used for repair applications

Ravago Manufacturing Americas, Brighton, MI, Summer 2015 – (Plastic Extrusion Manufacturing)

Intern / Maintenance Department Assistant

Gained knowledge of the thermoplastic extrusion process through independent lessons & training in multiple departments (Quality Control, Safety, Maintenance)

Ensured product specifications and quality via lab testing of ash and moisture content

Engineering Projects

Design of a Hydrogen Production Facility

Researched and developed a chemical procedure for hydrogen production through electrolysis

Determined heat/work duties for equipment used in production

Created process diagrams throughout the development of the facility

Conducted a safety analysis to ensure health/safety of both the employees and the public

Mash Temperature & Hop Addition Time Effects on Beer Brewing

Created a brewing procedure which allowed the team to control specific parameters and observe their effects when changed

Analyzed samples via refractivity, absorbance, density, and gas chromatography (GC-MS)

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