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Manager Maintenance

Memphis, Tennessee, 38108, United States
March 07, 2011

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Experience Summary

I have over ten (**) years experience in Analytical laboratories. This was in industries regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the United States Department of

Agriculture (USDA). I am familiar with laboratory methods and have operated & performed minor maintenance on laboratory instruments such as Gas Chromatographs (GC’s) and High Performance Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC’s). I have researched, developed, and written many different Analytical Procedures, Analytical Method’s, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).

Related Work Experience

Spherion Staffing (Unilever) Microbiology Technician

Covington, TN 2009 - 2010

Operated BacT Incubation Units

Aerobic Microbial Testing of Finished Product

Anerobic Microbial Testing of Finished Product

Reason For Leaving: Assignment Ended

Intertek-Caleb Brett Petroleum Chemist

Memphis, TN 2008

Operated Gas Chromatographs, Atomic Absorbance Unit, and Liquid Chromatograph

Operated automatic Distillation units, Flash Points Units, & Sulfur-Nitrogen Detection Units

Operated Bomb Calorimeters & performed Various ASTM Wet Chemical Methods

Reason For Leaving: Laid off

Cotecna Inspections, Inc Laboratory Manager

Memphis, TN 2007 - 2008

Ordered supplies, chemicals, parts for equipment previously ordered, glassware, equipment for laboratory

Researched suppliers and new equipment for laboratory

Researched and wrote methods for laboratory equipment and tests

Reason For Leaving: Did not get the lab set up from scratch in 3 months

Drexel Chemical Research Chemist

Memphis, TN 2004 - 2007

Primary Investigator - Good Lab Practice (GLP) Studies for the Environmental Protection Agency

Preparation of Lab Batches by mini pilot plant

Improvements on Existing products

Product Stability Studies

Simultaneous operation of Gas Chromatographs and Liquid Chromatographs

Reason For Leaving: Took position at a start-up laboratory for better salary and benefits

The Pillsbury Company Product Evaluator

Murfreesboro, TN 1998 - 2003

Finished Product Evaluation by Physical Methods

Finished Product Evaluation by Wet Chemical Methods

Preparation of documents according to USDA guidelines

Reason For Leaving: Moved back to West Tennessee to start my own business.

General Smelting & Refining Plant Chemist

College Grove, TN 1996 - 1997

Collection & Analysis of air, solid waste, storm water, and waste water samples

Operation & Minor Maintenance of Atomic Absorbance (AA) & Infrared Spectrophotometer

Supervision of process that converted battery acid to water acceptable to the EPA guidelines

Reason For Leaving: President wanted someone with specific engineering experience to supervise process facility

The Dial Corp Analytical Chemist

Memphis, TN 1994 - 1996

Development and Writing of Analytical Methods and Standard Operating Procedures

Operation & Minor Maintenance of Gas Chromatographs & Liquid Chromatographs

Batch analysis and adjustments

Insured that laboratory documentation was in accordance with the FDA guidelines

Reason For Leaving: Dial closing the plant due to downsizing. Secured job at General Smelting


Rhodes College Bachelor of Science (Biology)

Memphis, TN 1995

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