Chemical Process Engineer

Objective

Seeking employment as a chemical process engineer

 

Education

                The University of Akron - Graduated with Honors 3.7/4.0 

                Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering May 2011

 

Work and Technical Experience

Research and Development Chemical Engineer - Giesecke & Devrient (June 2011 – Present)

  • Creation/ implementation of project plans and resource allocations for new product developments
  • Coordination of production trials and testing for new product developments
  • Operation of small scale silkscreen press and hot press laminator for prototyping
  • Facilitation of material specification agreements between quality and new suppliers
  • Provide technical assistance to operations when requested

 

Engineering Co-op

Omnova Solutions

Technology Center Carpet Applications Lab (May 2010 – August 2010)

  • Independently developed testing procedure for characterizing drying behavior of carpet compounds using Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA).
  • Prepared samples and performed testing of carpet backing compounds for tensile analysis, burn properties, and solubility in environmental solvent
  • Organized and analyzed test data for presentation and recommendations to management

 

Performance Chemicals Latex Plant (August 2009 – December 2009)

  • Assisted in filtration operations and troubleshooting for a newly implemented filter press
  • Wrote detailed procedure for filter press start-up and operation to be used for operator training
  • Updated reactor process and instrumentation diagrams
  • Assessed efficiency of latex coolers through collection and analysis of temperature data
  • Simulated latex gelling behavior through sonication and related data to gel occurrence in the process

 

Eliokem

Latex Production Plant (January 2009 – May 2009)

  • Edited existing Lockout Tagout procedures
  • Gathered material compatibility information for materials of construction list
  • Tested effluent system samples for solids and maintained a database
  • Observed extruder startup and troubleshooting with pelletizer
  • Researched solid sampling systems to find a powder sampler and coordinated necessary meetings for equipment purchasing

 

Honors

Dean’s List Fall 2006 – Spring 2011

University of Akron Honors Program/Honors Scholarship/SMART Scholarship 

Presented on a water filtration project at 2009 Washington D.C. Symposium through SENCER and The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement

Honors research project observing TEPA/PVA blend properties for adsorption of CO2 molecules in flue gas using IR spectroscopy

 

Skills

Microsoft Office (Strong skills in Excel and Project), Polymath, ChemCAD, and Minitab software experience

Instron Tensile Testing, analysis of stress-strain curves, and TGA from Omnova Carpet Lab Co-op

Working effectively and efficiently through multiple projects while maintaining clarity of progress

Strong project management, communication, organizational skills

Formal presentation of data and communication of results to facilitate decision making by management

  • ID#: 76224
  • Location: Nashville, TN , 37232

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