Quality Control Process Chemist resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Analytical chemist with 8 years of experience in specialty chemicals manufacturing, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical. Experience in managing a lab operation: improving and modernizing the existing operation for orderliness, greater efficiency, and increased productivity as well as building new labs to support business expansion for a new product quality inspection process. Focused on compliance with regulatory and safety requirements while sustaining a high performing, highly accurate lab. Extensive experience in sample analysis, quality control (QC), quality assurance (QA), analytical method development, ISO9001 audit, LEAN and Six Sigma tools, and cross-functional training. Lead through example and enthusiasm. Independent thinker who investigates smart risks and drives continuous improvement. Organized and excellent with detail and able to see the long-term solutions to problems. Follows through on goals and commitment and strives for achieve excellence in performance, behavior, and results.
Quality Control & Process Chemist, 09/2014 - 04/2016
Alpha Teknova Inc. Hollister, CA,

Lead of Quality Control lab operation at Honeywell in Claymont, DE to support the manufacturing of Boron Trifluoride (BF3) gas, its liquid complexes, and its intermediate product, Fluorosulfonic Acid (FSA). This Honeywell plant is the world's largest producer of BF3 for more than 60 years and the sole manufacturer in North America. BF3 is sold to other chemical manufacturers to be utilized as a Lewis acidic catalyst in their own chemical process.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt project resulted in $33,000/year cost savings due the application of lean process and variation reduction. Reduced process time of FSA quality inspection from 6 hours to 30 minutes. Improved efficiency and productivity by programming analytical instruments for an automated data calculation. This lead to 97% reduction time in data analysis. Improved precision and accuracy by method improvements and automation.Designed and implemented this project in 3 months.
  • Lead ISO9001 Internal Audits and functioned as ISO9001 Management Representative during an external audit for a successful plant recertification.
  • Built and set-up labs, procured instruments, and transferred methods to analyze new generation low global warming potential and non-ozone depleting refrigerant as part of business expansion for the plant.
  • Modernized and redesigned existing BF3 labs to optimize process flow in the labs.
  • Developed IC and GC methods to quantify impurities in BF3. Received a "Global Silver Bravo Awards" for each method development.
  • Lead the computer networking of labs to optimize the data flow between production, quality inspection, and delivery.
  • Revised 80 SOP, work instructions, quality management system manual and ISO9001/quality documents.
  • Implemented 140 impactful continuous improvements and 40 accident prevention techniques for the labs, quality department, and plant-wide.

Technical Responsibilities

  • Performed all non-routine, complex analytical research for method development, product line expansion, and analytical equipment upgrades.
  • Tested and qualified in-process and finished products through wet chemistry and instrumental analysis using GC with TCD and FID, Cryogenic GC, IC, UV-Vis, Potentiometric Titrators, and Karl Fisher.
  • Generated and authorized certificate of analysis of products.
  • Troubleshoot, calibrated and maintained analytical instruments in the labs and production areas.
  • Trained the hourly union workforce to perform routine tests of in-process products.
  • Used Labworks as LIMS for data entry and data management.
  • Used SAP for quality inspection release, purchasing, lab material inventory, maintenance notifications, and quality management.
  • Transfer new methods from R&D to the plant-level for routine quality inspection of newly implemented products.
  • Reviewed and simplified all SOPs and instrument programs to increase efficiency, to error-proof, to prevent deviation, and to increase precision, reproducibility, accuracy, and trueness of data.

 Lab Management Responsibilities

  • Representative of QC during plant's daily interdepartmental meetings and weekly corporate meetings with sales and marketing.
  • Defined the standards: routine processes documented; SOPs reviewed yearly and updated as needed, outlined frequency of instrument PM's, calibration, and qualification; training and coaching of lab technicians and operators; records retention; lab housekeeping; open communication of changes.
  • Responsible for identifying opportunities to improve quality through the use of Six Sigma Tool, Statistical Quality Control (SQC) charts, non-conformance reports, and internal quality audits.
  • Investigated abnormalities, variance, deviations, and out of control data and applied appropriate corrective actions and preventative actions.
  • Ensured that all analysts were in compliance with all laboratory procedures and practiced safe chemical handling and disposal process.
  • Provided the most effective technology for the laboratory.
  • Interfaced with vendors for purchasing of lab services and equipment.
  • Defined cost and budget for the lab.
  • Continuous improvement of the lab, on-time delivery of results, and data integrity.
  • Maintained quality records, forms, and documentation.
  • Procured lab equipment and services.
  • Approved raw materials and the release of finished products for delivery.
  • Redesigned and 5S'ed labs and implemented process design for flow to improve safety, reduce defects and excessive motion, over processing, excessive supplies and inventory.

