Aviation General Mechanic
At Boeing my work is very different from my previous job. Here I am actually doing work on the aircraft itself. I have done work on the KC-10 and KC-135 aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. I began working flightline maintenance which included engine runs, flight control operational checkouts, towing of aircraft, recoveries and launching aircraft back to home station. I am currently working as part of a PDM line for the KC-135 aircraft. I have worked in restoring the aircraft which includes the installation of engines and flight controls back on the aircraft after all inspections and sheet metal repairs are accomplished. I have also rigged the flight control systems and have done operational checkouts of such before the aircraft heads out to the flightline. While here at Boeing I have been introduced to lean ideals which improve work productivity and efficiency as well. It is a great company and I am proud to work for them.