Military Experience

U.S. Air Force (Retired)

1983-2011

Aircraft Maintenance Systems Specialist - Honorably Discharged

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Summary

Maintenance Operations Manager with over 25 years of military and executive leadership experience, in a career field requiring a high degree of mechanical aptitude with little margin for error. 

Skills

Skills

Safety

Organized and managed several safety programs. Monitored inventory and storage of hazardous materials, chemicals and explosives. Ensured full compliance with federal Hazardous Communication requirements.

Training

Managed upgrade & continuation training for 150+ personnel in 5 work centers. Developed master training plans and evaluation standards based on job requirements. Conducted hands-on training and classroom instruction. Certified other trainers and instructors. Utilized trend data to improve employee training. 

Quality Assurance

Oversaw the scheduling, inspection and documentation of over 5000 military flight safety items. Devised and implemented trend analysis matrices that reduced reportable discrepancies and captured a 91% aircraft on-time launch reliability rate. Improved and standardized re-stocking and tool control procedures between similar work centers. Eliminated redundancies and ensured 100% accountability. 

Organization

Coordinated testing and integration of new systems and technology. Authored regulation supplements encompassing operating instructions, maintenance standards and contingencies. Compiled, analyzed, and corrected documentation for Mechanical Integrity, Quality Assurance, Operating Procedures, Emergency Action Plans, Process Hazard Analysis, Maintenance Training, and Safety Procedures to ensure compliance with Air Force policies and regulations.

Management

Interfaced with Operations, Maintenance, Safety, Training, and Engineering personnel to ensure required safety and maintenance elements were in compliance. Directed inspection, maintenance, and production efforts, replacement part forecasts, and operating budgets for more than 150 personnel -- supporting 16 KC-135R/T aircraft valued at $848M, equipment and munitions worth $12.4M, and a $3B facilities budget. Prepared staff performance reviews, status updates, and production reports for Congress and senior management.

Leadership

Lauded for overhauling and revitalizing efficiency processes for 11 work centers. Received multiple “key to success” and “among the very best” ratings during formal USAF inspections. Developed and coordinated documentation, communication, scheduling, and oversight as needed to meet Air Force requirements and regulations

Education

Education

Work History

Work History
2008 - 2011

Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent

US Air Force

Job code: 2A690

  • Orchestrated more than a dozen fleet-wide quality control inspections, resulting in 850+ discrepancies corrected, and a record low error rate of 1.6%.
  • Led 7-aircraft maintenance team during successful live missions, maximizing war fighter aircraft availability and driving 980 repairs for a 100% schedule effectiveness rate. 
  • Developed, prioritized, and implemented daily maintenance plans for global missions. Accurately estimated material and manpower staffing needs for in-shop and field missions, balancing requirements over a period covering 7500+ flying hours.
  • Provided scheduling and manpower coverage guidelines for work teams.
  • Provided hangar door safety training and certification for 120+ maintenance personnel.
  • Trained subordinates in technical manual based work procedures.
2005 - 2008

Aircraft Hydraulic Systems Craftsman

US Air Force

Job code: 2A675

  • Overhauled, repaired, inspected and modified KC-135 aircraft hydraulic systems and components.
  • Spearheaded unit’s self-inspection program, identifying and correcting 75 potential write-up items and achieving a 100% compliance rate.
  • Acted as Process Hazard Analysis team leader during a Class 2 fuel spill, ensuring spill containment, cleanup, and personnel safety.
  • Validated 2500+ maintenance documentation entries for completion and accuracy.
  • Directed effective resource management toward completion of aircraft periodic inspections.
  • Trained subordinates in new duties and safety procedures.
2002 - 2005

Aircraft Hydraulic Systems Technician

US Air Force

Job code: 2A655

  • Installed, serviced, repaired, removed, and replaced KC-135 aircraft structures including wings, fuselage, rigging, and hydraulic system components using hand and power tools.
  • Explained technical manuals and work procedures for apprentices.
  • Trained apprentices in new duties.
1994 - 2002

E8 JSTARS Aircraft Program Manager

US Air Force

605th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Detachment 2

  • Supplied operational testing on Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) E-8C aircraft to optimize the combat capability of these weapon systems.
  • Performed maintenance on Battle Management, Surveillance and Targeting systems for joint Air Force/Army combat missions, providing Command Centers with near-real time, wide-area surveillance and targeting information on moving and stationary terrestrial and maritime targets.

Secret

US Dept of Defense