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Quality Assurance Manager

Location:
Guelph, ON, N1G 2L1, Canada
Posted:
August 31, 2012

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SURANJANA ABEYSINGHE

Apt#***, ** Vanier Drive

Guelph ON N1G 2L1

519-***-****

am1r91@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE:

Quality Technician

HIGHLIGHTS:

• Experience in Coatings in Polyester, Epoxy, Polyurethane and PVDF formulations, pre treatment,product developments and evaluation of durability in accelerated weather tests

• Over 1+ year experience in Powder Coatings product formulation, colour matching and physical performance evaluations and testing

• Over 10+ years experience in research and development, conforming laboratory to ISO17025 standards, compiled records and interpreted experimental and analytical results

• Certified Quality Process Analyst of American Society of Quality with over four years of quality assurance experience in Coil Coatings

• Trained and experienced in WHMIS and OH&S Act, ISO14000 and ISO9001 standards, and strong computer data analysis skills with excel

• Cultured discipline highly motivated, proactive, excellent team player with strong communication skills pursue to work neatly and organize manner

• Customer focused, punctual and dependable hard worker having attention to details while consistently striving to meet deadlines in fast paced environment

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Tiger Dry Lac Inc-Guelph, Canada 2011 May – Present

Lab Technician

• New product development in powder coatings and bonded metallic coatings

• Matching colours and other physical parameters of powder coatings according to various customer requirements and submitting panels/ samples for evaluations

SGS Canada Inc-Don mills, Canada 2010 Oct – 2011 April

Lab Technician

• Responsibility of preparing and weighing samples for assigned testing of minerals

Kelly Services- Scarborough, Canada 2010 June– 2011 May

Machine Operator

• Creaming Machine Operator at weekend midnight shift at Peek-Freans /Kraft Canada Inc

• Involved in productivity improvement activities under six sigma projects

Silicone Coatings Limited. - Colombo, Sri Lanka 2009 Feb– 2010 Jan

Technical Support Manager

• Conducted workshops and in-house programmes for painters on wood coatings, interior and exterior wall paints, metal coatings and epoxy floor paints

• Popularized and increased significantly the use of Nippolac brand of paints through island-wide paint workshops and Coating Shows

• Operated island wide color mixing centers and provided an efficient technical service

• Audited ISO9001:2008 systems in two factories and office locations in the capacity of Management Representative

• Effectively handled complaints placed by customers investigated and provided solutions

• Expertise in Wood Coatings and water based polyurethanes hands on application including spraying enabled in marketing of products

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Akzo Nobel Coatings - Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Product Development Supervisor 2007 Aug - 2008 Dec

Quality Assurance Supervisor 2005 Oct - 2007Jul

Paint Chemist 2003 Mar – 2005 Sep

Product Development Supervisor -

• Developed new products in PVDF and Polyester systems including metallic and pearlescent shades and evaluated products for accelerated weathering tests

• Visited coil lines and reported technical issues to technical manager (Asia Pacific in Australia) and received positive feedback and implemented remedial actions

• Established the marketing opportunity of coil products to Saudi Arabia’s biggest steel producer Hadded Cooperation through successful coil line trials

Quality Assurance Supervisor -

• Reported to business development manager and overall responsibility of quality assurance and quality control activities in coil coating paints

• Liaised with customers regarding quality specifications and ensured batches manufactured in polyester, epoxy and PVDF paints conform to the specifications.

• Involved as a leader in cost reduction and formula maintenance of batches

• Training on manufacturing methods of coil products in International paints (Akzo Nobel) Malaysia enabled me to systematize manufacturing and evaluation practices

Paint Chemist -

• Made adjustments in production batches for color and physical properties, achieved final product specifications and issued product test certificates to customers

• Reduced the batch cycle time of coil batches by computer color matching methods

• Reduced the large stocks of part generated paints to almost nothing by working away in batches and increased the revenue by significant numbers

Lindel Industrial Laboratory - Colombo, Sri Lanka 2002 Aug- 2003 Feb

Senior Analytical Chemist

• Gained awareness of ISO 17025 laboratory procedures and implemented systems to maintain the laboratory under ISO 17025 procedures

Haycarb Limited - Colombo, Sri Lanka 1989 Aug- 2002 July

Research and Development Executive

• Used expertise on finding surface area/Pore size distribution of activated carbon by BET N2 adsorption isotherms using gas chromatograph and surface area analyzers.

• Designed treatment systems for waste water/raw water and specialized knowledge in activated carbon filter designing for environmental pollution control

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

Bachelor of Science – Chemistry Major – First Class 1989

University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (assessed by World Education Services of Canada as equivalent to four year BSc with 120 credits and GPA- 3.38)

• Training at Akzo Nobel (Malaysia) on product manufacturing methods of paints 2007

• Laboratory safety course – Canadian Society of Chemistry 2010

• Passed the exam as certified quality process analyst at American society of Quality 2011

REFERENCE: Available upon request



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