Fotini Gurfinkel

Chemist
Melbourne

Professional Background

Fotini has over twenty years of experience in laboratory work, specialising in glass and raw material analysis. With extensive experience in quality control, process improvement, foreign object identification and troubleshooting.

Areas of Expertise

  • Glass and raw materials
  • Troubleshooting of contaminants in glass and raw materials
  • Identification of foreign objects found in food
  • Minerals analysis
  • Quality control and process improvement

Key Capabilities

  • Results oriented - strong commitment and ownership to achieving accurate results (meticulous & thorough)
  • Combining results from a range of analytical techniques to solve problems
  • Developing & documenting processes for quality and safety
  • Building open, trusting relationships with team members, peers and customers
  • Focused on high Occupational Health & Safety standards
  • Expertise in Lean Six Sigma tools to improve processes and deliver greater efficiencies and productivity
  • Equipment calibration and maintenance

Technical Capabilities

  • Operation & Calibration of X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectrometer
  • Operation of Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Operation of Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES)
  • Operation of UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer
  • Operation of Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometer
  • Operation of Optical & Polarised light microscopes
  • Operation of grinding & sample preparation equipment used for XRF analysis

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science - Applied Chemistry

Professional Development 

  • SEM
    - Operation of the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Micro Analytical Course - Moran Scientific
  • XRF
    - X-Ray Fluorescence Training Course
    - AXAA XRF Schools, Advanced Workshops
    - Panalytical SuperQ Software Training Course    
  • Analytical Chemistry
    - Operations, Maintenance & Troubleshooting - Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS)
  • Safety
    - Radiation Awareness and Safety on X-ray Analysis Operation  
    - Wardens Training Course
    - Occupational Health & Safety Program
    - Occupational Health & Safety Program for Committees or Teams
    - Risk Assessment and Hummingbird Training
    - Level 2 First Aid Training    
    - Chemwatch - Chemical Hazard Management
    - Red Alert - Identify, Prevent and Report Potential
  • Quarantine
    - Quarantine Awareness
    - Quarantine Approved Premises for Accredited Persons (Classes 2 to 9)
Technically capable / competent in a number of areas, successfully used on a number of projects.  Technical consulting.", 

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