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RICHARD A. MCDONIE Sanford, NC 27332 304-633-7261 email@example.com CHEMIST: FORMULATIONS / QC / ANALYTICAL LABORATORY MANAGER Resourceful professional with wealth of experience as accomplished Chemist, providing strong analytical instrumentation and techniques background, as well as methods development/validation expertise. Well- versed in laboratory management, maintaining smooth operations and stimulating, motivating, and mentoring personnel to complete validation methods and procedures with skill and integrity. Talented Quality Control / Quality Assurance (QA/QC) Officer with knowledge and comfort in working within numerous arenas, such as EPA, FDA, ISO, and GLP. Comprehensive background in NELAP laboratory accreditation and auditing, as well as standard operating procedure (SOP) development and quality manual creation. Effective communicator with proficiency in establishing strategic partnerships and alliances. Lab Management/Safety Methods Development/Validation Strategic Sourcing Consulting Expense Control Team Building/Leadership Product Marketing Training/Development Project Management Procurement/Purchasing Presentations Reporting Process Improvement QC/QA Logistics Employee Engagement OSHA/Regulatory Compliance Talent Management Scheduling Vendor Relations Assembly/Automation Operations/Inventory Management Mass Spectrometry Lab Accreditation SOP Development Laboratory Equipment Problem Solving Analytic Instruments Relationship Building Quality Manual Creation Strategic Partnerships Testing Quality/Integrity PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE STATIC CONTROL COMPONENTS Sanford, NC 11/2011-3/2013 Company that remanufactures laser toner and inkjet cartridge supplies. New Product Development Engineer Charged with formulating, developing, testing, and continuously improving polyurethane coating/foam for color laser printer’s developer and supply rollers. Project managed product development processes from lab scale products to full scale production, creating SOPs, qualifying products, and writing specifications. Trained laboratory and production staff in laboratory procedures and safety. Accomplishments: Spearheaded formulation of innovative polyurethane coating for color laser printer developer roller for project caught up in trials for 2+ years. Revamped all components of current formulation and re- formulated coating into unique, patentable product, with product now in full production and sale ready. Redesigned rdoject to formulate polyurethane foam for manufacture of toner supply roller for color laser printer in 3 year of trials by formulating critical changes, including design of unique manufacturing process to increase roller’s production capacity. Developed method for pouring foam onto roller shaft to increase production, eliminate manufacturing steps, and reduce costs. Designed and created foam pouring molds and dispenser, along with conveyor system to produce foam blocks. Led effort to formulate novel phenolic coating for magnetic developer roller in monochrome printer to extend life cycle, managing project from research phase to testing with strong results. Completed project in fastest time ever achieved in company’s history. RICHARD A. MCDONIE Page 2 firstname.lastname@example.org NOMACO/NOEL GROUP Zebulon, NC 2/2011-11/2011 Leader in extrusion and molding of synthetic materials with track record of market-changing innovations for manufacturers and distributors of consumer, commercial, and industrial products. QC Chemist/Extrusion Technician Manufactured polyurethane and polyethylene foams, cleansing and maintaining extrusion and foam equipment. Created molds for use in specific foam products, Cut/assembled foams into sections to create foam hybrid mattresses, home furnishings, and industrial applications. Utilized physical testing equipment, such as DSC, TGA, and FTIR to test foams and assembly products. Accomplishment: Championed creation of hybrid all-polyurethane and polyethylene foam mattress for release and sale with techniques and assembly progressing through patent process. LABORATORY CORPORATION OF AMERICA Research Triangle Park, NC 6/2008-4/2010 Company that provides leading-edge medical lab tests and services through national network of primary clinical laboratories and specialty testing laboratories. Positive Certifying Scientist Held accountable for producing high quality project results and standards and meeting critical deadlines through exemplary project management, strategic planning, and prioritization. Contributed significantly as member of Data Management Team within Occupational Testing Services Department. Performed variety of critical duties, with focus on certifying