Denice G. Johnson
Macedonia, OH 44056
Cell Phone 216-***-****
Home Phone 330-***-****
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Highly organized Senior Level Analytical Chemist possessing over 19 years of production
laboratory experience, operating a multitude of instruments, in both the material testing field
and environmental analysis.
Familiar ISO 17025 (Aclass), NADCAP requirements, ASTM and NELAC.
Trained Internal Auditor, as well as extensive audit experience.
Operated as a lead for several projects, both for cost saving measures, as well as developing
methods and working with customers to enhance business base.
Strong Knowledge base in Lean Manufacturing and Process Improvement concepts. Green
12 years of unique business experience, assisting parents with family owned production based
Well versed qualifying newly installed instrumentation, such as ICPOES, ICPMS and FIA as
well as developing, initializing and finalizing the methods required for production.
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Jan 2013 Present
Analyzes aqueous and solid environmental samples from municipal and industrial sources, for
various analytes following “Standard Methods”, SOPs and proper analytical techniques.
As a senior member of The Advanced Instrumentation Team, capable of proficiently operating,
troubleshooting and developing methods for 90% of instruments in area while following quality
protocol. Applicable instruments are as follows: ICP OES, ICPMS, Ion chromatography,
Mercury M7500, Mercury M800, and Lachat continuous flow analyzers.
Supervisor review/ sign off of the 11 methods run on the Lachat instruments.
Method development for instruments within team. Including initial setup, qualifying analysis,
and authoring SOP. EPA methods 200.8 Thermo iCAP RQ ICPMS, and 300.1 for Ion
Chromatography low level Bromide for UCMR4, as well as Dissolved Reactive Phosphorus for
Manage special projects as assigned, such as Hg analysis of fish tissue for the Cleveland
Metro Parks as well as research new methods and/or instruments to recommend for purchase.
Presents at technical conferences/meetings, representing the NEORSD, such as Ohio Water
Environment Association, American Chemical Society and Society of Applied Spectroscopy.
Laboratory is operated 7 days a week. Operates as team leader during assigned weekend
hours, leading a crew of 2 – 5 analysts.
NSL Analytical Jan 2007 Jan 2013
Materials Chemist III
Technical Project Lead and Primary operator of a Perkin Elmer Optima ICP OES 5300 DV,
with the corresponding WinLab software, as well as ICP OES Method Development dealing
with unique and difficult material matrices, requiring creative and imaginative problem solving
Devised, implemented and carried out a study, as well as demonstrated the cost analysis, to
compare microwave preparations versus hotplate and/or fusion preparations for ICP OES
work. After successful completion of study, it was proven that only one prep could be used for
both instrument types. The cost savings is currently being realized by reduction of
consumables, labor and waste removal of acid prepped samples.
Conduct analysis of acid dissolved samples comprised of greatly varying material matrices,
such as solid alloys, metal powders, organic bases, industrial sludges, propriety products,
ceramics, and coatings.
Technically assess or identify material of incoming samples, identify proper technique for
analysis required, and then assign sample to one or more of eight lab areas for analysis.
2008 solely responsible for the set up and method installation on the newly purchased Optima
5300 DV ICP OES, as well as writing an entirely new SOP, and corresponding work
instructions. Including all methods developed and added, able to analytically analyze 61
Able to operate all other instrumentation in department, such as a Perkin Elmer 7300 DV ICP
OES, Leeman Profile ICP OES, and a Perkin Elmer Graphite Furnace AA AAnalyst 600.
Familiar with RoHS and REACH directives. Evaluate and categorize electronic components
for XRF analysis.
Assist quality department with SOP revisions, overhaul and update of all training records, and
Microplex Jul 1993 Dec 2006
Senior Production Specialist
Responsible for manufacturing and quality testing of a wide variety of computer cables and
harnesses, per blueprint and/or CAD drawing specifications.
Use of various methods, such as but not limited to, soldering, tinning, machine pulling,
machine stripping and machine crimping.
Retained valuable business experience, assisting with financial and business decisions, such
as quoting, inventory handling, quality control, and processing payroll to name a few.
Burgess & Niple Sept 1990 Jul 1993
Environmental Laboratory Coordinator
Coordinator of the inorganic, wet chemistry section. As coordinator, supervised and scheduled
analyses for 2 3 analysts as well as myself for 20 30 different potable and wastewater
Team Lead in charge of logging incoming samples, ensuring that acid preservatives, holding
times, sample volume and matter of collection matched analyses required.
Assisted head chemist with special projects.
Burgess & Niple Sept 1987 Sept 1990
Performed an extensive range of analyses such as spectrophotometric, titrations, gravimetric
and ion selective probe on potable water, wastewater, industrial & natural waters, soils and
sludges following SW846, Standard Methods procedures as well as ASTM.
Columbus Police Crime Lab Jan 1987 May1987
Gained a working knowledge of different Forensic Scientific fields by rotating through all six
sections of the laboratory. The laboratory encompassed, Drug analysis, Ballistic analysis,
Serology, Trace Evidence, Alcohol Analysis and Questioned Document Examination.
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH M.S. Material Science and Engineering
Classes: Phase Transformations, Kinetics, and Microstructure
Structure of Materials
Fracture of Materials
Strategic Metals and Materials for the 21st Century
Six Sigma & Quality Management
Analytical Methods (SEM, TOF SIMS, XPS, AES, APM)
Project/Thesis: Wastewater Treatment & Microplastic Analysis: In Pursuit of a Method
Ohio Dominican College, Columbus, OH B.S. Chemistry, Magna cum Laude, 1993
University of Akron, Akron, OH A.A.S. Chemical Technology, Forensic Emphasis, 1987
Certificates & Projects
Six Sigma – Green Belt Certification, Case Weatherhead School of Management
Chosen as Champion/Lead for a number of Corrective Actions. As Champion, lead a team of
individuals assigned to identify a Root Cause of the problem, ascertain and investigate
possible solutions, implement a long term permanent Correction, as well as verify and
eventually close the Corrective Action.
Ohio EPA certified for Drinking Water analysis for mercury, ICP OES metals, Ion
Chromatography Anions, and Total Phosphorus by FIA.
Student Member ASM International, ACerS, TMS and SAE
Lachat in house Training Sept. 2013.
Attended Pittcon 2012 and 2009. 2012 completion of Short Course: Attack the Variance, a
class based upon Six Sigma statistical analysis using Mini tab.
2010 Completed 2 day on site PRI course for Internal Auditing as per NADCAP and ISO17025
2008 Perkin & Elmer Advanced ICP OES Training
Member of Society of Applied Spectroscopy
Ohio EPA Certified at Burgess & Niple for Potable Water, Wet Chemistry Methods