Corporate MicrobiologistSanderson Farms Inc － Laurel, MS
Assisted a successful transition to becoming ISO 17025 accredited, which ensures that the technical services lab demonstrates competence, and supersedes customer's needs.
Assists with scheduling and oversight of activities, problems and distributes accurate results of work done in the Microbiology Department.
Successfully maintains the equipment, supplies, and materials and conducts microbiological procedures in a safe and efficient manner.
Instructs, trains, facilitates and oversees daily activity of Microbiology Laboratory Technicians.
Microbiological responsibilities included: Conducts microbiological isolation procedures for food-borne pathogens on a routine basis on processed products, feeds and as needed for special projects.
Schedules and conducts sanitation checks of the hatcheries and processing plants.
Co-ordinates serum collection, conducts ELISA serological procedures and reports results on a timely basis.
Schedules supplies and oversees distribution for use in plants and hatcheries.
Co-ordinates maintenance and purchase of inventories of Micro-Lab supplies.
Oversees and trains Micro-Lab technicians in safe and proper procedures.
Assist other company laboratories with any procedures, set-up, projects and training needed.
Maintains a close working relationship with personnel in the General Office, Production Departments and Processing Plants.
10/2007 to 02/2014
Microbiology Lab Analysis/TechnicianSanderson Farms Inc － Laurel, MS
Led the development implementation of updating lab standards of procedures and methods.
Successfully developed and executed an integrated sanitation strategy that resulted in the decrease of bacteria findings in production and processing facilities.
Provided trainings for all corporate trainees, new lab employees, and college interns.
Technical responsibilities included: Monitoring and performing all microbiological procedures in waste water and serology; Ensuring qualifications are met for AOAC (Association of Official Analytical Chemists) and USDA specifications; Instruct and perform ecoli, coliform, staphylococcus, yeast and mold, aerobic plate count, enterobacteriaceae, campylobacter, listeria, and avian influenza tests.
Identified, evaluated, and partnered with plant managers to reduce cost and lowering salmonella findings.
10/2005 to 06/2006
Quality Control Field TechnicianSOL Engineering Services, LLC － MS
Planned and managed the on-site delivery, set-up, and inspection of FEMA travel trailers and mobile homes.
Designed an internal ready for occupancy report form used as a checklist for all contractual discrepancies that resulted in better communication between the inspector and the contractor, which resulted in being able to produce more ready for occupancy travel trailers and mobile homes at a faster rate.
Trained and monitored site inspectors.
Responsibilities included: Created maps of locations for contractors and inspectors with turn by turn directions along with GPS coordinates; Conducted final field site assessments and inspections; Prepared documentation for all site conditions observed.
Bachelor of Science: Biology/Health ScienceAlcorn State University － Lorman, MSBiology/Health Science
Masters of Business AdministrationBelhaven University
Accomplished and result oriented technical services professional who has built a career that demonstrates success in leading a broad range of quality assurance and quality control activities over the past nine years. Goal-driven achiever who has produced positive results with a solid background in microbiology, technical services, and quality control. Talented leader, who has created programs to improve operations, exceeding initial expectations, and executed management-level trainings. Thorough knowledge of HACCP regulations, principles and standards Sound knowledge of ISO 17025, GMP, SSOP, HACCP and labeling
Internship Marine Biology; Andhra University - Visakhapatnum, India June 2004-August 2004 Studied and researched planktology and benthology Identified different forms of plankton Planned and conducted lectures to peers Presented Research at the Minority Research Training Conference OSHA General Industry 30 Hour Training HACCP Certified in Food Safety and Food Quality ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory Accreditation Training.
delivery, documentation, ELISA, General Office, GPS, Inspection, inspector, ISO, Team Building, materials, personnel, Project Management, Quality Control, scheduling, strategy