ISO9001 Lead Internal Auditor Responsibilities

  • Planned, coordinated, conducted, and compiled internal audits to improve the effectiveness of the plant's Quality Management System (QMS) and meet ISO9001 requirements.
  • Lead the Plant Quality Committee in quarterly meetings to identify gaps in the processes plant-wide, identify risks and areas for improvement, track incidents, customer complaints, and ensure that incidents are resolved in a timely fashion, and that corrective and preventative actions (CAPA) and continuous improvements (CI) are in place and followed through.
  • Coordinated surveillance and recertification audits performed by a third party auditor.
  • Functioned as the Plant's ISO9001 Management Representative during the external audits.
  • Reviewed and updated QMS manual.
  • Trained to transition the Plant's QMS from ISO9001: 2008 to version 2015.

Analytical Chemist, 02/2008 - 10/2013
Eurofins Scient. Gaithersburg, MD,

Qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed ingredients, in-process, and final product of food and beverages to determine their physical and chemical properties and nutritional values. Provided analytical and technical support to R&D, Product Development, Quality Assurance, Ingredient Technology, and Manufacturing.

  • Performed sugar profile and quantitative analysis of carotenes using reversed-phase HPLC.
  • Tested food, beverages, additives, preservatives, and other ingredients for flavor, color, texture, moisture, and nutrition labeling using FT-IR, UV-vis, pH meter, distillation equipment, Soxhlet fat analyzer, CEM oven, gravimetric oven, colorimeter and titrators.
  • Performed shelf-life and stability studies.
  • Complied with company and government quality standards: FDA, GLP.
  • Revised and updated internal methods and SOPs to optimize work flow efficiency and maintain accurate results.
  • Participated in proficient FIACC, AACC, AOAC, and internal programs including quality lab check samples.
  • Documented data in LabWare as LIMS.
  • Wrote reports based on results, values, or data


  • Developed method and implemented robotic automated system to measure sodium and acid levels in products to replace time-consuming manual labor.
  • Developed an internal method to measure fiber content in products containing enzyme-resistant starch for new ingredients.
  • Investigated the separation of cis and trans isomers of beta-carotenes by HPLC and developed a quantitative method to support nutrition claim.
  • Researched and developed internal method for fiber analysis of a product that required additional steps to digest fatty coating.
  • Assisted a research scientist and ran AOAC spectrometric differential pH method for the determination of anthocyanins in colored fruits and vegetables to support R&D studies.
  • Tested flour with solvent retention capacity (SRC) to establish a practical flour quality / functionality profile useful for predicting baking performance.
Quality Control Chemist, 08/2007 - 02/2008
Mikart, Inc City, STATE,

Performed and documented quality control analyses of solid dose and non-sterile liquid pharmaceuticals. Analyzed immediate- and controlled-release tablets and capsules, oral solutions, and controlled drug products (CII-CV). Collaborated with formulators throughout the product development stages to ensure that the active ingredients and the final products meet specifications. Analyzed samples using UV-Vis, HPLC, FTIR, Karl Fischer titrator, pH meter, polarimeter, and physical and wet chemistry techniques. Complied with GMP, GLP, FDA, and Safety Protocols.

Master of Science: Chemistry, Expected in 2014
Rutgers University - Camden, NJ
Research (Miniaturization of HPLC) and Seminar
Bachelor of Arts: Biology, Expected in 2006
Rutgers University - Camden, NJ
Claire, Jessica, and Sidney A. Katz. "Respiratory Protection Against Some Pathogens and Toxins." Aerobiology: The Toxicology of Airborne Pathogens and Toxins. Ed. Harry Salem and Sidney A. Katz.: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016. 371-399.
Six Sigma Green Belt,  Honeywell  
ISO9001:2015 Lead Auditor, Quality Management International, Inc. 07/2015
ISO9001:2008 Lead Auditor, Quality Management International, Inc. 03/2016
Hazardous Material Emergency Responder 29CFR1910.120(q)(6)(iii), Honeywell
CPR, AED, and First Aid,  Cardiac Science, February 2016 to February 2018

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