Accomplished Chemist with experience in analysis and interpretation, chemical testing and meticulous documentation. Operational oversight of plant production and delegation of responsibilities, projects and tasks. Purchasing and quality control related to inventory management of materials and equipment.
L'Oreal Raw Materials/ Bulk LaboratorySeptember 2015 to September 2016Industrial Chemist Piscataway, NJ
Instrumental analysis, wet chemical testing of cosmetic chemicals used (skin and hair) production lines.
Conducted odor evaluations of fragrances.
Analysis by melting point, drop point, FTIR, GC, XRF, UV, RI, Specific Gravity, Karl Fisher, Saponification, Hydroxyl, Cloud point, Iodine Value, Chloride Content, Acid & Amine Value, Identification of Sterols, Peroxide Value.
Assisted with the troubleshooting of varied batch investigations.
Testing of finished goods, production, sub-contractor materials.
Running of USTM methods.
Liquid LightJuly 2015 to September 2015Analytical Chemist Laboratory Princeton, NJ
Responsible for analyses & evaluation of samples submitted to the Analytical Lab, as well as other sample requests; Ion Chromatography numbers, K+ values, pH, Trace components, Waste disposal.
Documentation and presentation of analytical data using MS Office, Excel, lab notebook.
General wet chemistry, titrations, sample preparation.
L'OrealJanuary 2015 to May 2015R&I Analytical Chemist Laboratory Clark, NJ
Responsible for analyses of routine Antioxidant evaluation samples submitted to the R&I Analytical Chemistry Department, as well as other sample requests i.e.
Salicylic Acid, Benzyl Peroxide.
Independently completed routine analyses of Antioxidant samples.
Followed and adhered to L'Oreal and United States Test Methods (USTMs), objectives and standards.
Completed assigned projects in a timely manner to meet prioritized schedules.
Maintained complete and accurate data and laboratory notebooks.
Kept supervisor informed of any problematic assays and completed analyses as directed by supervisor.
Data entry into Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), lab notebook, Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN), and/or commercial software as needed.
Followed all safety guidelines.
HPLC analysis, using Empower software, and ability to independently recognize problems and make repairs.
Use of (Varioskan Flash (HTS), GC, HPLC) in antioxidant testing: SOAC, SORAC, ORAC, HORAC, NORAC.
Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
International Flavors and FragrancesJune 2013 to November 2014R&D Analytical Chemist Union Beach, NJ
Purification, isolation, profile characterization, and reproducible methodologies for new, and/ or previously discovered molecules using distillations (cutting fractions), ageing rxn's, high temp and pressure- blending, N2 blankets, some work in/with process engineering, SOP creation, olfactory panels, record keeping, some work in flavors, upkeep of Agilent - 6890N's, 7890A's, 5890 Biotage- Isolera One, Parker-Balston H2-1200 generators.
Kerry Ingredients & FlavoursJanuary 2003 to January 2011QA/QC Instrumental Analyst Clark, NJ
Instrumental analysis and interpretation of essential oils, flavor raw materials, fragrance items, finished batches, oleo resins, distillations; use of BATF alcohol methods, GC, GC/MS, SPME, chiral separations.
To ensure continuous operations of plant production, scheduling shifts and duties.
Detailed laboratory notebook record keeping and data entry of results, preparing charts, graphs and reports.
Purchased and installed a refurbished Agilent GC and developed several new operation programs saving the company ~20-25% of the cost and resulted in running ~50 samples of material within an 8-hour shift.
Responsible for the ordering/inspecting raw materials, all laboratory equipment, chemicals, and other needed supplies researching and negotiating, receiving quotes for purchases.
Oversaw repairs, troubleshooting, calibration, set-up, system integration chemicals ensuring products met specifications.
Member of the safety committee, ensuring lab's compliance with standards and regulations.
L'OrealJanuary 2001 to January 2003Industrial Chemist Franklin, NJ
Instrumental analysis, wet chemical testing of chemicals used for R&D purposes, and large scale cosmetic (skin and hair) product production.
Conducted evaluations and experimentation of materials to ensure continuous operations of several production lines maintaining a safe work environment.
Improved chemical and product traceability while detailing laboratory notebook record keeping and data entry of results.
Monitored product quality and calibrated titrators, NaOH solutions, HCl solutions, AgNO3 Solutions, IR, FTIR, GC, Karl Fisher, spectrophotometer.
Ashford University2002Bachelor of Science: ChemistryChemistry
Middlesex County College1997Associate of Science: BiologyBiology
Rettberg Associates Hands on HLPC - 32 Hour course 1994
Gedus Networks Non-Profit www.globaleducationus.net 2010 - Current American Chemical Society 1995 - Current
North Jersey Technicians Affiliate Group 1994 - 2000
North Jersey Chromatography Group 1992 - 1999
Acid, antivirus, AP, attention to detail, Basic, calibration, charts, Chemistry, Content, clients, Data entry, Documentation, experimentation, Flash, FTIR, GC, graphs, Hard drive, HP, HPLC, inspecting, interpretation, inventory, laboratory equipment, Notebooks, Laptops, LIMS, Laboratory Information Management System, Mainframe, materials, Excel, MS Office, MS Office Suite, Windows 7, Windows, Window 7, negotiating, NMR, Perkin -Elmer, process engineering, quality, quick, receiving, record keeping, repairs, researching, safety, sample preparation, SAP, scheduling, soap, SOP, supervisor, system integration, telephone, Troubleshooting, UV, Vista, Composition