Process Engineering | Risk Analysis | Project Management
Respected professional with demonstrated expertise in process development, engineering excellence, and leading cross-functional teams in the management of supply chain and lean manufacturing programs. Talent for working across various business segments to implement and optimize process actions and establish controls that mitigate product losses. Directed administration of continuous improvement programs to enhance quality output and ensure compliance with FDA and Environmental regulations. Streamlined business processes, successfully piloting programs for several global leaders in pharmaceutical and health and beauty innovations.
Data Analysis & Validation
Process Development & Sustainability
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Quality Assurance & Safety Measures
SAP - PDM
FDA Regulatory Compliance
SolidWorks, AutoCAD MiniTab, GDMP, 5S, ASPEN, MATLAB, Microsoft Office, VBA
Process Development AnalystMay 2015 to Feb 2017 INSYNC STAFFING CLOROX | BURT'S BEES － Durham, NC
Piloted a two-year project to restructure and optimize batch manufacturing procedures and processes resulting in greater operator efficiency and subsequent reduction of product loss.
Provided consultative oversight and manufacturing process analysis, for one of the global leaders in natural care product innovation.
As lead project strategist, analyzed core components for raw materials, bulk formulations and packaging; enhanced quality assurance and significantly reduced sourcing costs by nurturing profitable relationships with vendors.
Championed oversight of 95% of Burt's Bees upstream batch manufacturing processes, boosting efficiency and reducing product loss through implementation of lean manufacturing methods.
Developed batch specifications to enforce compliance with GMP and FDA regulations as well, supervised execution of standard operating procedures and optimized batch manufacturing procedures to raise operational efficiencies.
Analyzed viscosity, pH, melting point, density, stability, and other for batch samples to verify specifications set by quality standards.
As well, drove efficiency by maintaining high quality process documentation and scripting excellent SOPs.
Collaborated with Research and Development (R&D) teams and Process Engineers to standardize operator processing thus enhancing quality and eliminating operator-to-operator error.
Aggregated product-level data across multiple Burt Bees business applications and performed quantitate analysis on data ensuring achievement of sustainability scorecard metrics.
Bioprocess TechnicianOct 2014 to May 2015 SPECTRAFORCE MERCK & CO., INC － Durham, NC
Spearheaded up-scaling project, for one of the foremost leaders in pharmaceutical innovations, involving the revamping of dilutions and batch sampling, throughout the processing cycle, to ensure cell counts were within defined specifications while mitigating both risk and product losses.
Concurrently governed the batch manufacturing processing cycle and provided technical oversight to Dilutions teams during the critical batch seeding process applying comprehensive bench-scale laboratory skills in FDA regulated aseptic environments; enforced strict adherence to FDA regulations and promoted process integrity.
Leveraged keen proficiency in laboratory equipment usage, including Thaw Baths, Centrifuge, Tube Welders, Pipettes, Scales, Peristaltic Pumps, Hemostats, C-Flex tubing, Filtration, Microscopes, Autoclaving, Media Prep, ViCell and Cell Counter, to improve the efficiency and productivity within the manufacturing environment.
Governed pharmaceutical processing, addressing and streamlining the core concepts of process development, quality control and compliance, to enhance quality of vaccine production.
Process Engineering TechnicianApr 2014 to Aug 2014 GDH CONSULTING SOUTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE － Durham, NC
Led technical process engineering initiatives, for a multi-regional company responsible for conducting pilot level testing for new innovations.
Delivered comprehensive support to the multi-disciplined team at the Durham site, operating a gasification rig to produce diesel and wax from biomass.
Drove efficiency in the operation of gasifiers, syngas cleaning, syngas to liquid fuels, via Fischer Tropsch synthesis and emission control technologies.
Applied thermodynamic knowledge to promote standardization in operating fluidized bed reactors at optimal temperatures.
Compiled and evaluated samples of biomass, tramp material, blow-down particles, gases, filter solutions and final products to ensure the integrity of samples, prior to production.
Optimized conversion ratios based on data output of gas mixture via gas chromatography (GC) instruments and HPLC.
Conducted risk assessments, enforced safety protocols and compliance to OSHA regulations and executed controls that ensured quality handling and management of waste products.
Performed maintenance and repair of valves, piping and electrical, hydraulic and mechanical machinery to promote a safe and fully functional work environment.
Banquet Manager / MixologistFeb 2012 to Oct 2015 THE MATTHEWS HOUSE － Cary, NC
Lead team of 4-10 personnel in providing high end catering and reception services for multitude of occasions.
Effectively executed event coordination by thorough planning and delegation of work load amongst wait-staff.
Built strong leadership and networking skills amongst clients and coworkers.
Delivered excellent customer services to ensure the greatest level of customer satisfaction.
Acquired extensive training in restaurant management, dining etiquette, and bar tending.
Developed strong time-management, work efficiency, event management skills.
Sales Associate & Technical Repair AssociateJun 2007 to Aug 2010 JEWELRY CARE CENTER － Goldsboro, NC
Drove sales in merchandise of jewelry, cell phones, tablets, and electronic protection cases to meet monthly sales quota.
Computed cost analysis of products and services to ensure competitive rates for consumes within a profitable margin by analysis market and competitor rates.
Spearheaded repairs in all electronic devices and jewelry as lead technical associate.
Provided customer support on all products sold to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction.
Developed and implemented marketing strategies to secure new customers through multiple marketing hubs.
Managed inventory of merchandise and repair units to drive efficiency in repair turnover time.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science, Chemical EngineeringNorth Carolina State University － Raleigh, NCChemical Engineering