I am seeking a position as a Quality Assurance chemist where I can apply my 7 plus years of lab experience in techniques such as Quality Manual, SOPs, and Methods and other procedures to meet the goals of the organization
Laboratory Technician III07/2011 to 12/2013Eurofins DQCIMounds View, MN
Understand and follow Quality System documents relevant to responsibilities, e.g., Quality Manual, SOPs, and Methods.
Adhere to appropriate quality measures to meet or exceed the standards set by ISO/IEC 17025, government regulatory, and company requirements relevant to assigned duties.
Adhere to all health, safety, and environmental regulations relative to assigned analytical work; maintain and assist others in maintaining a clean, safe work environment.
Registration of incoming samples (as needed), maintaining a neat and accurate record system of work performed on a daily basis and as needed for quality control tests or regulatory purposes.
Enter the sample data into DQCI LIMS or Heroins eLIMS systems, either manually or through automatic export, in a timely and accurate manner.
Complete laboratory (Chemistry and/or Microbiology) testing on all incoming samples in an accurate, efficient and timely manner.
Verify results and submit results, either electronically or in hard copy, to the appropriate personnel for transmission, in a timely manner.
Identify process difficulties and report these together with proposed solutions to supervisor.
Maintain a perpetual state of readiness and willingness to respond to the queries and needs of clients, staff, and co-workers.
Maintain cooperative working relationships with all company employees.
Communicate orally and in writing to co-workers.
This includes "intra" and "inter" departmental employees.
Promote the company image through the exercising of sound and ethical business practices as related to the public and our customers.
Prepared aqueous solutions such as Trichloroacetic acid, acetic acid and sodium acetic acid with appropriate laboratory equipment and glassware for non-protein nitrogen and casein testing, and prepared aluminum dishes for oven and vacuum solid testing.
Performed routine laboratory equipment calibration for pH meters and weighing balances.
Office Assistant08/2009 to 05/2011Minnesota State University Moorhead International Student ServicesMoorhead, MN
Performed administrative assignments including filing, front desk duties and answering admission inquiries from prospective international students in person, over the phone and via e-mail.
Transitioned 370+ new international students upon their arrival to campus by introducing them to their academic advisor's and helping them become accustom to campus and to the American culture.
Enhanced communication skills by interacting with students and faculty to promote diversity on campus.
Trained four student office assistants and 75+ International Student Diplomats.
Laboratory Assistant08/2008 to 05/2011Minnesota State UniversityMoorhead, MN
Increased knowledge of technical laboratory procedures by following established guidelines and working under the direction of a chemistry professor and chemistry department laboratory technician Set up equipment such as spectrometers, pH meters, computers, balancing scale and centrifuge for chemistry student experiments Prepared aqueous solutions such as hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide with appropriate laboratory equipment and glassware for student experiments, and prepared solutions and equipment for outreach events on campus and at local schools Documented research findings, translated and presented relevant information to chemistry professors Performed routine laboratory equipment calibration for pH meters, spectrometers and balances Ensured that emergency eye washes, showers and lab premises were properly cleaned and maintained Assisted in the neutralization of selected acid-base waste for safe disposal, collected metal-based experimental waste and prepared corresponding manifest for submission to hazardous waste company.
Laboratory Assistant01/2005 to 08/2008Normandale Community CollegeBloomington, MN
Collaborated with lab techs to set up and tear down biological experiments for faculty and students.
Cleaned and disinfected lab equipment including microscopes, incubators, stir plates, glassware and the laboratory premises.
Provided excellent customer service by helping students find lab classes, experiment locations and assigning them lab lockers.
Developed leadership skills by training 10+ laboratory assistants.
Bachelor of Arts: ChemistryMay 2011Minnesota State UniversityMoorhead, MNChemistry
Associate of Arts: Liberal ArtsMay 2006Normandale Community CollegeBloomington, MNLiberal Arts
Moorhead Department of Chemistry
Laboratory Assistant01/2005 to 08/2008Department of BiologyBloomington, MN
excellent customer service,
Access, Excel, office, Outlook, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word,