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Patrick McCarthy

Quality  Technician III


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.

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.


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.