To have the opportunity to work for a "people-first" organization where I can utilize my knowledge and expertise and become a valuable asset to that organization. r10+ years of experience as an analytical chemist within the aerospace, environmental, pharmaceutical industry; primarily in performing transmission electron and polarized light microscopy (TEM,PLM/PCM); familiar with NELAP, NVLAP, QSR/ISO9000 ,NIOSH, EPA, FDA-CFR, and other regulatory and industry requirements. r5+ years in performing a variety of environmental chemical analysis using EPA methodology (EPA 8081A, 8082, 6010, 3010, 7470, 7471, 200.7) utilizing HPLC, GC/MS, AA, UV, ICP spectroscopy and wet chemistry techniques. r Extensive use of MS Word, Excel (SPC charts, trend analysis, pivot tables), Project, Powerpoint, SQL Server Platform, WinLIMS, Chemstation and other software platforms. ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS USED: Shimadzu/HP5890 Series II GC/MS (operating time < 8="" years)="" varian="" 720="" icp-oes="" (operating="" time="">< 3="" years)="" dionex-500="" ic="" (operating="" time=""><7 years)="" perkin-elmer-900="" flame="" aa="" (operating="" time="">7><3 years)="">3>
Lab Analyst/External Auditor01/2012 to CurrentDALLAS LABORATORIESDallas, TX
Received and analyzed client samples sent by PVC, fuel and petroleum manufacturers for analysis (GC, ICP, SEM) to ensure various properties were consistent with specified requirements; also conducted external audits.
Key Contributions: Performed cross-sectional analysis (SEM) on polymer materials to ensure various properties (coating adhesion, breaking strength, hardness, etc.) to ensure conformance with industry requirements.
Conducted petroleum product testing which included jet fuel, heating oil, crude oil and gasoline; testing included JEFTOT (Thermal stability test for jet fuel), benzene/toluene contents by GC-FID (HP/Agilent 5890) and PeakNet software.
Later assigned to auditor role, where I scheduled and conducted 3rd party external audits of contract laboratories that were participating in vendor certification programs to ensure compliance with GLP,GMP,ISO standards.
Wrote, revised and submitted Corrective Action Reports (CAPA's) to clients where nonconforming events occurred; managed the tracking and closure of CAPAs to insure deviations were corrected and in compliance.
Environmental Chemist01/2010 to 01/2012STEVE MOODY MICRO-LABSFarmers Branch, TX
Responsible for performing air, water and soils analysis via TEM-EDX, PCM/PLM and Atomic Absorption spectrometry for the purposes of environmental monitoring.
Proficient in the use of such equipment as transmission electron microscopy (TEM), polarized light microscopy (PLM) to determine asbestos and non-asbestos content in air and bulk material samples per NELAP /NVLAP guidelines.
Analyzed various paint, water and soil samples to determine lead content following EPA methodology (SW-846 800 series 8270C, 8081A, 8082, 6000 series 6010 also EPA 600 series 624, 608 and EPA 200.7) utilizing AA and ICP spectrophotometry.
Received client samples (air, bulk material, soils, water) and performed a variety of standard preparation procedures (acid digestion, carbon-coating, etc) for subsequent testing while consistently meeting client turn-around times (TAT).
Process Chemist01/2004 to 01/2010CLEANPARTRichardson, TX
Surface Treatment & Coating Manufacturer) Conducted micro-structural and surface analysis (SEM, EDX and ICP) of polymer-ceramic and metallic coatings for corrosion and wear resistant applications.
Key Contributions: Operated in-house quality assurance lab for the purposes of quality control, product development and process improvement; using Chromeleon data software on Dionex ICS and Varian ICP/OES instrumentation to determine metals, anions/cations levels in process electrolytic plating and cleaning baths.
Performed cross-sectional analysis (EDX/SEM) of ceramic/metallic coatings to determine coating thickness, porosity, tensile strength and other physio-chemical properties.
Maintained the de-ionized (DI) water system; collected and tested water samples from every point of use port in the building to verify that the DI water met specifications for process use also managed wastewater discharge per TCEQ/EPA discharge requirements.
01/1998 to 01/2004ULTRAPURE SOLUTIONSCarrollton, TX
Quality Assurance Chemist (Chemical Manufacturer) Performed an array of analytical testing on raw samples (totes, drums, holding tanks) as well as finished goods using such methods as assay by GC, trace metals by ICP/MS, Karl Fischer, pH, viscosity and specific gravity.
Key Contributions: Familiar with the operation, calibration and maintenance of the following pieces of equipment: viscometer, pH/ Conductivity meter, Perkin-Elmer ICP/MS, Agilent GC-FID and liquid particle analyzer.
Coordinated with R&D to create documentation for new product lines such as process SOP's, batch formulas, final testing criteria as well as finished goods packaging requirements.
Gathered data and entered it into SQL/LIMS system in order to generate COA's (certificate of analysis) and released finished goods for shipping.
B/S: Materials ScienceNORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITYGPA: GPA: 2.8/4.00GPA: 2.8/4.00 Materials Science