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About John Parker

John Parker John W. Parker SKILLS: Gas Chromatography (as well as associated concentrating and autosampling devices): 8+ years (HP 6890 & 5890, Varian, Finnegan, Shimadzu). GC Detectors: PID, FID, ECD, NPD, MSD. HPLC/Ion Chromatography: 39 months. Mass Spectroscopy: 12 months. Chromatography Software: 8 years experience with ChemStation, TurboChrom, others. LIMS Software: 4.5 years experience with various LIMS systems. Wet Chemistry: 6 years (petroleum, organic, and inorganic as well as food chemistry). Atomic Absorption/Ion-Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy: 12 months. ASTM Tests: 15 months of experience with varied testing methods including: Saybolt Color, flashpoint, densitometry, D-86 distillations, Copper Corrosion, diesel cloud and pour point, turbidity, mercaptans by titration, sulfur determination by X-ray, Ramsbottom carbon determination, API density, viscosity, cold-crank, TBN, and others. Organic Synthesis: 27 months experience. Pressure Transducers: 12 months experience. pH meters: 36 months experience (Mettler-Toledo). High Temperature/High Pressure Reactors: 12 months experience. EXPERIENCE: 5/2014-8/2014 (Agency: Hamilton Connections) Cellxion Bossier City, LA Installer/Electrican Installing panels, telecommunications electronics, lighting, receptacles, alarm blocks, generator connections, temperature sensors, air conditioning units, and door sensors. 11/2013-4/2014 IBEW Shreveport, LA Apprentice Electrician Installing conduit, wiring and hanging 480 and 277 volt fixtures, working from manlifts, inventorying materials, reading and interpreting blueprints. 4/2012 – 11/2013 Fibrebond LLP Minden, LA Wire Technician Installing inverters, alarms, and other circuitry in solar energy units, interpreting blueprints, troubleshooting installations, and verifying correct installations. 1/2012 – 3/2012 (Agency: First Choice Personnel) Omni Specialty Packaging Shreveport, LA Night Shift Chemist Running routine testing on production fluids, approval of said materials for production, maintenance and calibration of analytical instrumentation, supervision of night shift technician. 3/2008 – 11/2011 Preferred Electric New Iberia, LA Electrician Installing wiring, electric fixtures, wiring electronics, interpreting blueprints, supervising coworkers as a Lead Electrician. 10/2007 – 2/2008 (Agency: Kelly Services) Rig Electric Lafayette, LA Electrician’s Helper Performed refurbishment work on drilling barges, including replacing cable, switches, Rox blocks, motors and motor components, and various electrical fixtures. 8/2005 - 9/2006 A & E Testing Baton Rouge, LA Organics Manager/Project Manager Organics testing by semi-volatile and volatile GC/MS, GC analysis and maintenance, IC/HPLC analysis and maintenance, client technical support on permitting issues, final authorization on client reports. 10/2004 - 6/2005 SpectroChem Baton Rouge, LA Chemist Metals testing by ICP and combustion, IC analysis, wet chemistry, invoicing projects, instrument maintenance. 4/2004 - 6/2004 (Agency: Lofton Staffing) Ferro Fine Chemicals Baton Rouge, LA Research Chemist Gas chromatography maintenance, vacuum distillation of battery additives, product research and development. 8/2003 - 1/2004 (Agency: Kelly Sevices) SGS Beaumont, TX Lead Chemist Gas/Liquid chromatography of petroleum products, ASTM testing, instrument repair and maintenance. Performing method development on a $350,000+ per annum mixed xylenes project. 8/2001 - 7/2003 Southern Petroleum Laboratories Lafayette, LA Chemist I Preparation and analysis of soil and water environmental samples for gasoline-range, diesel-range, and oil-range pollutants by gas chromatography, as well as PCBs, pesticides, and herbicides. Maintenance and troubleshooting of HP 5890 and 6890 chromatographs, Agilent autosamplers, Tekmar Archon and Solatek auto samplers, and associated concentrators. Posting and validating data using Omega LIMS software. 6/1999 - 10/2000 Natural Advantage Oakdale, LA Chemist I Synthesized and analyzed natural flavoring components. Provided process development and scale-up input. Purified products by vacuum distillation and crystallization. 6/1998 - 11/1998 (Agency: S&S Personnel) Oxid Chemical, L.L.P. Houston, TX Chemist I Developed formulations for polyurethane blown-foam insulation. Maintained two research-scale batch reactors and characterized formulations. Prepared reports of findings to the Vice-President of Research and Development. 3/1997 - 3/1998 Fina Oil & Chemical, Inc. Deer Park, TX Lab Chemist I Maintained research-scale gas oil and diesel hydrotreaters. Performed analysis on product influent and effluent streams. Reported findings on a daily basis to supervisor and maintained a detailed lab notebook. Worked strike duty as an analyst in Fina’s Port Arthur refinery. 1/1990-1/1996 US Army National Guard Natchitoches,LA 45T (Diesel Mechanic) Attached to scout troop, maintained fleet vehicles. EDUCATION: 12/1996 Northwestern State University Natchitoches,LA Bachelor's Degree (Chemistry) ACS approved pre-professional degree majoring in chemistry and minoring in mathematics. (3.2 G.P.A.) Participated in JOVE undergrad R&D joint NSU/NASA program.
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