Customer-focused, safety conscious, and detail-oriented Quality and Analytical Laboratory Technician with over 15 years of proven leadership in developing, implementing, improving, and validating basic and advanced chemical and physical analytical test methods. Genuine team player with demonstrated ability to efficiently manage multiple and diverse assignments, effectively transfer knowledge through training and creation of standard operating procedures and work instructions, and maintain and troubleshoot laboratory equipment.
Nov 1999 - Present
Tate and Lyle Sucralose
Developed, implemented, and validated analytical test methods as key member of green field new plant start up, including procurement, installation, and qualification of analytical test equipment and training of team members to assure compliance with ISO 9001 and Food and Pharmaceutical GMP quality system requirements.Partnered with plant quality and operations teams to drive process improvement and optimize test and inspection capabilities to facilitate effective management and improvement of plant operations.
·Responsible for routine analysis of raw materials, in-process, and finished product samples
·Support worldwide R&D through leadership of special projects and testing
·Partner with Customer Service, Sales, and Customers to resolve customer complaints
·Earned Marketing degree while working full time, including shift work and overtime coverage
·Developed and implemented a unique new system to increase product batch record process efficiency by decreasing redundancy and improving record accuracy. Provided training for management, laboratory, and production personnel.
·Researched, evaluated, and selected a replacement Particle Size Analyzer in a project that dramatically increased test result accuracy, eliminated an existing employee safety hazard, and significantly reduced the cost of particle size analysis
·Chosen as a Day Shift Coordinator to transition the laboratory information and final product release systems after a company change and established as a super user for SAP and LIMS.
Aug 1994 - Oct 1999
Analyzed in-process, raw material, final product, and Research and Development samples; performed analysis to support R&D, resolve customer complaints, and approve components for use by manufacturing; and prepared certificates of analysis and compliance for customers.