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Committee Member Laboratory Manager

Location:
Fort Mill, SC
Posted:
May 25, 2021

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Objective To obtain a position that will allow me to leverage technical experience, problem solving skills, acumen, creativity, enthusiasm, adaptability, people skills and education.

Summary of Almost nine years’ experience with Midrex in R&D Center in following areas:

Qualifications

Scheduling of all laboratory testing and reporting findings to internal and external customers

Various analytical chemistry analysis: titrations, ICP, Carbon/Sulfur determinations, XRF/D

Procurement of commodity chemicals for laboratory use, office supplies, and testing materials/services

In-house and external customer support and troubleshooting

Failure analysis

Support and procurement of laboratory equipment for R&D laboratory and external customers

Writing and updating existing laboratory procedures when necessary, and staying up to date on ISO procedures applicable to Midrex’s line of work

Adopting, developing, and implementing new laboratory procedures when required to carry out projects

Active member of AWMI

18 years experience with Clariant as a textile chemist in the following areas:

Product development, recommendation, application and sourcing for natural and man-made materials

Preparation - continuous and exhaust

Dyeing and printing - continuous and exhaust

Finishing - wet on wet, wet on dry, foaming, coating and spray

Antimicrobials

Initiate lab work, conduct small and full-scale trials, provide follow-up and report findings to customer

Identify up and coming technologies and market trends for internal and external customers

Product/Substrate testing

Procurement of commodity chemicals for laboratory use, office supplies, and testing materials/services

Laboratory equipment software support and programming

Working knowledge of SAP and AS400

Analysis of customer problems and/or requirements

Interpretation of analytical findings

Troubleshooting processes, products and equipment

Technical assistance

Creating, updating and maintaining technical bulletins

Training laboratory and field staff

Strong MS Office skills

Preparing product/process presentations for internal and external customers

Initiating and maintaining work instructions

Maintain laboratory documents and records including ISO

Committee member, AATCC

Education 1986 - 1991 Riga Technical University Riga, Latvia

Masters degree, Chemical Engineer

Baccalaureate in Pulp and Paper with emphasis on:

Chemical Processes

Apparatus

Computer applications in chemical processes

2008 University of South Carolina Moore School of Business North Carolina Leadership Academy

Professional 2011 - Present Midrex Charlotte, NC

Experience In the course of my tenure with this company, I have functioned in the following

capacities:

Project Chemist – R&D

Lead Chemist/Laboratory Manager – R&D

2010 - 2011 LCI Corporation Charlotte, NC

In the course of my tenure with this company, I have functioned in the following

capacities:

Technical Sales Engineer - Granulation Division

1991 - 2009 Clariant Corporation Charlotte, NC

In the course of my tenure with this company, I have functioned in the following

capacities:

Associate Chemist – Textiles

Textile Chemist - Textiles

Technical Representative I, II and III - Textiles

Senior Technical Representative – Textiles

1986 - 1991 Riga Technical University Riga, Latvia

Laboratory Technician, Faculty of Engineering - Laboratory of General Chemical Engineering performing the following:

Chemical Processes

Apparatus

Research in ultrafiltration

Reverse Osmosis

Computer applications in mass exchange studies

Physical and chemical analyses of chemical compounds and products

Special Skills Strong background in various chemical and physical laboratory equipment including various titrators and dosimats, ICP, C/S analyzers, polarograph, photo colorimeter, pH-meter, ion-exchange columns, chromatograph, polymat, lab Jet Machine, coating equipment, various frame dryers, package dyeing machine, full scale textile and paper treatment equipment as well as physical testing equipment for fabric, pulp, paper and metallurgical testing. Laboratory equipment software support. Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications. Participation in laboratory contract work in the fields of organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry. Cellulose, pulp and paper processing. Iron and chromium ore analysis and reduction in shaft and blast furnaces. Familiar with biology and microbiology; worked on application, development and testing of various antimicrobial, ant-fungi, mold and mildew resistant agents and their compatibility with other finishing additives. Fluent in SI and metric system conversions. Co-authored several scientific articles in professional publications.

Languages Fluent in English, Latvian and Russian

References Available on request.



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