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Hands-On Safety Professional

A hands-on safety professional with ten years of diverse experience in environmental health and safety for a leading chocolate manufacturing company with manual and automated production lines running 24/7. Assured compliance with local, state and federal agencies, trained and monitored 115 production staff, and prevented more than 5,081 accidents.

Expertise includes outstanding skills in federal and state OSHA regulations and environmental compliance, good manufacturing practices, written and oral communication, safety training, accident prevention, risk assessment, hazardous materials controls, safety audits, and creating safety policies and procedures.


Blommer Chocolate Company, Union City, California                                           2001-2010

Safety Technician (2003-2010)
Safety Mechanic (2001-2003)

Implemented Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standards throughout the West Coast facility of the largest processor of cacao beans in North America with revenues of $140 million annually, producing more than 400 products.

  • Managed the collection and disposition of hazardous waste in accordance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC).

  • Prepared the hazardous materials business plan (HMBP) for the 11-acre manufacturing plant site and the nearby warehouse submitting it to the Alameda County Department of Environmental Health (ACDEH) Certified Uniform Program Agency (CUPA).

  • Oversaw the wastewater pre-treatment equipment, assuring compliance with the Union Sanitary District’s wastewater discharge requirements.

  • Completed and submitted the renewal of the air quality permit, annually, as required by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD).

  • Maintained the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) and permit in accordance with the State Water Resources Control Board.

  • Conducted monthly inspections of the 200,000-square-foot plant, including machine guards, electrical hazards, unsafe acts and improper storage of hazardous materials.

  • Managed the company’s fire prevention equipment, including inspections and sprinkler testing, as required by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) state and local regulations.

  • Chaired the monthly Safety Committee Meeting.

  • Conducted new employee safety orientations and OSHA-required training for all employees.

  • Maintained the chemical inventory lists and catalog of material safety data sheets (MSDS).

  • Decided on the most cost effective purchasing policies and vendor selection for personal protection equipment and hazardous waste disposal services. Reduced costs for safety supplies by 10% and waste disposal by more than $4,000 in 2008.

Lam Research, Fremont, California                                                                   1990-2001

Manufacturing Engineer (2000-2001)
Mechanical Designer (1990-1999)

Set up manufacturing lines for the company’s chemical/mechanical planarization machine used in the manufacture of wafers for a semi-conductor capital equipment company with $2.6 billion in revenues.

  • Reviewed assembly documentation making changes that improved manufacturability, reducing assembly times and cost by up to 12%.

  • Wrote step-by-step assembly instructions for lean manufacturing production lines, producing $78 million in equipment annually.

  • Trained supervisors and assemblers in assembly procedures.

  • Worked with vendors in reducing costs, improving quality and eliminating component failures.

  • Led the redesign of the poly-silicone etch equipment, resulting in improved reliability, reduced assembly times, increased product availability and improved profit margins.

  • Designed process vacuum chambers used in the etching process to accommodate a wide variety of wafers. Other design projects included frame design, cabinetry and internal components.


Provided mechanical designs for manufacturers of semi-conductor equipment, including wafer etching, deposition and lithography equipment. Previously performed mechanical drafting for a leading disk drive manufacturer and a computer manufacturer.


  • Working towards (CSM) Certified Safety Manager
  • Certified Forklift Operator Instructor
  • OSHA 511 General Industry Standards 29 CFR 1910
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Inspection, Testing & Managing Impairments of Water-Based
  • 30-HR OSHA Compliance in General Industry

Fire Systems

  • 24-HR HAZWOPER Hazardous Waste Operations
  • Boiler Safe Operations
  • DOT HazMat employee/Hazardous waste handler Title 22, Packaging and Transporting Hazardous Waste
  • Essentials in Communications
  • Maintenance Welding Procedures
  • Electro-Mechanical Drafting Diploma
  • California Environment Regulations Certificate
  • Architectural Model Building
  • Hazardous Communications/Chemical Hygiene
  • Sheet Metal Layout and Fabrication

Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Outlook, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, Anvil 5000 3D, ManMan, SAP, Acrobat Reader, G-Link, and The Internet

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