|Desired Industry: Manufacturing
|Desired Job Location: Watertown, New York
||Date Posted: 9/15/2012
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: 9/24/2012
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Management (Manager, Director)
||Willing to Travel: Yes, More Than 75%
|Highest Degree Attained: Masters
||Willing to Relocate: Yes
To secure a position as a Quality Engineer with an established organization utilizing my diverse work experiences in chemical industries and my extensive education.
Technical Director at Omniafiltra LLC (Raw Paper/Coated Paper/Filters/Gaskets), Beaver Falls, NY
Reports to Mill Manager. In charge of QC Lab and Fourdrinier/Paper Saturation/Coating Line. Solely reinvented all products made in SouthCoast Technical, MA on a completely different machine at Omniafiltra, NY. Project Mgmt included DOE, R & D, Training, Presentations, Formulations, Lab Testing and Plant Trialing leading to Successful Products. Product Development included Consumer Products like Jeans Label, Flat Back/Crepe Tapes, Book/Diploma/Passport Covers, School/Sports Banners; Medical Products like Anti-Rust Surgical Blade Pouches, Non-Woven PET Surgical Blade Liners; Aerospace Products like Aircraft Fire Proof Wing Covers. Solid experience in Paper Making for Beverage Filters, Automotive Filters like Air/Oil/Fuel, CarFreshner, Circuit Board Pads and Gaskets. Process Development includes both for Day-to-Day Trouble Shooting/Customer Driven New Specs. OSHA training. Expert in Meyer Rod/Air Knife/Gravure Coating (Regular/Release/Adhesive)/Saturation using Polymers like Acrylic, SBR, Nitrile, Vinyl Chloride; Dyes/Pigments/Inks/Surfactants; Curing and Lamination of Paper. Exposed to Master Sheeting/Trimming. Creating MSDS, Reporting COA, IMDS. Color Matching Pulp & Paper, Customer Complaints, Visiting Vendors/Customers for QC, Claims Substantiation; CAPA, 5W, 8D, Fishbone Diagrams, Expert in ISO-Documentation/Auditing, Reporting Air Emissions-VOC/HAP, Researching Raw Materials for Price/Terms/Quality, Regulator for REACH, CalProp65, Sulfites, BSE/TSE, CONEG, TSCA, Introduced Computer Networking & Custom Programming, IT Maint. Costing, Inventory Control. “Hands-on.”
Technical Coordinator at SouthCoast Technical Inc. (Coated Paper), New Bedford, MA (bought by Omniafiltra LLC)
Reports to President. In charge of QC Lab/Paper Saturation/Coating lines. Responsible for Color Matching, Formulations using Dispersed Polymers (Latex)/Pigments/Inks/Surfactants, Lab Testing for Physicals, Bond/Base/Top Coating with Meyer Rods/Air Knife, Gravure Printing, Embossing, Product Development, Costing, Inventory Control, EPA, Waste Water Control, Visiting Customers for Quality Issues, ISO Creation, Computerization & IT Maint.
Shift Chemist at Tarkett Inc. (PVC Floor-Tile Division.), Vails Gate, NY (plant is closed)
Reports to Plant Technical Manager. Responsible for Formulation of PVC Polymer Products using PVC, PVC-PVA, Plasticizers, Stabilizers, Fillers, Pigments/Inks in Processes such as Banbury-Mixing, Blending, Calendar-Sheeting, Breaking, Rotex-Sifting, Heating, Cooling, Wax Coating and Die-Cutting. Lab Matching/Formulation of Pigments/Inks on PVC, Production Color Matching, Master Batching, On-Call for 2-Tone, Off-shade Batches and Reformulation for Batch Size Change/Scrap Change, Experimenting New Colors/New Mottle Patterns, Weekly Production Scheduling.
Software Engg. at WebCTel Inc. (Software), Cambridge, MA
Teaching Assistant (P/T) at the Dept. of Textile Sciences, UMass, North Dartmouth, MA
Reports to Thesis Advisor. In Charge of both Textile Chemistry Lab. for Juniors/Seniors (Desizing, Scouring, Bleaching, Mercerizing, Dyeing, Printing and Finishing such as Soil/Flame/Crease/Rot/Water Proofing, Softening) and Color Science Lab. for Grads (Visual/Computer Color Matching of Fabric/Fibers/Textured Flocked Surface).
Summer Intern at Rexam DSI (Coated Paper), Johnston, RI
Draw-down Pigmented Coatings on Paper using Meyer Rods and Visual/Computer Color-Matching.
Deputy Manager at Indokem Ltd. (Dyes Division), Gujarat, India
Reports to Chief Colorist. In Charge of Color Lab/Formulation Plant/Packaging Dept. Visual Assessment of Dyed Yarn for Shade/Strength during and after Synthesis, Responsible for Final Approval of Vat Dyes, Formulation to Create Microencapsules - MicroDisperse/UltraDisperse & UltraConc Grades/Custom Shade/Strength Dyes & Pastes, Processes include Hammer Milling/Sand Milling/Spray Drying/Blending, MIS, Inventory Control, Production Planning.
Summer Intern at Tata Mills (Textile Division), Bombay, India
Quality Assurance of Finished Fabrics in Dyeing, Block/Screen Printing and Finishing Departments.
Master of Science (MS) in Textile Technology [GPA 3.7/4.0]
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA.
Bachelor of Science Technology (BScTech) in Textile Chemistry [GPA 3.6/4.0]
Univ. Dept. of Chemical Technology (UDCT), University of Bombay, India.
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Chemistry [GPA 3.6/4.0]
S.I.E.S College, University of Bombay, India.
Created Multiple New Products for customers through R & D at Omniafiltra LLC.
Created a Non-Tearable Jean Label Paper using Acrylic Latices/Humectant at SouthCoast.
Underwent Six Sigma/Yellow Belt Training at Tarkett Inc., Vails Gate, NY.
Underwent Computer Color Matching Training at Datacolor, Lawrenceville, NJ.
MS Thesis “Computer Color Measurement of Flock/Flocked Products” published in German Journal FLOCK.
Introduced the first ever HTHP Dyeing Recipe of Flock Fibers in UMass Graduate Lab Manual.
Reduced Sandmilling Time Cycle used for making Micro Disperse grade of Vat Dyes at Indokem Ltd.
Stood First in BS Class Project “Extraction and Formulation of Natural Red Color from Lac Insects on Natural Fibers such as Wool.”
US Citizen. Willing to Travel or Relocate. References available upon request.
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