Hammond, IN *****
Seeking a position with a stable and aggressive organization that will allow me to enhance and optimize my knowledge of quality processes and the industry of materials such as piping, valves, fittings, chemicals and resins.
Willing to relocate: Anywhere
Microbiologist I/Quality Assurance Technician
Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling - Alsip, IL
April 2022 to Present
Identifies, isolates, and studies of micro-organisms, bacteria and their byproducts. Tracks environmental microscope life development and collects samples from variety of locations. Records, analyzes and interpret date from samples .
1. The maintenance of a desired level of quality in a service or product, especially by means of attention to every stage of the process of delivery or production. Coating Scientist ( Contract )
Aquestive Therapeutics - Portage, IN
July 2021 to January 2022
• Responsible for a basic knowledge ment of all phases of production operations : Weighting, mixing, coating, slitting as a signed by the production supervisor
• Start up and shut down of the Coating Line
• Perform daily performances checks on the required equipment skills and hold tanks
• Logs room and equipment in and out of processing and the required logbooks
• In process quality checks ; coat weight, moisture, thickness, etc
• Collects samples as required
Quality Control Technician
NB Coating - Lansing, IL
September 2013 to May 2020
Lansing, IL 09/2013 - 05/2020
Quality Control Tech
Maintain quality assurance processes, testing of products and recording and analyzing results, and data during product development and manufacturing for department. Authority to determine when a production line should be shut down due to the production of non- conforming materials and conduct filed audits and inspections to verify compliance. Notify the appropriate technical associate when physical properties are out of spec and / or make formulation correction when applicable.
Ensure all material deemed non-conforming is placed on hold and quarantined for further investigation. Make proper disposition of non-conforming materials in conjunction with the appropriate technical associate.
Appropriate documentation of quality and non-conforming product and disposition thereafter. Approve color from intermediate pigment master batches / finished goods. Correct color with the appropriate pigment adds during the production of intermediate master batch blends and during finished goods production.
Perform physical property testing as required on finished products (includes tape Extrusions), raw materials and intermediates where applicable.
Ensure the pre-shipment of color plaques where applicable and the booking of pounds produced for color master batches and finished goods materials.
Amend work orders as needed for color adjustments, set up blend sheets when applicable. Extrusion Cell Operator
ICO Polymers - East Chicago, IN
September 2011 to May 2012
Mixed raw materials powder, resin and liquids, and checking the quality of material and maintenance in the extruder cell.
Started up, shutdown, and day-to-day operation of the Pipe Extrusion Lines Responded to alarms as needed to keep process on target Monitored multiple processes via computer screens
Changed filters, adjusted throughputs, maintained vent ports and screener, and monitored feed hopper levels.
Maintained additive level at Loss In Weight (LIW) feeders Started up, shutdown, adjust, swap out, etc., LIW feeders.
Took samples from extrusion processes. Entered results into database and feedback necessary changes to adjust process based on lab results.
Made mixes of additives per Standard Operating Conditions (SOC) Responsible for calibration / verification of lab equipment / color equipment where applicable and update color formulations and file MB sheets in a timely fashion Accurate data entry for all products and maintain the cleanliness of all laboratory areas. Overnight Stocker
Wal-Mart Supercenter - Hammond, IN
September 2010 to September 2011
Stocked the warehouse with incoming inventory in a stable manner. Processed freight, created new displays on end-cap. Filled shelves with merchandise, zoned the store, which involved bringing stocked items forward so that shelves appeared full and neat.
Ensured that individual items were in their correct locations. Followed safe work practices by keeping work areas free of debris such as plastic and cardboard used to package the merchandise we stock.
Used pallet jacks in a safe matter when transporting stock from one location to another. Practiced proper lifting techniques along with ladder and riser safety rules. Knowledgeable about emergency procedures and knew how to address liquid and chemical spills Material Handler
Chicago Park Plastics - Chicago, IL
May 2007 to July 2009
Loaded material such as color, resin and powder in hoppers manufacturing of plastic parts. Loaded, unloaded, and moved materials within or near plant, yard, or work site, performing any combination of following duties:
Read work order or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved. Opened containers, using steel cutters, crowbar, claw hammer, or other hand tools. Loaded and unloaded materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by hand. Loaded materials into vehicles and installs strapping, bracing, or padding to prevent shifting or damage in transit, using hand tools.
Conveyed materials to or from storage or work sites to designated area, using hand truck, electric dolly, wheelbarrow, or other device.
Secured lifting attachments to materials and conveys load to destination, using hand-operated crane or hoist, or signals crane or hoisting operators to move load to destination. Lifted heavy objects by hand or using power hoist, and cleans work area, machines, and equipment, using broom, rags, and cleaning compounds, to assist machine operators. Made simple adjustments or repairs, such as realigning belts or replacing rollers, using hand-tools. Assembled crates to contain products, such as machines or vehicles, using hand-tools and precut lumber. Occasionally operated industrial truck or electric hoist to assist in loading or moving materials and products.
Coastline Plastic - Yulee, FL
April 2004 to January 2007
Blended raw material such as liquid powder, and resin in manufacturing of PVC of piping and other plastic material. Set up and operated extruding machines to extrude plastic components. Changed dies on extruding machines according to production line change. Set up and operated one or more molding machines to mold plastic products. Prepared and changed molds and adjust equipment for production line change. Troubleshoot and made minor adjustments to equipment Specific Skills Weigh resins, colorants and other chemicals according to formula.
Placed weighed materials in mixing machines and operated mixing machine to blend plastic and other chemicals to a specific consistency and viscosity. Set up and operated calendar machines to transform plastic bales or slabs into continuous sheets or films of specified thickness and operated extruding machines to extrude plastic compound through a nozzle or die;
Set up and operate one or more molding machines to mold plastic products. Followed formulation card to mix resin batches for injection molding process. Maintained records and inventory and packed items for shipping and distribution. Compounded, and blended to produce custom plastic powders for rotational molding. Grinded plastics, waxes, engineering resins, rubbers/elastomers, chemicals and inorganic materials into custom sized powders
High school diploma or GED
Hammond High School
• Materials Handling
• Plastics Extrusion
• Plastics Injection Molding
• Product Development
• Quality Inspection
• Research & Development
• Heavy Lifting
• Microsoft Excel
• Computer literacy
• Statistical software
• Quality control
• Microsoft Access
• Microsoft Outlook
• Computer Networking
• Laboratory Experience
• PCQI Certificate (1 year)
Certifications and Licenses
Advanced mechanical knowledge — Completed
Understanding and applying mechanical concepts and processes Full results: Completed
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