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Markevia Barfield

Analytical Chemist - DSM Pharmaceuticals

Greenville, NC

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Exceptional lab technician with superior multi-tasking skills and an acute attention to detail. Self-starter with an infinite learning capacity and an ability to master new lab techniques quickly. Team oriented employee with an appreciation for the importance of responsibility.

Work Experience

Analytical Chemist

DSM Pharmaceuticals
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Greenville, NC
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2009 to Present

Perform testing on intermediates, final products, validations, special samples, and stability samples following established procedures and guidelines using laboratory instrumentation such as liquid chromatographs, ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometers, etc. to ensure they meet quality, regulatory and customer specifications. Treats numerical data throughout chemical analysis by performing mathematical calculations such as determining concentrations (molarity, normality, etc.) and statistical information (standard deviation, mean, etc.). Weighs and calculates samples in the physical and chemical analysis of products using balances and measured volumetric containers. Maintain the preparation of solutions, pH standardization of equipment. Organizes and properly labels samples, sample preparations, volumetric solutions etc. Interpret and evaluate the analyses in terms of accuracy against established specifications and recommend/implement corrective actions to management. Maintains accurate records by logging samples received, recording samples analyzed, procedures used and results obtained on data sheets and/or laboratory notebook. Maintains area free of sample contamination, participates in general housekeeping efforts. Troubleshoot equipment problems as required. Participate in departmental, special project and/or teams as assigned. Follow SOPs. Proficient with MS office products including excel, word and PowerPoint. Demonstrate knowledge of cGMP complainant.

Technician Assistant

Pitt Community College
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Winterville, NC
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2007 to 2009

Clean glassware, prepared media, centrifuging samples, autoclaving, streaking/inoculation, gram staining, pH calibrating, incubating and freezing bacteria 
 
Office Assistance: Make appointments, filing papers, scheduled meetings, post flyers and set-up functions

Quality Leader

Paper-Pak Products
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Greenville, NC
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2001 to 2005

Calibration of equipment, titrations and inspection of products 
 
Safety Functional Leader: Conduct safety meetings daily at the beginning of shift with the team 
 
Line Technician: Forklift driver, loading and unloading materials on the line, trouble- shooting, line maintenance, machine set-up, packaging and data entry

Clean room Technician

Catalytica Pharmaceuticals
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Greenville, NC
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1999 to 2001

Gown room training, off-load equipment, media fills, and labeling 
 
Assembler: Assembled blister pack medication, inspection of products and packaging

Hydraulic Press Operator

Fullarton Computers Inc
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Winterville, NC
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1994 to 1999

Run hydraulics machinery to press sheet metal and inspection of computer components 
 
Fabricator: Spot welding, tapping and staking components

Education

Associates of Applied Science in general

Pitt Community College -
Greenville, NC

2007 to 2009