Jessica Claire
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Experienced Laboratory Analyst and Environmental Field Technician. Currently working as a TEM/PLM/PCM Microscopist identifying asbestos fibers in air and bulk samples. For the determination of asbestos concentrations in air samples by TEM method, asbestos structures are identified by a combination of morphology, elemental chemistry via Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDXA), and Selected Area electron Diffraction (SAED). I was fortunate to have started my career so soon after graduating and acquire a familiarity in many areas. As an Asbestos Project Monitor I worked in conjunction with the Department of Labor to oversee the removal of asbestos on abatement projects. My experience in the field continued as I was introduced into construction materials testing. Analysis for strength and compaction with the use of special equipment and tools was done on job sites and standard state procedures were performed in the laboratory. The unsafe work environments and close proximity to hazardous materials posed as a challenge both physically and mentally. While attending college I was able to complete a student senior research project that included sediment sampling (coring) from lake beds to complete Sedimentological and Microfossil analyses. Abstract was presented at a USGS conference.



Claire A.F., Curtin, T.M., Rayburn, J.A., In Press. Investigation of Open Lake and Wetland Cores To Determine Relative Lake Level Change In Seneca Lake, New York. Program with Abstracts, Geological Society of America Northeast/Southeast Section Meeting, 2010.

Laboratory Analyst, 03/2011 - Current
Bae Systems Annapolis Junction, MD,
  • Prepare and analyze air samples using TEM analysis in accordance with AHERA (40 CFR App.A to Subpart E) to determine the presence of asbestos fibers as well as TEM NIOSH 7402. Also perform analysis of air samples using PCM NIOSH 7400 methods
  • Asbestos testing is performed on large volumes of bulk samples of building material using PLM methods in accordance with EPA 600/R-93/116 and EPA 600/M4-82-020. EPA 400/1000 Point Counts also performed when requested by client
  • Samples are initially examined using stereo microscopy then prepped using various techniques and analyzed by polarized light microscopy (PLM) and dispersion staining techniques for positive identification of suspect fibers and quantitation
  • All testing is done under company SOP guidelines and all daily and monthly QC requirements and calibrations are always met. Analysts are required to demonstrate daily work procedures under the observance of an Auditor in order to maintain laboratory credentials with NVLAP performance standards
Environmental/Field Technician, 05/2010 - 01/2011
Atlantic Testing Laboratories City, STATE,
  • NYS Certified Asbestos Project Monitor: Perform visual inspection for completeness of abatement and completeness of clean air as per the provisions of the current ASTM Standard E1368 "Standard Practice for Visual Inspection of Asbestos Abatement Projects"-Complete knowledge and understanding of code rule 56 of Title 12 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (Cited as NYCRR Part 56)
  • NYS Certified Air Technician: Background, daily, ambient, aggressive and final air sampling running both PCM and TEM cassettes
  • Field Technician: Perform soil compaction tests on various projects with the use of a Nuclear Density Gauge which gets calibrated to measure the density of soil
  • Laboratory Technician: Perform both standard and modified proctor (ASTM D1557 / AASHTO T180) compaction tests to determine relative compaction on soils by finding maximum dry density and optimum moisture content. Perform, record, and report the results of basic laboratory procedures for aggregates and concrete following AASHTO and/or ASTM Standards
Student Laboratory Technician, 2007 - 2008
SUNY New Paltz City, STATE,
  • Student research assistant in the Geomorphology research laboratory
  • Prepared, logged and analyzed samples of lake cores while processing and identifying microfossils to analyze climatology data using piston corer and vibra-corer
  • Use of an EGS Particle Size Analyzer
  • Sample analysis of Loss On Ignition and (MS) Magnetic Susceptibility
  • Microfossil Processing and Identification (ostracodes, foraminifera etc)
  • OSHA 10 Hour
  • Hazmat training requirements: 49CFR 172 subpart H and IATA 1.5.
  • ACI Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level 1
B.S: Geology, Expected in May 2010

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