Responsible senior laboratory assistant with comprehensive experience on the flavor/fragrance industry. Willing and able to learn new systems and adapt with changing corporate environments.
Optiva, TPMS, E-SR, AromaCIS, Samtrack, AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
Competitive, dependable, fork lift, inventory
Conducted important malodor sniff test studies that were adopted by the department.
Liaised with Oral Care team to modify and improve general toothpaste and mouth rinse product formulations.
Created and innovated some oral care concepts that were presented to important costumers.
FLAVOR-Lab Technician , 10/2012 to CurrentTakasago International Corporation (USA). － Rockleigh, New Jersey
Supervise the functions of the Sensoral Center Laboratory Assistant and organize project meetings to inform the Oral Care team about the current pending task list at least three days a week.
Conducted important malodor sniff test studies to demonstrate to main clients that their products containing our Transatak or Deoatak antibacterial malodor technologies have a positive effect against a range of food and bacteria derived malodor.
Assist the Flavor Chemist in the creation of novel and innovative flavors and flavor technologies to meet the performance, quality and cost objectives of project briefs from customers.
Assist in the creation of new toothpaste and mouth rinse formulations for different concepts. e.g. (Whitening, hydration, clear gels etc.).
Improve or update the current lab toothpaste and mouth rinse formulations.
Assist the Oral care team to solve color and solubility issues in different application bases.
Provide direct support for clients to other affiliates with e.g. dry mouth test and formulation assistance.
Communicate with clients and affiliates regarding technical issues on projects and internal developments.
FRAGRANCE-Sample Lab Assistant, 11/2011 to 10/2012Takasago International Corporation (USA). － Rockleigh , New Jersey
Precision compounding of formulas.
Prepare oil samples for projects with short deadlines to ensure timely submission to customer.
Fill in for assistants when requested by supervisor/manager.
Help others when there is an overload of work
Use E-SR and TPMS systems to maintain knowledge of existing projects and deadlines.
FRAGRANCE-Perfumery assistant, 06/2008 to 11/2011Intarome Fragrance & flavor corporation － Norwood, New Jersey
Assists the perfumery department Preparation of finished product samples for perfumers and/or evaluators, application and clients.
Prepares applications, such as candles, lotions, shampoos, balms, perfumes, etc.
Keeps an organized library of all final/chosen samples.
Assist purchasing dept. with inventory of dry stock.
keeps stock organized and up to date.
Run odor/ color stability tests in fragrance lab oven as per perfumers request Maintain fresh stock of raw materials in work station Maintain clean and organized work station Maximize professional working relationship with perfumer.
FRAGRANCE-Compounder, 01/2008 to 06/2008Intarome Fragrance & Flavor Coporation － Norwood, New Jersey
Compounds production batches from 0.5 kg - 500 kg Assists shipping dept.
with miscellaneous tasks Licensed to operated fork lift Assists with yearly inventory keeps work and stock areas organized.
Education and Training
Associate of Science:Chemistry,2016Bergen Community College － Paramus, New Jersey, United StatesAssoc. in Science, Nat. science and Math. Chemistry
Certificate:Food Science,2015Rutgers University － New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Introduction to Food Science Course
Certificate:Statisticts ,2014Rutgers University － New Brunswick, New Jersey, United StatesMaking Sense of the Numbers: Statistics for Food Scientists
High School Diploma:Mechanical Industrial,1998National Industrial Technical Institute － Sta. Rosa de Cabal, Risaralda, ColombiaMechanical Industrial