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Patrick McCarthy

Quality Technician III

Summary

Currently a service-minded Quality Assurance Technician adept at assessing food quality and manufacturing processes and making recommendations for improvements. Meticulously detail-oriented and organized with expertise in analysis, inspection, and equipment functionality. Looking to move my career path more towards my degree field of Environmental Biology.

Work History

Jun 2015Present

Quality Assurance Technician III

General Mills: Yoplait

Responsible for: 

  • Quality assurance of all goods produced by Yoplait Reed city.
  • Scheduled and spontaneous document auditing.
  • Equipment sanitation inspection.
  • New/finished product testing.
  • Daily microbiological testing of ingredients and finished product.
  • Report preparation and database data entry.
  • Assuring factory operator knowledge of food safety regulations and CCP analysis.
May 2014Sep 2014

Animal Rescue and Rehabilitator

Washtenaw County Animal Rescue

Responsible for:

  • Taking calls and dealing with the public in situations of animal rescue.
  • Planning and orchestrating rescue of animals in both domestic and wild situations.
  • Working with a team to best manage our time and resources.
  • Following state and national regulations on animal care.
  • Rehabilitation and daily care for animals in our facilities.
  • Proper release of wild animals back into there natural environments.
May 2012Sep 2012

Laboratory Research Assistant

Zhu Labs

Responsible for:

  • Drug treatment testing for the genetic mutation Neurofibromatosis on a mouse model.
  • Daily lab testing including PCR, gel electrophoresis, electron microscopy, southern blot and more.
  • Breeding and care for mice used in studies.
  • Data entry and report creation based on findings.

Education

Aug 2011May 2015

Bachelors of Science: Biology

Michigan State University

-Concentrations in ecology, organismal biology, marine biology, zoology and evolution.

-Related coursework in organismal biology, microbiology, genetics, ecology, organic and inorganic chemistry.

-Participated in the MSU rowing club, rugby club, volleyball club and outdoors club throughout my education.

Aug 2013May 2015

Minor degree of Environmental Economics

Michigan State University

-Related coursework in environmental regulations, and business economics.

Relevant Skills

-Laboratory techniques including but not limited to; Aerobic count plating, Coliform plating, yeast and mold plating, high-performance liquid chromotography, PCR, Southern blot, gel electrophoresis, solids analysis and pH measurement.

-Fantastic interpersonal skills and capable of building strong, lasting relationships with those around me.

-Proficient in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

-Strong report preparation skills.

-Charismatic and confident public speaking skills.

-Coworker and personal auditing experience.

-Strong attention to detail and quick problem solving ability. 

-Root cause investigation experience.

-Quick to pick up on new technology and skills required at any position.