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Military Aircaft Maintenance

Ridgecrest, CA


* Accomplished leader with a technical background and a record of improving processes and achieving challenging goals. 
* 20+ years of Aviation Maintenance experience including Avionics, Structures, Electrical, Flight Controls, Instrumentation, Power Plants, Scheduling, Staffing, Training, Safety, Quality Assurance, Budget Management, Status Reporting, and Logistics functions. 
* Skillful with use of computers and other technology to improve communication, productivity and teamwork. Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint. 
* Current SECRET security clearance

Work Experience

Aircraft Maintenance Coordinator

General Atomics Aeronautical
Ridgecrest, CA

May 2011 to Present

* Supervise mechanics and technicians performing upkeep, modification, and testing on MQ-9 and MQ-1 aircraft in support of U. S. Air Force flight test program. 
* Plan, coordinate, and prioritize all site maintenance and modification activities and ensure proper documentation is accomplished. 
* Provide logistics support, guidance, and direction for the test site, anticipate and respond to customer material requirements, direct and track material shipping, receiving, and inventory status.  
* Brief and debrief aircrews, ensuring proper configuration of each aircraft and all pre-flight and post-flight maintenance requirements are met. 
* Coordinate efforts of military, DOD civilian, and third party contractors to support fast-paced development of UAV systems for deployment to field operations. 
*Ensure compliance with all company and customer directives, including procedures for Tool Control, FOD prevention, and Safety

Maintenance Operations Supervisor

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Edwards AFB, CA

August 2010 to May 2011

* Supervised Maintenance Operations Center (MOC) for F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, providing administrative and operational leadership for 150 personnel performing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on assigned Joint Strike Fighter flight test aircraft. 
* Planed and developed maintenance schedules and assigned task priority, resulting in efficient service, optimum use of aircraft, and effective support of flight testing schedule.  
* Coordinated closely with Operations, Flight Test Engineering, DOD representatives, and sub-contractors to develop flight and test schedules that support the overall JSF development plan.

Maintenance Shift Supervisor

AECOM Government Services
China Lake, CA

June 2008 to July 2010

* Directed all aspects of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on 18 Navy F/A-18 aircraft at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 31 at Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake California. 
* Briefed and debriefed aircrews, ensuring proper documentation of flight and maintenance data. 
* Reviewed maintenance records, including completeness and accuracy of all maintenance actions performed, compliance with all technical directives, scheduled inspections, life-limited components, supply status, check flight requirements, and proper servicing, and released aircraft "Safe for Flight". 
* Supervised over 100 personnel supporting daily flight operations, assigned shop workloads, set maintenance priorities for shift, and assisted in developing scheduled maintenance plan for special, conditional, and phase inspections as well as life limited component replacement. 
* Briefed aircraft status to Maintenance Officer and Navy Contract Oversight Team, and prepared status reports utilizing Aviation Management Supply and Readiness Reporting (AMSRR) system. 
* Utilized extensive knowledge of applicable directives such as CNAFINST 4790.2 (NAMP) and NAVAIRINST 3710.1 to ensure strict compliance with all standard operating procedures and programs including FOD Prevention, Tool Control, and Maintenance Safety.

Aviation Technical Training Site Manager

United States Navy

February 2006 to March 2008

* Supervised a large military and civilian staff supporting over 5,000 technical school students annually. 
* Streamlined class scheduling to Increase annual student throughput by 23% to over 6,000 and decreased average time required to complete training by 17% with no increase in cost. 
* Saved $80,000 of facility repair costs by utilizing opportunity labor resources and discarded excess materials to complete upgrade and refurbishment of student housing facilities. 
* Improved efficiency of the site by combining functions and transferring excess staff members to another site, eliminating a manpower shortage there and contributing to more efficient operation of the entire organization.

Maintenance Department Leading Chief

United States Navy

January 2004 to February 2006

* Supervised and directed all activities of over 200 personnel performing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on 12 F/A-18 aircraft. 
* Performed oversight and supervision of Supply, Staffing, and Data Analysis. 
* Developed all maintenance schedules, ensuring optimal availability of aircraft for flight while completing all maintenance in a timely and efficient manner. 
* Certified aircraft "Safe for Flight", ensuring all maintenance records were complete and accurate, all required maintenance actions had been performed and inspected, and that all aircraft were configured correctly and ready for flight.

Quality Assurance Supervisor

Technical Publications Library
Navy, VA

January 2003 to January 2004

* Managed or monitored all Quality Assurance programs supporting 12 F/A-18 aircraft including FOD Prevention, Tool Control, Ground Safety, Technical Publications Library, Technical Directive Compliance, and Maintenance Discrepancy Reporting. 
* Supervised 8 senior Quality Assurance inspectors. 
* Supported over 3,000 mishap-free fight hours and 1,900 sorties through pro-active implementation of Operational Risk Management and strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures.

Avionics Technical Advisor

United States Navy

December 2000 to January 2003

Avionics Department Leading Chief for Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic. 
* Developed and implemented an extensive technical training syllabus utilized by 2,400 electronics technicians, increased overall technician qualifications by 15%. 
* Created a special "center of excellence" for expeditious repair of mission-essential aviation equipment that resulted in a 42% increase in availability and reduced turn-around time by 13%. 
* Directed positive inventory and distribution control of advanced airborne electronic equipment valued at $400 million with no discrepancies and optimal availability of critical assets.

Flight Deck Coordinator / Maintenance Control Chief

United States Navy

December 1997 to December 2000

* Supervised 100 technicians in support of daily flight operations aboard aircraft carrier and at shore activity. 
* Directed all Maintenance Control activities including post flight de-brief, maintenance action priority assignment, material requisition approval, and assignment of aircraft to flight schedule 
* Achieved a 96% sortie completion rate and averaged 87% Fully Mission Capable aircraft.


Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology

Southern Illinois University College of Engineering -
Carbondale, IL

January 1996


Proficient with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project