OBJECTIVE A responsible and challenging position utilizing the skills I have acquired during my professional career.
EXPERIENCE 7/••••• - Present CONFIDENTIAL Chicago, IL Chemist Chemist in an environmental/remidiation environment. Lab work involves wet lab bench chemistry work. Includes GC, AA, and some ICP work, Karl Fisher, Cold Vapor Mercury, COD, phenol distillation and analysis, cyanide distillation and analysis, FOG, etc. Sampling trucks bringing in waste water loads, testing of samples and remidiation treatments, testing of treatment water and effluent discharge of Waste Water Plant, and Pre-qualification sample testing. ••••• HR Hazmat training.
•••••/••••• - 6/••••• BAE Systems, Inc. Rockville, MD Scientist I · Methodology write-ups; Quarterly Project Presentations; Quarterly Reports · Research and Development testing; data reduction and interpretation; literature searches at National Institute of Standards and Technologies · Equipment maintenance, calibration, and trouble shooting; lab safety; X-ray work and maintenance; glove box/inert atmosphere work and maintenance · Chemical analysis; synthesis of test materials; evaluation of test materials; developed viable test cells for materials evaluation; GC, Karl Fischer, FTIR, FID, and wet lab chemistry analyses · Assisted Supervisor in all areas of projects; helped in lab obtaining ISO ••••• compliance; supervised and trained technicians in lab work and equipment use and maintenance, and learning of Microsoft Office
1/••••• - •••••/••••• Dewberry & Davis, Inc. Fairfax, VA Environmental Biologist · Collection of water samples from private homes (drinking water) and commercial water main lines in Northern Virginia. Microbiological testing of these samples via Total and Fecal Coliform analyses. Coliform and Suitability Microbiological testing for drinking water and deionized lab water · Collection of baseline surface point samples from lakes, ponds, streams/creeks, and monitoring wells from landfills, lakes and stream/creeks. On-site basic surface water testing on lakes, ponds, and streams. · Assisted Lab Manager in all areas of projects, accounts receivable and payment processing, reporting, supervised technicians in lab work · Performed quarterly and semi-annual quality assessment testing of the baseline surface point samples and monitoring wells. Performed soil sampling, radon sampling, and paint chip sampling. · Monthly analyses of water discharged by quarries, cement plants, refueling stations, and wastewater industries for compliance with DEQ guidelines and regulations. Set up monthly composite samplers, and storm water monitoring samplers for various clients. Performed biological assay/toxicity tests on effluent and storm water discharge, as well as, lake and pond water. Helped in getting the lab’s toxicity protocols approved. · Environmental wet lab chemistry work on water, wastewater, and soil samples. Volumetric, potentiometric, colorimetric, titrimetric, and gravimetric determinations; preparation and analysis of test samples for chemical analysis using distillation, digestion, and other extraction procedures. Assisted Lab Manager in all areas of projects, accounts receivable and payment processing, reporting, supervised technicians in lab work, and client relations
7/••••• - 1/••••• Versar Laboratories, Inc. Springfield, VA Senior Lab Technician · Preparation and analysis of test samples for chemical analysis using distillation, digestion, and other extraction procedures · Performing analyses on water and soil samples using wet lab chemistry techniques and instrumentation; volumetric, potentiometric, colorimetric, titrimetric, and gravimetric determinations, Calibration, maintenance, and trouble shooting equipment, Data reduction and interpretation using LIMS; quarterly and semi-annual quality assessment testing; State and EPA guidelines and regulations testing
EDUCATION 5/••••• Old Dominion University US-VA-Norfolk Bachelors Degree Received a Bachelors Degree in Biology
4/••••• Northern Virginia Community College US-VA-Annandale Associate Degree Degree received was Computer Information Systems. This covered computer programming languages, hardware and software applications, Systems Management, and some business classes.
Montgomery College US-MD-Rockville Some College Coursework Completed Took refresher courses in Chemistry and Physics. Also, took Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Microbiology, and Forensics.
AFFILIATIONS 1/••••• - 6/••••• Electrochemical Society member
5/••••• - Present Blue Lady Productions, Inc. Co-founder
3/••••• - Present ScaperCon Co-Chair
1/••••• - Present The Cousteau Society Member
SKILLS Skill Name Skill Level Last Used Experience PowerPoint Intermediate Currently used 5 years Excel Intermediate Currently used 5 years Microsoft Word Intermediate Currently used 5 years ••••• Hr HazMat Training Beginner Currently used 1 years
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS: · Received my •••••year Employment Certificate and an Innovative Thinking Award at BAE Systems, Inc. · Received a cash bonus for work performed during my first year of employment at Versar Laboratories, Inc. · Co-founder of Blue Lady Productions, Inc., a non-profit company formed to put on science fiction conventions. Co-chair of the science fiction convention put on by Blue Lady Productions, Inc. PERSONAL SKILLS: Effective Communication and Training Skills Team Player Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Power Point Efficient with Time Management/Organized Strong Analytical and Problem Solving Skills Excellent Client/Customer Relations Very Good trouble shooting skills Very Adaptable