Bourbonnais, IL. 60914
Senior Color Technician with extensive experience in the Automotive, Aerospace and Coil coating industries. Expertise in color formulations, color corrections and shading. Supervised a group of up to seven QC technicians. Additionally skilled in trouble shooting QC and production problems.
VALSPAR CORPORATION, Kankakee,Il 2002- 2009
Quality Control Technician, Coil Coatings
•Perform all testing and color adjustments to customer specifications.
AKZO NOBEL, Monterrey Mexico 2001
•Five months of travel to consult and assist automotive plant with formulation and QC problems.
AKZO NOBEL/DEXTER CORPORATION, Waukegan, IL 1973 – 2000
Senior Color Technician, Automotive & Aerospace, Color R & D 1995 – 2000
•Developed new color combinations and reformulated existing formulas using Chroma Calc color software.
•Verified and inputted formulas into AS400 formulation system.
•Interacted closely with production, R&D, Technical service, QC and shading to correct formulas, which reduced rework of batches in production.
•Achieved annual internal certification in the use of multiple testing equipment in Stage 1 and QC department.
•Generated samples up to five gallons for customer trials and production.
•Submitted color panels to gain OEM color approvals in various coatings systems.
•Performed QC tests on Automotive and Aerospace coatings (pH, wpg, nvm, visc, gloss, dft, and cure).
DEXTER CORPORATION, Waukegan, IL 1973 – 1995
Color Matcher, Automotive Shading 1994 – 1995
•Shaded a variety of automotive interior solvent base and water base products.
•Performed QC tests on automotive coatings (visc, gloss, pH, and dft).
Quality Control Supervisor, Coil Coatings 1984 – 1994
•Instructed up to seven technicians in shading and QC responsibilities.
•Generated monthly reports on excess material usage and QC performance.
•Worked in close conjunction with R & D and sales to improve product performance.
•Traveled with technical service personnel to observe customer facilities and testing methods.
Color Matcher, Coil Coatings 1980 – 1984
•Shading of coil coatings.
•Performed QC tests on coil coatings (wpg, nvm, visc, gloss and dft).
Chemical Operator, Enamel Coatings 1973 – 1980
•Batch production of enamel and lacquer coatings ranging from 100 to 1,000 gallons.
•Operated sand mills and ball mills.
College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
•Course of Study – Partial completion of Associates Degree Mechanical Drafting - Courses Completed, Physics, Technical Math, Technical Writing, Electrical Circuitry and Mechanical Drawing.