To obtain a position in the area of my experience or interest, with potential for growth and advancement.
Senior Lab Analyst04/2005 to CurrentSachem IncCleburne, TXPerform analysis using various instrumentation including Atomic Absorption, Ion Chromatography, ICP-MS and Auto-titration. Analyze samples of raw materials, control and final lot products, as well as samples from operation processes. Calibrate and maintain analytical equipment. Provide leadership and training for Quality associates. Act as liaison between Quality associates and Quality management. Provide logistics and maintain inventory for Quality department. Manage and maintain document flow program. Managed and maintained retain sample program. Provide support in maintaining ISO 9000 certification. Interact with other departments with concerns and issues of Quality and Safety. Provide accurate data of sample results and Quality processes and calibrations. Conduct internal audit of facility.
Sample Technician/Assistant Manager06/2002 to 04/2005Ana-Labs, CorpArlington, TXCollect various samples from client for environmental analysis. Consult with clients to which analysis to perform on samples. Ensure arrival of samples to laboratory. Assist in managing office of local branch. Assume responsibilities of manager in his absence.
Quality Assurance Chemist09/2000 to 04/2002Chemcentral southwest, L.PDallas, TXPerform analysis of all incoming materials to insure compliance of Chemcentral specifications as well as the standards of the suppliers in accordance to their Certificate of Analysis. Perform analysis of all finished products to insure compliance with customer's specifications. Use various techniques for analysis including Gas Chromatography. Address all issues pertaining to quality to Plant and Sales management. Distribute Certificates of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheets to customers. Maintain and manage all retention samples. Obtain and distribute Sales samples. Perform customer service in the area of Quality.
Quality Assurance Technician07/1999 to 09/2000Quaker Oats CompanyDallas, TXPerform analysis of finished product to insure compliance of Gatorade specifications. Audit production, batching, storage and warehouse areas to insure compliance of all specifications that pertains to production of Gatorade. Conduct investigations of Consumer Complaint in the area of flavor. Maintain and update the Retention Library of all Gatorade and Propel produced at the Dallas plant. Educate and reeducate production employees on various subjects pertaining to safety, housekeeping, sanitation and paperwork. Address all issues pertaining to Quality with Production supervisors, line-lead and employees in shift meetings and one-on-one. Help prepare Dallas Plant for major audits such as FISA and 7x7. Inspect all packaging materials and ingredients to insure compliance of all Gatorade specifications.
Lab Technician07/1997 to 04/1999U.S. LiquidsDallas, TXPerformed tests on incoming product to insure compliance of product prior to treatment. Maintained quality assurance of wastewater to insure compliance with the city of Dallas. Provided costumer service to independent haulers selling product. Maintained logs and records of all grease loads, tests, inspections and custumers.
Lab Technician11/1996 to 07/1997Lab SupportDallas, TXProvided technical service and support, and when necessary, consultation for Lab Support clients.
Lab Technician01/1994 to 11/1996Allwaste Recovery SystemsDallas, TXPerformed tests on hazardous and non-hazardous waste to insure compliance of waste material and proper treatment area. Maintained quality assurance of wastewater plant by testing from each area using various laboratory techniques, including Gas Chromatography. Provided costumer service to drivers and salespersons of Allwaste clients. Obtained a Class C wastewater license from TNRCC. Achieved certifications in safety training and hazardous material handling as prescribed by OSHA, as well as CPR and First Aid. Maintained records and logs of all waste loads, tests inspections treatments and costumers. Assisted in operations of plant by performing safety compliance inspections.
Education and Training
B. S.: Biology, Chemistry1992Prairie View A&M UniversityPrairie View, TX, USPrairie View A&M University Prairie View, TX B. S. in Biology / Minor in Chemistry 1992
CPR and First Aid CPR Distribute Certificates of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheets to customers.
Chromatography, Training, Audit, Absorption, Atomic Absorption, Calibrations, Icp, Instrumentation, Internal Audit, Inventory, Ion, Iso, Iso 9000, Iso Standards, Liaison, Logistics, Quality Processes, Titration, Quality Assurance, Clients, Laboratory, Lab Technician, Inspections, Wastewater, Gas Chromatography, Environmental Analysis, Urban Planning, Class, Comprehensive Large Array Data Stewardship System, Conveyor, Cpr, Cpr And First Aid, Drivers, Hazardous Material, Hazardous Material Handling, Hazardous Waste, Machine Safety, Material Handling, Operations, Safety Training, Testing, Tnrcc, Wastewater License, Wastewater Plant, Selling Product, And Sales, Customer Service, Receptionist, Retail Sales, Sales, Sales Management, Securities, Audits, Housekeeping, Packaging, Quality Assurance Technician, Sanitation, Chemistry