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Brandon Knutson

West Fargo,ND

Summary

I have over 4 year's experience as a Laboratory manager at a biofuel facility. Before this I was an Assistant Chemist with ACSC at the Hillsboro location for nearly 6 years. I’ve become very familiar with QA/QC analysis, documentation, and procedures. Working in different disciplines has also given me a wide range of laboratory testing experience as well as regulatory compliance knowledge that I hope will apply to this position.

Overview

23
23
years of professional experience

Work History

Laboratory Manager

Guardian Energy
2020.01 - 2024.06
  • Monitor and optimize fermentation, oversee two lab technicians and direct daily lab duties, trending and analysis of production, oversee and implement FSMA program, assist with daily lab duties; chemical preparation, process analysis, inventory, coordinate equipment maintenance and repair

Assistant Chemist

American Crystal Sugar
2014.03 - 2020.01
  • Analysis of process and environmental samples, Assist in audits and HACCP program, chemical preparation, daily production metrics reporting, instrument calibration and maintenance

Research Assistant

North Dakota State University
2006.12 - 2014.03
  • Maintain inventory for ongoing projects, scheduled Equipment PMs and repairs, assisted students with learning new laboratory techniques and instruments, maintained bacterial, viral, and mammalian cell cultures

Property Surveyor

Self Employed
2001.06 - 2014.03
  • Completed property surveys or Plat Drawings for Title companies in the FM and surrounding areas.

Education

BS Biotechnology -

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND

Skills

  • QC/QA: Monitoring and implementation of quality control programs
  • Lab Equipment: Calibration and maintenance
  • Bench Chemistry: Basic wet chemistry skills
  • Chromatography: HPLC, GC, IC
  • Microbiology: Microbiology lab skills

Other Skills

  • HACCP and PCQI certified
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively work individually and in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

Timeline

Laboratory Manager

Guardian Energy
2020.01 - 2024.06

Assistant Chemist

American Crystal Sugar
2014.03 - 2020.01

Research Assistant

North Dakota State University
2006.12 - 2014.03

Property Surveyor

Self Employed
2001.06 - 2014.03

BS Biotechnology -

North Dakota State University
Brandon Knutson