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R&D Scientist

Location:
Port Huron, MI
Salary:
85000
Posted:
November 29, 2020

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ANDREW GOULET

Marysville MI · 810-***-**** · adh72q@r.postjobfree.com

linkedin.com/in/andrew-goulet

Summary

Product Development Engineer with strong interpersonal, leadership, and problem-solving skills. Cross-functional experience in product development, project management, physical testing, analytical testing, and statistical analysis. MBA, and BS in Environmental Biology with nine years’ experience in research and production environments developing new products and working closely with operations, quality control, marketing, product management, and analytical departments. Lab scale design work utilizing modern mixing and formulation equipment leading to production scale trials. Background in coatings, paper making, natural rubber adhesives, synthetic rubber adhesives, and starch adhesives for the pressure sensitive and water activated tape markets.

Experience

OCTOBER 2018 – PRESENT

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER, domtar paper

- Transferred 11 products from PM6 closure to other mill assets with no lost business

- Launching new products, improving efficiency, and identifying product weaknesses

- Trial planning and execution, project management, quality support, and lab maintenance

JANUARY 2017 – OCTOBER 2018

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CHEMIST, intertape polymer group

- Subject matter expert for all Water Activated Tape inquiries

- Key member of new plant commissioning at greenfield site with zero quality complaints in the first year

- Coordinated and executed all packaging engineering tests for Amazon products

- Adhesive coating, flexographic printing, hot-melt application, and waterborne coatings experience

OCTOBER 2015 – JANUARY 2017

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SENIOR TECHNICIAN, intertape polymer group

- Communication Team Lead tasked with identifying and fixing communication issues in R&D group

- Adhesive formulation; lab scale DOEs, pilot scale prototypes, leading to production scale trials

- Developed new test methods for quantifying adhesive contact area and tape flexibility

AUGUST 2013 – OCTOBER 2015

WATER ACTIVATED TAPE TECHNICIAN II, intertape polymer group

- Designed and implemented trial tracking system for production facility

AUGUST 2011 – AUGUST 2013

PAPER TECHNICIAN I, intertape polymer group

- Formulated latex and acrylic saturants and paper coatings

MAY 2010 – AUGUST 2011

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER & INTERNSHIP, Michigan State university

- Undergraduate Research; standardized testing, record keeping, lab management

- WJ Beal Botanical Garden Internship; campus wide tree mapping, inventory, and conservation

Skills

- Strong ability to connect and interface with all levels of operations and management

- Excellent communication skills; written, verbal, and formal documentation

- Highly organized project management and product development working style

- Skilled presenter and public speaker

Education

DECEMBER 2016

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, baker college

4.0 GPA focus on Business Intelligence

MAY 2011

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, michigan state university

3.4 GPA major in Environmental Biology – Plant Biology

Certifications

2020 - 2026

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, And Energy – Certified Storm Water Operator

- Storm Water Management – Construction Site A-1j

- Storm Water Management – Industrial Site A-1i

Training

- Experimental design training (Stat-Ease DOE)

- Some statistical analysis training (Minitab)

- Root Cause Problem Solving seminar training

- PSTC, ISTA, TAPPI industry short courses

- NC State Paper Engineering Workshop

- John C. Maxwell Leadership training

Achievements

- Eagle Scout

- Squad leader and four-year member of the Michigan State University Marching Band



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