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Quality Engineer /Manager

Ames, Iowa, United States
March 02, 2011

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Taiwo Misra

**** ******** ***

Ames, Iowa *****

Mobile: 423-***-****


Career Objective

Obtain a position specializing in research, process development, and quality control.

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science (2010), Iowa State University through the George Washington Carver Scholarship

Major: Chemical Engineering

Courses (in addition to the ChE program): Advanced math courses (including Abstract Algebra and Advance Calculus), Biochemical Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Analysis

Undergraduate Research Project, May 2003 to August 2003

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

• Isolated proteins from e-coli and influenza under the supervision of a postdoctoral student.

• Made media for all the various tests, and ensured general laboratory cleanliness.

Engineering Internship, June 2005 – August 2005

Cargill, Des Moines, Iowa

• Took data from a test waste water treatment system.

• Organized data to be presented to the project engineer.

• Troubleshoot and document problems that occurred with the waste water treatment system

Work Experience

Quality Assurance Test Technician, January 2010 - May 2010

Frontline Bioenergy, Ames, Iowa

• Primary duties included the collection and analyzation of the producer gas for tar content and composition. The testing of the samples included gas chromatography, moisture content, rotary evaporation, and SPA extraction.

• Set up, shut down, and maintenance the producer gas sampling system.

• Consulted with project engineers to design and implement testing strategies to improve process control.

• Wrote standard operating procedure for the maintenance of the sampling system and analyzation of samples taken.

• Trained and supervised graduate students as they used the biomass gassifier sampling system and laboratory equipment.

• Downsized due to poor economic condition.

Temporary Quality Control Technician, May 2007 - August 2007

HACH, Ames, Iowa

• Performed various tests on chemical samples from water test kits produced at the plant. These tests included heavy metal content, pH, making standard solutions, titrations, infrared spectroscopy, etc.

• Performed and documented the test results quickly to allow the shipment of the water test kits.

Engineering Intern / Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician, June 2006 - November 2006

Barilla, Ames, Iowa

• Tested pasta samples to ensure the quality of the product. This included moisture content, gluten, physical measurement, etc.

• Worked with process technicians to learn the pasta extrusion process, and wrote training manuals and tests for new process technicians

• Worked with a team to arrange training procedures for the new plant employees.

• Wrote programs to track waste generated by each process line.

Temporary Laboratory Technician, May 2006 -June 2006

Des Moines Wastewater Reclamation Facility, Des Moines, Iowa

• Performed various tests on water samples. These tests included settable solids, BOD, etc.

In addition to the above professional work, I also worked to support my living and educational expenses.

Server, June 2008 to January 2010

The Café, Ames, Iowa

• Served customers food promptly and efficiently.

• Ensured a good dining experience for each of my customers


Languages: Fluent in Yoruba

Computer: JMP

Simulation software HYSYS

Microsoft Office



• National Merit Scholar

• George Washington Carver Scholar

• Freshman Honors Program

• National Society of Collegiate Scholars

• Dean’s List

Leadership and Service

• Leading and organizing tournaments for the Iowa State women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club (2006-2008)

• Mentoring and coaching the Iowa State women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club (2008-2010)

• Ultimate Frisbee World Flying Disc Federation Champion 2010

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