Analytical Chemist with management/supervision experience and an elaborate set of skills in R&D, QA/QC, Process Engineering, Production Management and Regulatory Affairs. Chemistry background includes lab work in consumer goods, environmental testing, food additives, metal finishing, cooling water, specialty chemicals, engine lubricants, etc. Experience with HPLC (Agilent and Waters), GC-MS, IC, UV-VIS, FTIR, AA, Soxtec, Karl Fischer and DSC. Additional experience in method development, SOP authoring, auditing and MSDS authoring.
Chemist – Bilingual
Chemist with over 15 years of experience skilled at investigations, analysis, and interpretation. Background as a Stability Specialist and proven track record handling multiple priorities and working under pressure. Performs specification testing of fuels and gaseous products, interfaces with customers providing scientific explanation of results and provides advice to procurement organizations. Applies Kaizen techniques to improve the organization of the laboratory and troubleshot instruments. Bilingual in Spanish.
Senior R&D Scientist
Resourceful, innovative and highly motivated Food Scientist with 18 years of experience, nine in management. Strong foundation and skills as a creative product developer and a researcher able to successfully bring projects to fruition. Global project management experience in EMEA, LATAM and Asia Pacific. Well-versed with interactions between external and internal business divisions. Responsible for business development including budgeting, project approvals, proposal/presentation sessions, providing technical support to customers, sales and plant operations. Delivers technical support and leadership to cross-functional teams and leads Project Improvement Programs and Cost Optimization.
Creative, self-driven professional with over three years of experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical and food industries. Superb multi-tasker with Change Management expertise who can handle multiple projects independently with a proven track record of successful product commercialization. Experienced in all aspects of product lifecycle management from new product development to product launches, supporting existing products, shelf life stability testing and investigational root cause analysis. Additional experience in regulatory compliance and supported A/NDAs submission dossiers to FDA, performed risk assessments and CAPAs in manufacturing and quality using waterfall methodology, Kaizen and Lean Six Sigma principles.
An accomplished Food Safety professional with ten years of experience and contribution to the quality and development of various brands with skills in analysis and method validation. Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to maintain a motivated, productive and goal-oriented environment. Background includes developing, implementing, managing and maintaining all food safety related pre-requisite programs (HACCP, HARPC, SOP, SSOPs, Allergen etc.) as well as FSMA/Food Defense requirements. Performed internal audits, developed corrective actions and performed root cause analysis & follow-up. Participated in and maintained customer audits and regulatory audits.
Quality Assurance professional with a BS in Biology. Experiences include plating, shelf life studies, fats, proteins, moistures, temperature recording, floor work, QA checks, lot number checks, weight checks and performing quality line audits. Performs line checks, pulls samples, air plating, environmental swabbing using Hygiena and micro swabbing and manages product holds and releases. Experience with micro plating SPC, testing Yeast/Mold, Listeria, Staphylococcus and Salmonella. Conducts Babcock fat analysis, pH testing, oven moisture, salt analysis and titration.
R&D Lab Technician
Highly organized Scientific Professional with a BS in Chemistry. Experience supporting multiple projects regarding quality assurance, product development and customer issues. Handled high pressure precision pumps for testing of permeability plugging of graphitic LCM materials and intrusion/extrusion of resilient grade graphite. Performed characterization testing on raw materials, finished products and trial samples. Managed gauging program consisting of annual verification/calibration of instruments and weekly balance and scale verifications. Regularly worked with customer service and shipping & receiving to ship samples out to customers and receive in-house samples from different locations.
QC Lab Technician
Dependable and self-motivated Quality Technician with three years of experience. Independently operated the QC department for the production of metalworking fluids. Implemented SOPs and ensured the QC laboratory functions complied with ISO 9001 certification standards. Participated in the research and development of mineral color cosmetic products while adhering strictly to a cGMP environment. Interacted with chemical suppliers for new raw material samples and technical guidance. Used and calibrated instrumentation including pH meter, viscometer, LCH color meter, % solids, breakage apparatus, melt point and more. Assisted R&D Director in training and mentoring new staff.