results obtained by immunoassay and GC/MS analyses for drugs. Accomplishments: Ensured integrity of drug tests—both positive and negative—with no incidences of ethical violations by introducing comprehensive documentation and quality control processes to support results reporting. Determined presence or absence of traces of chemical drug “oxidizers” in urine samples by designing analytical procedure. Chose Ion Chromatography system to perform analysis, and determined correct mobile phases and detectors. Utilized DOT, NRC, and SAMSHA certification guidelines to validate ion chromatography and method. AEROTEK SCIENTIFIC Wilson, NC 5/2007-11/2007 Largest provider of scientific staffing in U.S. Advanced/Research Chemist Conducted comprehensive research and development in agro-chemical laboratory with focus on utilizing various methods, including wet chemistries (e.g. liquid-liquid extraction and SPE) and analytical chemistry via HPLC, GC, GC/MS, and HPLC-MS/MS. Accomplishments: Assessed and evaluated tobaccos and their related products for presence/absence of pesticides by developing and integrating innovative methods, including introduction of novel SPE extraction procedure to extract components from complex tobacco matrix. Methods were reconfigured to perform chemical extractions and analyses of various compounds in other difficult matrices. Strengthened company’s efforts to enter contract water analyses market by providing quality and SOP procedures in EPA-regulated format. MICROBAC LABORATORIES Wilson, NC 3/2005-2/2007 Company operates one of world’s most diversified commercial laboratory networks. RICHARD A. MCDONIE Page 3 email@example.com Microbac Laboratories Continued… Organics Lab Manager/Chemist III Directed daily operations of Organics Department in support of EPA-regulated programs, including extractions, GC, HPLC, and GC/MS. Strengthened performance of laboratory analysts in equipment operation and techniques through supervision, training, and mentoring, following all company standards and federal/state government rules and regulations. Collaborated with cross-functional team in performing all aspects of raw and finished materials testing in Pharmaceutical Department using wet chemistry and analytic methods. Prioritized and guided multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely completions. Enhanced quantitative analysis, product development, and analytical methodology improvements by performing chemical analyses and research on variety of sample types. Accomplishments: Developed extraction process to determine presence/absence of pesticides in agro-chemical samples for analysis by LC/MS, in collaboration with analytical and organic chemists. Enhanced speed and cost-effectiveness required for laboratory technicians to master roles, while maintaining laboratory integrity, quality, and safety through integration of new training procedures. MANPOWER PROFESSIONAL (Marathon Petroleum) Catlettsburg, NC 1/2001-6/2004 Manpower one of largest recruiting companies in U.S.; Marathon Petroleum one of largest oil companies. Quality Assurance / Quality Control Officer Played important role in defining and implementing policies to boost overall operational performance, contributing critical thinking and leading effort to create quality program in Environmental Analytical Section. Strategically planned and allocated resources to maximize efficiency and productivity. Accomplishments: Strengthened efforts of environmental laboratories to achieve national certification by redefining, drafting, and updating environmental laboratory quality programs, including creation of Quality and SOP manuals per NELAP (EPA) guidelines. Updated/wrote SOPs for all laboratories, including organics, inorganics, wet chemistries and emissions testing, in accordance with NELAP guidelines. Developed and conducted PowerPoint presentation to all personnel working in, or responsible for, environmental laboratory functions. Contributed significantly to national certification thru EPA’s NELAP of all laboratories within environmental analytical section, as well as certification through several state programs. Career Note: Earlier positions include Senior Scientist/Organics Lab Supervisor/Department Manager for EnviroTest LLC, Senior Plant Laboratory Technician for BASF, and Advanced Chemist – Laboratory Manager for Union Carbide Technical Center. EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Marshall University, Huntington, WV COMPUTER SKILLS Microsoft Office Suite PUBLICATIONS LC/MS Thermo-spray: A Novel Interface, American Society for Mass Spectrometry Symposium “Ethical Practices in an Environmental Laboratory: A Quality Approach”
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