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Looking for Full Time laboratory position in Maine, e.g. R&D, QC, QA, process control, environmental, microbiology, water treatment, etc.

However, I am open to new lines of work.... especially if it involves creativity and innovation.

My 30 years of technical experience includes:
 
Research & Development
  • Experimental design

  • Statistics

  • Database utilization

  • Computer software & programming

  • Chemometrics ( NIR & FTIR )

  • Technical reporting

  • Project presentation

 

 
General Laboratory Skills
  • UV / VIS Spectroscopy

  • Rheometry

  • Stress strain

  • Gas Chromatography

  • Atomic Absorption

  • Color Analysis

  • Gel electrophoresis

  • Waste treatment & environmental testing

  • All standard lab equipment

  • ISO, GMP, and GLP

 

 
Computer Skills
  • Web literate (see my site: Nano-nova.com)

  • Computer repair (do my own)

  • Excel

  • Word

  • Outlook

  • FrontPage

  • PersonalBrain  - knowledge management software

  • Grams - Thermo Galactic's spectroscopy software

  • SAP software

  • PI software

 

Staying current
  • Attended Pittcon 2004 ( Chicago )

  • Constantly improve lab and computer skills
  • Always on a learning curve
  • Multiple scientific and technical subscriptions

 

Informal Study

  • Nanotechnology

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Knowledge Management 

 

Professional Qualifications
  • Associate Degree in Applied Science

  • Current 3rd Class Engineer's License

 

Additional Skills
  • Instrumentation

  • Electrical wiring
  • Vehicle and engine repair
  • Pipe Fitting
  • Welding
  • Carpentry

 

I learn new instruments and techniques quickly, and am detail oriented. I enjoy the support of a team environment, but prefer independent assignments.

Thank you for your interest.      email me here

 

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OBJECTIVE

Seasoned and innovative professional technician looking for an intellectually challenging position.

My goal is to find a progressive organization that desires a richly symbiotic relationship. Your team, with my experience and passion for science and technology, will find new and creative solutions!

 

TARGET COMPANY

 

My ideal company:

My ideal company would be an innovative and progressive company where I can make a difference. I would be at home with an organization and team that favors success over the status quo.

Though I do prefer a research environment, I am completely open to new endeavors.

 

 

TARGET JOB

 

My perfect job:

The best utilization of my skills and experience would be in a research or design and implementation position.  I immensely enjoy utilizing scientific tools and methods to discover or create.

I also much enjoy applying new skills and methodologies to improve existing processes.

 

 

Target Job:

Research Technician or Laboratory Technician

 

 

Desired Status:

Full-Time

 

 

Desired Salary:

45,000.00 USD Per Year

 

Date of Availability:

Negotiable

 

Relocate:

Yes - Prefer Maine, but will consider all options

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Work EXPERIENCE

 

 

1/1980 - Present

SR. Quality Control Technician

 

 

April 1990 Present

My present position is the daily operation of all aspects of 24-7 Quality Control lab in a production facility. Duties include production process monitoring and control, product testing, raw materials testing and lab operations.

Process control includes sampling, testing, and making operational changes.

Product testing is mostly proprietary methodology with standard lab equipment. Standard physical analyses include: rheology, stress-strain, gravimetric, centrifugation, colorimetric, nephelometric, ion concentration, chromatography, and some proprietary tests.

Lab operations include maintenance, calibration and operation of equipment; data entry; ISO documentation; supply ordering; and highly dynamic work organization.


Interim Chemometrics Project (1994-1996)

Chemometrics is the correlation of spectral and analytical data to physical characteristics. It is a powerful methodology, and is becoming a standard analytical tool.

I handled all aspects of NIR and FTIR research, including: wet testing, statistical data analysis, chemometric modeling, technical reporting, and project presentations. My intensive chemometrics training was from the instrument factory, corporate specialists, and the excellent Thermogalactic software consultants.


Steam Plant (1985 1990)

Performed all routine Steam Plant duties, including operation and maintenance.  Upgraded license several times, currently hold a Maine 3rd Class Engineer license.  Furthered skills in pipefitting, mechanical repairs, and instrumentation.


Research Lab (1981 1985)

Worked on various research projects. Skills utilized included: computer programming, various software, statistical data handling, experimental design, lab analysis, instrument operation, data collection, report writing.

Assignments included: Process Chemistry Group, Pilot Plant, Raw Materials Lab, Analytical Lab, Molecular weight determination project (via gel electrophoresis).


Production operator (1980 1981)

Started career at my current employer in the production department. Learned much of the process before starting in research.


 

8/1974 - 1/1980

Waste Treatment Plant Operator

 

 

Pen Bay Medical Center    Glen Cove, Maine

Primary job was operation and maintenance of Grade 3B Waste Treatment Plant. Assigned to Maintenance, Grounds Keeping and Security as needed. Held a grade III Waste Treatment License.

Exercised (or learned) various hard and soft skills, including: welding, pipefitting, equipment maintenance, instrumentation, steam plant and HVAC operations, sewage plant operation, lab work, facility security, and grounds keeping.

 

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SKILLS

 

  
 
Skill Name
Skill Level
Last Used
Experience
 
 
Laboratory analysis
Expert
Currently used
31 years
 
 
Computer literacy
Intermediate
Currently used
24 years
 
 
Statistics
Intermediate
2 years ago
27 years
 
 
Chemometrics
Intermediate
2 years ago
3 years
 
 
Engineer's License
Intermediate
Current
10 years
 
 
MS Excel
Intermediate
Currently used
21 years
 
 
MS Word
Intermediate
Currently used
21 years
 
 
MS FrontPage
Intermediate
Currently used
3 years
 
 
Lab Instrumentation
Intermediate
Currently used
31 years
 
 
Technical report writing
Intermediate
Currently used
16 years
 
 
Mechanical Aptitude
Intermediate
Currently used
31 years
 
 
MS Outlook
Intermediate
Currently used
5 years

 

Skill related Interests

  • I have been informally studying a myriad of Science and Technology related subjects for years, including:  

  •          Nanotechnology

  •          Artificial Intelligence

  •          Knowledge Management

  •          Statistics

  •          Computer operations & security

  •          Website design

 

 

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EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

 

6/1974

Associate Degree

EMTC   Bangor. Maine

 

 

 

Associate Degree in Applied Science. Major in Environmental Control.

Heavy emphasis on Water and Sewage treatment, with extensive field work and laboratory analysis.

An excellent grounding in the scientific method and its practical application.

 

 

 

 6/1972

High School

GVHS    Thomaston, Maine

 

 

 

High School Diploma.
Honor Roll
Attended Boy's State

 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

 

My love of Science and Technology has driven me to create a personal web site. My site's primary purpose is to introduce people to the multi-disciplinary science of Nanotechnology, with its immediate and future implications.

 

nanomaine@hotmail.com

 

 

 

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