Experienced and adaptable employee utilising good communication skills on a daily basis. I have hosted visitors to the workplace, involving welcoming them, guided tours of the company, meetings and contributed to relevant technical discussions. Also I have chaired meetings, set agendas and produced minutes from the meetings. During projects I have sent numerous reports to members of staff and conducted presentations. An acute awareness of health and safety issues at work, having worked in environments from the office to industrial laboratories. Willing to learn new skills and apply any existing knowledge to the tasks ahead. Hard working, reliable and an excellent timekeeper.
Ability to work both as part of a team and on my own initiative.
Have excellent time management skills and prioritise tasks according to company needs.
Able to adapt quickly to changes in circumstances and work around potential bottlenecks.
Work well under pressure, whilst maintaining high standards and tight deadlines.
Previously been responsible for training of laboratory staff and students on work placements
Observant and methodical with recording of data.
Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office applications
2010 - present
2010 - present
May 14 – Present Village Water Shrewsbury Shropshire - Finance and Administration Volunteer.
Help with the accounting, charity collections and general administration duties
of the charity. Update and distribute certification for charity donors
Jan 11 – Dec 11 AkzoNobel Birmingham West Midlands - Temporary Assistant Resin Chemist.
Production, modification, and spraying of epoxy resins for surface coating applications. Production of polyester and latex resins. Basic examination and evaluation of cavities on internal surface of soft drinks cans. Adhesion promoters were made and sent for evaluation. Viscometry: (Flow Cup, Brookfield, Cone & Plate and Bubble Tube). EEW titrations and acid group titrations were carried out.
Mar 01-Feb 09 Polymer Laboratories, Church Stretton, Shropshire - Polymer Research Chemist.
Production, custom synthesis, modification and research on select polymers. Last project was production of polyvinyl alcohol particles with specific size characteristics, using a membrane technique and shaker system. Size analysis was carried out on particles produced and the application was for blood typing. Infrared analysis carried out on selected resins.
Feb 99-Aug 00 OECT, Weymouth, Dorset - Research Chemist.
Production and development of emulsions for oil recovery and lubricants. Stability and viscosity testing carried out for North Sea applications.
Mar 98-Sept 98 Maybridge Chemical Company, Tintagel, Cornwall.
Synthesis and purification of a variety of aromatic compounds.
Apr 97-Oct 97 Sintef Materials Technology, Oslo, Norway.
(Student). Research as part of an MSc course.
July 94-Sept 96 Sigma-Aldrich Chemicals, Poole, Dorset.
Organic Production Chemist.
Custom synthesis, of a wide variety of organic chemicals.
July 88-Sept 91 Sigma-Aldrich Chemicals, Poole, Dorset.
Assisting chemists in synthesis, purification and analysis of catalogue
Education and Training
Feb 15 – Mar 15 ECDL Level 1
ECDL Level 2
Sept 01-June 02 Shrewsbury College. Visual Basic Level 2.
Jan 99-June 00 Weymouth College. CLAIT Stage I.
IBT Stage II.
IBT Stage III.
Oct 96-Oct 97 Lancaster University. MSc Polymer Science and Technology.
Sept 91-July 94 Staffordshire University. BSc Honours Applied Chemistry.
5 GCSE / O Levels including English, Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Sociology