Results-driven metallurgical engineer with a strong knowledge of statistical process control and QA/QC experience. Deep training and mindset for safety. Completed 40 hour hazwoper, OSHA, and MSHA, ISO 9001 training.
Led the development and engineering of new spray chamber for a flame AA. Design utilized existing parts and improved analytical quality.
Leader in my company's first response
Lowered turn around time for samples from a 26 hour average to 20 hours by making logical choices
regarding equipment utilization and processing bandwidth.
Led several teams for implementation and revision of multiple programming changes
for automated chemistry units that led to large improvements in quality.
Designed test work to validate and approve line 5, a 14 million dollar upgrade to CASC. Assisted field engineering and revisions to the initial design. Presented work at 2016 Hydromet Summit.
Regarding as a field expert for automated chemistry. Frequently relied on for support.
Project manager for P5 to DP pipeline. Completed 800k project under budget.
Has led improvement to Safford SX that resulted in a substantial cost saving for the company.
Metallurgist II09/2016 to CurrentFreeport-McMoRanSafford, AZ
Water resource engineer for a water negative operation
Safford SX Metallurgist
Monitor key performance indicators for smooth plant operation
Performs metallurgical testing, provides recommendations to operations
Continues seeks value opportunities to improve Safford SX
Manage projects as needed
Evaluates and optimize reagent usage
Reviews and provides recommendations for engineering and maintenance
Continuously drives change for the betterment of SX and FMI
Lead and drive teams for upset conditions
Chemist II10/2012 to CurrentFreeport-McMoRanSafford, Arizona
Improved formulas and processes to increase efficiency
Created new laboratory processes
Coordinated all personnel involved in testing labs
Led a team of analysts, including 1 chemist and 15 lab technicians
Conferred with scientists and engineers on conducting analysis of research projects
Wrote technical papers and reports to improve quality and production
Initiated assays, moisture determination, wet chemistry and titrations
Worked several forms of instrumentation, such as: ICP-MS, ICP-OES, Flame AA, Spark OES, automated
titrators, automated Nucomat digestion units, and UV/VIS spectroscopy
Analyzed heavy metals such as Cr, Cu and Ag and other trace metals
Analyst I03/2012 to 10/2012NorChemFlagstaff, Arizona
Tested samples for various chemical analysis
Evaluated and inspected incoming raw materials
Statistical Analysis of all outgoing data (QA/QC)
Repair of analytical equipment as needed
Prepare and analyze analytical standards
2nd Manager07/2006 to 07/2007Big-5Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Manage employee scheduling and delegation
Assist with cost management and sales forecasting
Ensure optimal store condition to maximize sales
Complete end-day closeout and deposits
Open and close store
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Chemistry2011Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaff, Arizona, United StatesChemistry 3.24