Vincent M. Tong - Student Member

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Science is been the love of my life, ever since I was a child - I was always in my backyard overturning rocks to search for insects and spiders, helping my father maintain his garden, and making sure that the trees were healthy and growing.

I am actively pursuing a career in the field of environmental consulting and I am seeking to gain knowledge and experience through volunteering, networking, and helping out in any way possible.

My background consists of:

  • Bachelor of Science from the University of BC - Life Science and Earth Science
  • 7 years of experience in environmental, chemical, and semiconductor laboratories
  • 4 years of management and customer service experience
  • 15 years of computer expertise
  • Experience in First Aid, WHMIS, and Health & Safety procedures
  • Fluent in English, French and Cantonese

My career highlights include:

  • Performing various analytical tests on soil samples that were contaminated by illegally dumped chemicals.
  • Analyzing water samples to ensure that the chemicals used to fight the 2003 B.C. forest fires did not harm salmon eggs
  • Preparing over 250 soil samples in 2 days; the typical turn-around-time is 2 weeks
  • Scoring within the top 10% in a province-wide CAEAL Hg analytical test
  • Training and certifying 8 coworkers who had no previous laboratory experience

I have been proactive in the industry as I am a member of BCEIA as well as being certified as an Environmental Professional in Training (EPt) from ECO Canada. I am also looking into training courses to be able to upgrade my skills in this field.

I am a strong supporter of environmental conservation and I am willing to do whatever it takes to pursue a career in this field.

SUMMARY

  • 7 years of experience in environmental, chemical, and semiconductor laboratories
  • 4 years of management experience
  • 4 years of customer service experience
  • 2 years of quality control experience
  • 15 years of computer expertise
  • Experience in First Aid, WHMIS, and Health & Safety procedures
  • Team player with the ability to consistently provide high-level, systematic standards of performance 
  • Reliable, energetic, hard working, punctual and highly adaptable at learning new techniques 
  • Valid BC Driver's License

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reduced expenses by $40,000/year through effective vendor negotiation
  • Trained and certified 8 coworkers who had no previous knowledge in the field
  • Decreased instrument downtime by 97% for by establishing a strong partnership with vendors
  • Quadrupled output; prepared 250 samples in 2 days - typical turn-around-time is 2 weeks
  • Innovated new tests; devised new analytical methods and increased productivity by 20%
  • Managed team; streamlined experiments resulting in a 40% faster turn-around time
  • Scored within the top 10% in a province-wide CAEAL test
  • Scored 97% on the French final exam and placed in the top 3 in of B.C.

SPECIALTIES

Laboratory expertise, Leadership ability, Management experience, Customer Service, Advanced Communication and Computer skills, Trained staff, Multitasking ability, Fluent in English, French, & Cantonese, Class 5 Driver's License, Maintenance & Repair of tools, Trained in WHMIS, Inventory Management, Quality Control, Can work under stress, Cost reduction, Shipping & Receiving, Strong organization skills