I have 6 years working in a quality-controlled laboratory environment. I have been working at Pepsi Beverages Company as a QC process tech. I operate the day-to-day microbiological plating and analysis. I test raw ingredients and access the RO and LTS water systems. I spent my first 4 years batching tea and regulating the tea line for product specifications. I am currently in my last semester at Ivy Tech community College to obtain my associate degree in Applied Science in Biotechnology.
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QC PROCESS TECH, PBC Indy
I am trained and qualified to test and plate samples for water testing, HFCS, sucrose, carbon towers, polishers and UV lights. I can facilitate tea line and can line conducting product analysis to ensure product meets federal requirements. I can batch tea using heat exchangers, pasteurizers and equipment to make product for consumers. I can perform control drinks for testing and HPLC for products to test for levels of caffeine, aspartame and benzoates. I can also do water checks for RO and LTS systems. I internally clean product fillers for weekly CIP and sanitation using cold and hot 3-step CIPs. I swab equipment for weekly sanitation monitoring and check HEPA filters and sucrose filters for our HFCS silos.
HS DIPLOMA, Arsensal Tech High School
I attended under the health professions program where I was able to complete CPR and EMT trainings.
ASSOCIATE’S APPLIED SCIENCE, Ivy Tech Community College
I am currently enrolled finishing my last semester
Knowledge I have been given from courses pertain to PCR, electrophoresis gels, liquid chromatography, analytical skills and cell culture with CHO cells. I have also had courses involving understanding fermentation, centrifugation, operating of pH meters and spectrophotometers.
I have completed microbiology and sanitation training from Pepsi University
I have previous experience and willing to train and learn new areas in lab
Practicing proficient aseptic techniques
Preparing solutions and media from stock solutions
I am dependable and work well in groups or alone if needed
Running new product for initial trial and hold analysis
Syrup control for batch testing
Maintaining documentation and records for accuracy and organization
Following SOPs and batch records
Counting inventory and verifying staged batches
Water testing (RO and LTS systems) chlorine, iron, manganese, hardness, etc