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UMass
BS Chemistry
Lesley College
Master's

Education

UMass (BS Chemistry)

Lesley College (Master's)

About Raymond

Hello, my name is Raymond M.

Education:
BS Chemistry from UMass, N. Dartmouth, MA
MS Applied Management from Lesley College, Cambridge, MA

I have 23 years of business experience at Polaroid Corporation, primarily focused in the quality arena. I have held a variety of positions including:

Chemical Processor in New Bedford; hands on chemical handler, mixer, sampler, tester, safety/health/environmental (S/H/E) training, firefighting, tank entry, self contained breathing apparatus, chemical handling & moving & disposal, data recording, etc.

Laboratory Technician in New Bedford; hands on chemical & physical lab tester, sample retains, disposal, technical calculations, set up, clean up, data recording, etc.

Assistant Scientist; Boston area work experience on developing methods to analyze new chemicals being developed in support of new photographic films being developed. Primarily worked with HPLC, TLC, IR, NMR, Titrations, & Spectrophotmetric analysis.

Technical Supervisor; Supervised and managed the day to day operations of the quality lab (24x7) responsible for Polaroid's largest scale chemical manufacturing plant (up to 10,000 gallon reactor batch size worth over $1MM each)in Freetown. Lots of S/H/E training & experience, heavy on the environmental side. Assisted in developing the plant and area town SARA Superfund Emergency contingency Plans and mock drill testing. Monitored site stream, fire pond, wastewater effluent to sewer, contamination projects, wrote waste profiles for tank truck waste disposal, lab waste disposal, tank truck quantities of raw materials for disposition for use, product in-process and final dispositions for use, site committee work, hiring and letting go responsibility, distillation solvent recovery (isopropanol) ASTM testing, trace water by KF, GC, HPLC, electrophoresis, etc. Support for pilot plant, TSD Lab, CDL lab, and commercial chemicals operations on site (producing/selling phamaceutical grade chemicals), etc.

General Supervisor; Supervised and managed the day to day operations of two technical departments in Norwood - the analytical labs and the chemical operations each with their own supervisors. Interesting area to work based on developing and scaling up new products for the company. If the product was sold, but did not develop into large enough sales volume, it stayed at this plant. That gave a great mix of new development and existing product for inventory. New products every day with change overs interday, very high pressure, high focus, exciting schedule. Included explosion proof operational areas, nitrogen blanketing, solvent tank farm, de-ionized process water, distillation solvent recovery (methylene chloride and methanol), materials dispositioning, tank truck deliveries and pick ups, waste treatment (pH, heavy and precious metals recovery silver; gold; lead; zinc, waste water solvent stripping, air abatement through incineration), extensive S/H/E regs updates & implementation, etc.

Supplier Quality Engineer; Worked on technical specifications and supplier certification for cyan dye, etc.

ISO 9000 Quality System Project Management; As the Quality System Management Representative, design and implement Polaroid's first ISO 9001 Quality System incorporating FDA cGMP completely from scratch for all products - including medical. Attained RAB Certified QS Lead Auditor to head up the QS internal audit program, as well as a corporate auditor to help sister plants and suppliers prepare for their own ISO quality certification audits.

Project Management; Inventory planning and control management for the high resolution business which was expanding too fast for production to keep up with at the Norwood scale. While a new $200MM plant was being constructed for these products at New Bedford, extremely good inventory and planning control was required to keep product in inventory (the medical product was back ordered with the government while 5,000 cases were at various stages of held throughout the plant. Developed a tracker to monitor each case status throughout the plant and what was needed to get it to the next step, to move it toward inventory. Matrix management, negotiation skills, weekly update meetings with production and quality managers; product managers; materials and planning. Constantly changing product demands, requirements, schedules, integration into plant schedule of other products, etc. This led to performing the same function at the newly constructed New Bedford plant bringing my Polaroid experience full circle back to New Bedford where it began.

Matrix Management: Inventory planning and control management as stated above but for the new plant scale for the Product Managers and Quality Manager, Quality System Internal Auditor for the QS Management Representative, product disposition for final release for packaging for sale for the Packaging Manager and Quality Manager, Master Production Scheduler for the Materials and Logistics Manager, Project facilities logistics management for the Coating and Plant management, and Capacity Planning for the Plant Manager.

In addition, I have 18 years of hands' on experience in cooking, running a kitchen, and running a restaurant, as well as running several other businesses.

If any of this education and experience qualifies me for your particular tutoring needs, I would be very happy to help you get through your particular educational requirements to prepare you for your real world experiences to come.
Hello, my name is Raymond M.

Education:
BS Chemistry from UMass, N. Dartmouth, MA
MS Applied Management from Lesley College, Cambridge, MA

I have 23 years of business experience at Polaroid
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Travels within 40 miles of Worcester, MA 01605
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Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Geology, Physical Science, Physics
English:
Grammar
Test Preparation:
GED
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Study Skills
Business:
Accounting, Economics, Microsoft Excel

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Study Skills

Study skills techniques are different for different types of subjects. The following guide may help explain what I mean:

For Hard sciences, such as math, chemistry, physics, etc. I would create a complete crib sheet of detailed notes for each chapter or section being studied. This insures that you have at least a compresensive exposure to the information to be learned. Once this is ready, it can be used as your study guide to learn the subject material it contains. After thoroughly studying it, you will recreate it from memory. All the items you can recreate from memory, you obviously know. The things still unknown would then get written into your next study guide crib sheet. By rewriting these items again, some retention will occur. Using this as your next study guide, you will then write what it contains and continue to follow this memory retention process until you can remember the entire contents of the initial complete crib sheet containing all the information you need to know. These notes will also be of benefit for cramming for mid-terms and finals. It is surprising how much information can be retained this way, and how quickly it can be restored to memory once forgotten. I can help to create these crib sheets to make sure that no important information is missed, as well as speedily train in their use. Once this process is mastered, you will be surprised to see that you no longer need any help in your study skills.

For soft subjects, such as reading comprehension and retention, we will read and test until all the information is retained. Sometimes repetition is the best way to remember, and this process will help to get that done. Unfortunately, this is a two person process, but once mastered, it can be utilized with a friend or in a study group. Reading content is always subjective in interpretation, and a second person's thoughts about what it means can be helpful.

There are many shortcuts and learning tricks that can be shared along the way that will help improve your study skills. After a while, you will be creating your own.

UMass
BS Chemistry
Lesley College
Master's

Education

UMass (BS Chemistry)

Lesley College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Raymond will travel within 40 miles of Worcester, MA 01605.