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James Andrews

Decatur, IL


To obtain a lifetime career that would offer opportunities for advancement and life long learning experiences.

Work Experience

Mobile Diagnostic Technicians

2011 to 2012

Employment from Aug 15 2011 to Feb 10 2012 
Analysis and Instrumentation used 
I. Wastewater treatment plants 
A. BODs & CBODs 
B. Fecals 
C. Residues (TSS & TDS) 
D. Oil & Grease 
II. Groundwater 
A. Field sampling 
B. Logging in sample 
C. Chlorides & Alkalinities by probe 
D. Sulfates by spectronic Genesys Spectrophotometer 
E. Residues (TSS & TDS)

Delivery driver

Specialty Paints

2011 to 2011

Employment from May 18 to Aug 15

Lab tech / Courier

TestAmerica Labs

2003 to 2010

Employment from April 1 2003 to January 8 2010

Lab Tech, Spherion staffing services

2002 to 2003

at Tate & Lyle 
Employment from May 20 2002 - April 1 2003

PPG Industries

February 2002 to April 2002

through May worked as a grounds keeper for Carriage House Apartments

Lab Specialist, Dynegy Midwest Generation

Illinois Power

1993 to 2001

Collected and analyzed groundwater field samples. Analyzed NPDES, Storm water, Special projects, PCB's, BTEX, Metals, Wastewater treatment plants and Coal samples. Partially in charge of shipping, receiving and ordering supplies. Main person in leading groundwater crews and the different techniques used.

F. Metals by Varian ICP

2000 to 2000

2000 microwave as well as beaker.) 
A. BODs & CBODs 
B. Residues (TSS & TDS) 
C. Chlorides & Alkalinities by probe 
D. Fecals 
E. Metals 
F. Borons ( Curcumin and ICP-AES ) 
G. Sulfates, Nitrites and Orthophosphates by spectrophotometer 
H. Oil & Grease 
IV. Coal 
A. Air dry loss 
B. Moisture and ash 
C. BTUs 
D. Sulfur content 
V. Special Projects 
A. PCBs & BTEX using Hewlett Packard Gas Chromatograph 
B. Storm water run off 
C. Ammonia & TKN on a Kjeltec system 1002 distilling unit and Foss digestion block ( Foss Tecator ) 
Asset Statement: 
My previous work experiences have helped me achieve a sense of responsibility. I am efficient, interact well with others, have effective communication skills, self-motivated, fast learner and thorough when completing a task. I am an honest, sincere and dedicated employee.

Junior Clerk

Illinois Power

1992 to 1993

Worked in the inserter room mailing out power bills and specialty fliers.

Messenger B, Illinois Power

1991 to 1992

Sorted and delivered internal and external mail.


ARA Services

1990 to 1991

Delivered breakfast and lunch food from high schools to the grade schools. Rotated stock and unloaded trucks. I was in charge of making daily deposits.


General studies

Illinois State University

1986 to 1987

Decatur Eisenhower High School

1982 to 1986

Additional Information

I have a strong work ethic, outgoing personality, quick learner, dependable, willing to adapt to needed changes, attention to detail and customer service driven.