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Summary

Highly motivated and versatile Laboratory Specialist with 4+ years of experience in R&D, food safety, quality assurance, laboratory set-up & operations, method development, and lab safety systems with broad analytical skills.

Skills

Analytical Instrumentation
  • Liquid Chromatography - UPLC (Waters)/HPLC (Agilent) & HPTLC (CAMAG)
  • Gas Chromatography - GC & GC-MS/MS (Agilent)
  • ICP-MS (NexIon 350 Perkin Elmer) & LC-MS (QTrap 6500 AB Sciex)
  • Kjeldahl/Soxhlet/Rotatory Evaporators/Karl Fischer/Rapid Sodium Analyser
  • Texture analyzer (Stable Micro Systems)/RVA/Falling Number & Gluten Index System (Perten)
  • NMR/DSC/Mixolab/Rheometer/Spectrophotometer/Water activity meter/Color meter/Rancimat
Analytical Chemistry
  • Method development/Method validation 
  • Qualitative/quantitative chemical analysis.
  • Experience on advanced analytical instruments, troubleshooting & data interpretation.
  • Sample preparation & chemical analysis of foods samples
  • Documentation handling and record maintenance as per NABL requirements.
Food safety
  • HACCP/FSMS/Pathogen monitoring plan/Pest Management
Management
  • New lab set-up/Lab operation & management
  • Collaboration with other Nestlé research locations for analytical support & development 
  • Interaction with external partners for analysis outsourcing & lab maintenance activities
Computer & communication
  • Proficiency in all MS applications (Word, Excel, etc.), SAP,
  • Good communication skills, practical capabilities, curiosity, initiative and result oriented.

Certifications

May 2015May 2015

Lead Auditor FSSC 22000:2005

SGS India

System Awareness

  • Internal Auditor - ISO 18001 & ISO 14001
  • ISO - 17025-2005, 9001 and HACCP
  • DMAIC

Work experience

Aug 2013Present

Research Associate & Food Safety Specialist

Nestlé R&D Centre India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Analytical support for development of innovation and renovation projects.
  • Develop robust analytical methods.
  • Set and maintain standards for new and existing methods by providing complete validation data.
  • Lab operations and installation of equipment's as per new requirements and techniques.
  • Finalisation and execution of internal control plan for equipment's.
  • To efficiently plan & utilize CAPEX/OPEX budget for smooth lab operations.
  • SHE Coordinator for the laboratory, ensuring Zero safety related incidence and holding awareness sessions related to safety principles to laboratory and factory staff.
  • Conduct periodic review of Lab equipment/processes to ensure operational fitness.
  • Schedule & perform calibration/routine maintenance of Lab equipment's.
  • Ensure compliance to quality, food safety requirements when conducting analytical work and disposing waste(samples, reagents etc.) to minimize any risk identified.
  • Planning, execution, documentation, and presentation of analytical results in compliance to company policies.
  • Development and validation of NMR based method for fast determinations of Fat and moisture.
Sep 2012Aug 2013

Lab Analyst

NQAC Moga, Nestlé India Ltd.
  • Routine analysis of Fatty Acids, Cholesterol and Ethylene Oxide.
  • Representing in p-tests, internal & external audits as per ISO 17025.
  • Up keeping of lab-sustaining 5S, GLP, lab documentation as per QMS Calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting the instruments.
  • Ensure documentation as per NABL requirements.

Education

Reference

      Dr. S. P. Singh                                                               Hardeep Singh Kala                          

      Scientist                                                                          Plant Manager

      NSW Department of Primary Industries                     Hector Beverages Pvt. Ltd.

      New South Wales, Australia                                         Manesar, Gurgaon, India

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