Lyle Lange

8100 36th Ave N #307
New Hope MN 55427

Objective- To obtain a position related to the field of materials engineering
Education- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN
Double Major: Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Material Science and Engineering
June 1998     GPA 3.1/4.0
Experience- American Security Corporation, St. Paul, MN
Security Guard
December 2001 - current
  • Control access to client facilities

    General Mills, Inc., Golden Valley, MN
    Contract Packaging Engineer
    September 2000 - July 2001

  • Conducted sensory tests for impact from premiums on cereal
  • Wrote specifications for premium overwrapping and shipping
  • Monitored the status of various premium projects
  • Created database for premium archives
  • Organized premium archives
  • Monitored premium packaging

    The Bureau of Engraving, Minneapolis, MN
    Manufacturing Engineer
    May 2000 – August 2000

  • Corrected inadequate supply in deionized water system
  • Developed alarm to alert a deionized water system failure
  • Tested techniques to correct a problem with high Chlorides
  • Updated ISO documentation
  • Inspected Printed Circuit Boards for defects
  • Made microsections of defects, analyzed them and assigned cause
  • Maintained electroless nickel/immersion gold plating line

    DecisionOne, Richfield MN
    Technical Service Agent
    January 1999 - May 2000

  • Troubleshoot client connectivity and application related problems for internet service provider.
  • Troubleshoot bugs in beta-test products for two clients.

    Teltech, Bloomington MN
    Vendor Verifier
    August 1998 - January 1999

  • Contacted domestic and international vendors to insure that they could deliver the requirements specified by clients.

    Seagate Technology, Bloomington MN
    Engineering Intern
    June 1997 - August 1997

  • Performed tribological drag tests in class 100 clean room.
  • Analyzed disk surfaces with Tencor P-1 and Atomic Force Microscope.
  • Operated LeCroy and Technix oscilloscopes.
  • Diagnosed origin of unknown particulate contaminant with Scanning Electron Microscope results.
  • Assembled (in part) an integrated particle counter and drive tester.
  • Calibrated strain gauges used in optimizing drag test angular velocities.

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN
    Web Page Authoring Technician
    November 1996 - June 1997

  • Assembled database enabled web pages for American Vacuum Society.
  • Set up FTP accounts for end users.
  • Installed upgrade software.

    Lange Painting, Prior Lake MN
    Painter's Assistant
    Summers of 1989-1991, 1993-1995

  • Handled solvents, such as toluene and mineral spirits.
  • Resolved both homeowner and builder needs.
  • Matched paint colors.
  • Supervised apprentice aid.
  • Utilized paints, stains and varnishes.
  • Worked both paired and alone.

    Alternative Staffing Inc., Bloomington MN
    Temporary Industrial Worker
    Summer of 1992

  • Prepared packages for shipment.
  • Operated drill press.
  • Developed team camaraderie.
  • Worked on assembly line.
  • Certifications- CompTIA A+ Certified, April 2000
    Relevant Courses-
  • Chemical Reactor Analysis
  • Process Control
  • Introduction to Materials
  • Chemical Reaction Kinetics
  • Separation Processes
  • Failure Analysis
  • Thin Films
  • Conceptial Chemical Design
  • Technical Writing for Engineers
  • Computational Methods
  • Thermodynamics
  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramics
  • Polymer Synthesis
  • Bio-Transport
  • Heat/Mass Transport

  • Research Project- To determine the kinetics of thermal decomposition of trimethylgallium. This was performed using a pulsing CO2 IR laser and a HeNe visible laser. The CO2 laser would coincide with the smaller HeNe laser as they passed through a chamber of partial trimethylgallium. The kinetics were assembled from the data collected from the thermal lens effect in the chamber and Gas Chromatograph data. The trimethylgallium containment was a network of near-vacuum glassware.
  • Produced laboratory reports with team.
  • Delivered oral presentations.
  • Designed web pages.
  • Managed laboratory team.
  • Calibrated heat exchangers and flow meters.
  • Wrote differential equation solver programs.
  • Computer Skills-
    Operating Systems   Applications
    Windows 3.1
    Windows 95/98/NT
    Macintosh 7.5-8.1
      Microsoft Excel
    Microsoft Word
    Visual Basic on Microsoft Excel
    Microsoft Powerpoint
    Microsoft Access
    Cold Fuision 2.0
    Claris Draw
    Lotus Notes 4.5
    Mathematica 3.0
    MaAfee Helpdesk 3.51a
    Adobe Photoshop 5.5
    Interests- Backpacking, Swing Dancing, Mazing, Juggling, My Web Page