Laboratory Technician / Coatings Production
Laboratory Technician with eighteen years of experience in coatings manufacturing plant. Proven strengths in standard laboratory procedures, sample preparation and record keeping. Familiar with production settings, automated material dispensing systems and inventory tracking. High amount of adaptability, as evidenced by recent transition from laboratory work to sample preparation (internal and customer).
Standard Laboratory Practices Laboratory Sample Preparation Sample Testing Protocol MSDS Information Shipping Procedures Quality Control Techniques EHS Program Knowledge Sample Record Maintenance SAP Proficiency
KEY LAB EQUIPMENT
X-rite Color Reading DOI & Gloss Meter Gradient Oven Gel Timer Gel Fraction Extractor Micro-Wave Scan Fisher Viscosity Cups Zahn Viscosity Cups Brookfield Viscometer
EXPERIENCE & SPECIALIZED TRAINING
NB COATINGS, INC. (Automotive Coatings Supplier – OEM and Tier Levels), Lansing, IL
Automated Dispensing System Operator / Raw Material Shipper, 1/08 to 9/09
Responsible for generating coatings samples for Research and Color Development Laboratories, using automated dispensing system. Tracked raw material inventory needed for samples using SAP. Prepared samples for shipping to domestic and foreign customers, following company standards for efficiency as well as safety, quality and environmental compliance.
Able to work independently and keep up with busy day shift sample load
Highest delivery rate of quality samples with fewest re-makes
Organized raw material stocking for efficient sample making
Research and Development Laboratory Technician, 1/93 to 1/08
Worked with automotive coatings chemists in preparing samples for benchmark, new product development, and cost reduction studies. Responsibilities included application and testing, involving reports and reviews. In charge of laboratory supplies and material stocking.
Chosen to be Laboratory Waste Coordinator, responsible for adherence to company and government guidelines for chemical waste disposal
Served on Environmental Health and Safety Committee established to promote company awareness
Worked on project and attended meeting to get OEM approval of coating technology needed for business
Solely responsible for Laboratory Supplies / material stocking of eight person laboratory
College Level Courses, Richard J. Daley College
St. Mary of Perpetual Help High School, (Diploma)