Position that utilizes my experience and education.
A professional with experience in management, laboratory testing and
research, production environments, and customer relations.
· Developed a modified test method in response to customer complaints about
the lack of correlation between test results of oil degradation and actual field
observations. New method restored customer confidence and helped to extend the
time between oil changes in large natural gas compressors, which could cost
millions of dollars per day in downtime.
· Performed extensive evaluations of an emission spectrometer and determined
that the instrument would not meet the laboratory's needs. Convinced vendor of
claims and secured agreement to exchange spectrometer for another model.
Thorough investigation saved the company $60,000.
· Evaluated, recommended the purchase of, and developed an industry-leading
method for a state-of-the-art Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) to measure metals
in a wide range of petroleum products. The manufacturer was so impressed with
the method that they adopted it and it is now being used to market their ICP
product line in the petroleum industry.
· Provided daily direction to 6 research assistants. Leadership abilities
recognized when asked to train new assistants and serve as acting laboratory
manager during manager's absences.
· As a member of a 10-person industry panel, played a key role in getting the
panel to accept CITGO's gas chromatography (GC) method for simulated
distillation as the preferred method for measuring oil volatility by GC. This
method is one of two that will be used to establish specifications for motor oil
· Chaired laboratory's health and safety
committee. Developed policies, conducted periodic audits to identify problems,
and held meetings/training sessions to ensure a safe, hazard-free working
environment. Achieved a record of 0 accidents over a 2-year period.