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Safety Officer Manager

Wapakoneta, OH
April 24, 2020

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Ola Lawal • linkedin • Houston, TX • 281-***-****/713-***-****

Chemist / Lab Technician

Chemist and Lab Technician with a proven background in strategic and tactical capacities within large organizations. Excellent knowledge and track record within health and safety, quality assurance & control, and materials testing, having progressed quickly throughout organizations in previous positions. With experience supporting government organizations as well as independent private companies, I am capable of making a tangible impact immediately within a new organization.

•Water/Wastewater Management

•Laboratory Management

•Quality Control/Assurance

•Environmental Health & Safety

•Technicons, Mid Distillation


•Inductively Coupled Plasma

•Gas Chromatography

•Perkins Elmer 7000

•MS Excel, Word, Access, Outlook

•Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Career Experience

Husky Energy Lima Refinery Ohio (PTS) (Lab Tech) March 2019- present

Analysis of Fuel and metals using ASTM methods e.g Sulfur, Olefins, Distillation of fuel and analysis using several methods, Nace corrosion in fuels, Thermal oxidation test, Flash Point, Distillation, Viscosity, Sulphur Index, Conductivity, Refractive Index, BTU, Olefin acidity in aviation fuel, pour and cloud, smoke point, water and sediments in crude oil and titration.

Substitute Teacher, Lamar Consolidated Independent School District 8/2017 to 3/2019

Environmental Technician (EHS), Vectrus (EXELIS), Camp Arifan, Kuwait 12/2010 to 4/2017.

Completed accident evaluations and ensured sites remained in compliance with Department of Defense, Army, Federal, as well as national regulations, by completing regular site audits and safety checks. Trained staff and wrote toolbox topics, promoting safe work environments. Conducted regular meetings with managers, setting expectations of safety and debriefing any near misses.

Developed behavior-based environment, health, and safety program (EH&S).

Experience working with radioactive materials.

Led training courses, promoting a safe work environment with all staff.

Sr. Laboratory Analyst, Manager (Fuel/Water), LOGCAP III, Al Asad 9/2007 to 12/2010

Began in a role leading 3 Laboratory Fuel Analysts, later progressed to join the Water team, leading a team of 6 Laboratory Water Analysts. Developed and implemented improved standard operating procedures (SOPs), as well as ensuring compliance with all governmental and organizational requirements. Maintained up-to-date records and inventory counts, providing feedback and consultation to senior leaders.

Completed analytical, chemical, and bacterial analysis of water and ice missions for more than 10,000 US military personnel.

Trained over 250 staff on Reverse Osmosis Purification Unit.

Improved quality assurance and quality control processes for both Fuel and Water teams.

Conducted various tests, including flash point, distillation, viscosity, sulfur index, conductivity, and FSSII.

District Manager, Houston Chronicle 12/2001 to 8/2007

Chemist, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), Houston, TX 5/1995 to 12/2001

Conducted EHS radiation inspections and material analyses using instrumentation and EPA methods.

Completed detailed fuel analysis using various methods, including visualization, API, sediments, Aqua Glo, distillation, FISSIL, and flash point testing.

Implemented new quality assurance and quality control programs, improving EPA compliance standards.

Environmental Chemist, City of Houston 2/1994 to 5/1995


Master of Science, Organic Chemistry

Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

Professional Training

Radiation Safety Officer, 2013

Certified Environmental Specialist, 2012

OSHA Campus, HAZWOPER and 30-hour General Industries Courses, 2010 & 2012

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